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London to Paris by train

The journey from London to Paris by train is 213.34 mi and takes 2 hr 56 min. There are 36 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:01 AM and the last at 8:01 PM. It is possible to travel from London to Paris by train for as little as $55.42 or as much as $414.39. The best price for this journey is $55.42.

Lowest Price$55.42
Journey Duration2 hr 56 min
Connection per Day36
Lowest Price$55.42
Highest Price$414.39
First Departure5:01 AM
Last Departure8:01 PM
Distance213.34 mi
DepartureLondon
ArrivalParis
CarriersTGV, EurostarMore

London to Paris Train Times

Departure date
Sunday, Jun 23, 2024

Traveling from London to Paris by train

Embark on a journey from the cosmopolitan hub of London to the romantic city of Paris by train, traversing diverse landscapes and cultures. The route covers an estimated distance of 213.34 mi, and the average travel time is around 2 hr 56 min. With approximately 36 trains operating daily on this route, passengers have a wide array of departure times to suit their plans. Budget-friendly options are available for this journey, with the lowest fares typically starting at $55.42.

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Eurostar provides high-speed train services on the London to Paris route, ensuring a comfortable and efficient journey. The Eurostar trains are designed with passenger comfort at the forefront, offering spacious seating with ample legroom and power outlets. The trains feature two comfort classes - Standard and Standard Premier, each boasting its unique amenities. Standard Premier travelers enjoy extra spacious seating and a complimentary light meal. A bar buffet is available to all passengers, offering a range of food, snacks, and drinks for purchase. While Eurostar doesn't provide overnight services or private rooms, the quick journey duration of approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes ensures a smooth travel experience without needing sleeper facilities.

 Discover Paris: The City of Love

Arriving at Gare du Nord, one of the busiest railway stations in Europe, puts you right in the heart of Paris. The station is not only a critical transportation hub but also a gateway to explore the City of Lights. Well connected to other parts of Paris through numerous local transportation options, Gare du Nord offers easy access to the city's Métro (Line 4 and 5), RER (Line B, D, and E), and numerous bus lines. For international travelers, there's a currency exchange office. Upon exiting the station, you're a short distance away from key attractions like Montmartre and the Sacré-Cœur Basilica. 

Paris, a city of iconic monuments and cultural diversity, is known for its romantic allure and rich heritage. From the magnificent Eiffel Tower and the historical Notre Dame to the charming Montmartre and the world-renowned Louvre Museum, each corner of the city offers unique and enriching experiences.

Things to do/see in Paris

  1. Visit the iconic Eiffel Tower and take in the city's panoramic views.
  2. Explore the historic Notre Dame Cathedral and its impressive Gothic architecture.
  3. Admire art masterpieces at the Louvre Museum.
  4. Stroll along the picturesque banks of the River Seine.
  5. Visit the charming artists' quarter of Montmartre and the iconic Sacré-Cœur Basilica.
  6. Indulge in retail therapy in the trendy Le Marais district or the famed Champs-Élysées.

Local delicacies in Paris:

  1. Savour a traditional French baguette or a flaky croissant from a local boulangerie.
  2. Indulge in a plate of escargot, a classic Parisian delicacy.
  3. Taste the decadent macarons, available in an array of flavors.
  4. Enjoy a cup of French café au lait at a local café.

Day trips from Paris

Outside Paris, a world of historical landmarks, charming towns, and scenic landscapes awaits. Explore the grand Palace of Versailles, wander through the lovely town of Giverny, home to Monet's house and gardens, or visit the historic city of Reims, famous for its exquisite champagne.

Paris Travel Tips

Maximize your Paris visit with these tips. Consider booking tickets for popular attractions in advance to avoid lines. Try the local cuisine, which reflects the city's rich culinary heritage. Opt for guided tours to discover the city's landmarks and hidden gems. Exploring the city on foot or by bike lets you experience Paris's unique charm and pace.

If you're planning to travel from London, UK, to Paris, FR, by train, we're here to assist you. We check thousands of routes by train, bus, and flight to provide the best options. Use our price calendar below to find the best fares for all modes of transportation between London and Paris. Choose the option that best suits your needs and start your adventure.

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Cheap train tickets from London to Paris
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from London to Paris.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from London to Paris, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from London to Paris.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $88.84 to $203.59 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 56% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from London to Paris

The cheapest London - Paris train tickets can be found for as low as $85.19 if you’re lucky, or $135.00 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $163.41.

Find the best day to travel to Paris by train

When travelling to Paris by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Eurostar is a high-speed passenger train service connecting London with several cities in mainland Europe, including Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam. Launched in 1994, Eurostar has since established itself as a popular mode of transportation for leisure and business travelers. With speeds reaching up to 300 km/h, Eurostar trains offer a fast and environmentally-friendly.

In 2013, the French national railway company SNCF introduced OUIGO to offer budget-friendly TGV travel options. Choose between the lightning-fast OUIGO Grande Vitesse, reaching speeds of 300 km/h, or the more leisurely OUIGO Classique, which offers a nostalgic train ride experience.

Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français, or SNCF, is the name of the French National Railway Company. Explore the beauty of France with SNCF rail transport and choose between three major SNCF trains - TGV inOui, TER, and INTERCITÉS - for travel on national, regional, and local routes, including high-speed trains departing from Paris train stations. Also, SNCF aims to revolutionize sustainable travel by becoming the world's first carbon-neutral operator, offering this eco-friendly service at no additional cost to passengers.

SNCF, the French national railway company, offers TER, a comprehensive regional train service. TER (Transport Express Régional) trains connect cities, and villages within regions of France, offering local transportation for commuters and tourists as they explore the regional culture, landscape, and attractions through its vast network of regional routes. TER trains are slower than the high-speed trains but offer a more affordable and comfortable alternative for shorter journeys within the regions.

TGV stands for Train à Grande Vitesse, which translates to a high-speed train. It is a type of high-speed train that operates in France and other parts of Europe. The TGV was first introduced in 1981 and has since become a popular mode of transportation for domestic and international travel. The TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse), now refers to a type of train that can reach a speed of 320km/h on high-speed lines in France. In France and Europe, there are two types of TGV operated by SNCF Voyageurs: the TGV INOUI, which offers a higher level of comfort, and the low-cost TGV OUIGO.

TGV inOui, which replaces traditional TGV services by offering a contemporary upgrade, is a high-speed train service operated by the French National Railways, SNCF that make it easy to explore around 50 destinations in neighboring countries such as Belgium, Germany, and Spain. TGV inOUI is designed to offer more comfort and flexibility to travelers, with features such as spacious seats, Wi-Fi, and catering services. It connects major cities in France and provides a fast, convenient, and comfortable mode of travel.

Ticket types and facilities from London to Paris

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by Eurostar, OUIGO and TER when traveling from London to Paris.

Standard

Eurostar Standard tickets are for budget-conscious travelers and the most widely available and affordable option. However, they have limited flexibility
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Standard Premier

Eurostar Standard Premier tickets offer a premium economy experience, ideal for work in quiet and comfort, but at a higher cost than Standard. This ticket includes extra legroom, complimentary meals, and access to magazines.
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Business Premier

Business Premier tickets are Eurostar's first-class option with top-level comfort and flexibility, but also the most expensive. With this ticket, you will have spacious seating, delectable meals served at your seat, access to exclusive lounges, and dedicated assistance.
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Standard Class / TGV

OUIGO Grande Vitesse offers a single class, akin to second-class travel, which accounts for its affordable ticket prices. Adult fares start at €10, depending on the destination, while children can travel for €5. Tickets for OUIGO can only be purchased online.
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Standard Class / Classical

OUIGO Train Classique only have one class, which is equivalent to second class travel, which is why ticket prices are cheap. Tickets are available from €10 for adults (depending on destination) and €5 for children, and OUIGO train tickets are only available online.
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Standard

TER train tickets have a fixed "Tarif Normal" fare and are valid for a single journey until midnight the day after validation in platform stamp machines. Some regions may offer off-peak discounts.
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Second Class (The essentials)

For a practical and affordable journey, TGV INOUI has two fares for second class tickets: The Prems Second, an affordable option, and The Second, the classic second class. Both of them can be exchanged and refunded, subject to certain conditions. The Prem's fare tickets are perfect if you're looking for the lowest prices, starting at just 15€ and available for booking up to 4 months in advance.
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First Class (The comfort)

First-class tickets take your journey to the next level, offering enhanced comfort and exclusive benefits, including the option to choose seats in the Quiet Area. Additionally, this ticket offers flexibility for your booking and provides added benefits to Second Class features.
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Business Première (The flexibility)

Business Première offers premium advantages like no-cost exchanges or refunds and exclusive amenities including advanced Wi-Fi and access to Grand Voyageur lounges, all while ensuring flexibility in your booking.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Business Premier travelers and Eurostar™ carte blanche holders enjoy free wi-fi in lounges at select stations. Free wi-fi vouchers are available at Ashford's information desk. All trains also provide free wi-fi, connect via EurostarTrainsWiFi.
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Starting September 2012, a quiet coach option is available for Business and Standard Premier travelers at no extra cost.
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Every seat features UK and European power sockets. Business Premier and Standard Premier also include USB sockets.
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Your Eurostar ticket allows you to take a generous amount of luggage on board with no weight restrictions. You can carry two suitcases and one hand-held item, all labeled properly, as long as they don't exceed 85 cm in length. Baby strollers and pushchairs are allowed on board. You can also bring your bike or musical instrument, which will count as one of your two medium-sized luggage pieces as long as it is in a carrying case under 85 cm in length.
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Assistance for travelers with disabilities or the elderly is available at all stations. The type of assistance varies by location. Pre-booking at least 24 hours in advance is recommended, with a 60-minute prior arrival if not pre-booked.
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Café Métropole aboard Eurostar trains offers discounts for reusable cups. Unsold food is donated to Olio, benefiting London communities. Food in Standard Premier: Standard Premier offers international dishes throughout the day. Breakfast features fruits, pastries, and more until 10:14. After 10:15, enjoy a light meal, dessert, and drinks. Food in Business Premier: Business Premier's menu is curated by Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc OBE. Drinks, from tea to champagne, are available throughout the journey.
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Fresh air is constantly drawn in and filtered throughout the journey.
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Got a musical instrument or guitar under 85 cm? You can include it as part of your luggage on Eurostar. If you have a boxed bike, reserve a spot by reaching out to the Eurostar travel service (available on select trains). Folding and children's bikes under 85 cm are welcome, but they should be in a protective bag. Heads up: e-scooters and hoverboards are a no-go. Plus, you can bring along a pair of skis or a snowboard in addition to your luggage
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You have access WiFi (OUIFI) and delve into the OUIFUN entertainment portal for an added fee.
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On Ouigo trains, only top deck seats in select coaches come with power sockets. Note that these seats come at an additional charge, and the bottom deck lacks sockets altogether.
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OUIGO lets you bring two small hand luggage items or one piece measuring 36 x 27 x 15 cm for free, along with cabin baggage at 55x35x25cm with no weight restrictions. For larger items, a fee of €5 applies for online bookings made in advance, and it goes up to €20 if you pay in-person at the station.
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For travelers with mobility concerns, TGV INOUI offers the 'Accès Plus' service. This provides dedicated assistance from the station directly to the train seat. It is advisable for passengers to contact 'Accès Plus' after securing their tickets and ensure arrangements are made at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure.
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In France, OUIGO's Train classique services provide an at-seat snack service, though this isn't available on the high-speed trains. For those traveling in Spain, a visit to the OUIBAR in coach 4 serves up a variety of beverages and snacks.
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Travel in comfort with all coaches being air-conditioned.
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Planning to bring along bigger items like a bike, scooter, skis, or a musical instrument? If you book online in advance, it's just a €5 fee. But, if you decide to pay at the station, the fee goes up to €20.
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TER trains are currently without WiFi services.
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Modern TER trains come equipped with power sockets.
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TER trains have no restrictions on the size of bags, as long as they are within your personal handling capability and can fit in designated luggage areas.
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Accès TER' offers specialized assistance for passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility, ensuring a seamless travel experience.
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TER trains do not provide onboard catering; consider bringing your refreshments.
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Traveling with a bike on TER trains is free, simply hang it or store it in designated areas on a first-come, first-served basis, booking not available.
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On TGV INOUI trains, enjoy complimentary WiFi access throughout your journey. Whether you're working, replying to emails, or diving into the TGV INOUI entertainment hub, we've got you covered.
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With a Business Première ticket, step into an exclusive coach designed for comfort. It's your silent sanctuary, ideal for both work and relaxation.
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Every seat on TGV inOUI is power-packed! With an outlet at your disposal, you're always charged and ready.
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On TGV INOUI trains, you can bring as much luggage as your arms and legs can carry, but remember to properly label your own luggage. Handbags and small items are best stored either at feet-level or under the seat; heavier pieces should be placed in an available corner of the car or along its central aisle.
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For travelers with mobility concerns, TGV INOUI offers the 'Accès Plus' service. This provides dedicated assistance from the station directly to the train seat. It is advisable for passengers to contact 'Accès Plus' after securing their tickets and ensure arrangements are made at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure.
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Travelers on TGV INOUI can look forward to an assortment of food and beverages. The train service presents a curated selection that promises to cater to diverse palates.
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Stay cool and comfortable. All TGV inOUI trains are air-conditioned, ensuring a pleasant journey, irrespective of the weather outside.
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Booking required for non-foldable bikes (€10) on select TGV INOUI trains, foldable bikes under 130x90cm can travel as hand luggage on any TGV INOUI train, disassembled bikes can be taken without booking if stored in a bike bag under 130x90cm. Aquatic or snowboards, folded scooters, and musical instruments can be taken as hand luggage if they are in a carrying case under 130 x 90 cm.
Services on board TGV, Eurostar and TER from London to Paris
Compare services on board when travelling from London to Paris by train.
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London to Paris CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
24.03kg
Bus
25.75kg
Flight
68.67kg
Car
54.93kg
What are the CO2 emissions from London to Paris by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between London and Paris are 24.03kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between London and Paris? By taking the train between London and Paris you will save 44.64kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.72kg compared to a bus and 30.9kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from London to Paris?
A train ticket from London to Paris is $171.89. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $55.42.
What's the cheapest train ticket from London to Paris?
The cheapest ticket you can get from London to Paris is $55.42. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between London and Paris by train?
London to Paris is 213.34 mi.
How long does the train between London and Paris take?
London to Paris is on average 2 hr 56 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 17 min.
Which companies operate from London to Paris?
The train journey from London to Paris is covered by 6 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: TGV, Eurostar, TER, SNCF, OUIGO, TGV inOui and Thalys.
How many train connections per day go from London to Paris?
London to Paris has 36 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from London to Paris leave?
The earliest train from London to Paris departs at 5:01 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from London to Paris depart?
The latest train from London to Paris departs at 8:01 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from London to Paris in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $55.42 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from London to Paris?
There are on average 31 direct connection(s) from London to go to Paris.
What's the fastest journey time between London to Paris by train?
The fastest journey time by train between London and Paris is 1 hr 17 min.
Is there a direct train from London to Paris?
Yes, there is a direct train between London and Paris.
What are the CO2 emissions for London to Paris by train?
The train journey from London to Paris creates 24.03kg of CO2 emissions.

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