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  1. Cheapest price £98.50
  2. 30 day advance £304.10
  3. 7 day advance £308.20
  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    20:31
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    15hr 35m
  1. The journey by train from London to Naples is easily arranged. You can just about do it in a very long day, travelling from London via Paris to Milan, connecting there onto an Italian overnight train to Naples. If you prefer instead to take the overnight train from Paris to Milan, you can take the following route.

    A Thello night train leaves Paris every evening bound for Milan and Venice. To connect with the evening departure from Paris to Italy, you’ll need to take an afternoon Eurostar service from London to Paris. Of course, if you like the idea of an early dinner in Paris before joining the night train, you can always book an earlier Eurostar train from London to Paris.

    The night train’s first stop in Italy is in Milan where you join an onward early morning high-speed Frecciarossa service direct to Naples. Whichever way you travel from London to Naples, bookings on this route normally open about four months prior to travel, and you'll want to book early for the cheapest tickets.

    London to Paris

    London to Paris

    Board a Eurostar service from London to Paris. There are upwards of 15 trains to Paris from London each day with departures at least hourly from the beautifully restored station at St Pancras in London. The fastest trains speed to Paris in just 2 hrs 16 mins, with slower services taking up to 20 mins longer to reach the Gare du Nord in Paris. The first part of the journey from London sweeps through Thameside landscapes and rural Kent to reach the Channel Tunnel. Little more than an hour after leaving London you'll already be in northern France, tracking south through Flanders fields towards Paris.

    Remember to factor in at least half an hour for Eurostar's airline-style baggage check prior to boarding your train. There is a luggage and body scan and you'll be asked to show your passport. There are no restrictions on taking liquids on board Eurostar trains.

    Paris interchange

    Paris interchange: Paris Nord to Paris Lyon

    When you alight from the train at Gare du Nord look for signs to the Metro and RER. Once you've bought a ticket follow the signs to 'RER D', direction 'Melun' or 'Malesherbes'. So long as you're heading in the right direction, all the trains on this line stop at Gare de Lyon. The actual train journey takes around 10 mins with just one stop on the way at Châtelet-les-Halles. Upon alighting from the RER train at Gare de Lyon, follow the signs to the mainline station. The signs read 'Accès aux trains Grandes Lignes'. The whole journey from the concourse at Gare du Nord to the mainline departure platforms at Gare de Lyon will normally take about 40 mins but we recommend leaving at least 50 mins.

    If you are arriving at Gare du Nord from London, bear in mind that you can buy Paris Métro tickets at the Eurostar terminal at St. Pancras and on board the Eurostar train. Similarly, passengers arriving at the Gare du Nord on Thalys trains from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands can buy Metro tickets on the train (at the Thalys Bar). Although universally referred to as Métro tickets, they are in fact valid on RER trains too.

    Paris to Milan (night train)

    Paris to Milan (night train)

    The Thello overnight train from Paris to Milan departs from the Gare de Lyon in Paris. In the early hours, the train runs along the shore of Lake Geneva with – on a clear night – beautiful views of the Alps. There is a glorious moment in the morning when the train skirts the edge of Lake Maggiore.

    There is just one scheduled stop in France (at Dijon) to pick up passengers, and no station stops on the overnight run across Switzerland. In the morning the train stops at Milan, before continuing to Verona, Padua and Venice.

    Milan to Naples

    Milan to Naples

    Trenitalia operate high-speed Frecciarossa trains on the route from Milano Centrale to Naples. There are generally two departures per hour throughout the day. The fastest services on the route take just 4 hrs 15 mins and make just one stop (at Rome) along the way. Many services make two or three additional stops adding up to half an hour to the journey time.

  2. You have many choices for trains from London to Naples. It is just possible to travel from London to Naples entirely by day, yet many travellers favour an overnight journey. The following route is not usually the fastest or cheapest option, but it is probably the most civilised way to travel from London to southern Italy by train.

    Start by boarding a morning Eurostar service London to Paris. In Paris, you’ll need to change stations to join an afternoon TGV to Turin. That train sweeps through Burgundy and the Alps and you’ll be in Turin by just after eight in the evening. You alight from the TGV at Porta Susa station, where you have over an hour to wait for the overnight service to Naples. This last leg of the journey is by far the longest, so it’s worth paying for the best on-board accommodation that you can afford. There is a choice of couchettes or proper sleeping berths. The latter are much more comfortable.

    Tickets for this overnight journey from London to Naples usually go on sale about two months prior to travel, and you'll want to book early for the cheapest tickets.

    London to Paris

    London to Paris

    Board a Eurostar service from London to Paris. There are upwards of 15 trains to Paris from London each day with departures at least hourly from the beautifully restored station at St Pancras in London. The fastest trains speed to Paris in just 2 hrs 16 mins, with slower services taking up to 20 mins longer to reach the Gare du Nord in Paris. The first part of the journey from London sweeps through Thameside landscapes and rural Kent to reach the Channel Tunnel. Little more than an hour after leaving London you'll already be in northern France, tracking south through Flanders fields towards Paris.

    Remember to factor in at least half an hour for Eurostar's airline-style baggage check prior to boarding your train. There is a luggage and body scan and you'll be asked to show your passport. There are no restrictions on taking liquids on board Eurostar trains.

    Paris interchange

    Paris interchange: Paris Nord to Paris Lyon

    When you alight from the train at Gare du Nord look for signs to the Metro and RER. Once you've bought a ticket follow the signs to 'RER D', direction 'Melun' or 'Malesherbes'. So long as you're heading in the right direction, all the trains on this line stop at Gare de Lyon. The actual train journey takes around 10 mins with just one stop on the way at Châtelet-les-Halles. Upon alighting from the RER train at Gare de Lyon, follow the signs to the mainline station. The signs read 'Accès aux trains Grandes Lignes'. The whole journey from the concourse at Gare du Nord to the mainline departure platforms at Gare de Lyon will normally take about 40 mins but we recommend leaving at least 50 mins.

    If you are arriving at Gare du Nord from London, bear in mind that you can buy Paris Métro tickets at the Eurostar terminal at St. Pancras and on board the Eurostar train. Similarly, passengers arriving at the Gare du Nord on Thalys trains from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands can buy Metro tickets on the train (at the Thalys Bar). Although universally referred to as Métro tickets, they are in fact valid on RER trains too.

    Paris to Turin

    Paris to Turin

    Fast TGV trains leave the Gare de Lyon in Paris three times each day for Turin. These direct services speed south from the French capital, cutting through Burgundy to reach Lyon, their first stop. After that, the pace slows as the terrain becomes more mountainous. All trains on this route stop at Chambéry and Modane before entering Italy, where the train makes two stops at Bardoneccia and Oulx.

    Upon arrival in Turin, the high-speed trains from Paris stop at Porta Susa station, an easy 10-minute walk west of the city centre. Porto Susa affords an excellent range of onward connections - including high-speed services to Florence and Rome, as well as direct trains to Verona and Venice. The TGV from Paris continues beyond Turin Porta Susa to Milan, dawdling rather than dashing on the final leg of its long journey from Paris.

    Turin to Naples (night train)

    Turin to Naples (night train)

    The overnight train to Naples leaves Turin Porta Susa station every evening taking about 12 hours for the journey. This Trenitalia Intercity Notte train has no seated accommodation. You can opt for a four-berth couchette or a sleeper, where there’s a choice of triple, double or single occupancy. From Turin the train travels via Milan and Parma, reaching Rome about seven the following morning. No need to wake early, for arrival in Naples Centrale is not till a couple of hours later. The train continues beyond Naples to Salerno.

  3. It is easy to travel by train from London to Naples. There is an overnight option, using the Thello night train from Paris to northern Italy. But for those who prefer travelling entirely by day, we recommend the following route. It’s a long journey for one day, but it can be done with an early start from London.

    Start by taking a Eurostar train to Paris. In the French capital you’ll need to change stations to connect onto a high-speed French TGV train to Turin. Less than 5 hours after leaving Paris, you arrive at Turin Porta Susa station, from where there are connecting high-speed trains to Naples.

    This journey by day from London to Naples is only possible in the outward direction, and then only on days when there is a 05.40 Eurostar from London to Paris. You may prefer to consider making an overnight stay in France to break this long journey: Paris and Chambéry are obvious choices. To return by day from Naples to London, your best bet is to travel first to Turin, staying there overnight, and then picking up either of the two morning TGV services to Paris. Both arrive in the French capital in good time to continue by Eurostar to London.

    Bookings for this journey normally open four months in advance, and that's when you'll find the cheapest tickets.

    London to Paris

    London to Paris

    Board a Eurostar service from London to Paris. There are upwards of 15 trains to Paris from London each day with departures at least hourly from the beautifully restored station at St Pancras in London. The fastest trains speed to Paris in just 2 hrs 16 mins, with slower services taking up to 20 mins longer to reach the Gare du Nord in Paris. The first part of the journey from London sweeps through Thameside landscapes and rural Kent to reach the Channel Tunnel. Little more than an hour after leaving London you'll already be in northern France, tracking south through Flanders fields towards Paris.

    Remember to factor in at least half an hour for Eurostar's airline-style baggage check prior to boarding your train. There is a luggage and body scan and you'll be asked to show your passport. There are no restrictions on taking liquids on board Eurostar trains.

    Paris interchange

    Paris interchange: Paris Nord to Paris Lyon

    When you alight from the train at Gare du Nord look for signs to the Metro and RER. Once you've bought a ticket follow the signs to 'RER D', direction 'Melun' or 'Malesherbes'. So long as you're heading in the right direction, all the trains on this line stop at Gare de Lyon. The actual train journey takes around 10 mins with just one stop on the way at Châtelet-les-Halles. Upon alighting from the RER train at Gare de Lyon, follow the signs to the mainline station. The signs read 'Accès aux trains Grandes Lignes'. The whole journey from the concourse at Gare du Nord to the mainline departure platforms at Gare de Lyon will normally take about 40 mins but we recommend leaving at least 50 mins.

    If you are arriving at Gare du Nord from London, bear in mind that you can buy Paris Métro tickets at the Eurostar terminal at St. Pancras and on board the Eurostar train. Similarly, passengers arriving at the Gare du Nord on Thalys trains from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands can buy Metro tickets on the train (at the Thalys Bar). Although universally referred to as Métro tickets, they are in fact valid on RER trains too.

    Paris to Turin

    Paris to Turin

    Fast TGV trains leave the Gare de Lyon in Paris three times each day for Turin. These direct services speed south from the French capital, cutting through Burgundy to reach Lyon, their first stop. After that, the pace slows as the terrain becomes more mountainous. All trains on this route stop at Chambéry and Modane before entering Italy, where the train makes two stops at Bardoneccia and Oulx.

    Upon arrival in Turin, the high-speed trains from Paris stop at Porta Susa station, an easy 10-minute walk west of the city centre. Porto Susa affords an excellent range of onward connections - including high-speed services to Florence and Rome, as well as direct trains to Verona and Venice. The TGV from Paris continues beyond Turin Porta Susa to Milan, dawdling rather than dashing on the final leg of its long journey from Paris.

    Turin to Naples

    Turin to Naples

    This 940-kilometre journey is almost entirely on state-of-the-art high-speed railway lines. Trenitalia’s Frecciarossa services leave three to five times each day from Turin Porta Susa station, taking 5 hrs 30 mins for the journey to Naples Centrale. NTV Italo offer three departures a day on the same route. Note that tickets are not usually interchangeable between the two companies. Milan, Bologna, Florence and Rome are the main cities on this journey from Piedmont to Campania.

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