Eurostar is the easiest way to get from Paris to London. Eurostar services take just 2h 16m on the fastest services to travel from Paris Gare du Nord to London St Pancras. What's more, it's the perfect opportunity for you to brag that you've travelled 246 feet below the sea level at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 kph).
With a travel time of less than two and a half hours, you can have breakfast in Paris before making your way to the Gare du Nord train station and travelling to London in time for some lunch-time champagne at Searcy's, Europe's longest champagne bar. What's more, if like travelling in style, upgrade to Eurostar's Business Premier class includes a three-course meal designed by Raymond Blanc.
St Pancras station is located in the heart of London, by Granary Square with its beautiful dancing fountains. Afterwards, you can visit Coal Drops Yard for some retail therapy. Are you ready to book? Keep reading this page for more information about tickets, timetables and FAQs to help you plan your train from Paris Gare du Nord to London.
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 Paris Gare du Nord to London 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 Paris Gare du Nord and London is 3 hours and 13 minutes, with around 9 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 Paris Gare du Nord to London is 2 hours and 52 minutes.
Train tickets from Paris Gare du Nord to London can start from as little as €57 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 Paris Gare du Nord to London without having to change trains. There are 6 direct trains from Paris Gare du Nord to London. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Paris Gare du Nord to London leaves at 06:58. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Paris Gare du Nord to London leaves at 20:38. 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 Paris Gare du Nord to London cover a distance of around 211 miles (339 km) during the journey.