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

Video train route Paris - London


Travel options for Paris to London



Travel time

Seat reservations

From/to stations

High-speed train


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 London-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 cover

Eurail pass cover

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 Eurail France - Italy Pass and the Eurail France - Spain Pass. Travelers with a pass valid in France can take advantage of a discounted fare on the Eurostar between Paris and London. 

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