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London to Paris by train

The journey from London to Paris by train is 213.34 mi and takes 2 hrs 49 mins. There are 23 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:01 and the last at 20:01. It is possible to travel from London to Paris by train for as little as £49.03 or as much as £371.94. The best price for this journey is £49.03.

Lowest Price£49.03
Journey Duration2 hrs 49 mins
Connection per Day23
Lowest Price£49.03
Highest Price£371.94
First Departure05:01
Last Departure20:01
Distance213.34 mi
DepartureLondon
ArrivalParis
CarriersTGV inOui, Eurostar

London to Paris Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, 22 May 2024

Your journey from London to Paris with Virail

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How much does it cost to get from London to Paris by train?

The prices for train tickets from London to Paris vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from London to Paris will cost £49.03. The average train ticket price is approximately £157.79. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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Prices will vary when you travel from London to Paris. On average, though, you'll pay about £157.79 for a train ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.

How much time will it take to go from London to Paris by train?

With a distance of 213.34 mi between London and Paris, it will usually take 2 hrs 49 mins to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 2 hrs 49 mins. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The journey from London to Paris covers a distance of 213.34 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 2 hrs 49 mins. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 2 hrs 17 mins. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from London to Paris faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

What time are the departures from London to Paris?

The first journey of the day departs from London at 05:01. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 20:01. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between London and Paris. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side. If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from London to Paris leaving at 05:01. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 20:01.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

Which stations can I use to travel from London to Paris?

You can depart from London at stations such as London, Marble Arch,London St. Pancras International,London waterloo east,London Southend Airport,London City Airport, LCY,London, Premier Inn Heathrow Terminal 5,Gatwick Airport,London paddington,London Euston,London, Heathrow Airport Terminal 5,Southend airport,London bridge,LONDON,London, Stratford,London, Victoria Coach Station,London Heathrow Airport T3,Luton Airport (LTN),Waterloo Rue de la Station 220,London Stansted Airport. At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Paris at the following stations: Paris - Gare De Lyon,Paris Montparnasse 3 Vaugirard,Paris - Orly Airport,Paris, Porte Maillot,Paris La Défense,Paris Beauvais-Tillé Airport,Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 2C,Paris Gare du Nord. Some of these stations may only be served by particular travel providers. Because of this, there may not be a direct connection between all the stations in London and Paris. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

How many times a day do departures from London leave for Paris?

On average, there are 23 daily departures from London to Paris. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 22 departures from London which travel directly to Paris. There are 1 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from London to Paris. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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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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Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

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 £71.27 to £168.18 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 58% 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 £89.46 if you’re lucky, or £117.18 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £148.14.

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.

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 and TGV inOui 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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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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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 inOui, Eurostar and Thalys 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

Ecology
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 £157.79. 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 £49.03.
What's the cheapest train ticket from London to Paris?
The cheapest ticket you can get from London to Paris is £49.03. 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 hrs 49 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hrs 17 mins.
Which companies operate from London to Paris?
The train journey from London to Paris is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: TGV inOui, Eurostar and Thalys.
How many train connections per day go from London to Paris?
London to Paris has 23 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 05:01. 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 20:01. 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 £49.03 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 22 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 2 hrs 17 mins.
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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