The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from London to Paris will cost around £ 293 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 232.
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Trains per day
Of the 15 train that leave London for Paris every day 15 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 344 km distance in an average of 2h 18m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2h 16m .
The slowest train will take 2h 25m 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.
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2 hours 19 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£82|
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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 attractive alternative to a flight. Direct trains from London to Paris make chic city breaks or business meetings easy to plan, with journey 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.
Eurostar offers all the direct train services from London St Pancras to Paris Gare Du Nord. Indirect connections are not a practical consideration on this route.
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.
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.
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.