Trainline: Trains from London to Paris

Trains from London to Paris: $71.87.

The average train time from London to Paris is 2h 20m, although it takes just 2h 16m on the fastest high-speed Eurostar services. There are around 15 trains per day running from London in the UK to Paris in France, passing 246 feet under the Channel Tunnel (also known as the Chunnel) on its way between capital cities. The first train leaves London St Pancras International station at 05:40 and the last train leaves at 20:01.

  • All trains depart from London St Pancras International station.
  • All trains arrive into Paris Gare du Nord station.

Why fly when direct high-speed trains can whisk you from the centre of London to the centre of Paris in less than two and a half hours – that’s quicker than flying when you take airport transfers and waiting around in the terminal into account – plus it’s much better for the environment too. Hop on a train and you’ll be in a patisserie living like a local in no time at all. Before you arrive, why not check out our guide to the best things to do in Paris.

Want to travel First Class? Choose Eurostar’s Business Premier Class and you’ll enjoy plenty of legroom, a Michelin-starred menu, 10-minute check-in and much more. Or if you decide to stick to Standard Class, you can get discounted entry to different museums – either way, you win.

Yes. Trains from London to Paris do go underwater. In fact, the Channel Tunnel (or “Chunnel” if you prefer its nickname) is just over 31 miles (50 km) in length and is the longest continuous underwater tunnel in the world. At a maximum speed of 100 mph (160 km/h) in the Chunnel, it takes a Eurostar train around 35 minutes to travel this underwater stretch between London and Paris.

The Chunnel tunnel is 31.3 miles (50.56 km) in length and it takes a Eurostar train approximately 35 minutes to travel its full length. In total, the fastest journey time from London St. Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord is 2 hours and 29 minutes.

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