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Fastest train times from London to Paris

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Fastest Journey

2 h 16 m

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2 h 18 m

Trains per day

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Distance

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Of the 4 trains that leave London for Paris every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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Overview: Train from London to Paris

distanceDistance213 miles (343 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 16 min
priceAverage train ticket price$226 (€219)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesEurostar

Trains from London to Paris cover the 213 miles (343 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 16 min with our travel partners like Eurostar. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $148 (€144), but the average price of train tickets is $226 (€219). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Train companies: Eurostar from London to Paris trains

Find the best trains from London to Paris with Omio's travel partners Eurostar from $148 (€144). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

Eurostar

Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom with countries in continental Europe like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Most Eurostar trains travel through the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel, between the UK and France. With a high-speed train service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you will travel from London to Paris in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar train from London to Paris, you can choose between three ticket types: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seating, lounge access, priority boarding and hot meal served).

London to Paris train information with Eurostar:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 16 min
  • Average Price: $148
  • Eurostar frequency: 12 a day

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Train from London to Paris

If you want to travel from London to Paris in a relaxing way, the train could be your best option, whether it’s for business or leisure. You get to explore the scenic countryside along the way, which goes a long way in quenching your thirst for adventure.To travel from London to Paris, you would board a Eurostar train.

The construction of the Channel Tunnel at the end of the last century allowed direct rail links between two of Europe's great capitals. Trains depart from central London and arrive in the centre of Paris, making the train an plausible alternative to a flight.  Direct trains from London to Paris make chic city breaks or business meetings easy to plan, with travel times on Eurostar services lasting just a little over two hours.  Departure times from London range from early morning to mid-evening, the last train arriving in time for a nightcap in Montmartre. Santé!

These high-speed trains can travel up to speeds of 186 mph (299 km/h). Ideally, the first train leaves London for Paris very early in the morning. A train will leave the station about every hour, until around 8:00 p.m. However, on Sunday, the first train doesn’t leave until after 8:00 a.m. To complete the trip, which is approximately 308 miles (495 km) long, you would spend around 2h 16min.

How long is the train from London to Paris?

The fastest Eurostar option on the 308-mile route south through the Channel Tunnel to Paris takes two hours and 16 minutes. Other trains take from five to 20 minutes longer to complete the journey from London, depending on the departure time. For timetable purposes, travellers should remember that the clocks in France are one hour ahead of the UK.

Booking the train from London to Paris

Omio is dedicated to helping you find cheap train tickets for your London to Paris trip. The benefits of booking through Omio are twofold- great prices and the convenience of booking from the comfort of your home. However, to find cheap train tickets, we recommend that you start your search early.

Usually, you can find advance tickets on Omio as early as three months ahead of your trip. On the day of the trip, you can enjoy a hassle-free experience at the train station since you will have your ticket ready on your phone. Even better, you don’t have to worry about forgetting about your upcoming trip since you can get a reminder on your phone.

Plan your trip from London to Paris

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Paris?

Departure train station:  The Eurostar terminus at London St Pancras is situated on the northern side of central London, with Underground connections available on six lines and city bus routes stopping on Euston Road. The passenger concourse offers international restaurants, gift stores, coffee shops, news vendors, a pharmacy and taxi stands.

Arrival train station: Paris Gare Du Nord is located on the north-eastern side of Paris city centre, with public transport connections on numerous bus routes, Metro lines 4 and 5 and RER lines B, D and E. Facilities at the terminus include restaurants, Eurostar lounges, food stores, coffee shops, car rental desks and taxi stands.

Which train providers serve the London to Paris route?

Eurostar offers all the direct train services from London St Pancras to Paris Gare Du Nord.  It is a direct route and there are no stops along the way.

How many trains are there from London to Paris?

The weekday Eurostar schedule begins with a very early morning departure from London St Pancras, continuing with trains roughly every hour throughout the day. The final train to Paris Gare Du Nord leaves London around 8:00 p.m. and Sunday schedules begin after 8:00 a.m. but offer some additional afternoon and evening connections.

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What is the cheapest Eurostar ticket type?

The standard ticket type is cheapest. Standard ticket type holders can take up to two bags of luggage for free. Passengers can also enjoy free wifi at St Pancras, as well as seat selection. Its best advised to book in advance, as Standard tickets tend to sell out fast.

What is the Eurostar check-in process?

One of the best things about travelling from London to Paris on the Eurostar is how straightforward it is to check in. Get to the Eurostar check in gates at least 30 minutes before your scheduled leaving time and you’ll have time to grab a coffee in the waiting room, too.

Business Premier Eurostar: what does it offer?

Business premier ticket holders can take advantage of all the benefits above. Plus, a free meal onboard and complimentary magazines. This type of Eurostar ticket allows flexible travel. As well as a dedicated ticket office, 10-minute check-in and a taxi booking service.

Train Companies in London

Given the popularity of rail travel in the United Kingdom, it comes as no surprise there are 28 different train companies. However, the train company that serves London to Paris is Eurostar. The trains depart from London St. Pancras and arrive at Paris Gare Du Nord. In the Omio app, you can find cheap trains between the two cities.

When traveling from London to Paris on a Eurostar train, you can choose from the three types of tickets available. These are standard, standard premiere, and Business Premiere. While all the classes have a wide range of services on board, Business Premiere has additional services, such as a complimentary 3-course meal.

Popular International Routes from London

Besides getting around the UK by train, you can also visit mainland Europe. That presents you with an opportunity to enjoy the calm of the countryside, and in some cases, it might be the fastest option. Ideally, all trains leaving London for mainland Europe start from London St Pancras International station.

For instance, you can visit popular cities in France, such as Paris, Lille, and Marseille from London. Another popular route is from London to Cologne, Germany. Other routes include London to Amsterdam, London to Rotterdam, and London to Brussels. Some routes, such as London to Cologne, may involve a change, while you can catch a direct train on some international routes. You can always book your train ticket to an international destination via Omio.

Arriving by Train in Paris

If you are a first-time traveler from London to Paris, you might need to familiarize yourself with a few things. To begin with, we recommend having some cash to hand. The UK’s currency is the Pound Sterling, while Paris used the euro. The good news is, you can find several ATMs around Paris. Therefore, as long as you make arrangements with your bank, you are not likely to have any problems. You can board a Eurostar train, which offers a direct trip from London to Paris.

Train Provider in London

You can choose in London from several train providers. However, the difference between them is slight. For instance, smaller trains like Thameslink serve short-distance routes, such as London to St Albans. On the other hand, modern trains, such as GWR, usually operate longer routes, such as London to Bath and London to Bristol.

Paris Arc de Tiromphe. Source: Shutterstock

Main Train Stations in London

When you are leaving London for Paris by train, your journey will start from London St. Pancras station. The station is on the northern side of central London and is well connected to other parts of London. The station boasts a wide range of amenities, such as toilet and baby changing facilities. Besides, the station has unlimited free Wi-Fi, charging spots, and cash machines. However, London has other popular train stations beside St. Pancras. Other popular stations include Paddington Station in central London, London Bridge, and Victoria.

Popular Journeys from London

When planning to take a rail journey from London, you are spoilt for choice. If you have limited experience in rail travel, you might consider starting with a popular journey, such as London Euston, to Glasgow Central. The fastest train, which has no changes, would take you around 4h 53min. London to Manchester is another popular journey, which takes around 2h 15min, and costs around $56 on average. To traverse between the two cities, expect to cover around 162 miles (261 km).

Paris Biking Couple. Source: Shutterstock

Popular Train Routes from London to Paris

Apart from visiting various cities in the UK by rail, you can also advance the adventure to mainland Europe despite being surrounded by water. Whether you are traveling to or from mainland Europe, you will use the London St. Pancras International station. Eurostar services several routes, such as London to Brussels directly. The trip would take you around 2h 1min and would cost you about $215. Other popular routes you can explore include London to Southampton, London to Batch, and London to Bristol.

Good to Know

When you are traveling to Paris from London, your train will arrive at Gare du Nord. The station is around one mile away from the city center. Therefore, it would take you approximately 5-10min to get to the city center on foot. Should you want to access other parts of the city, you can do so by public transport.

If you will stay in Paris for a couple of days, you might consider splitting your luggage. You can leave the heavy bags at the train station, in the left luggage office. Traveling light makes it easier for you to explore, especially if you will be using the Paris Metro. Additionally, to blend better in Paris, be sure to observe the phone etiquette in the city.

Paris natives hold electronic etiquette with high regard, which means they may be dismayed if you use your phone during meals. Most importantly, you will need to purchase a Paris Visite Travel Pass. The pass will give you unlimited access to the city’s public transport network. Most importantly, you can explore several Parisian locations with the pass, such as Palais Royal and Disneyland Paris.

To Paris by Train- Travel Tips

If you are contemplating traveling to Paris from London by train, you will be impressed. Above everything else, a ride on the train allows you to sit back and take in the beauty of the countryside. When you finally get to Paris, you can immerse yourself in the delights of Paris’s charms.

The city has gleaming boutiques, state-of-the-art museums, and so much more. While you might be tempted to use all your money on shopping, you might want to save some for other experiences. For instance, a trip to Paris might be incomplete without setting foot in Le Louvre. However, while Le Louvre s absolutely stunning, you might want to save some time to visit smaller museums, such as Palais Galliera and Musee Rodin.

Travel Tips: Trains from London to Paris

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FAQs

Travel between London, United Kingdom and Paris, France by train is: Unrestricted.

What is the status of international entry into France from United Kingdom?

International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in France from London?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Paris, France?

When traveling in France, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 9/24/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Paris from London before traveling.

Return travel from France to United Kingdom is: Unrestricted.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to London from Paris?

Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Paris?

Requirements for reentering:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

Last checked on 9/24/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to London from Paris.

Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Paris from London for as low as $148 (€144)  for the next 7 days.
The train price to Paris from London is on average $226 (€219)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
The London to Paris train distance is approximately 213 miles (343 km).
On average the London to Paris train travel time is 2 h 16 min  for the 213 miles (343 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

Some of the London train stations to Paris you can start your journey from include London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Paris include Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Paris Gare de Lyon.

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, London Victoria, located approximately 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city center of London. The most popular arrival train station in Paris, called Paris Gare de Lyon, is located around 1.9 miles (3.1 km) away from its city center.

Take the London to Paris train with Eurostar. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip from London to Paris as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, you can look for direct trains from London to Paris with Eurostar  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this route.
The earliest train departing from London to Paris leaves at 7: 01 AM. The last train departing from London to Paris leaves at 7: 31 PM. You can find the latest London to Paris train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you buy train tickets between London and Paris within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $226 (€219) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from London to Paris a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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London Victoria is the most popular London railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in London for your trip to Paris.
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Public transit options for London Victoria
Onward travel information: Victoria Bus Station at Station Front
Location for Rail Replacement Services: When weekend engineering dictate that replacement bus services will operate, these will usually depart from the immediate Station front/Terminus Place. Travel from London Victoria is usually conveyed by London Buses in these instances. Check posters and staff for more details.
Metro: Underground services: Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line
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Public transit options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
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Public transit options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
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Public transit options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Metro: Tube Lines.
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Public transit options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139
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Public transit options for London Waterloo
Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
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Public transit options for London Liverpool Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop on either Liverpool Street (outside the station entrance), or beside Platform 10, depending on operational requirements
Metro: Liverpool Street underground station has connections to the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
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Public transit options for London Bridge
Onward travel information: The Bus Station is located directly outside the main entrance at upper level. There are also bus stops outside on Tooley Street. For further information on buses, a bus information kiosk is also located outside the main doors of the station at upper level.
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus services are usually found outside the front of the station. However this is sometimes subject to change. Please check engineering posters or consult a member of staff.
Metro: For North and North East Kent and South East London
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Public transit options for Heathrow Airport T123
Onward travel information: National Rail trains serving London Paddington National Express coaches to Victoria Coach Station and Gatwick Airport London Underground
Metro: Connection available with the London Underground (Piccadilly Line)
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Public transit options for London Marylebone
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
Metro: Bakerloo Line.

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