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Trip Summary

There are 10 daily trains from London to Paris. Traveling by train from London to Paris usually takes around 2 hours and 26 minutes, but the fastest Eurostar train can make the trip in one hour and 51 minutes.

Distance213 mi (344 km)
Fastest train1h 51m
Lowest price£58.20
Trains per day10
Most frequent serviceEurostar
Train lines1

What is the price of a train ticket from London to Paris?

In the last month, £82.77 was the average price of a train ticket from London to Paris. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £110.21 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from London to Paris by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £88 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from London to Paris in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £133 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Paris from London will be about £110.21 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from London to Paris?

Eurostar is the one and only train line which connects London to Paris. However, there are 10 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Eurostar102h 27m£140.16
  • Eurostar

    Eurostar

    Eurostar revolutionized cross-channel transportation between continental Europe and the British south coast, and it continues to operate passenger trains through the Channel Tunnel. Eurostar trains have spacious legroom and complimentary onboard WiFi, but you can upgrade to a Standard Premier ticket for reclining seats, more legroom, and a complimentary light meal. Business Premier (first class) seating is the same, plus access to the station lounges and a hot meal with alcoholic drinks (including champagne).

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from London to Paris during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from London to Paris?

The distance between London and Paris is approximately 213 miles, or 344 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 26 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 51 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from London to Paris are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs London at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 17:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from London to Paris?

There are 10 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from London to Paris.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Paris to London.

City Information

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Paris

Paris, the famous City of Lights, is the premier destination of choice for people visiting France. Boasting a rich cultural heritage and world-famous culinary traditions, Paris will certainly amaze visitors with everything it has to offer. The city’s star attraction is the famous Eiffel Tower, which was constructed in 1889. An architectural marvel that has stood the test of time, the Eiffel Tower is perhaps the most iconic landmark of Paris, and visitors can take an elevator to the top for a panoramic view of the city. Another must-see iconic landmark is the Musée du Louvre, one of the best art museums in the world. At the Louvre, visitors can marvel at more than 35,000 works of art, including the world-famous Mona Lisa. If you wish to stay away from the deafening crowd, Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, the largest green space in the city, will have what you need.

Paris’ food scene is rich and vibrant, brimming with both traditional bistros and chic new restaurants. For those who enjoy a rustic French vibe, the 2ème arrondissement offers some great selections. If you feel like splurging a little bit, head over to Guy Savoy, one of the best restaurants in town.

Paris is a central hub of transportation in France and Europe, in general. Visitors can catch trains to other cities at one of the six central stations: Gare du Nord, Gare de l'Est, Gare de Lyon, Gare d'Austerlitz, Gare Montparnasse, and Gare Saint-Lazare. The main bus station is Paris Bercy Bourgogne - Pays d'Auvergne located not too far from Gare d'Austerlitz. The principal airports in the city are Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, and Beauvais–Tillé Airport.

Station Information

Where is the train station in London?

Main departure station: London St Pancras International

There is one train station in London.

All train stations in London:

  • London St Pancras International

Where is the train station in Paris?

Main arrival station: Gare du Nord

Paris has one train station.

Train stations in Paris:

  • Gare du Nord

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