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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

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  1. Cheapest Price $82.73
  2. 30 day advance $356.07
  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    18:31
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    8hr 43m

Travelling from London to Perpignan by train

Fast trains from London to Perpignan take around 8 hours and 43 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,008 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Perpignan.

Are there direct trains from London to Perpignan?

Journeys between London and Perpignan usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 11 departures on the route from London to Perpignan every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

How long is the train journey from London to Perpignan?

The London to Perpignan train travel time is normally about 8 hours and 43 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the London to Perpignan train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Perpignan is usually scheduled to depart London around 05:40 and the last train is around 18:31. At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 06:18, and the last at 18:31.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

What's the London to Perpignan train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from London to Perpignan are $82.73.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $356 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $281. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

When to book London to Perpignan train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 7 and a half months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from London to Perpignan by train.

Which train companies operate between London and Perpignan?

More than one train company operates on the route from London to Perpignan, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • AVE
  • Eurostar
  • Intercités de Nuit
  • RENFE-SNCF
  • TGV

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Find journey information for Perpignan to London

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

Other journeys to Perpignan View all journeys to Perpignan

  1. The train from London to Perpignan is a very straightforward journey, with two stages. Take a Eurostar train from London to Paris, then a high-speed TGV to Perpignan. A change of stations is necessary in Paris, but that's a hassle-free interchange. Most days, you'll find a choice of four different departure times on the London to Perpignan route. 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 is an interesting one, crossing much of France along the way. On Eurostar, you'll sweep through Picardie. Later, as your TGV speeds south, you'll clip the western edge of Provence. This really is 'France in a day'.

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    London to 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.

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    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.

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    Paris to Perpignan

    The high-speed 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. There are generally half a dozen stops between Paris and Perpignan. You'll arrive in Perpignan at the main station which is about a 20-min walk west of the city centre.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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