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Train Information to Paris from Maidstone

distanceDistance185 miles (298 km)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesEurostar

Trains from Maidstone to Paris cover the 185 miles (298 km) long route taking on average 3 h 44 min with our travel partners like Eurostar. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Maidstone East and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

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Eurostar between Maidstone and Paris

Find the best route between Maidstone and Paris with Eurostar. Comparing timetables and prices and booking the most affordable trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel operators on Omio.


Start your search for great prices on Eurostar trains from Maidstone to Paris on Omio. Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway operator that connects continental Europe to the United Kingdom through the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel, with routes linking London St Pancras International to Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam amongst others. Eurostar trains reach speeds up to 200 mph, so you can travel 185 miles (298 km) quickly underwater through the Chunnel train between Maidstone and Paris.

When purchasing your Eurostar tickets from Maidstone to Paris, you can pick from Standard, Standard Premier and Business Premier classes. The Standard Premier class includes spacious seating with light refreshments served, while the Business Premier class offers flexible travel options, lounge access, spacious seats, priority boarding and a hot meal. Check Eurostar’s Maidstone to Paris train timetable and ticket offers, then choose the best price for this trip. Sit back and enjoy the smooth, easy ride between Maidstone and Paris on a Eurostar train!

When purchasing your Eurostar train tickets from Maidstone 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.

Eurostar trains from Maidstone to Paris


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 Maidstone 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 Maidstone 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 Maidstone 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 Maidstone to Paris.

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Trains from Maidstone to Paris
Travel by train 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 Maidstone to Paris.
What are the travel restrictions for Paris, France if I'm coming from Maidstone, United Kingdom by train?

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

What is the status of international entry into France from United Kingdom?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in France from Maidstone?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
  • Health declaration required

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

When travelling in France, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 20/10/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Maidstone and Paris before travelling.

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

The restriction level for your return train to Maidstone, United Kingdom from Paris is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Maidstone from Paris restricted?

International entry 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?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 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
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

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

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

Last checked on 20/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Maidstone from Paris closer to your date of departure here.

What is the distance by train from Maidstone to Paris?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Paris from Maidstone via train to be approximately 185 miles (298 km).
How long is the train journey from Maidstone to Paris?
The train time from Maidstone to Paris is on average 3 h 44 min  for the 185 miles (298 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Maidstone and Paris by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the Maidstone to Paris train leave from? Which Paris train station do I come into from Maidstone?

When departing from Maidstone, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Maidstone East, Maidstone West and Maidstone Barracks. When arriving in Paris, you can end your journey in train stations like Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est.

Omio customers book a train from Maidstone East   to Paris Gare de Lyon   most frequently for this route.

Where is the departure train station in Maidstone located? Where is the arrival train station in Paris located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Maidstone East, 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.

Which train providers should I travel with from Maidstone to Paris?
Take the Maidstone to Paris train with Eurostar. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route from Maidstone to Paris as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services are there between Maidstone and Paris a day?
On average, there are 4 trains a day from Maidstone to Paris. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Maidstone East is the most popular Maidstone railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Maidstone for your journey to Paris.