|Avg. Train Duration:|
2 hours 19 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£80|
|Trains depart from:||London Heathrow Airport|
|Trains arrive in:||Paris|
Trains from London Heathrow to Paris involve two separate journeys. Passengers flying into the airport who wish to continue their journey to Paris by train must first take the frequent Heathrow Express service into Paddington Station. Crossing London from Paddington to London St Pancras International Station for Eurostar departures can be done by taxi or underground train, and then the journey to France can begin from there.
The first stage of taking trains from London Heathrow to Paris is provided by the Heathrow Express. This is owned jointly by Heathrow Airport Holdings and Great Western Railway. Eurostar is owned by several European countries and provides high-speed links from the UK to many cities on the continent.
After leaving Heathrow Central, the Heathrow Express makes one stop at Terminal 5 before continuing non-stop to London Paddington with a journey time of approximately 20 minutes. Eurostar trains from London St Pancras International to Paris take between two hours 15 minutes and two hours 30 minutes. Crossing London from Paddington to St Pancras International takes around half an hour.
The Heathrow Express departs at least four times an hour from early morning until late at night, with the same timetable in place seven days a week. The first Eurostar train also leaves in the early morning, and then there is one departure an hour until mid-evening. A similar schedule is in place throughout the week.
Departure train station: Trains to London Paddington from London Heathrow depart from both Heathrow Central and Terminal 5 stations. Heathrow Central is linked by walkways to Terminals 2 and 3 while a shuttle service runs from Terminal 4. There are limited facilities at Heathrow Central. These include toilets and a small range of shops and snack bars. London St Pancras International is a large and busy city centre station with a full range of services including WiFi, shops, bars and restaurants.
Arrival train station: Trains from London Heathrow to Paris terminate at Paris Gare du Nord, one of the busiest stations in the world. It is part of the city's extensive transport network of buses and Metro trains and its facilities include taxi ranks, car hire desks, WiFi, currency services, shops and restaurants.