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Cheap train tickets from London to Paris

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Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from London to Paris is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Eurostar
20:012h17
London St Pancras International (STP)
23:18Paris Gare du Nord
£2091One-way
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Eurostar
06:012h19
London St Pancras International (STP)
09:20Paris Gare du Nord
£2091One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
Eurostar
13:312h17
London St Pancras International (STP)
16:48Paris Gare du Nord
£2361One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
Eurostar
16:312h17
London St Pancras International (STP)
19:48Paris Gare du Nord
£2361One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
Eurostar
14:312h17
London St Pancras International (STP)
17:48Paris Gare du Nord
£2361One-way
0 changes

Train timetableLondon to Paris

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 17 July
Eurostar
06:012h19
London St Pancras International (STP)
09:20Paris Gare du Nord
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Eurostar
07:012h18
London St Pancras International (STP)
10:19Paris Gare du Nord
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Eurostar
08:012h17
London St Pancras International (STP)
11:18Paris Gare du Nord
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Eurostar
09:312h17
London St Pancras International (STP)
12:48Paris Gare du Nord
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Eurostar
10:312h17
London St Pancras International (STP)
13:48Paris Gare du Nord
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Eurostar
11:312h17
London St Pancras International (STP)
14:48Paris Gare du Nord
0 changes
Eurostar
12:312h17
London St Pancras International (STP)
15:48Paris Gare du Nord
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Eurostar
13:312h17
London St Pancras International (STP)
16:48Paris Gare du Nord
0 changes
Eurostar
14:312h17
London St Pancras International (STP)
17:48Paris Gare du Nord
0 changes
Eurostar
15:312h19
London St Pancras International (STP)
18:50Paris Gare du Nord
0 changes
Eurostar
16:312h17
London St Pancras International (STP)
19:48Paris Gare du Nord
0 changes
Eurostar
17:312h17
London St Pancras International (STP)
20:48Paris Gare du Nord
0 changes
Eurostar
18:012h17
London St Pancras International (STP)
21:18Paris Gare du Nord
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Eurostar
18:312h17
London St Pancras International (STP)
21:48Paris Gare du Nord
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Eurostar
19:012h17
London St Pancras International (STP)
22:18Paris Gare du Nord
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Eurostar
20:012h17
London St Pancras International (STP)
23:18Paris Gare du Nord
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Train times from London to Paris

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Fastest Journey

2 h 17 m

Average

2 h 17 m

Trains per day

16

Distance

344 km

Of the 16 trains that leave London for Paris every day 16 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Eurostar
13:312h17
London St Pancras International (STP)
16:48Paris Gare du Nord
£2361One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Eurostar
16:312h17
London St Pancras International (STP)
19:48Paris Gare du Nord
£2361One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Eurostar
09:312h17
London St Pancras International (STP)
12:48Paris Gare du Nord
£2641One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Eurostar
14:312h17
London St Pancras International (STP)
17:48Paris Gare du Nord
£2361One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Eurostar
19:012h17
London St Pancras International (STP)
22:18Paris Gare du Nord
£2361One-way
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When I got in, I chose an empty seat. Then I went to the toilet and saw that everything was nice and clean. When I got back to my seat, I charged my mobile phone and connected to the wifi. The volume was very pleasant and I didn't have to change. The services were very friendly. The food was very good and so the price-quality ratio is balanced.
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Some time ago I travelled from London to Paris. It was very easy to book the tickets online. The inside of the train was very clean and hygienic. I left on time and arrived at my destination in about three hours. As always, there were a lot of people on the train, but I didn't mind. The staff were very friendly and helpful. As always, the price-performance ratio is very good!
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Train number ICE 3987 was the train that departed from London to Paris at 7:46 a.m. on 28 February from platform five. The train had wifi and power sockets. The seats were comfortable, which is very important on a twelve and a half hour journey. Despite the long journey, the train was clean and hygienic the whole time, as were the toilets. The staff were nice and polite, despite the long journey.

Overview: Train from London to Paris

distanceDistance213 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 17 min
priceAverage train ticket price£282 (€320)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesEurostar

Trains from London to Paris cover the 213 miles long route taking on average 2 h 17 min with our travel partners like Eurostar. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £107, but the average price of train tickets is £282. Travellers depart most frequently from London Waterloo and arrive in Paris Gare du Nord.

Train companies: Eurostar trains London to Paris

For as little as £107 you can travel by train between London and Paris with Eurostar. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom with countries in Europe like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Most Eurostar trains travel through the Channel Tunnel between the UK and France. With a high-speed train service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you will travel to Paris from London in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar train to Paris from London, you can choose between three ticket types: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seating, lounge access, priority boarding and hot meal served).

Train information from London to Paris with Eurostar:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 21 min
  • Cheapest Price: £329
  • Eurostar frequency: 10 a day

Train from London to Paris

Trains from London to Paris run on a very consistent schedule, seven days a week. You can catch one every hour or two throughout the day, from early morning till early evening. How long is the train ride from London to Paris? You can look forward to a relatively short trip of about 2hr 25min on average, as you'll be riding with a high-speed carrier on a fast train from London to Paris.

London to Paris Train Time: Daily Departures

On average, there’s a train to Paris from London once every hour throughout the day. The longest wait between trains you can expect is 2 hours, during the midday schedule. Almost all trains only run during daylight hours, except for one evening train. There are about 11 trains a day on weekdays and 10 a day on weekends. This gives you a train schedule from London to Paris of roughly 75 trains per week, including weekends. For timetable purposes, please remember that the clocks in France are one hour ahead of the UK.

Boarding your train London – Paris

You'll board trains from London to Paris at St. Pancras Station. These Eurostar trains leave from Platforms 5-10 on the Upper Level. You access these via the Eurostar Departure Lounge. Eurostar's check-in procedure requires you to arrive at least 30 minutes before your train is due to leave, which is when the gates close. A good tip is to avoid rushing and arrive around 60 minutes ahead.

Cityscape of London's financial district

Cityscape of London's financial district. Source: Shutterstock

Where does the train depart from London and arrive in Paris?

All trains from London to Paris depart from London St. Pancras train station. This is the main UK terminal for Eurostar trains from London to Paris, which provides all the train services on this route. A London Bus will get you there from the city centre in about 10minutes. Trains from London also always arrive at the same station in Paris, Paris Gare du Nord train station.

When is the best time to book your train ticket from London to Paris?

The best time to book trains from London to Paris is in the early morning, at around noon, and in the afternoons. This is because the interval between trains is only 1 hour, as opposed to 1 hr 30 min or 2 hours during other times of the day. Your London to Paris train time will be roughly the same on all of these trips, though, so it makes no difference in those terms.

What to see between London and Paris

After boarding a train to Paris from London, you’ll travel across the scenic countryside of Kent, passing through towns like Maidstone and Ashford. These lie along the Great Stour River on the southern edge of the Kent Downs, as you head to Folkestone and Dover.

In France, your train from London to Paris will take you alongside the Caps et Marais d'Opale Regional Natural Park, through lovely coastal towns like Outreau, and Le Crotoy. You'll then swing inland to the historic city of Amiens, travelling through the Clermont-Ferrand region and then the Parc Naturel Régional Oise nature reserve just north of Paris.

Information on Paris Gare du Nord

All trains from London to Paris arrive in the City of Lights at Paris Gare du Nord train station. It's one of the busiest in the world, with plenty of travellers' amenities. Eurostar London to Paris trains stop at platforms 3-6, which open up straight onto the main concourse. The station's eateries are in the Brasserie Terminus Nord, which has bistros, restaurants, takeaway kiosks and more. The station concourse also contains dozens of retail outlets of all descriptions. Gare du Nord is about 8 minutes from the city centre on the subway, and about 15 minutes by bus.

Night trains from London to Paris

Unfortunately, you won't be able to get any night train from London to Paris. The last train every day leaves at around 7pm. So you'll arrive before 11pm ­ as opposed to a true overnight train with sleeping facilities. You'll travel on the Eurostar on these late trains. As with all the others, this is also a speed train from London to Paris and will only take about 2hr 20min.

Eurostar London to Paris

Eurostar operates every train London – Paris. They are direct journeys that take around 2h 40min. These high-speed trains offer the ideal "fly less" option, carrying over 10 million passengers a year, also linking the UK with other European cities like Amsterdam and Brussels. You have a choice of train tickets London to Paris, with trips available throughout the day on weekdays and weekends. Trains can reach a London to Paris train speed of around 185 mph (300 km/h), going through the Channel Tunnel at a more modest clip of around 100 mph (160 km/h). Eurostar trains have large windows for sightseeing, on-board toilets, a bistro, Wi-Fi and air-conditioning.

Trains from London to Paris: Sustainable travel

Eurostar is seriously committed to creating sustainable train travel, even while providing a really fast train from London to Paris. To this end, the company has its own 10-point "Tread Lightly" environmental and sustainability policy. Additionally, Eurostar works with ReforestAction, the Woodland Trust, and Trees For All, planting a tree for every train trip it makes. Over 20,000 trees were planted in 2020 alone. Salient points of the Tread Lightly plan are the elimination of fossil fuels by 2030, reducing plastic consumption by 50%, and switching to a fully electric train fleet. Another strategy is working with the Sustainable Restaurant Association to improve its sustainable food credentials.

Train to Paris from London: Services on Board

A Eurostar train London Paris offers three classes. Business Premier is the one to choose if you want to travel in luxury. Among the perks are a three-course champagne meal and access to Eurostar Business Premier Lounges. In the middle is Standard Premier, offering spacious seats and a light meal. For the cheap train tickets from London to Paris you can travel Standard Class, which gives you access to the on-board food and drink snack bar.

Eurostar services included in the London to Paris train price:

  • Limited mobility assistance: Eurostar staff at stations, wheelchair spaces on board.
  • Hold luggage: two pieces with no weight limit (as long as you can carry them yourself).
  • Hand luggage: a laptop, handbag or briefcase.
  • Pets: unfortunately, only guide dogs and other service animals are allowed.
  • Bicycles: a folding bike in a carrier no longer than 33.5 inches (85 cm).
  • Seat reservation: you can choose your own seat, and change if you need to.

When to book your train tickets from London to Paris

There a number of ways that you can save on the London to Paris train cost. One of the most effective is to be completely flexible about the day and even the time when you travel. This will allow you to wait until the last minute to snap up discounted tickets due to late cancellations. You can also take the opposite approach by booking a long time in advance. Train carriers sometimes sell early-bird tickets at discounted prices to encourage initial bookings. You can also choose routes that have intervening stops, although this option isn't available if you're looking for a cheap train ticket from London to Paris – all Eurostar trains are high-speed models.

From London To Paris by train - travel tips

Trains from London to Paris are sought-after, as the French capital is one of the great tourist cities in Europe. It has some of the most iconic landmarks in the world, which scarcely need mentioning – but we've listed them below for you. Exploring Paris more deeply, you'll find the fascinatingly ornate Palais Garnier Opera House, with its ceiling painted by Chagal. It's a monument to the Napoleonic era and one of the world's most illustrious opera venues. The Musée d'Orsay has an extensive collection of Impressionist art, from Monet to Van Gogh.

Want something romantic? Take a sunset cruise through the heart of Paris on the River Seine. To eat at some of the celebrated cafés in the city, head to Boulevard Saint-Germain-des-Prés, where you can still sit in the very same establishments as did historical figures like Sartre, Picasso, Hemingway and Simone de Beauvoir. For more inspiration, read the City Guide to Paris in our online magazine, The Window Seat.

  • Eiffel Tower
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Louvre Museum
  • Notre Dame Cathedral
  • The Champs-Élysée avenue
  • Place de la Concorde
Woman on a train admiring the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Woman on a train admiring the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Source: Shutterstock

What are the other cities you can go to from Paris?

Taking a train from London to Paris doesn't mean you have to spend all your time in the city. Many other French cities are worth a visit too. You can travel north to Normandy, touring and paying your respect at the WWII sites. Or visit the famous French Riviera by taking a train from Paris to Nice. On this route you can enjoy a leisurely six-hour journey down through southern France. You also can catch a train west to the Bay of Biscay region, visiting the cities of La Rochelle and Bordeaux.

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Trains from London to Paris

The construction of the Channel Tunnel at the end of the last century allowed direct rail links between two of Europe's great capitals. Trains depart from central London and arrive in the centre of Paris, making the train an plausible alternative to a flight.  Direct trains from London to Paris make chic city breaks or business meetings easy to plan, with travel times on Eurostar services lasting just a little over two hours.  Departure times from London range from early morning to mid-evening, the last train arriving in time for a nightcap in Montmartre. Santé!

How long is the train from London to Paris?

The fastest Eurostar option on the 308-mile route south through the Channel Tunnel to Paris takes two hours and 16 minutes. Other trains take from five to 20 minutes longer to complete the journey from London, depending on the departure time. For timetable purposes, travellers should remember that the clocks in France are one hour ahead of the UK.

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What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Paris?

Departure train station:  The Eurostar terminus at London St Pancras is situated on the northern side of central London, with Underground connections available on six lines and city bus routes stopping on Euston Road. The passenger concourse offers international restaurants, gift stores, coffee shops, news vendors, a pharmacy and taxi stands.

Arrival train station: Paris Gare Du Nord is located on the north-eastern side of Paris city centre, with public transport connections on numerous bus routes, Metro lines 4 and 5 and RER lines B, D and E. Facilities at the terminus include restaurants, Eurostar lounges, food stores, coffee shops, car rental desks and taxi stands.

Which train providers serve the London to Paris route?

Eurostar offers all the direct train services from London St Pancras to Paris Gare Du Nord.  It is a direct route and there are no stops along the way.

How many trains are there from London to Paris?

The weekday Eurostar schedule begins with a very early morning departure from London St Pancras, continuing with trains roughly every hour throughout the day. The final train to Paris Gare Du Nord leaves London around 8:00 p.m. and Sunday schedules begin after 8:00 a.m. but offer some additional afternoon and evening connections.

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What is the cheapest Eurostar ticket type?

The standard ticket type is cheapest. Standard ticket type holders can take up to two bags of luggage for free. Passengers can also enjoy free wifi at St Pancras, as well as seat selection. Its best advised to book in advance, as Standard tickets tend to sell out fast.

What is the Eurostar check-in process?

One of the best things about travelling from London to Paris on the Eurostar is how straightforward it is to check in. Get to the Eurostar check in gates at least 30 minutes before your scheduled leaving time and you’ll have time to grab a coffee in the waiting room, too.

Business Premier Eurostar: what does it offer?

Business premier ticket holders can take advantage of all the benefits above. Plus, a free meal onboard and complimentary magazines. This type of Eurostar ticket allows flexible travel. As well as a dedicated ticket office, 10-minute check-in and a taxi booking service.

Eurostar trains from London to Paris

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The Eurostar is a high-speed railway company operating in Europe since 1994. It travels at 186mph under the English Channel to cities on the continent—whether you’re going to Brussels, Amsterdam or Rotterdam. The train is Europe’s solution to fly less; over 11 million Europeans chose to take the train to London from Paris instead of flying in 2019.

The check-in time for Eurostar to Paris train is around 30 minutes. This means you can arrive in plenty of time to pick up a coffee at the Gare du Nord station in Paris or St Pancras Station in London. Eurostar trains are kitted out with an onboard bistro, toilets, air conditioning and Wi-Fi to make the train journey from London to Paris more comfortable.

With three fare classes to choose from—Standard, Standard Premier and Business Premier—you can pick which is best for you; It’s easy to book cheap Eurostar return tickets in advance by travelling mid-week. You can choose to travel in comfort in Business Premier when taking the London to Paris train, get served a hot meal and drinks throughout the crossing with newspapers and access to the Ashford Departure Lounge in London.


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Eurostar Trains from London to Paris

The Eurostar is a high-speed train company connecting the UK to continental Europe and beyond.

When planning trips to Eurostar destinations, consider checking back for offers on Eurostar tickets. Speak to the Customer Care team at the Omio help centre for cancellations or changes to your ticket from London to Paris.

FAQs: London to Paris train

FAQs: Travel by train from London to Paris easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Paris.
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Cheap train tickets from London to Paris can start from as little as £107 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for London to Paris is £282; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the London to Paris train time is 2 h 17 min   covering the 213 mile long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from London to Paris leaves at 05: 31. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from London to Paris leaves at 20: 01.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Paris without having to change trains with Eurostar. There are 10 direct trains from London to Paris each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Paris. Take the fast train with Eurostar from London to Paris.
The high-speed Eurostar train from London to Paris takes around 3 h 21 min.
Take the London to Paris train with Eurostar. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route to Paris from London as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 01.

When departing from London, you have various train station options to start your trip from including London Waterloo, London Euston and London Paddington. When arriving in Paris, you can end your trip in train stations like Paris Gare du Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon and Paris Gare Montparnasse.

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Waterloo, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Paris Gare du Nord, located 2.9 miles (4.6 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Paris from London is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 17 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from London to Paris is May.
You have options as you can travel between London and Paris 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in London and Paris

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The major railway station for departures from London is London St Pancras International. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London St Pancras International for your trip between London and Paris.
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Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Public transport options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139
The major train station for arrivals in Paris is Paris Gare du Nord. Find all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Paris Gare du Nord for your trip to Paris from London.
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+33 890640650
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Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
Public transport 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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