On average, it typically takes about 2 hours and 19 minutes to journey from London to Paris by train, covering a distance of approximately 212 miles (342 kilometers). Normally, there are around 15 trains available daily for this route, and if you plan ahead, you can secure tickets for this voyage starting at £50.
- First Train: Departs at 06:01
- Last Train: Departs at 20:01
- Departure Station: London
- Arrival Station: Paris
- Journey Time: Approximately 2 hours and 17 minutes
- Distance: 212 miles (342 kilometers)
- Frequency: There are 15 trains per day
- Changes: Direct trains are available
- Price: Tickets start from £50
- Train and Bus Operators: BlaBlaCar Bus, Eurostar, Flixbus.
How do I take the train to Paris?
To catch the train to Paris, start by heading to St Pancras International station. We recommend arriving with some extra time to spare for border controls and security checks. Once you’re there, you’ll embark on a stylish journey from London to Paris courtesy of Eurostar. Our seats are designed for maximum comfort, offering plenty of legroom and space to relax. Plus, you can bring along two bags without any worries about over-packing.
So, kick back, unwind, and let us whisk you away to the heart of Paris from London aboard our high-speed train. You’ll arrive in just 2 hours and 16 minutes, making the trip a breeze.
Everything you need to know about London St Pancras station
Conveniently situated in the heart of the capital, London St. Pancras International station offers easy accessibility via various modes of transportation. You can reach it using National Rail, the London Underground, bus services, or even by car.
King’s Cross St Pancras Underground station is well-connected, serving six Tube lines, including the Hammersmith & City (pink line), Circle (yellow line), Metropolitan (purple line), Northern (black line), Piccadilly (dark blue line), and Victoria (light blue) lines.
If you’re planning to travel by train, you’ll find that London St Pancras is just a short journey away from Euston, Victoria, and Paddington stations, taking approximately half an hour to reach.
London to Paris and back again in one day? Is it possible
A day trip from London to Paris is incredibly easy and convenient. Just board one of our trains at London St. Pancras, and in just a little over 2 hours, you’ll find yourself in the heart of Paris. This means if you catch the first Eurostar train in the morning, you’ll arrive in your second capital city of the day just in time for breakfast. With the entire day ahead of you, you can fully immerse yourself in your day trip to Paris.
No matter what’s on your Paris itinerary, you can kick off your day in comfort and style on a Eurostar train from London to Paris. And if you plan your return journey from Paris to London as late as possible, you’ll even have the chance to experience the sights and sounds of Paris at night. Oui!
Now that you know it’s possible, how will you make the most of your trip to Paris? Whether you’re traveling with your family, seeking a spontaneous romantic getaway, or simply eager to explore culture, art, and iconic landmarks, you’ll want to craft the perfect itinerary.
A well-rounded day trip to Paris should include a mix of must-visit tourist attractions, opportunities to savor Parisian cuisine alongside locals, and explorations of the city’s vibrant neighborhoods to truly savor that authentic French flavor. Not only do we make Paris day trips a reality with our swift trains between the two cities, but we also have insider tips from our local team on the best things to do in Paris and how to make your one-day adventure unforgettable.