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London St Pancras International (STP)
21:48Paris Gare du Nord
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23:18Paris Gare du Nord
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Trains to Paris

As one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe, it’s no surprise that Paris is well-served by national and international train services. There are six major stations in the city, located near all the major landmarks and districts most travellers want to visit. From Paris, travellers can take a high-speed SNCF train to other major French locations (such as Bordeaux and Lyon) as well as European cities like Frankfurt, Madrid, and Barcelona.

Popular trains to and from Paris

Popular trains to Paris

Lyon to Paris train

from £20
Direct trains available
1h56 average duration
17trains per day
Served by
  • Trenitalia
  • SNCF | TGV INOUI
  • SNCF | TER
  • SNCF | TGV Lyria
  • SNCF | TGV
  • Regionale
  • SNCF

Geneva to Paris train

from £42
Direct trains available
3h13 average duration
7trains per day
Served by
  • SNCF | TGV Lyria
  • SNCF | TER
  • SNCF | TGV INOUI
  • SNCF | TGV
  • Deutsche Bahn

Zurich to Paris train

from £91
Direct trains available
4h04 average duration
1train per day
Served by
  • SNCF | TGV Lyria
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • SNCF | TGV INOUI
  • SNCF | TER
  • TGV
  • SNCF | ICE
  • SBB

London to Paris train

from £107
Direct trains available
2h17 average duration
10trains per day
Served by
  • Eurostar

Amsterdam to Paris train

from £131
Direct trains available
3h20 average duration
8trains per day
Served by
  • Eurostar
  • NS International | IC Brussel
  • Intercity
  • NS International | IC Direct
  • BSB
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • Sprinter

Popular trains from Paris

Paris to Lyon train

from £29
Direct trains available
1h52 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • Trenitalia
  • SNCF | TGV INOUI
  • SNCF | TER
  • SNCF | TGV Lyria
  • SNCF | TGV
  • SNCF | Intercités de nuit
  • SNCF | Intercités
  • Regionale
  • SNCF

Paris to Geneva train

from £34
Direct trains available
3h11 average duration
10trains per day
Served by
  • SNCF | TGV Lyria
  • SNCF | TGV INOUI
  • SNCF | TER
  • SNCF | TGV
  • SNCF | Intercités de nuit
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • Regionale
  • SNCF

Paris to Amsterdam train

from £49
Direct trains available
3h16 average duration
10trains per day
Served by
  • Eurostar
  • NS International | IC Brussel
  • Intercity
  • Regional
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • BSB

Paris to Zurich train

from £57
Direct trains available
4h04 average duration
6trains per day
Served by
  • SNCF | TGV Lyria
  • SNCF | TGV INOUI
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • SNCF | ICE
  • TGV
  • SNCF | TER
  • SBB

Paris to London train

from £96
Direct trains available
2h18 average duration
12trains per day
Served by
  • Eurostar

Which is the main train station in Paris?

Situated in the city centre, Gare du Nord is considered the main station in Paris. Catering to over 200 million passengers a year, it’s also the busiest railway station in Europe. Eurostar trains to Paris (from London) arrive at Gare du Nord station. From there, passengers can transfer to a metro, national, or international train for further onward travel.

Which train companies offer trains to Paris?

When travelling from the UK, all trains to Paris are operated by Eurostar, Europe’s best-known international train service. Eurostar provides direct, high-speed trains that reach up to 200mph, getting passengers from St Pancras International to Gare du Nord in as little as two hours and 15 minutes.

Why travel by train to Paris?

Train travel may not be the only way to get to Paris, but it’s certainly one of the best methods. Getting there from London is quick and easy, with trains from St Pancras International arriving in less than two and a half hours. On top of that, a train will arrive right at Gare du Nord in the centre of Paris, as opposed to planes which land further from the city centre. Whilst travelling with Eurostar passengers also benefit from wifi, onboard dining options and a great luggage allowance.

Before you travel to Paris by train - good to know!

Most travellers visit Paris for one of three reasons: great food, great culture, and great landmarks. But don’t just settle for baguettes, bus tours, and the Eiffel Tower. Try eating like a local at smaller restaurants, take a walk through up-and-coming neighbourhoods like Belleville, and visit the various palaces around the city. When travelling between attractions, remember most metro and bus ticket machines only accept cards and coins (no paper bills). To save money, consider the Paris Visite unlimited travel pass. Also, to avoid crowding, try not to use the metro during peak time: from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Trains to Paris

The best way to get to Paris by train is to use the Eurostar service that runs from London St. Pancras station. St. Pancras is in the centre of London and is easily accessible by both the London bus network, and the London Underground. Lines that run to St. Pancras include the Victoria, Circle and Northern line, as well as the Hammersmith & City and the Metropolitan line.

One of the busiest train stations in all of Europe, Gare Du Nord is also the main hub for Eurostar trains to Paris. Another one of Paris's largest train stations is the Gare De Lyon which is situated in the south-east region of Paris. From here, high-speed TGV services depart to the south of France, Italy and Switzerland. Close to the centre of the city is the Gare De Bercy train station, which is used by Auto Train, the specialist car ferrying train service. Another station in Paris is the Charles De Gaulle, which is found in Terminal Two at the Charles De Gaulle Airport. This station serves RER and TGV trains which connect travellers to central Paris.

 

Major companies and train routes to Paris

Route Duration Avg. Price
Trains to Paris from London 2h26 £55
Trains to Paris from Lyon 1h59 £36
Trains to Paris from Lille 1h09 £25
Trains to Paris from Montpeiller 3h27 £34
Trains to Paris from Nantes 2h31 £37
Trains to Paris from Toulouse 4h44 £3
Trains to Paris from Amsterdam 3h30 £36
Trains to Paris from Brussels 1h48 £25
 

Useful information for trains to Paris


Which companies operate trains to Paris?

Eurostar is the main provider for trains to Paris and is the only direct and regular train that departs from London to Paris. SNCF is France's national railway system and connects cities from all over the country to Paris. Thalys connects Brussels and Amsterdam, along with Rotterdam to Paris.

How can travellers save on train tickets to Paris?

No matter which direction passengers travel from, train tickets to Paris will always be a bit pricier due to demand. The best time to book Eurostar to Paris is ideally 90 days before your journey, although the biggest price increases will happen in the last 4 weeks before departure. Passengers coming from the continent by train should also book a few weeks in advance.

How much are train tickets to Paris?

Trains to Paris greatly vary in accordance with where your departure point is and when you book, the further in advance you book, the cheaper the ticket will be. To find out how much a ticket would be simply search for your destination in the search bar at the top of this page.

What are the main train stations in Paris?

There are several large train stations in the centre of Paris. The main station in Paris is the Gare du Nord. From there is it easy to get a train to other areas of Paris, or to take the subway to other areas of the city. Taxis can also be found outside the station, as well as various bus services.

Train companies: Eurostar, Thalys and Trenitalia trains to Paris

Travel on Eurostar, Thalys and Trenitalia trains to Paris at great prices. Omio finds you train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Renfe-SNCF is a joint venture between Spain's Renfe and France's SNCF, offering high-speed rail services between the two countries. The trains run at speeds of up to 300 km/h, with departures every two hours. Renfe-SNCF offers three types of trains: the AVE, the TGV and the EuroMed. The AVE is the fastest, with a journey time of just over three hours between Madrid and Paris. The TGV is slightly slower, but still offers a comfortable journey. The EuroMed is the slowest, but is the most affordable option. Renfe-SNCF offers a range of ticket types, including single, return and group tickets. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi, power sockets and a selection of snacks and drinks. The most popular routes for Renfe-SNCF are Madrid to Paris, Barcelona to Marseille and Madrid to Lyon.

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