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Overview: Train from Paris to Southampton

distanceDistance218 miles (352 km)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day

Trains from Paris to Southampton cover the 218 miles (352 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 41 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Southampton Central.


Eurostar trains from Paris to Southampton

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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 Southampton 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 Paris to Southampton 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 Paris to Southampton 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 Paris to Southampton

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 Paris to Southampton.

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FAQs

Is travel by train currently allowed from Paris, France to Southampton, United Kingdom?

Travel between Paris, France and Southampton, United Kingdom by train is: Fully open.

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

International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France

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

Conditions of entry:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

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

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

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

The information above was last checked on 28/05/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Southampton from Paris before travelling.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Paris, France from Southampton, United Kingdom?

The restriction level for your return train to Paris, France from Southampton is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Paris from Southampton restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • 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)
  • Health declaration required

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

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

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

Last checked on 28/05/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Paris from Southampton closer to your date of departure here.

What is the distance by train from Paris to Southampton?

You should expect to travel around 218 miles (352 km)  between Paris and Southampton by train.

How long does it take from Paris to Southampton by train?

While the time it takes to travel 218 miles (352 km) to Southampton from Paris can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Paris to Southampton is on average 5 h 41 min.

Which train station in Paris goes to Southampton? Which train station do I come into Southampton from Paris?

When taking a train from Paris, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. When you arrive in Southampton, your train can arrive in train stations including Southampton Central, Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton, Town Quay.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Paris Gare de Lyon   to Southampton Central.

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

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Paris Gare de Lyon and need to travel around 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Southampton most often arrive at Southampton Central and need to travel around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from this train station to the city centre.

How many trains are there from Paris to Southampton a day?

On average, there are 8 trains a day from Paris to Southampton. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Paris Gare de Lyon is the most popular Paris 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 Paris for your journey to Southampton.
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Public transport options for Paris Gare de Lyon
Metro lines: 1, 14
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 72, 77, 91
Train lines: TGV, RER A, RER D, Transilien R
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Metro lines: 4, 5
Bus lines: 65, 26, 43
Train lines: RER B, D, E
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Public transport options for Paris Gare de l'Est
Metro lines: 4, 5, 7
Bus lines: 31, 32, 35, 38, 39, 46, 54, 56, 91
Train lines: RER B, TGV, TGV/ICE, TER, Intercités, OUIGO, Transilien, Russian Railways
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Public transport options for Paris Gare Saint-Lazare
Metro lines: 3, 9, 12, 13, 14
Bus lines: 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 42, 43, 66, 80, 94, 95, 528, RoissyB
Train lines: TER, Intercités, Transilien J, Transilien L, RER E
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Public transport options for Gare de Paris Bercy
Metro lines: 6, 14
Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
Train lines: TER, Intercités
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Public transport options for Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
Metro lines: 5, 10
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 89, 91, 215
Train lines: TER Centre-Val de Loire, Intercités, Intercités de Nuit, Transilien, RER C