How to get from London to Paris by train

Map with train route Paris London London is a popular starting point for many travelers on their European vacation. A short and comfortable train ride connects the British capital with France's city of love, Paris. Find out everything you need to know to make this journey for yourself.

Please note that Great Britain is not included in the Eurail pass.

Train options for London to Paris
Traveling by high-speed train
Eurail passes

Gallery

London buses in front of the Big Ben

London buses in front of the Big Ben

London's Buckingham Palace

London's Buckingham Palace

Eurostar train at London's St Pancras International station

Eurostar train at London's St Pancras International station

View on Paris and world famous Eiffel Tower

View on Paris and world famous Eiffel Tower

The Sacré-Cœur in Paris

The Sacré-Cœur in Paris

Travel options for Paris to London

 

Train

Travel time

Seat reservations

From/to stations

High-speed train

3hr

Mandatory (discounted ticket with a Eurail pass)

London St Pancras International -Paris Gare du Nord

Traveling by high-speed train

 
Eurostar high-speed train

Eurostar high-speed train

Train travel between London and Paris is done with the Eurostar high-speed train. This comfortable train travels through the Channel Tunnel to the European mainland. Journey times can be as short as 2 hours and 16 minutes. For exact travel times, check out our timetable


You can read everything you need to know about this journey in our Londen-Paris blog entry
 

We advise you to book the Eurostar high-speed train well in advance. If you're traveling with a Eurail pass, you're entitled to a discount on this premium service.
Read more about making seat reservations.

Eurail passes

 
Eurail pass

Eurail pass

The Eurail pass is a train pass that lets you travel on nearly every train in Europe. It comes in all shapes and sizes, so you can pick the one that best fits your vacation plans.
See all Eurail passes.

 

We offer a number of passes that include France in combination with a neighboring country, like the France - Italy Pass and the France - Spain Pass. Travelers with a pass valid in France can take advantage of a discounted fare on the Eurostar between Paris and London. 

Related pages

 
- Eurail passes
- Countries in Europe
- High-speed trains in Europe
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