The cheapest trains from London to Paris

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Cheapest

£227

Average

£241

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from London to Paris will cost around £ 241 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 227.

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19:01London St Pancras International2h16 22:17Paris Gare du Nord
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£2271One-way
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08:01London St Pancras International2h16 11:17Paris Gare du Nord
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10:24London St Pancras International2h23 13:47Paris Gare du Nord
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12:31London St Pancras International2h16 15:47Paris Gare du Nord
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£2271One-way
16:31London St Pancras International2h16 19:47Paris Gare du Nord
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£2941One-way

Timetable London to Paris

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10:24London St Pancras International2h23 13:47Paris Gare du Nord
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12:31London St Pancras International2h16 15:47Paris Gare du Nord
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16:31London St Pancras International2h16 19:47Paris Gare du Nord
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Wed
22 Sep
£216Eurostar
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£200Air France
Thu
23 Sep
£201Eurostar
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£88easyJet
Fri
24 Sep
£216Eurostar
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£109easyJet
Sat
25 Sep
£114Eurostar
£62Flixbus
£112Air France
Sun
26 Sep
£129Eurostar
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Mon
27 Sep
£129Eurostar
£31Union Ivkoni International
£62easyJet
Tue
28 Sep
£94Eurostar
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£87Air France
Wed
29 Sep
£88Eurostar
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£87Air France
Thu
30 Sep
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£69easyJet
Fri
1 Oct
£172Eurostar
£51Flixbus
£85easyJet
Sat
2 Oct
£71Eurostar
£31Flixbus
£98Air France
Sun
3 Oct
£88Eurostar
£31Flixbus
£59easyJet
Mon
4 Oct
£94Eurostar
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Tue
5 Oct
£58Eurostar
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Wed
6 Oct
£63Eurostar
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£87Air France
Thu
7 Oct
£88Eurostar
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£42easyJet
Fri
8 Oct
£106Eurostar
£31Union Ivkoni International
£45easyJet
Sat
9 Oct
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£26Flixbus
£34easyJet
Sun
10 Oct
£76Eurostar
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Mon
11 Oct
£77Eurostar
£28Flixbus
£58British Airways
Tue
12 Oct
£58Eurostar
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£87Air France

The fastest trains from London to Paris

Showing times and prices for 23 Sep

Fastest Journey

2 h 16 m

Average

2 h 17 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

344 km

Of the 5 trains that leave London for Paris every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 344 km distance in an average of 2 h 17 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 16 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 23 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
19:01London St Pancras International2h16 22:17Paris Gare du Nord
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£2271One-way
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08:01London St Pancras International2h16 11:17Paris Gare du Nord
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£2271One-way
Fastest
16:31London St Pancras International2h16 19:47Paris Gare du Nord
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£2941One-way
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12:31London St Pancras International2h16 15:47Paris Gare du Nord
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£2271One-way
10:24London St Pancras International2h23 13:47Paris Gare du Nord
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£2271One-way

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Train Information to Paris from London

distanceDistance213 miles (343 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 16 min
priceAverage train ticket price£157 (€175)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesEurostar

Trains from London to Paris cover the 213 miles (343 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 16 min with our travel partners like Eurostar. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £157, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £94. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

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London to Paris with Eurostar

For as little as £94 you can travel by train from London to Paris with Eurostar. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

Eurostar

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 from London to Paris in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar train from London to Paris, 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: 2 h 23 min
  • Eurostar frequency: 4 a day

When purchasing your Eurostar train tickets from London to Paris, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • If passengers have an upcoming booking and are unable to or would rather not travel, there is a possibility to postpone their trip and claim an eVoucher. The eVoucher allows passengers to make a new booking within 12 months of the initial booking for travel until late 2021.
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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.

Plan your trip from London to Paris

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.

Eurostar Timetable

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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.

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Trains from London to Paris
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FAQs
Is travel by train currently allowed from London, United Kingdom to Paris, France?

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

Can I enter France from United Kingdom?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes

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

All travellers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 21/09/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between London and Paris as this information can change.

What restrictions are there on reentering United Kingdom from Paris, France?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Paris to London is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from France?

Reentry to United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

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

What are the entry requirements?

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

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

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

Last verified on 21/09/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Paris to London train here.

How much do cheap trains to Paris from London cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains between London and Paris to cost as little as £94  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from London to Paris on average?
If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that London to Paris train prices are on average £157  one way.
How far is it from London to Paris by train?
The London to Paris train distance is approximately 213 miles (343 km).
How long does it take from London to Paris by train?
On average the train from London to Paris duration is 2 h 16 min  for the 213 miles (343 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
When travelling by train from London to Paris, which train station in London do I depart from and which train station in Paris do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in London to start your trip from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. In Paris you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from London Victoria   and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Where do I find the London train station to Paris? Where is the Paris train station?

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Paris Gare de Lyon, located 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from the city centre.

What train providers offer a service between London and Paris?
Take the London to Paris train with Eurostar. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey to Paris from London as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Can I book a direct train from London to Paris?
Yes, there are 4 direct trains per day between London and Paris, and you can find a direct train for this journey with Eurostar  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
How many trains per day are there from London to Paris?
The average number of trains departing London for Paris is 4 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What time is the earliest train from London to Paris? What time is the last train from London to Paris?
The first train from London to Paris leaves at 06: 01   and the last train for this leaves at 18: 01. Omio shows you the latest train from London to Paris schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How far in advance should I buy a train ticket from London to Paris to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey and save money. If you purchase train tickets to Paris from London within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £157 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from London to Paris a few months in advance.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Paris
London Bridge
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London Charing Cross
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London Euston
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London Fenchurch Street
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London Kings Cross
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Victoria, Circle<br>Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
London Liverpool Street
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Paddington
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District<br>Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
London St Pancras
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London Victoria
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria<br>Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
London Waterloo East
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City<br>Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176