Trains London to Paris

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Facts

Trains Paris <> London 

Booking horizon  6 months
Duration 2h17
Distance  376km 
Direct trains Yes
Train company Eurostar
Trains per day 13
First train London 05h40
Last train London 20h01
First train Paris 07h13
Last train Paris 21h13
Station London London St Pancras International
Station Paris Paris Gare du Nord

 

Timetable, route and costs

Train times - Use our journey planner to find all trains from London to Paris

The first train leaves at 05h40 from London St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord, the last train leaves at 20h01. The journey time is 2 hours and 17 minutes between the two cities. Each day around 13 direct Eurostar trains run between London and Paris. Here, at HappyRail, you can buy all cheap train tickets from London to Paris!

Costs / Prices 

If you book early the cheapest fares for trains from London to Paris start at € 41. If you wait to the last moment ticket prices rise to app. € 236

Sleeper / Overnight trains 

There are no  night trains running anymore between London and Paris.  

Scenery 

The route from London to Paris is mainly passing flat land, not very spectacular, and a large part if of course below sea level, then it's pretty dark outside... there are some nice parts though, especially the first stretch after the tunnel in France and the last part in the UK. 

Travel by Eurostar

Routes: 

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Reservation included
  • Bistro coach where drinks, snacks and small meals are available for sale
  • Free wifi on services operated by the new E320-trains between London and Paris
  • Power sockets in the new E320-trains and coaches 5 and 14 in the older trains
  • Check-in closes 30 minutes before departure

Standard Premier class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Reservation included
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power points at all seats 
  • Free wifi on services operated by the new E320-trains between London and Paris
  • A light cold meal served at your seat is included in the price
  • Check-in closes 30 minutes before departure

Business Premier Class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Reservation included
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power points at all seats 
  • Fully flexible tickets
  • Acces to the Business Premier lounges with free drinks, snacks and wifi
  • Free wifi on services operated by the new E320-trains between London and Paris
  • A warm three-course meal served at your seat is included in the price
  • Check-in closes 10 minutes before departure

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London St. Pancras International - Info

Railway Station London

"London St Pancras" is one of the main stations in London and is the starting station for Eurostar-trains to Brussels, Amsterdam, Lille and Paris. 

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 airports: 

  • Heathrow Airport: There is a direct journey to Heathrow Airport, using the Piccadilly Line. Journey time is under an hour. The quickest transfer from St Pancras to Heathrow Airport is to catch the Heathrow Express from London Paddington to Heathrow Airport.

  • Gatwick Airport: St Pancras offers a direct route from St Pancras to Gatwick Airport from Platform A.

  • Stansted Airport: The fastest option is to take Victoria Line to Tottenham Hale and change for the Stansted Express train. Journey time, approximately one hour.

  • Luton Airport: A direct train service operates from St Pancras to Luton Airport Parkway several times an hour.

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 Kings Cross: 

  • 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 St. Pancras International - Hotels near the station

Find cheap hotels with good ratings near London St. Pancras Train Station 

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

Studios2Let***

One of the few hotels near St Pancras with good ratings (8+) Opposite a small park, modern rooms. Apartment-style.       
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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 St. Pancras International - Rental cars

Car Rental

Do you wish to rent a car during your stay in London? Whether you arrive by train or plane there will be a pick-up location on a short distance from you. Check our reservation system for Rental Cars. 

Paris Gare du Nord - Info

Railway station Paris 

Paris Gare du Nord is one of the seven major stations in Paris. It is the departure station of the Thalys (to Brussels, Amsterdam, Cologne), Eurostar (to London) and TGV's to Lille and regional trains to Reims. You can walk from the station to Montmartre and the Sacre Couer (about 30 minutes)

Facilities

  • Wifi: free, but limited 
  • Lockers: 06h15-23h15
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid, not recommended

To the Eiffel Tower

  • Walking: 1h10
  • Bike: 25 minutes, (cheap) city bikes, Velib
  • Subway: 35 minutes, Metro 4 and 9 
  • Bus: 40 minutes, Bus 42
  • Taxi: yes

To the Louvre

  • Walking: 30 minutes
  • Bike: 18 minutes, (cheap) city bikes, Velib
  • Subway: 20 minutes, Metro 4 and 7
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare de Lyon 

  • Walking: 55 minutes
  • Bike: 20 minutes, (cheap) city bikes, Velib
  • Subway: 7 minutes, RER D
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare Montparnasse 

  • Walking: 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Bike: 30 minutes, (cheap) city bikes, Velib
  • Subway: 25 minutes, Metro 4 
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare de l'Est  

  • Walking: 10 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes, (cheap) city bikes, Velib
  • Subway: 4 minutes, Metro 4
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare d'Austerlitz  

  • Walking: 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Bike: 20 minutes, (cheap) city bikes, Velib
  • Subway: 15 minutes, Metro 5
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

Finding your platform:

  • On each platform and in the departure hall there are screens on which the departing trains are listed.

Finding your carriage: 

  • If you have a reserved seat, you can find the right spot on the platform where the carriage stops, by looking at the board of train compositions that can be found on any platform. 

Paris Gare du Nord - Hotels near the station

Find cheap hotels with good ratings near Paris Gare du Nord

  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
Cheap hotels near Paris Gare du Nord - Trains to Paris

Hotel Amiens***

Walking distance: 5 minutes. Affordable, modern rooms. Typical Parisien hotel. 
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Hotel Whistler****

Brand new hotel in opposite of the station. Very modern, high ratings.
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Cheap hotels near Paris Gare du Nord - Trains to Paris

Hotel Terminus Nord****

Classic hotel next to the station. Modern rooms. Typical Parisien bistro. Rating 7+
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Paris Gare du Nord - Rental cars

Rent a cheap car at the train station

Cheap rental cars near Paris Gare du Nord - Rent a car in Paris

Rental Cars

8 rental car companies. A few have offices in the departure hall. Sixt, Hertz, Europcar, Avis, Alamo, Budget, Dollar and more.