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London to Paris Trains

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2hr 16 mins from London to Paris
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City centreto city centre

Trains from London to Paris


Travelling by train from London to Paris is quick, easy and enjoyable. Simply hop on one of our trains from London St Pancras and journey from one world-famous capital city to another in just over 2 hours. Whether you’re heading to Paris by train to experience the culture, the cuisine, the history, or a little bit of everything, you can start your journey in the comfort on our Eurostar trains.

Here we’ll run through the essentials so you can make the most out of your trip to Paris.

How do I take the train to Paris?

Get to St Pancras International at our recommended arrival time to allow plenty of time to get through border controls 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 from London on our high-speed train in just 2 hours 16 minutes.

For more information about our London trains to Paris, check out our London St Pancras page.

What’s on board our London train to Paris?

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 from London

Your London train to Paris on Eurostar will arrive right in the heart of the French capital 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.

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

On your journey back to the UK, you'll find plenty on offer in either the Eurostar departure lounge or the Business Premier lounge, to make your final moments in the city match up to the rest of your trip. 

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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?

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? 

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?

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?

Get to St Pancras International at our recommended arrival time to allow plenty of time to get through border controls and security. 

How fast does the Eurostar go?

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

How much luggage can I bring with me on the Eurostar?

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?

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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