Train Tickets to London

Book cheap trains to London

How to book cheap train tickets to London

Cheap Eurostar Train Tickets

  • Train tickets for the Eurostar from Paris to London start from € 39.
  • Eurostar from Brussels to London also start from € 39  
  • Trains tickets for the new Eurostar from London to Amsterdam start from € 40 
  • A seat reservations is always included in your ticket
  • The best possibility to find cheap tickets is to book as early as possible
  • Bookings for the Eurostar open 6 months in advance

Cheap Train Tickets in the UK 

 

How to travel by train to London

Trains from Lille and Brussels to London

  • Up to 10 daily Eurostar-trains connect Brussels (South/Midi-Station) with London in about 2 hours with speeds up to 300 kph. All trains also call at Lille Europe.
  • At the stations of Brussels and Lille there's a check-in (X-Ray) and passport control before boarding the train.
  • The check-in limit for Eurostar is 30 minutes befor departure for passengers traveling in Second Class and Standard Premier-passengers, and 10 minutes for Business Premier passengers.
  • In London you arrive at the magnificent St Pancras Station central in the city centre.

Travel from Paris to London

  • About 15 to 17 daily Eurostar trains connect Paris and London. Most trains run non-stop, taking just about 2 hours.
  • In Paris there's a check-in and passport control at the Paris Gare du Nord station. 

Trains from London to Disneyland Paris

  • Eurostar also offers a direct service from Disneyland Paris (Marne La Vallee Chessy-station) to London about 3 to 7 times each week (depending on the season).
  • The check-in for this train is at Marne La Vallee-Chessy-station. If there isn't running an Eurostar from Disneyland to London on the date you wish, you can easily take the RER-metro service from Marne La Vallee to Paris Nord station (about 60 minutes) and take a regular Eurostar to London.

Trains from Marseille, Avignon and Lyon to London

  • A direct Eurostar-services runs from Marseille, Avignon and Lyon to London from Easter until 31 December  every Monday and Friday. Extra departures run on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays in the summer months (July and August).
  • The passport and X-Ray check for this service is not at the boarding station in the southern of France but are made during a special stop in Lille Europe which takes about 1 hour. You have to leave and reboard the train here. 

Trains from any Belgian station to London

  • Eurostar offers so-called fixed through fares from every Belgian station to London. You can travel from any Belgian city like Antwerp, Ghent or Bruges to Brussels and continue by Eurostar to London.
  • Trains from any Belgian station run to Brussels almost every hour or more frequent.
  • Allow enough time in Brussels South station for the check-in. You are always allowed to take an earlier train to Brussels. Note thar Eurostar through-fares are not valid on Thalys and ICE.

Trains from Cologne, Frankfurt, Berlin or Munich to London

  • German ICE-services run from Frankfurt and Cologne to Brussels 3 times daily, here you can change to the Eurostar.
  • If you travel from other German stations like Berlin or Munich you have to change at Cologne or Frankfurt and Brussels. 

Trains from Barcelona, Milan and Zurich to London 

  • Travel in one day from Barcelona, Milan and Zürich to London. Take the high speed TGV from one of these cities to Paris Gare de Lyon, change to the RER-metro to the Gare du Nord station and take the Eurostar to London. Alway allow enough time for check-in at the Gare du Nord.

 

Rail map UK

Rail map UK

London by train

Travel to London by train 

Visit the capital of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. Explore this world famous city and visit attractions like the Tower of London, the London Eye or the Big Ben.

London is easy reachable by Eurostar from mainland Europe. Direct Eurostar-trains run from Brussels, Paris, Lille, Lyon, Avignon and Marseille to Paris. Other cities like Amsterdam, Cologne, Frankfurt, Zürich and Barcelona are also connected with an easy change in Brussels, Paris or Lille. 

 

London, airport connections

Airport connections

The following rail connections are available to get from the airport into the city center of London:

From Heathrow Airport: 
The Heathrow Express is the fastest connection from Heathrow into London Paddington Station. Trains run up to 4 times each hour with a travel time of about 15 to 20 minuts.

The Heathrow Connect-service is a bit slower (about 25 minutes) and runs every 30 minutes, but is cheaper to use. There is also an London Underground-service available from Heathrow to Central London (Piccadilly Line) taking about 60 minutes.

From Gatwick Airport: 
The Gatwick Express runs from Gatwick Airport into London Victoria Station. Journey time is about 30 minutes, trains run every 15 minutes.

From London City Airport: 
London City is connected by Docklands Light Railway to the Tower Hill-station. Services run about every 5 minutes.

From Stansted Airport: 
The Stansted Express runs from Stansted Airport into London Liverpool Street Station and runs every 15 minutes, journey times vary between 45 and 60 minutes. 

From Luton Airport: 
A bus service runs from Luton Airport to Luton Airport Parkway Station. From this station services are available to London St Pancras, taking about 25 minutes. Trains run about every 20 to 30 minutes.

From Southend Airport: 
Trains run from Southend Airport Station to London Liverpool Street Station. 3 trains each hour, travel time about 60 minutes.

Public transport in London

Single journeys and Day Travelcards: 
Paper single journey tickets are for sale at the ticket windows and ticket machines at every Underground-station, but are expensive with a price of GBP4,90. Also there are Day Travelcards and Weekly Travelcards avaialable.


Oyster-Card: 
The OysterCard is the chipcard for the public transport in London. The Oyster Card is available at all ticket windows of the London Underground and at all London train stations.

A deposit of GBP5 is payable, you will receive this back upon handing back the OysterCard. You can add value to your OysterCard at every ticket machine or ticket window. 

Travelling with an OysterCard is cheaper then travelling with paper tickets. An single journey within Zone 1 costs GBP2,40 with an OysterCard instead of GBP4,90 with a paper ticket. You always have to touch in and out with your Oyster Card when travelling with the London Underground or DLR. On buses you only have to touch in.

Daily Price-Cap: 
If you're travelling with an Oyster the Daily Price Cap applies. This means that you never pay more than the price for a Day Travelcard you're travelling within. 

Travelling with a contactless debit or credit card: 
If you have a contactless debit or credit card (Visa, VPay, MasterCard, Maestro or American Express) you can use it to touch in and out. Please note thay you have to use the same card for mutiple journeys to get the benefit of the Daily Price Cap.

Scenic public transport routes in London:
- Bus route 15(H) between Tower Hill and Trafalger Square. Part of this route is operated by classic Routemaster-buses.

- Bus route 9 (Trafalgar Square-High Street Kensington) and bus route 11 (Victoria Station-St Pauls Cathedral) run along the main sights of London.

- Line RV1 winds his way over the South Bank of the river Thames and passes the Tower Bridge and the London Eye.

- Take the automatic Docklands Light Railway and sit in front to enjoy the views a train driver normally has.

- The Emirates Airline is the cable car between DLR-station Royal Victoria and Underground-Station North Greenwich. Enjoy the magnificent views over the river Thames and downtown London. After 7pm the cable cars run extra slowly so you can enjoy the views. The cable car only costs GBP3,40, payable with an Oyster-card.

- Take the Thames Clipper from North Greenwich to the city of London and enjoy the views from the Thames. You pass the Tower Bridge during this trip. An Oyster Card gives 33% of the fares of the Thames Clipper.

- The London Transport Museum in Covent Garden is worth a visit. Depot visits and excursions are organized on a regular interval. 

Train stations in central London

St Pancras (International) Station: 
Eurostar services from/to France and Belgium, Intercity services from/to the Midlands and high-speed services to Kent.

Kings Cross Station: 
Services from/to York, Leeds, Newcastle and Edinburgh over the East Coast Main Line and services to Cambridge.

Liverpool Street Station: 
Services to East-Anglia (Norwich, Colchester), Stansted Express and boat-services to Harwich.

Waterloo Station: 
Services to Surrey and Dorset

Victoria Station: 
Services to Sussex, Kent and Easy Surrey (Dover and Canterbury). Gatwick Express services from/to Gatwick Airport.

Paddington Station: 
Services over the Great Western Railway from/to South-West England and the South of Wales. Trains to Devon and Cornwall (including the Night Riviera Sleeper) and Cardiff/Bristol. Heathrow Express services from/to Heathrow Airport.

Euston Station: 
Services over the West Coast Main Line from/to Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow. Caledonian Sleeper-services from/to Scotland.

London Euston - Info

Railway Station London

"London Euston" is one of he main stations in London and is the starting station for high speed trains to Manchester and Edinburgh. 

Collection of pre-purchased tickets

  • From ticket office: yes
  • Ticket machine: yes

Operator(s)

Station map

Ticket office 

  • Monday - Friday 06:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 06:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 07:00 - 00:00

Facilities 

  • Bicycle parking: yes
  • Bicycle hire: There are Santander hire cycles available near this station. Located on Eversholt Street, Drummond Street and Euston Road. See Santander Bike Hire for further details.
  • First class lounge: yes, 
    Located on first floor, accessed via balcony
  • Wifi: yes
  • Left luggage:  Baggage Storage (Lockers). Situated at the top of the ramp to platforms 16 to 18. Mon - Sun 07:00 - 23:00.
  • Parking: yes, http://www.trainstationparking.co.uk/

To the Big Ben: 

  • Underground: Northern to Kennington, get off at Waterloo Underground Station and walk to the Big ben 
  • Walking: 45 minutes
  • Bike: 15 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 68
  • Taxi: 18 minutes

To London Waterloo: 

  • Underground: Northern to Kennington 
  • Walking: 45 minutes
  • Bike: 15 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 68
  • Taxi: 18 minutes

To London King's Cross / London St. Pancras: 

  • Underground: Northern to Morden 
  • Walking: 15 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 91, 390, 10, 476
  • Taxi: 5 minutes

To London Victoria:

  • Underground: Victoria to Brixton 
  • Walking: 61 minutes
  • Bike: 20 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 390, 748
  • Taxi: 21 minutes

To London Paddington: 

  • Underground: Hammersmith & City Line to Paddington (leaving from Easton Square Station, 2-minute walk from the station)  
  • Walking: 45 minutes
  • Bike: 20 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 205, 27
  • Taxi: 20 minutes

To London Marylebone: 

  • Underground: Victoria to Brixton, change at Oxford Circus, Bakerloo Harrow & Wealdstone  
  • Walking: 30 minutes
  • Bike: 12 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 18, 27 (recommended) 
  • Taxi: 12 minutes

To London Liverpool Street: 

  • Underground: Northern to Morden  
  • Walking: 59 minutes
  • Bike: 22 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 205
  • Taxi: 20 minutes

Finding your platform:
Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.  

London Euston - Hotels near the station

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Studios2Let***

5 minutes by foot from London Euston. Clean. Very good location. Best 3-star hotel near London Euston.   

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Premier Inn London Euston***

Close to the station, spacious, modern. High ratings.      

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The Wesley****

4-star castle hotel very near to the station and subway station.       

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London Kings Cross - Info

Railway Station London

"London Kings Cross" is one of the main stations in London and is the starting station for trains to York, Newcastle and Cambridge. 

Collection of pre-purchased tickets

  • From ticket office: yes
  • Ticket machine: yes

Operator(s)

Station map

Ticket office 

  • Monday - Friday 05:00 - 01:36
  • Saturday 05:00 - 00:36
  • Sunday 05:30 - 01:36

Facilities 

  • Bicycle parking: yes
  • Bicycle hire: There are Santander hire cycles available near this station. See Santander Bike Hire for further details.
  • First class lounge: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Left luggage:  Baggage Storage (Lockers). Situated on the main Concourse. Mon - Sun 07:00 - 23:00.
  • Parking: yes, http://www.trainstationparking.co.uk/

To the Big Ben: 

  • Underground: Victoria to Brixton, change at Green Park, Jubilee to Stratford, get off Westminster Station
  • Walking: 57 minutes
  • Bike: 20 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 91 (recommended)
  • Taxi: 18 minutes

To London Waterloo: 

  • Underground: Victoria to Brixton, change at Oxford Circus, Bakerloo to Elephant & Castle 
  • Walking: 52 minutes
  • Bike: 22 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 59
  • Taxi: 22 minutes

To London St. Pancras: 

  • Walking: 2 minutes

To London Euston: 

  • Underground: Victoria to Brixton 
  • Walking: 15 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 91, 390, 10, 476
  • Taxi: 5 minutes

To London Victoria:

  • Underground: Victoria to Brixton 
  • Walking: 74 minutes
  • Bike: 27 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 390
  • Taxi: 26 minutes

To London Paddington: 

  • Underground: Hammersmith & City Line to Paddington 
  • Walking: 64 minutes
  • Bicycle: 29 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 205
  • Taxi: 20 minutes

To London Marylebone: 

  • Underground: Victoria to Brixton, change at Oxford Circus, Bakerloo Harrow & Wealdstone  
  • Walking: 50 minutes
  • Bike: 19 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 205 (recommended) 
  • Taxi: 16 minutes

To London Liverpool Street: 

  • Underground: Northern to Morden  
  • Walking: 50 minutes
  • Bike: 18 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 205, 214
  • Taxi: 17 minutes

Finding your platform:
Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.  

London King's Cross - Hotels near the station

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  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
Cheap hotels near London St. Pancras - Trains to London

Studios2Let***

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St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London*****

By far the best hotel in the area. The hotel forms a part of the St Pancras station. Very comfortable and convenient. Best pick if you have the budget...       
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Fairway Hotel**

3-minute walk from the station. Family run for over 50 years. 7+. Reasonable priced.     
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London Paddington - Info

Railway Station London

"London Paddington" is one of the main stations in London and is the starting station of all Great Western Trains to Bristol, Exeter, Cornwall, Cardiff and Swansea. 

Collection of pre-purchased tickets

  • From ticket office: yes
  • Ticket machine: yes

Operator(s)

Station map

Ticket office 

  • Monday - Sunday 24 Hours a Day

Facilities 

  • Bicycle parking: yes
  • Bicycle hire: There are Santander hire cycles available near this station. See Santander Bike Hire for further details + Bike & Go. For further details please visit: http://www.bikeandgo.co.uk/
  • First class lounge: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Left luggage:  Situated on platform 10. Mon - Sun 07:00 - 23:00
  • Parking: yes

To Heathrow: 

To the Big Ben: 

  • Underground: Circle to Victoria
  • Walking: 56 minutes
  • Bike: 22 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 76 
  • Taxi: 18 minutes

To London Waterloo: 

  • Underground: Bakerloo to Elephant & Castle 
  • Walking: 68 minutes
  • Bike: 27 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 76
  • Taxi: 148 minutes

To London Kings Cross / St Pancras International: 

  • Underground: Circle to Kings Cross
  • Walking: 59 minutes
  • Bike: 25 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 205, 214
  • Taxi: 17 minutes

To London Euston: 

  • Underground: Bakerloo to Elephant & Castle, change at Oxford Circus, Victoria to Seven Sisters  
  • Walking: 42 minutes
  • Bike: 19 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 205
  • Taxi: 10 minutes

To London Victoria:

  • Underground: Circle to Victoria
  • Walking: 48 minutes
  • Bike: 18 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 36
  • Taxi: 14 minutes

To London Marylebone: 

  • Underground: Bakerloo to Elephant & Castle 
  • Walking: 17 minutes
  • Bicycle: 8 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 27, 205
  • Taxi: 7 minutes

Finding your platform:
Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.  

London Paddington - Hotels near the station

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Hilton London Paddington****

Opposite London Paddington - great 4-star hotel. Classic buidling, spacious and convenient.   

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Best Western Delmere Hotel****

Close to the station, 5 minutes by foot. Very high ratings.       

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Talbot Square***

Next to London Paddington; only 3-star hotel near the station with good ratings. Stylish hotel.        

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