Getting to Britain

Eurostar train 

Cross from continental Europe to Britain directly by train - Eurostar trains link Paris, Lille and Calais in France, and Brussels in Belgium directly via the Channel Tunnel with London and Southeast England.

Travelling from Paris to London

•    There are frequent Eurostar services between Paris and London every day of the week. Train services run regularly between around 6.45am-9.15pm.
•    The Paris to London train takes around 2 hours 20 minutes.
•    The Paris-London train arrives at London’s St Pancras International. Here you can find world-class shopping, Europe's longest champagne bar, a daily farmers' market and top restaurants and bars – quite a welcome to Britain!

Travelling from Brussels, Belgium, and Lille and Calais, France to London

•    Services also run between these destinations and London every day of the week.
•    See the full Eurostar timetables.

Eurostar tickets and fares

Eurostar offer a wide range of ticket types and fares. Find out more and book on the Eurostar website.

To and from the Eurostar station in London

•    St Pancras International is right in the heart of London in the area called King's Cross. The station has excellent transport links including London buses, 6 Underground lines, as well as domestic train services.
•    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 the VisitBritain Shop. See our information on London travel.
•    Having arrived on the train from Paris to London, you can connect to almost anywhere in Britain by rail: East Midlands Trains from St Pancras International and Virgin Trains East Coast services from nearby King's Cross connect St Pancras to the North of England and Scotland. Thameslink will take you to stations within the south of England. Virgin Trains from Euston Station travel to Birmingham, Manchester and north west England, while Great Western Railway 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 to destinations south of London, you may save time by getting off the Eurostar when it stops en route at Ashford International or Ebbsfleet International stations.