Thanks to the stunning speed of Eurostar trains and the marvellous innovation of the Channel Tunnel, you can head to Paris from Ashford in a little over two hours. You'll experience the thrill of travelling at speeds of over 300km/h at several hundred feet below the surface of the sea.
Want to travel in style? Choose Business Premier (First Class) - you’ll get quick boarding times, access to the Business Premier lounges and a gourmet menu.
You’ll step off the train at Paris Gare du Nord, enjoying easy access to the city’s metro system and ready to visit key landmarks and locations like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, or do something a little different like taking a walk around Montmartre or visiting the Pont des Arts. Scroll down for more details.
Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed train service that links London to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and the rest of Europe at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). All Eurostar trains have modern, comfortable facilities, plenty of room for luggage, and onboard food and beverage car. There are three comfort classes on offer – Standard, Standard Premier (equivalent to Premium Economy, with light refreshments served), and Business Premier (equivalent to First or Business Class, with flexible travel options, priority boarding, lounge access and delicious food and drink included).
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Ashford International to Paris by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Ashford International and Paris is 4 hours and 23 minutes, with around 4 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Ashford International to Paris is 3 hours and 51 minutes.
Train tickets from Ashford International to Paris can start from as little as €52 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
No, there are no direct train services from Ashford International to Paris. Travelling from Ashford International to Paris by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Ashford International to Paris leaves at 09:16. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Ashford International to Paris leaves at 11:16. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Ashford International to Paris cover a distance of around 171 miles (276 km) during the journey.