Trains to France

The delights of all France's major cities are within easy reach by train. From Paris, TGV trains (Train à Grande Vitesse, meaning high-speed train) take you direct to the four corners of France in double-quick time. And thanks to Eurostar, London has a direct rail link to the continent. There's no better way to appreciate beautiful landscape of France than from the comfort of your window seat.

Trains to France depart London St. Pancras International arriving in Paris' Gare du Nord a mere 2hrs 15min later. And from Paris, you can easily connect with trains to Nice, Toulouse, Cannes or almost anywhere you can dream of within France.

With Loco2, you can get help from planning through to booking. Use the Loco2 Station Finder to locate the nearest rail station to your location, the booking guides below to research your route and set up an email reminder (on the individual journey pages) for when booking opens.

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Trains in France


  • Day train icon Day/Regional Train
  • Night train icon Night train
  • High-speed train icon High-speed train
  • Scenic train icon Scenic train

France fact file

  • Currency icon Currency: Euro
  • Timezone icon Timezone: 1+ UTC
  • Language icon Language: French

Passenger age requirements

Different countries have different classifications for "Child" and "Youth" as per the table below. This is why we ask you to enter the age of each child passenger when you search.

Countries Children Youths
United Kingdom 5 - 15 16 - 25
France (including Eurostar), Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain 4 - 11 12 - 25
Germany 6 - 14 15 - 25
Belgium, Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Slovenia 6 - 11 12 - 25
Hungary 6 - 13 14 - 25
Austria, Denmark, Switzerland 6 - 15 16 - 25
Finland 6 - 16 17 - 25
Children younger than the age specified in the table above may travel for free if they share a seat/bed with the adult they are travelling with. By default we won't search for tickets for child passengers if they may travel for free. If you want to reserve a seat for child passengers please enter 6 as the age of the child.