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Train Information from London to Paris

distanceDistance213 miles (343 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 16 min
priceAverage train ticket price$218 (€176)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersEurostar

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. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $218 (€176), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $129 (€104). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Train companies

Eurostar from London to Paris

For as little as $129 (€104) you can travel by train between London and Paris with Eurostar. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.


Eurostar is the premier high-speed railway service which connects the United Kingdom with Europe through the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel, with journeys connecting London St Pancras International with Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam among other popular European cities. With its high-speed service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), the Eurostar makes travel between the UK and Europe as smooth and easy as possible. When you book your London to Paris train, you can choose between ticket types like Standard, Standard Premier (with spacious seats and light refreshments served), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seats, lounge access, hot meals served and priority boarding).

Eurostar from London to Paris train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 23 min
  • Eurostar frequency: 4 a day

When you buy your Eurostar train tickets between London and Paris don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • If passengers have an upcoming booking and are unable to or would rather not travel, there is a possibility to postpone their trip and claim an eVoucher. The eVoucher allows passengers to make a new booking within 12 months of the initial booking for travel until late 2021.
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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.

Eurostar Timetable

From London to Paris
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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
Travel by train to Paris easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Paris.
What are the travel restrictions for Paris, France if I'm coming from London, United Kingdom by train?

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

Can I enter France from United Kingdom?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes

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

All travelers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/26/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Paris from London as this information can change.

What restrictions are there on reentering United Kingdom from Paris, France?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Paris to London is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from France?

Reentry to United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

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

What are the requirements?

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

Last checked on 9/26/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to London from Paris here.

How much does a cheap train between London and Paris cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from London to Paris for as low as $129 (€104)  for the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train from London to Paris?
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the London to Paris train to cost on average $218 (€176)  one way.
How far is London to Paris by train?
The distance to Paris from London by train is approximately 213 miles (343 km).
How many hours is the train time between London and Paris?
On average the London to Paris train travel time is 2 h 16 min  for the 213 miles (343 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What train station in London goes to Paris? What train station do I come into Paris from London?

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.

Where is the train station in London to go to Paris? Where is the train station in Paris located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the train station to the city center in Paris.

What train companies go from London to Paris?
Take the London to Paris train with Eurostar. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip to Paris from London as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any direct trains from London to Paris?
Yes, there are 4 direct trains per day from London to Paris. You can look to travel 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 journey.
How many trains per day are there to Paris from London?
The average number of trains departing London for Paris is 4 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first train depart from London to Paris? When does the last train depart from London to Paris?
You can take the first train from London to Paris at 7: 01 AM. The last train from London to Paris that you can take departs at 7: 01 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from London to Paris schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How early should I buy train tickets between London and Paris to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this trip 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 $218 (€176) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from London to Paris a few months in advance.