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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Tue
Jul 23
$258Eurostar
$55Eurolines France
$147Vueling
Wed
Jul 24
$258Eurostar
$55Eurolines France
$123Vueling
Thu
Jul 25
$258Eurostar
$65Eurolines France
$147Vueling
Fri
Jul 26
$258Eurostar
$53Eurolines France
$147Vueling
Sat
Jul 27
$262Eurostar
$58Eurolines Switzerland
$135Vueling
Sun
Jul 28
$262Eurostar
$47Flixbus
$147Vueling
Mon
Jul 29
$262Eurostar
$42Eurolines Switzerland
$112Vueling
Tue
Jul 30
$262Eurostar
$34Eurolines Switzerland
$76Vueling
Wed
Jul 31
$161Eurostar
$29Flixbus
$65Vueling
Thu
Aug 1
$136Eurostar
$29Flixbus
$76Vueling
Fri
Aug 2
$139Eurostar
$34Flixbus
$88Vueling
Sat
Aug 3
$136Eurostar
$34Flixbus
$88Vueling
Sun
Aug 4
$136Eurostar
$34Flixbus
$99easyJet
Mon
Aug 5
$128Eurostar
$33Eurolines France
$76Vueling
Tue
Aug 6
$105Eurostar
$29Flixbus
$65Vueling
Wed
Aug 7
$92Eurostar
$29Flixbus
$65Vueling
Thu
Aug 8
$113Eurostar
$29Flixbus
$76Vueling
Fri
Aug 9
$136Eurostar
$34Flixbus
$88Vueling
Sat
Aug 10
$113Eurostar
$22Flixbus
$100Vueling
Sun
Aug 11
$115Eurostar
$34Flixbus
$76Vueling
Mon
Aug 12
$113Eurostar
$29Flixbus
$88Vueling

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Journey Summary

London to Paris Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
2 hours 18 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $112
Trains depart from:London
Trains arrive in:Paris
Distance:344 km
TrainTrain Companies:Eurostar

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Trains from London to Paris

Trains in Europe are an affordable and efficient way to travel between cities, with a number of rail companies offering both domestic and international routes. The Eurostar train from London to Paris is one of most popular train routes in the world with over 10 million passengers crossing the English channel annually. Eurostar trains are the best way to travel through the Chunnel from London to Paris. The fastest Eurostar trains for this route takes approximately 2 hours and 16 minutes to arrive in Paris. The London to Paris Eurostar train also has a cafe, bar, and buffet services on board for your comfort and convenience.

London to Paris Eurostar Train Schedule

Trains from London to Paris depart numerous times per day making it easy to select a departure time that fits your travel schedule. From Monday to Friday the first train traveling through the Chunnel from London to Paris departs at 5:40 a.m. with further trains departing between 30 minute and 1½ hour intervals throughout the day until the final train that can leave at between 7.01 p.m. and 8.01 p.m depending on the day. On weekends the timetable differs slightly. On Saturday the first train departs London at 6:18 a.m. with the last train at 8:01 p.m., while on Sunday the first train departs London at 8:19 a.m. with the last train departing at 8:31 p.m. On both days trains again depart between 30 minute and 1½ hour intervals throughout the day.


Departure Time

Departure Station

Arrival Station

Journey Time

5:40 a.m.

London St Pancras

Paris Gare du Nord

2:37 h

6:54 a.m.

London St Pancras

Paris Gare du Nord

2:23 h

7:31 a.m.

London St Pancras

Paris Gare du Nord

2:16 h

7:55 a.m.

London St Pancras

Paris Gare du Nord

2:16h

9:24 a.m.

London St Pancras

Paris Gare du Nord

2:34 h

10:24 p.m.

London St Pancras

Paris Gare du Nord

2:32 h

12:24 p.m.

London St Pancras

Paris Gare du Nord

2:23 h

1:31 p.m.

London St Pancras

Paris Gare du Nord

2:16 h

2:22 p.m.

London St Pancras

Paris Gare du Nord

2:25h

4:31 p.m.

London St Pancras

Paris Gare du Nord

2:16 h

5:01 p.m.

London St Pancras

Paris Gare du Nord

2:19 h

6:01 p.m.

London St Pancras

Paris Gare du Nord

2:16 h

7:01 p.m.

London St Pancras

Paris Gare du Nord

2:16 h

2:16 h

7:25 p.m.

London St Pancras

Paris Gare du Nord

2:24 h



The Eurostar Experience 


"I have traveled between London and Paris many times – I worked in Paris during university and my best friend lives there, so I’m always up for a visit. Eurostar is incredibly convenient for me, as a Londoner who hates flying. I love the fact that I can take full-size toiletries and a large suitcase, without having to wait to collect my baggage at the other end. Also, I find daydreaming as I gaze out of a train window so relaxing!"

"Traveling on the Eurostar is always something I look forward to – not just because of the destination, but the journey too. I’ve spent many an hour on the Eurostar chatting to old Parisian ladies in French (back when my language skills were up to scratch), sipping cheeky gin and tonics with my gal pals, and getting lost in a good book as the countryside whizzes by my window."

Emma Sparks, Deputy Editor at lonelyplanet.com


At Omio we want to make traveling as fun and as stress-free as possible. That's why we teamed up with travel expert Emma Sparks to see what it's like to travel between London to Paris by train. Read more about her experience traveling on the Eurostar.

FAQ about taking the Eurostar from London to Paris

Purchasing Eurostar Tickets

  • Where can Eurostar tickets be purchased?You can buy your ticket with Omio, online or with the App. The Eurostar ticket office is open Monday to Friday - 4:45 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., Saturday - 5:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., Sunday and Bank Holidays - 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Purchasing ahead of time: Tickets are available for purchase up to 180 days in advance. Generally, the sooner you book, the cheaper your ticket (£29 each way is the lowest price available) although sometimes Eurostar will release extra tickets at bargain prices.
  • Round trip tickets: It is often cheaper to purchase a return ticket with Eurostar – although international customers may find otherwise, due to the competitive market outside of the UK. It is always worth checking both options before making your purchase.
  • Eurostar ticket types: There are three classes of Eurostar ticket: Standard, Standard Premier, and Business Premier. Besides the Standard benefits (two pieces of luggage plus one hand luggage, easy check-in and an onboard cafe), Standard Premier customers enjoy complimentary magazines and a light meal, plus extra space and comfort. Business travelers may travel at any time, with no charge for switching, and are offered high-quality meals, plus access to exclusive lounges and taxi booking services.
  • Eurostar timetable: You can find and download the latest Eurostar timetable at eurostar.com/uk-en/train/timetables. Alternatively, search for specific dates to see the timetable for your chosen travel dates. Eurostar no longer print timetables, to help protect the environment. You’ll also find arrival and departure information on boards at each Eurostar station.

Checking In

  • Where to check-in: Travelers check-in with the Eurostar on the lower level of St. Pancras train station in London.
  • Reserving a seat: You may choose your seat when you book or change it later by calling Eurostar customer service or logging in and managing your booking online (subject to availability). If you do not choose a seat, one will automatically be assigned at the point of booking. Pairs and groups will generally be seated as close to each other as possible.
  • Arriving ahead of time: Standard ticket holders should aim to arrive at least 45 minutes in advance (or an hour if you’re part of a group)— consider giving yourself extra time when traveling during busy holiday periods or peak times like on weekends. Check-in closes 30 minutes before departure. If you need extra assistance, arrive at least 75 minutes in advance. Business-class travelers can enjoy a swift check-in just 10 minutes before departure.
  • The process itself: Taking the Eurostar does involve a check-in process. First, you’ll be required to head through electronic gates, which open when you present the QR code on your ticket (on a phone screen or printed ticket). Next, you’ll put your bags through a scanner, just like you would at an airport. Finally, your passport is checked by both British and French authorities— this means you can depart swiftly when you reach your final destination. A valid passport or a national identity card (for EEA citizens and Swiss nationals) is required for boarding the Eurostar. If you are married but your passport only has your maiden name, then it may be best to bring a copy of your marriage certificate when you're checking-in.
  • If you miss the train: If you miss a train due to delays with connecting trains, you will usually be accepted onto the next train available (if you show your travel tickets). Just report to the customer service desk upon arrival. If you miss a train due to unforeseen circumstances or personal error, Eurostar is not legally obliged to replace your ticket. However, staff are obliging and will usually do their best to help you if they possibly can (and if you give them a big smile!)

Accessibility

  • Extra Assistance: If you have special travel needs, it’s best to call Eurostar in advance to let them know. They can provide wheelchairs for people with mobility issues and accompany passengers to the train. They can even arrange to have your luggage put on the train for you. Generally, you’ll be asked to arrive 75 minutes before departure so they can provide this service properly. Unfortunately, they cannot assist with connecting journeys but are able to help point you in the right direction when it comes to arranging extra help.
  • Handicap Access: Each Eurostar train guarantees space for 2 wheelchairs (soon to be 4, once all trains are updated) and tickets are fixed at the lowest Standard price. Passengers with a wheelchair user fare will be served a meal at their seat and may bring a travel companion at a reduced rate.
  • Guide Dogs: Registered guide or assistance dogs may be taken on Eurostar trains— but you must notify the company while booking, and bring any necessary paperwork.

Traveling with Children

  • Children: There are no specific family facilities, but baby-changing facilities and pram-friendly luggage racks are found throughout Eurostar trains. Children under the age of 4 can travel for free if they sit on an accompanying adult’s lap. Children and babies must have their own valid travel documentation while traveling on the Eurostar.
  • Large Groups: Groups of over 9 people may be eligible for discounted tickets, and meal services may be arranged in advance. Contact Eurostar's customer service for more details.

Food and Drink

  • Food: If you want to take snacks for the journey, you can. While the official Eurostar rules prohibit meat, fish, and dairy products, they won’t confiscate your ham and cheese sandwich (and they’re unlikely to bat an eyelid at the French Brie in your suitcase - just don’t stink up the carriage!).
  • Drink: There are no restrictions on liquids either, although the amount of alcohol you can take is limited to 12 cans of beer, 6 bottles of wine, or 3 bottles of spirits per traveler.
  • At the station: Both St. Pancras and Gare du Nord are packed with cafes and shops and beyond the check-in point you’ll find a handful of outlets for that last-minute coffee/chocolate bar. Every Eurostar train has an onboard bar buffet where you can buy refreshments such as hot drinks, sandwiches, and snacks.

Traveling with Pets

  • Pets are not allowed on Eurostar trains except for guide dogs with the proper paperwork.

WiFi and Other Services

  • WiFi: The older, original Eurostar trains do not have WiFi, but more and more new trains are being added to the fleet so you have a good chance of traveling on a WiFi ready train. The WiFi onboard relies on 3G and 4G signals, so may drop out from time to time, but is mostly pretty reliable. When you log in on your device, you’ll be taken to Eurostar’s entertainment hub, where you’ll find TV shows, movies, games and more.
  • Air Conditioning: All Eurostar trains are fully equipped with air-conditioning.
  • Seats: Both the older trains and the refurbished models have exceptionally comfortable yet simple seats with retractable armrests. There are fold-down tables at every seat.
  • Leg Room: Standard seats have generous legroom– but if you’re concerned, opt for the slightly more spacious Standard Premier or Business classes. Table seats (four seats around a static table) may seem more restrictive when it comes to legroom, but can be convenient when traveling as a group.

Luggage

  • Luggage: Luggage allowance depends on ticket type: 2 pieces of checked luggage plus 1 piece of hand luggage with a Standard adult ticket; 3 pieces of checked luggage and 1 piece of hand luggage with a Business Premier ticket; 1 piece of checked luggage and 1 piece of hand luggage for children. If you’d like to take extra items, or certain special items (like large musical instruments or bikes that do not fold) you’ll need to pay extra and arrange the details with Eurodespatch.
  • Prohibited items: No firearms, no furniture, and no World War relics (more popular as a souvenir than you might think!). Eurostar is pretty flexible on the rest. Most items that are prohibited on airplanes are also not allowed on the Eurostar.

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Best fares for trains from London to Paris

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Fri, Jul 26
Train
Eurostar
18:012h 16m20:17
LondonParis
Sat, Jul 27
Train
Eurostar
06:522h 25m09:17
LondonParis
Fastest Trains from London to Paris
Fri, Jul 26
Train
Eurostar
18:012h 16m20:17
LondonParis
Mon, Jul 29
Train
Eurostar
18:012h 16m20:17
LondonParis
Tue, Jul 30
Train
Eurostar
17:012h 16m19:17
LondonParis
Return Train Tickets for Paris to London
Thu, Jul 25
Train
Eurostar
19:132h 26m21:39
ParisLondon
Fri, Jul 26
Train
Eurostar
05:132h 19m07:32
ParisLondon
Sat, Jul 27
Train
Eurostar
15:132h 19m17:32
ParisLondon

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
London
Paris
TrainLondon Bridge

Amenities

Refreshments
TrainLondon Charing Cross

Amenities

Refreshments
TrainLondon Euston

Amenities

Refreshments
TrainLondon Fenchurch Street

Amenities

TrainLondon Kings Cross

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Victoria, Circle
Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
TrainLondon Liverpool Street

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
TrainLondon Paddington

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District
Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
TrainLondon St Pancras

Amenities

TrainLondon Victoria

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria
Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
TrainLondon Waterloo East

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City
Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176

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