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Trains from London to Aix-en-Provence

Take the train to Aix-en-Provence

Getting to Aix-en-Provence couldn’t be simpler. Take the Eurostar to Paris or Lille and change to a TGV for Aix. 

You will leave from St Pancras International in London. Get to St Pancras International at our recommended arrival time to allow plenty of time to get through border controls and security. 

What’s on board?

Once on board, settle into your spacious seat and tuck in to drinks,snacks or a meal from Café Métropole. If you'd rather bring your own picnic, there's no limit on liquids, so don't forget the bubbly.

And with free wi-fi and entertainment on our new trains, as well as sockets to keep your gadgets charged, you can relax en route with a film or box set.

Continuing your journey to Aix

Once arrived in Paris, take the direct RER train from Gare du Nord to Gare de Lyon, where you can catch a connecting train. At Lille, you just need to change platforms. 

Your train will arrive at Aix-en-Provence TGV station, which is close to the city centre.

Exploring Aix, city of fountains

Oozing with character and charm, Aix-en-Provence is a vibrant university town with hip new bars and restaurants sitting comfortably next to the more traditional Provençal buildings.

What’s on in Aix?

March/April:  Cartoon Festival

May:  Sm'art Fair

July:  Aix-en-Provence Festival

October - December:  Mômaix festival

Eating out in Aix

  • Start with pastis, the apéritif of Provence.
  • Everything tastes better with aioli, a delicious garlicky mayonnaise.
  • Nibble on calissons d'Aix –  candied fruit and almond sweets.

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  • Enjoy free museum entry on the first Sunday of the month.
  • Explore the former Archbishop’s Palace – now a Tapestry Museum.
  • Stroll around the gardens of Pavillon de Vendôme.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the Eurostar train journey from London to Aix-en-Provence?

Typically, the train journey from London to Aix-en-Provence takes 6hrs 26mins. When you view the available tickets, you will be able to see the length of the train journey for each departure time. 

Are there additional fees when travelling with the Eurostar?

Unlike airlines, there are no hidden costs when travelling by Eurostar. Once you have picked your train tickets (Standard, Standard Premier or Business Premier), there will be no additional fees for seat selection, advanced booking, or luggage allowance. 

How far in advance can you book your Eurostar train ticket?

Eurostar tickets from London to Aix-en-Provence can be booked up to 180 days before your return travel date, however, there are a few exceptions depending on engineering work or when you book. Have a look at our booking calendar and available days will show in black while the greyed-out dates are not available for sale just yet.

Can you take liquids on the Eurostar? 

You can take liquids on the Eurostar and there is no volume limit, so you can bring all your toiletries and even a bottle of bubbly!

Can you take your own food on the Eurostar train to Brussels?

There are no food restrictions, so you’re allowed to bring your own food from home on the Eurostar.

How early should you arrive for the Eurostar?

You should get to St Pancras International 30 minutes before departure in order to pass the customs and security checks before your train departs.

How fast does the Eurostar go?

Between London and Aix-en-Provence, the high-speed lines allow our trains to drive at a maximum speed of 186 miles per hour (300 km/h).

Where does the Eurostar leave from in the UK?

In addition to our trains from London to Aix-en-Provence, we also offer tickets to Aix-en-Provence from Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International, as well as tickets from cities in the UK that require a change in London. 

How much luggage can I bring with me on the Eurostar when travelling to Brussels?

Standard adult tickets allow you to bring two pieces of luggage that are up to 85cm long, and one small piece of hand luggage such as a handbag or briefcase. Find out more information about luggage allowances

Can you take dogs on the Eurostar when travelling to Brussels?

Pets are not allowed to travel on the Eurostar, apart from guide and assistance dogs which are welcome onboard. Have a look here to read more about what to do if you are travelling with a registered guide or assistance dog.

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