Paris to London by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $67.93
  2. 30 day advance $135.87
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 17m
  • Distance
    343 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 28m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Paris to London by train

Fast trains from Paris to London take around 2 hours and 17 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 343 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Paris and London.

1. Are there direct trains from Paris to London?

Direct trains from Paris to London have been found.

We usually find around 60 direct trains on the route from Paris to London every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 56 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Paris to London?

The Paris to London train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 17 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Paris to London train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to London is usually scheduled to depart Paris around 06:43 and the last train is around 21:13. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Paris around 07:13, and the last at 21:13.

What's the Paris to London train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Paris to London are $67.93.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $135, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.

When to book Paris to London train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 14 and a half months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Paris to London by train.

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Which train companies operate between Paris and London?

Eurostar is the train company that operates on the route from Paris to London.

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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It is nowadays so easy to travel by train from Paris to London.

Eurostar launched its Paris to London service in 1994. More than two decades later, this rail route via the Channel Tunnel has taken the lion’s share of the market for travel between the two capitals.

Paris to London

Eurostar trains from Paris to London depart from Paris Gare du Nord station. You need to check in for your train about 45 minutes prior to departure. There are light-touch security checks, including a scan of all baggage, at the Gare du Nord. The route north from Paris runs through Picardy towards Flanders and the Channel Tunnel. You’ll reach the tunnel portal about 80 minutes after leaving Paris.

Emerging from the Channel Tunnel in Kent, the train cruises through gentle downland, bridging the Medway and then diving under the Thames to reach St Pancras Station in London. On their way to London, some Eurostar trains from Paris stop at either Ashford International or Ebbsfleet International.

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Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.