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Ashford to Paris Trains

City or station
City or station
1hr 52 minsfrom Ashford
Two-bag travel allowanceand no extra fees
City centreto city centre

Travel to/from Ashford International

Due to the impact of coronavirus and the subsequent pressure put on our business, we’ve made a decision to focus on our busiest city centre stations. As a result, our trains will no longer be stopping at Ashford International until 2022 at the earliest.

Ashford International

If you’re booked on a train due to depart or arrive at Ashford International

You can request an eVoucher for the full value of your booking here.   

Your voucher will be valid for 12 months from date of issue to travel to any Eurostar destination from or to London St Pancras International (subject to availability). You don’t have to travel before the expiry date on your voucher, you simply need to book your new journey before your voucher expires. You can book up to six months in advance on most of our routes, so  you’ll be able to travel up until late 2021. No fee will be applied, but if the value of your new booking is more than the value of your voucher, you will have to pay the difference. 

Please note that requests must be submitted within 60 days of your initial outbound travel date. After this date you will, unfortunately, be unable to retrospectively claim a voucher. If you wish to request a refund please click here

Travelling from London St Pancras International instead

As these stations are currently closed, you’ll need to buy a ticket to travel from or to St Pancras International instead.  


Getting to or from St Pancras International by train 

If you’re travelling to or from St Pancras International by train from Ebbsfleet or Ashford, please check the Southeastern timetable and fares here.   


When to arrive at St Pancras International?  

We recommend arriving at St Pancras International 60 minutes before your Eurostar train departs to allow plenty of time for ticket, security and passport checks. Ticket gates close 30 minutes before departure.

We’re receiving thousands of calls and emails right now, and it’s taking longer than usual for us to reply to everybody. We’d strongly encourage you not to call our contact centre, but to check eurostar.com for all the latest info instead.  For any other requests or questions, you can use this contact us form and select ‘Kent Station’ from the drop-down list. Apologies for the inconvenience caused.

Trains from Ashford to Paris

Take the train to Paris

Get to Ashford International 30 minutes before departure to clear customs and security, then you’ll be on your way to Paris in style. With lots of legroom and space to unwind, our seats are designed for a comfier journey, while our two-bag luggage allowance means you needn’t hold back on the packing. So sit back, relax and let us whisk you to the centre of Paris in just 1 hours 52 minutes.

What’s on board?

There’s a travel class to suit every budget and style, and with sockets at every seat and free wi-fi for all, you can stay in the loop all the way. And if you feel peckish en route, just stroll to Café Métropole, our onboard bar buffet. There, you’ll find drinks, snacks and meals for any time of day – from flaky morning pastries to after-work apéritifs.

Arriving at Paris Gare du Nord

Eurostar trains arrive right in the heart of Paris at Gare du Nord station. And since all the passport checks are done before we leave the UK, you can step straight off the train and into the action. Not far from the platform, you’ll find Métro and RER trains to whisk you to Paris’ top museums and galleries where your Eurostar ticket gives you 2 for 1 entry.

Our whistle stop tour of Paris

Whether it's the Sacré Cœur at sunset or the taste of a heavenly macaron that does it, you're bound to fall in love with the City of Light, so start planning your next trip now.

Food, glorieux food

Enjoy a jambon beurre, crusty baguette with ham and lashings of butter (gherkins are optional).

Or maybe a spot of charcuterie and some serious people-watching on a café terrace.

Go gallery-hopping

Use your Eurostar ticket to take a friend for free to some of the city’s top museums and galleries.

Otherwise, follow the locals and enjoy free entry on the first Sunday of every month.

Rue des boutiques

From the big names of the Champs-Élysées to the boutiques of Rue Saint-Honoré, Paris is the perfect place for a high-end shopping spree.

Or even just some aspirational window shopping.

Paris is always a good idea