From the moment you arrive at London St Pancras station, your journey to Paris by train begins. It takes just 20 minutes to go through check-in for the Eurostar, leaving you plenty of time to relax or grab a bite to eat. Travelling from the centre of London to the centre of Paris by train is even quicker than flying – just over two hours – so no airport transfers needed!
Once you arrive in Paris, it takes just 15m to get to Sacre-Coeur and enjoy breath-taking views over the city. Ready to book? Keep reading for train times, ticket prices and FAQs about the journey from London St Pancras to Paris.
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 London St-Pancras 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 London St-Pancras and Paris is 2 hours and 24 minutes, with around 3 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 Paris is 2 hours and 23 minutes.
Train tickets from London St-Pancras to Paris can start from as little as €50.50 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London St-Pancras to Paris without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from London St-Pancras to Paris. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from London St-Pancras to Paris leaves at 07:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London St-Pancras to Paris leaves at 12:24. 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 Paris cover a distance of around 215 miles (346 km) during the journey.