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Overview: Train from Southampton to Paris

distanceDistance218 miles (352 km)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day

Trains from Southampton to Paris cover the 218 miles (352 km) long route taking on average 5 h 54 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Southampton Central and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.


Eurostar trains from Southampton to Paris

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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 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 Southampton 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 Southampton 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 Southampton to Paris

The Eurostar is a high-speed train company connecting the UK to continental Europe and beyond.

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FAQs

Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains to Paris from Southampton?

Travel between Southampton, 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 Southampton?

Conditions of entry:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

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 27/01/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Paris from Southampton before travelling.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to United Kingdom from Paris, France?

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

Is my return train into Southampton 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 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 self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Southampton, 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: Recommended

Last checked on 27/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Southampton from Paris closer to your date of departure here.

How far is it from Southampton to Paris by train?

The train distance from Southampton to Paris is around 218 miles (352 km).

How long is the train from Southampton to Paris?

On average the Southampton to Paris train time is 5 h 54 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.

When travelling by train from Southampton to Paris, which train station in Southampton do I depart from and which train station in Paris do I arrive in?

When departing from Southampton, you have various train station options to start your route from including Southampton Central, Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton Town Quay. When arriving in Paris, you can end your route in train stations like Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est.

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

Where do I find the Southampton train station to Paris? Where is the Paris train station?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Southampton Central, is located 0.5 miles (757 m) from the city centre of Southampton.

The most popular arrival train station, Paris Gare de Lyon, is located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city centre of Paris.

How many train services per day are there to Paris from Southampton?

On average, there are 5 trains a day from Southampton to Paris. 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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Southampton Central is the most popular Southampton 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 Southampton for your journey to Paris.