If you’re taking the train between London and Paris then you’re taking Eurostar. We did the return trip recently and loved it. The train departs from St Pancras station in London, goes through the Chunnel, and arrives at Gare du Nord station in Paris. The train trip from London to Paris takes 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Tips for taking the Paris-London Eurostar train with kids
- Buy train tickets in advance and as early as possible. There are a limited number of the cheapest seats and once they’re gone you have to buy the more expensive Premier and Business Premier tickets.
- Bring food and snacks. Trains do have dinning cars but if you want specific food or treats be sure to grab them before boarding.
- Don’t be late. Trains leave exactly on time so arrive at the station early. You’ll need to go through border patrol before getting on the train and this can take more than a few minutes if there’s a line.
Eurostar also does these routes:
- London to Brussels
- London to DisneyLand Paris
- London to (Paris) to Avignon
- London to the French Alps (Moûtiers, Aime-la-Plagne, or Bourg-St-Maurice)
- There are also connecting trains to all over Europe (more info here on destinations)