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London to Paris Train Information

Avg. Train Duration2h 26m
Trains arrive inParis
Trains depart fromLondon
Train Ticket Price 89.23 €
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.

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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 advanced 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 the day of.
Paris

Demographics

Local Time 16:17
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 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 St. Pancras Station close to London's city center. 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.

Arriving in Paris by Train

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.

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.

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