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  1. Cheapest price £83.50
  2. 30 day advance £210.00
  • First train
    06:18
  • Last train
    18:31
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    8hr 7m

There are two options for taking the train from London to Narbonne. The daytime service combines a Eurostar and TGV journey, or you can travel through the night with a Eurostar and Intercités de Nuit combination.

  1. The fastest way by train from London to Narbonne is to take Eurostar to Paris and then continue from Paris to Narbonne with a high-speed TGV service. There are certain peak travel days (normally Fridays and Sundays) when an early afternoon departure from London with one easy change of train in Lille Europe is also possible, but by and large the route via Paris is the best option. The journey via Paris does involve switching stations, as you'll arrive at the Gare du Nord and leave from the Gare de Lyon. It is a very easy transfer.

    The entire journey from London St Pancras to Narbonne takes 8 hrs and 15 mins. Booking generally opens 3 months in advance on this route, and the best deals are available when tickets first go on sale. Some passengers elect to break their journey in Paris, continuing to Narbonne the following day. As well as the fast TGVs from Paris Lyon to Narbonne, there is also a slow but scenic route from Paris Austerlitz to Narbonne via Limoges and Toulouse. One direct Intercités per day uses this route. There is also a useful night train from Paris to Narbonne.

    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 Narbonne

    Paris to Narbonne

    The high-speed TGV train from Paris to Narbonne takes just 4 hrs 30 mins. There are about 6 TGV trains daily, generally leaving Paris Lyon at about 2-hr intervals. These TGV (or double-decker TGV Duplex) trains speed south from Paris, skirting Burgundy and the Rhône Valley, then running west along the coast beyond Montpellier. The fastest trains make just 2 stops en route – at Nîmes and Montpellier.

  2. Take a Eurostar train from London St Pancras to Paris to connect with the night train to Narbonne. A late afternoon departure from London will give you enough time to reach Paris and catch the Intercités de Nuit train that leaves from Paris Austerlitz station. The transfer from Paris Gare du Nord, where the Eurostar train arrives, to Austerlitz is easy. Tickets go on sale three months in advance and although Eurostar bookings open earlier (180 days in advance) we recommend waiting to make sure you can book a ticket right through to Narbonne.

    You can of course conveniently travel from London to Narbonne by day (via Paris). But if you want to be in Narbonne early in the morning, then the night-time connection with the Intercités de Nuit from Paris comes in handy.

    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 Austerlitz

    When you get off the train at Paris Gare du Nord, look for the Métro on the lower level, which can be accessed via stairs or lift. Follow signs to Metro line 5 and take a train in the direction of Place d'Italie. There are 9 stops between Gare du Nord and Gare d'Austerlitz, which usually takes around 30 minutes so we recommend you leave at least an hour for your transfer.

    If you arrive 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 Métro 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 Narbonne (night train)

    Paris to Narbonne (night train)

    The Intercités de Nuit night train from Paris Austerlitz departs in the evening, arriving in Narbonne at dawn the following morning. The train runs via Limoges and Toulouse. The seated accommodation is adequate for those who can sleep easily in any situation but most travellers value the extra comfort that comes with a couchette.

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