Eurostar London to Paris

 

The world's most advanced train, whisks you through the famous Channel Tunnel taking you between London (St. Pancras) and Paris (Gare Du Nord) in record time (2hrs 15min.) and in very comfortable surroundings. Your seat is reserved for you after you book. For 'Business Premier' and 'First Class' passengers meals are included. Like most forms of transport nowadays it is non-smoking.

 

eurostar at st pancras

 

Check-in times

 

'Business Premier' tickets or Eurostar carte blanche - 10 minutes
Standard & Leisure Select  tickets  -  allow 30 minutes

For special travel needs ( wheelchair etc.) allow 45minutes.If you need assistance please ask a member of staff.

You can make a reservation 120 days in advance when prices are much lower.

 

Although low-cost airlines offer some very good prices to Paris you have to factor in the additional time and costs to get to and from the airports, which are outside the city, as well as the stress!

 

The Eurostar service is direct, board the train in the centre of London and disembark in the centre of Paris!
No lengthy check-ins or hassle getting to and from airports!
London to Paris: 2hrs 15mins - hourly service.

The first Eurostar train departs from St. Pancras station, London at 5:25 am and arrives at Gare du Nord station, Paris at 8:50 am.

The last train departs from St. Pancras station, London at 8:05 pm and arrives at Gare du Nord station, Paris at 11:26 pm.

The journey from London to Paris takes approximately 2 hours 30 minutes

 

Please note that the Eurostar's frequency, routes and journey times may be subject to change, so check your travel documents for exact departure times before your trip.  

 

 

 

  

Flying from London to Paris

 

aeroplane wingTheir are five airports in London offering flights to Paris, 

Heathrow (LHR) London City Airport (LCY) Gatwick (LGW), Luton Airport (LTN), Stansted (STN).

 

 

These will take you to one of the two International airports in Paris, Orly (ORY) or Roissy Charles De Gaulle (CDG). There is also the option of flying into Paris Beauvais Airport  (BVA)  which is actually about 90km northwest of the city of Paris

 

Among the airlines serving these routes are major airlines such as Air France and British Airways as well as 'low-cost' or 'budget' airlines Ryanair and Easyjet 

 

 

London to Paris Disneyland

 

From London you can take a direct train journey with Eurostar to Disneyland Paris. Either from London St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International or Ashford International.

This train, which passes through the three stations takes you directly to Paris Marne-la-Vallee / Chessy station which only a couple of minutes from the park's gates. 

The journey time from London St Pancras International is around 2 hours 45 minutes. From Ebbsfleet International 2 hours 25 minutes and 2 hours from Ashford International.

This direct train currently leaves London St Pancras International daily at 10.17 am which is later than previous years, due, say Eurostar, to planned engineering works in France. They review their timetables every six months so we may see a return to earlier departures some time during the summer.

 

Please note: These Eurostar direct services do not run on Tuesdays or Saturdays except during school holidays. 

You also have the option of  travelling direct with Eurostar from London St Pancras International or Ashford International to Paris Gare du Nord in the central Paris. It is a journey of approx. 2 hours 15 minutes from London. From Gare du Nord allow yourself  another hour by regional train to get to Disneyland.

See From Paris for details

 

 

 

Coach/bus London to Paris

 

Where a nine hour bus/coach trip might not be everyone's first choice as a means of getting from London to Paris, for the budget traveller it provides an inexpensive option. Even with with very cheap 'low-cost' air travel, once you factor in the cost of getting to the airports (which are outside Paris itself) and the stress this can prove to be an attractive alternative.

There are three 'main players' plus many independent tour operators offering this service.

 

euroline coach

 

Eurolines operates coaches from London to Paris as part of 'National Express'. Coaches leave London Victoria for Paris Gallieni coach station four times a day, with two daytime buses to London at 10:30 and 14:00 and two night buses to London at 22:00 and 23:00.

The total bus time from London to Paris can take up to 9 hours depending on traffic, coach schedules and ferry timings. Prices start at £35.00 one-way.

 

megabus

 

Megabus operates a direct coach service from London to Paris, via Boulogne. The service actually starts from Birmingham, then goes via Coventry before stopping in London for Boulogne and Paris. A one-way ticket costs from £1 to £40,depending on when you book.

 

In Paris the coach arrives at the Porte Maillot coach park, next to the Palais de Congres de Paris. This is also where coaches from Beauvais airport arrive and is a reasonably good central location, near the Porte Maillot Metro station, which is just two stops from the Arc de Triomphe.

 

  

 

iDBUS is a London to Paris service which is operated by the French railway company SNCF.There are normally seven daily services to Paris including three direct ones. You arrive at Bercy railway station in central Paris. One-way tickets from Victoria coach station start at £33.00.