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Overview: Train from Paris to Southampton

distanceDistance218 miles (352 km)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day

Trains from Paris to Southampton cover the 218 miles (352 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 49 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 6 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
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train from Paris to Southampton?

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

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

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 2-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) 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: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 07/12/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Paris and Southampton before travelling.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Southampton, United Kingdom to Paris, France?

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

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

Reentry to France 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?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 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
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine

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:

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

Last verified on 07/12/2021. 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 Southampton to Paris train here.

What is the distance by train from Paris to Southampton?
You should expect to travel around 218 miles (352 km)  to Southampton from Paris by train.
What is the average Paris to Southampton train duration?
On average the Paris to Southampton train time is 5 h 49 min  covering the 218 miles (352 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
Which train station from Paris to Southampton do I depart from? Which Southampton train station from Paris do I arrive in?

Some of the Paris train stations to Southampton you can start your journey from include Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Southampton include Southampton Central, Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton Town Quay.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon   and arriving in Southampton Central.

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

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Paris Gare de Lyon, is located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the city centre of Paris.

The most popular arrival train station, Southampton Central, is located 0.5 miles (757 m) away from the city centre of Southampton.

How many train services per day are there to Southampton from Paris?
On average, there are 6 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