The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from London to Paris will cost around € 304 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only € 242.
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Trains per day
Of the 15 train that leave London for Paris every day 15 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 344 km distance in an average of 2h 20m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2h 16m .
The slowest train will take 2h 37m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
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2 hours 19 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||95 €|
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Trains from London to Paris are all provided by high-speed railway service Eurostar. All London to Paris Eurostar services are direct, with the first departure at 5:30 a.m. and the final train is at 7:24 p.m. Unlike national trains, passengers will need to check-in at the Eurostar desk in St Pancras International. Find more information on saving money on train tickets from London to Paris and more below.
Where can I buy Eurostar trains tickets from London to Paris?
Eurostar train - London, Paris all depart from St. Pancras International close to the city centre. It's easy to reach the station from any part of London thanks to excellent links on London Underground which sees Northern, Bakerloo, Piccadilly, Victoria, Hammersmith and City and District and Circle line trains stopping at Kings Cross/St. Pancras. Local buses also serve the station, including the 10 and 73 from the West End and there are night bus services all through the night. Taxis will also take passengers to the station from any part of London.
Advice on how to get to London St. Pancras from Vicky of VickyFlipFlopTravels.com: “It’s easy to get to St Pancras International Station on the London Underground. Six different tube lines feed into Kings Cross Station and from here you can get to St Pancras International by walking in just a few minutes. If you’re coming into London via Euston, St Pancras International is just a few minutes’ walk away.
The Eurostar to Paris arrives at the Gare du Nord station in the heart of the French capital. It's easy to get to any area of Paris by metro and the Gare du Nord metro station is the city's busiest with both the 4 and 5 line trains stopping regularly. Buses also depart for all areas of the city and the Noctilien night bus service covers all the main stations, including Gare du Nord. Taxis are readily available from the station concourse and can whisk travellers to any destination.
Advice for arriving at Gare du Nord station from Vicky of VickyFlipFlopTravels.com: "When you arrive at the Gare du Nord, the Eurostar station in Paris, you’ll be right in the centre of the city so it’s easy to get around. The Gare du Nord is also a Metro station, which links you up to lines 4 and 5 underground. You will of course always find taxis outside too.Just make sure the taxi is on the meter or you agree a price beforehand so you both know what’s expected. Be prepared with your next destination when you get to the station. The Gare du Nord is a busy place and you may feel overwhelmed. When you arrive you’re free to leave the station as you wish, there are no passport or ticket checks."
With nine stations located in Paris, the French capital is an inevitable travel hub for passengers travelling throughout Europe. Trains to Paris offer further connections to European cities such as Brussels, Lille, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Barcelona, Marseille and Lyon. It is important for those changing trains in Paris to check if their connecting train is departing from a different station.
Passengers travelling to Charles de Gaulle airport or Orly airport and arriving at Gare du Nord will be able to take the RER regional train (Line B). Passengers travelling to Beauvais airport will need to make their way to Metro line 1 to Porte Maillot station and catch the connecting shuttle bus. Each shuttle bus departs two hours before each scheduled flight. For more information on the bus timetables you can find it on the Beauvais Airport website.
Gare du Nord offers a direct train to Disneyland Paris. Passengers should take the RER Line A from beneath the station in the direction of St-Mandé.
Known as the Capital of Fashion and the City of Light, fashion loving travellers will enjoy visiting famous designer boutiques and department stores in Paris like Printemps and Galeries Lafayette. From fabulous museums like the Louvre to the world's most visited tourist attraction, the Eiffel Tower, there is something to appeal to everyone in this thrilling destination.