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