Angoulême. Not heard of it? Well, we don’t want you to just hear about it, we want you to experience this quaint French commune for yourself, we’ll even throw in a Eurostar trip, we’re good like that. So, take in the best that London has to offer, whether that’s a show in the West End, a shopping spree on Oxford Street or simply wandering the beautiful flower gardens in the royal parks, before swapping a buzzing capital with a bit of French country charm.
Eurostar trains are, in case you don’t know, pretty fabulous, with modern and comfortable seats and plenty of room for luggage, shopping and souvenirs. A beverage car provides yummy refreshments, though if you opt for Business Premier, you can enjoy food, priority boarding and lounge access, all included. Angoulême is 5.5 hours away, so sit back and enjoy the view as you speed towards France. A delegated city of art and culture, you can discover history by walking it, with ramparts around the city creating a fantasy vibe. Angoulême Cathedral is an icon of the city, though if you want to see more modern icons you might be surprised to know that once a year the city is host to Europe’s second biggest comic convention so heading to the city in January is a must for any self-confessed geek. Have we not convinced you yet? Find all you need to know about this journey below.
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 London St-Pancras to Angoulême 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 London St-Pancras and Angoulême is 8 hours and 25 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 London St-Pancras to Angoulême is 6 hours and 6 minutes.
Train tickets from London St-Pancras to Angoulême can start from as little as €67 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 London St-Pancras to Angoulême. Travelling from London St-Pancras to Angoulême by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from London St-Pancras to Angoulême leaves at 10:24. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London St-Pancras to Angoulême leaves at 17:16. 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 London St-Pancras to Angoulême cover a distance of around 406 miles (654 km) during the journey.