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. Click here for Paris Eurostar Train Deals
Paris-London train timetables
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 timetables on 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.
To and from the Eurostar station in London
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 their 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.
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Multi-Day Tours over Christmas
Staying for maybe a couple of weeks in London over Christmas means being away from home and the traditional Christmas Day with family and we are often asked for suggestions of alternative ways to spend the days over Christmas itself.
The most popular choice we see is to take 4 days away from London to visit Paris, particularly with the option to go to festive Disneyland.
The most popular tour people book is by Eurostar and please find details below.
Here is some more information from the Official Paris Tourist site
And here is some information about Disneyland Paris
Christmas 4 day tour to Paris with optional festive Disneyland
- Return High speed Eurostar London/Paris
- Coach transfer on arrival in Paris with half day sightseeing tour ending at hotel
- 3 nights bed and breakfast in the 3 star Ibis Paris Bercy. Accommodated in twin/double bedded rooms.
- Services of a tour guide for the full duration of the tour
- Evening one hour sightseeing cruise on the River Seine
- Coach transfer on departure from Paris hotel to Paris train station for return Eurostar
Thursday 24th – Sunday 27th December 2015
Enjoy a four day tour over Christmas and take in the most exquisite sights of Paris. Cruise on the river Seine, see the Eiffel Tower in Xmas lights and shop in the famous Champs Elysées. Visit the Arc de Triomphe, Montmartre, Moulin Rouge, Cathedral of Notre Dame and explore the Louvre Museum with an optional day trip to Disneyland® Resort Paris for the Christmas parade and the stunning Palace of Versailles.
We start our four day tour on Christmas Eve departing from London St.Pancras International train station at 7:55am, arriving in Paris at 11:17am local time (please note high speed train journey is 2 hours 22 minutes, French time one hour ahead of UK time). Your guide will meet you at the station in London and accompany you for the full four day tour. On arrival in Paris we are collected by coach for a coach sightseeing tour (with photo stops) to see this stunning city with full Christmas decorations. At the end of the tour the coach will take us directly to our 3 star hotel right in the centre of Paris for check in. After check in the guide will accompany the group by metro to the Champs Elysees to see this beautiful city in Christmas lights!
After breakfast, meet the guide at 9am for a full day of sightseeing by Paris metro on Christmas Day. A truly amazing way to spend Christmas day – climb the Eiffel Tower, visit the Moulin Rouge, cruise the River Seine!! Our first stop is Montmartre for the Sacre Coeur, Place du Tertre and Moulin Rouge. Then on to Ille de la Cite and the world famous Notre Dame Cathedral, with time for lunch on the banks of the Seine. In the afternoon we take a boat cruise on the River Seine and a visit to the Eiffel Tower! See the Tower in Xmas lights.
Paris metro tickets not included in tour price, must be purchased on arrival in Paris Group Xmas Dinner – 3 course meal evening meal with wine for £39 per person. Celebrate Christmas with your fellow travellers!
A free day in Paris for sightseeing and shopping. Walk along the Champs Elysees, visit the famous departments stores at Opera, visit the world famous Louvre museum for your chance to see the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, Michelangelo’s Dying Slave or to follow the Da Vinci Code!
Optional extra – A full day trip to the world famous Disneyland® Resort Paris (£69 extra), a fairytale Christmas. Price includes coach travel to/from Disneyland Paris, and a Hopper Pass allowing full day entry to both parks, Disneyland Park Paris and Walt Disney Studios
A free morning in Paris for sightseeing and Shopping or:
Optional extra – Half day trip to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles – £39 (9am-1pm) – A fully guided half day coach tour to the stunning Palace and Gardens of Versailles. Built in the 17th century during the reign of Louis XIV to project the absolute power of the French monarchy, it served as the political capital and royal court for over 100 hundred years, until in 1789 the revolutionary mobs massacred the Palace Guard and dragged Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette to Paris to cut off their heads! Undoubtedly the grandest and most famous château in France. Price includes coach and entry to the Palace.
Return to Paris hotel after lunch, some final time for shopping before the coach collects us and transfers to Paris Gare du Nord train station to catch the 4:13pm high speed Eurostar train back to London, arriving in London 5:39pm UK time
All Seasons Paris Bercy
77 rue de Bercy 75012 Paris – France
Your accommodation is included in the price of your tour on a bed and breakfast basis. The price you pay is based on 2 people sharing a twin or double bedded room. (Please specify at the time of booking that you require a double, otherwise a twin room will be allocated as default). If you would like a single room for 1 person we offer an upgrade for £150 extra (£50 per night). Single travellers can avoid paying a single supplement by sharing a twin room with another person (of the same sex) . We arrange this service automatically, unless you select the single upgrade option when you are making your booking.
We always try to get your preferred room choice and if you need further help, please contact our office staff by phone or email.
If you are on a budget and want to enjoy the splendour of Paris, it is possible to do surprisingly cheaply. Here is a great option that is the best value we could find, includes a free river cruise and sightseeing map so you can plan your day at your leisure and choose what attractions to visit, saving money compared to an inclusive package.
- Reserved seats on Eurostar
- One hour cruise on River Seine
- Time for shopping and sightseeing
- Free map of Paris
Journey to Paris
Arrive at St. Pancras International Station where our representative will meet you at chop’d coffee shop, opposite the Eurostar concourse, at 5.45am (5.30am on Saturdays), you’ll receive an informative welcome pack. Eurostar Check in closes 30 minutes before the train departure time.
Kick off your Paris day trip in style with a ride on the world-famous Eurostar™. The 2hr 15min journey to Paris passes through 31 miles of Channel Tunnel – before disembarking at Gare due Nord station, Paris!
Paris at Your Leisure
A totally free and easy product – no frills and a price to match! Explore Paris at your own leisure, visiting the sights you want to see! You will also receive a map to set you on your way.
Take to the water on a luxury cruise and enjoy panoramic views of Parisian magical monuments. The cruises lasts an hour and an audio tour is provided.
Arrive at the Eurostar Check-in at least 45 minutes before departure. Your departure time from Paris is 8:13pm, arriving in London at 9:29pm.