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Trains from London to Paris

Take the train to Paris

Get to St Pancras International 45-60 minutes before departure to clear customs and security, then you’ll be on your way from London to Paris in style with Eurostar. 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 on our high-speed train in just 2 hours 16 minutes.

For more information about departing from London, check out our London St Pancras page.

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.

Additional information about the train station's services, location, and available lounges can be found on our Paris Gare du Nord page.

Take the train to Paris

  • When to arrive?
    Arrive 45-60 minutes before departure
  • How much luggage and liquid can I bring?
    There is a two-bag luggage allowance with no liquid restrictions.
  • How long does it take?
    2 hours 16 minutes from St Pancras into the centre of Paris

What’s on board?

  • 3 Travel Classes
    Travel classes for all budgets and styles - Standard, Standard Premier and Business Premier.
  • Plug Sockets
    There are plug sockets at every seat in all classes to charge electronics.
  • Wifi
    There is free wifi in all travel classes
  • Food & Drink
    Onboard buffet bar, Café Métropole for drinks, snacks and meals any time of the day

Arriving at Paris Gare du Nord

Eurostar trains arrive right in the heart of Paris at Gare du Nord station

  • Passport Checks
    No passport checks when you get off the train, all checks are completed in the UK
  • Public Transport Links
    Downstairs from the Eurostar platform, you’ll find Métro and RER trains. Métro lines are 4 and 5 or RER lines B, D and E.
  • 2 for 1 entry into Paris museums and galleries
    Just show your Eurostar ticket and you get 2 for 1 entry at iconic museums and galleries. See a list of all permitted attractions

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the Eurostar train journey from London to Paris?

The Eurostar can take up to 2hrs 37mins from London to Paris, however, most of our trains will take you to Paris in only 2hrs 16mins. If you take the first Eurostar at 5:40am, this direct train from city centre to city centre will give you plenty of time to make the most of a day trip to Paris!

Are there additional fees when travelling with the Eurostar to Brussels?

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 Paris 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 train to Brussels? 

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 45 to 60 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 Paris, 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 Paris, we also have direct routes to Paris 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. You can find out more information about luggage allowances here

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