Fastest journey2hr 16m
It is easy to travel by train from London to Paris. Indeed this route between the two capital cities is Eurostar's premier service, with departures from London St Pancras at least hourly throughout the week. Most trains run non-stop on this route, but some services make one or two stops along the way (at Ebbsfleet and / or Ashford) before going through the Channel Tunnel. Paris-bound Eurostar trains normally run non-stop to the French capital after emerging from the Channel Tunnel near Calais.
London to Paris tickets on Loco2 are the same price as booking directly with Eurostar. Tickets can be booked 180 days before travel, and that's the moment to book if you are keen to get a bargain fare. Even just a couple of months before travel it's often still possible to get a good deal, especially if you are prepared to travel on one of the more lightly loaded off-peak services.
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.
Other journeys to Paris View all journeys to Paris
- From Brussels from £25.50
- From Luxembourg from £22.00
- From Interlaken from £77.50
- From Geneva from £25.50
- From Copenhagen from £62.50
- From Rome from £38.70
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