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London to Paris Train Information

Avg. Train Duration2h 24m
Trains arrive inParis
Trains depart fromLondon
Train Ticket Price 87.71 €
Distance344 km
Train Companies
  • Eurostar

Trains from London to Paris

Trains in Europe are an affordable and efficient way to travel between cities, with a number of rail companies offering both domestic and international routes. The Eurostar train from London to Paris is one of most popular train routes in the world with over 10 million passengers crossing the English channel annually. Eurostar trains are the best way to travel through the chunnel from London to Paris. Trains from London to Paris depart 18 times per day making it easy to select a departure time that fits your travel schedule. The fastest Eurostar trains from London to Paris take approximately 2 hours and 16 minutes to arrive in Paris. London to Paris Eurostar train journeys also have cafe, bar, and buffet services on board for your comfort and convenience.

London to Paris Eurostar Train Schedule

Departure Time

Departure Station

Arrival Station

Journey Time

5:40 a.m.

London St Pancras

Paris Gare du Nord

2:52 h

7:01 a.m.

London St Pancras

Paris Gare du Nord

2:25 h

7:55 a.m.

London St Pancras

Paris Gare du Nord

2:29 h

9:24 a.m.

London St Pancras

Paris Gare du Nord

2:32 h

10:24 a.m.

London St Pancras

Paris Gare du Nord

2:35 h

12:24 p.m.

London St Pancras

Paris Gare du Nord

2:32 h

2:22 p.m.

London St Pancras

Paris Gare du Nord

2:31 h

3:31 p.m.

London St Pancras

Paris Gare du Nord

2:28 h

4:31 p.m.

London St Pancras

Paris Gare du Nord

2:28 h

5:31 p.m.

London St Pancras

Paris Gare du Nord

2:28 h

6:01 p.m.

London St Pancras

Paris Gare du Nord

2:31 h

6:31 p.m.

London St Pancras

Paris Gare du Nord

2:22 h

7:25 p.m.

London St Pancras

Paris Gare du Nord

2:43 h



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London to Paris Train Cost

Average prices for Eurostar trains from London to Paris when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€234

1 Day in Advance

€196

1 Week in Advance

€161

2 Weeks in Advance

€141

1 Month in Advance

€111

3 Months in Advance

€80

London to Paris Trains: General Information

While it may be cheaper to book a last-minute budget airline ticket from London to Paris, the train offers a far quicker and more convenient alternative (when you factor in check-in and time spent at the airport). Travelers can offset some of the cost of Eurostar train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.

  • autobus All London to Paris trains are run by Eurostar.
  • autobus All Eurostar trains are direct, depart from London's St Pancras train station and arrive at Paris' Gare du Nord.
  • autobus Trains from London to Paris take 2 hours and 16 minutes to arrive in Paris.
  • autobus Most travelers book their London to Paris train tickets 1 day in advance of the travel date.




Based on GoEuro's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Eurostar London to Paris trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 18% cheaper to book a London to Paris train a day ahead of time rather than purchasing a ticket at the station.
  • It is 35% cheaper to book a Eurostar train ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Finally, London to Paris train costs are 58% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket on the day of departure.
Paris

Demographics

Local Time 07:14
Euro
Population 2,100,000
Region Île-de-France
Languages French

How expensive is Paris?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in Paris costs 19% less than in London.

Shopping

Prices in Paris are on average 16.4% lower than in London.

Public Transport

Public transport in Paris costs around 48.7% less than in London.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in Paris is about 11.5% less expensive than in London.

The Eurostar Experience

"I have traveled between London and Paris many times – I worked in Paris during university and my best friend lives there, so I’m always up for a visit. Eurostar is incredibly convenient for me, as a Londoner who hates flying. I love the fact that I can take full-size toiletries and a large suitcase, without having to wait to collect my baggage at the other end. Also, I find daydreaming as I gaze out of a train window so relaxing!"

"Traveling on the Eurostar is always something I look forward to – not just because of the destination, but the journey too. I’ve spent many an hour on the Eurostar chatting to old Parisian ladies in French (back when my language skills were up to scratch), sipping cheeky gin and tonics with my gal pals, and getting lost in a good book as the countryside whizzes by my window."

Emma Sparks, Deputy Editor at lonelyplanet.com


At GoEuro we want to make traveling as fun and as stress-free as possible. That's why we teamed up with travel expert Emma Sparks to see what it's like to travel between London to Paris by train. Click HERE if you would like to read more about her experience traveling on the Eurostar.

Ask the Expert: FAQ about taking the Eurostar from London to Paris




The Chunnel

The tunnel under the English Channel, colloquially known as the ‘Chunnel’, connects the United Kingdom and France by underground rail. Two types of trains run through the Chunnel, the Eurostar train, which transports passengers only, and the Eurotunnel Shuttle, which transports vehicles and their passengers. The Chunnel is 31.4 miles long and 250 feet deep at its lowest point. Construction on the Chunnel started in 1988 and was finished in 1994. The Chunnel cost a whopping £4.65 billion to complete!

The Eurostar train is a fantastic way to travel between the United Kingdom and France. Since Eurostar trains travel at speeds up to 200 mph, the most popular route traveling between London and Paris takes just 2 hours and 16 minutes! Other key stations served by Eurostar trains include Ashford and Ebbsfleet in England, Brussels in Belgium, and Lille, Euro Disney Paris, and Avignon in France.

The Eurotunnel Shuttle tunnel runs between Folkestone in the United Kingdom and Calais in France and allows travelers with cars to simply drive on board the shuttle train. The trip takes just over 35 minutes, making it much faster than traveling by ferry. The cost is usually around £49 including all vehicle passengers. Note that cars and other vehicles cannot be driven through the Chunnel itself.

Taking the Train from London

Eurostar London to Paris trains all depart from King's Cross/St. Pancras station close to London's city center. King’s Cross/St. Pancras is actually made up of two railway stations – you want to follow the signs to St. Pancras. It's easy to reach St. Pancras through the London Underground which sees Northern, Bakerloo, Piccadilly, Victoria, District, Circle and Hammersmith line trains stopping at Kings Cross/St. Pancras. Local buses also serve the station, including the 10 and 73 from London's West End. Upon arrival, follow signs for St. Pancras International.

Arriving in Paris by Train

Known as the City of Lights and the Capital of Fashion, fashion loving travelers will enjoy visiting famous designer boutiques and department stores in Paris like Printemps and Galeries Lafayette. From the Louvre museum to the Eiffel Tower, Paris boasts some of the world's most visited tourist attractions. There is something to appeal to everyone in this thrilling, international city. London to Paris Eurostar trains arrive at the Gare du Nord station located in the center of Paris. Upon arrival, it is easy to get anywhere in Paris through the Gare du Nord Metro station, which connects to both the 4 and 5 line Metro trains. Buses also depart for all areas of the city and the Noctilien night bus service covers all the main stations including Gare du Nord. It doesn’t take long to get to the city’s main attractions from Gare du Nord. Take the RER B south for Chatelet Les Halles and Notre Dame; change at Chatelet and take ligne 1 for the Louvre and the Champs Elysees. Remember – Paris is compact and pretty walkable, so go by foot if you have the energy!

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