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Overview: Train from Paris to Southampton

distanceDistance218 miles (352 km)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day

Trains from Paris to Southampton cover the 218 miles (352 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 49 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Southampton Central.

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FAQs

Is travel by train currently allowed from Paris, France to Southampton, United Kingdom?

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

Can I enter United Kingdom from France?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

All travelers in United Kingdom must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/28/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Paris to Southampton as this information can change.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Paris, France from Southampton, United Kingdom?

The restriction level for your return train to Paris, France from Southampton is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Paris from Southampton restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

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

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

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 1/28/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Paris from Southampton closer to your date of departure here here.

How far is Paris to Southampton by train?

You should expect to travel around 218 miles (352 km)  from Paris to Southampton by train.

How long is the train ride between Paris and Southampton?

The train time between Paris and Southampton is on average 5 h 49 min  for the 218 miles (352 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Southampton from Paris by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

What train station in Paris goes to Southampton? What train station do I come into Southampton from Paris?

There are a few train stations in Paris to start your journey from including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. In Southampton you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Southampton Central, Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton Town Quay.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon   and arrive in Southampton Central.

Where is the departure train station in Paris located? Where is the arrival train station in Southampton located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon, which is located around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Southampton Central, located 0.5 miles (757 m) away from the city center.

How many trains per day are there to Southampton from Paris?

On average, there are 6 trains a day from Paris to Southampton. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Paris
Southampton
Paris Gare de Lyon is the most popular Paris 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 Paris for your trip to Southampton.
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Public transit options for Paris Gare de Lyon
Metro lines: 1, 14
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 72, 77, 91
Train lines: TGV, RER A, RER D, Transilien R
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Public transit options for Paris Gare du Nord
Metro lines: 4, 5
Bus lines: 65, 26, 43
Train lines: RER B, D, E
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Public transit options for Paris Gare de l'Est
Metro lines: 4, 5, 7
Bus lines: 31, 32, 35, 38, 39, 46, 54, 56, 91
Train lines: RER B, TGV, TGV/ICE, TER, Intercités, OUIGO, Transilien, Russian Railways
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Public transit options for Paris Gare Saint-Lazare
Metro lines: 3, 9, 12, 13, 14
Bus lines: 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 42, 43, 66, 80, 94, 95, 528, RoissyB
Train lines: TER, Intercités, Transilien J, Transilien L, RER E
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Public transit options for Gare de Paris Bercy
Metro lines: 6, 14
Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
Train lines: TER, Intercités
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Public transit options for Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
Metro lines: 5, 10
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 89, 91, 215
Train lines: TER Centre-Val de Loire, Intercités, Intercités de Nuit, Transilien, RER C