London to Paris / Paris to London in just over 2 hours
The train from Paris to London is operated by Eurostar. Eurostar trains are undersea trains for foot passengers only, linking Paris, Lille and Brussels with London St Pancras. If you're touring Kent you can also disembark at Ashford and Ebbsfleet.
The Paris-London train arrives at St Pancras International - the London Eurostar terminus and Europe's first 'destination station'. St Pancras has world-class shopping, Europe's longest champagne bar, a fresh daily farmers' market and top restaurants and bars.
There are frequent Eurostar services between Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais and London every day of the week. Train services from Paris to London run regularly from around 6:45 to 21:15. The Paris to London train takes around 2 hours 20 minutes.
Find up-to-date Eurostar timetableson the Eurostar website.
Standard return tickets for London-Paris, London-Brussels, London-Lille and London-Calais start at around £60 one-way with certain conditions and restrictions, for example the tickets may be non-refundable or non-exchangeable, you may have to travel on the weekend, or you may need to book them a certain number of days in advance.
For up-to-date information on getting to and from St Pancras International visit the Eurostar website. St Pancras International is right in the heart of London in King's Cross. The station has excellent transport links including local buses, domestic train services and 6 underground lines. To travel on the London Underground network, you need to use either a London Travelcard or Visitor Oyster Card, both which are available to buy in advance from VisitBritain Shop. Visit our page on London travel for more information on buying tickets and how to use the network.
Having arrived on the train from Paris to London, you can get almost anywhere in Britain from Eurostar's British terminals.
East Midland trains from St Pancras International and East Coast trains services from nearby King's Cross connect St Pancras to the North of England and Scotland. First Capital Connect will take you to St Albans, Bedford, Luton and the South of England. Virgin Trains from Euston Station travel to Birmingham, Manchester and the North West, while First Great Western trains travel from London Paddington to Bristol, South West England and South Wales.
For more details on onward travel by train check National Railway Enquiries.
If you are travelling on to destinations in southern England, you may save time by getting off the Eurostar at Ashford International or Ebbsfleet International in Kent. Find out how to get to and from Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International on the Eurostar website.