Eurostar London to Paris is well worth checking out. The trip itself is just over 2 hours and 30 minutes. Plus, unlike going to the airport for an international flight, you only have to show up 60-45 minutes beforehand. Leaving you far more time to visit London or Paris.
The last awesome part of travelling by train – your drop-off and pick-up points are in the city centre. Not hours away at an airport.
First – keep you eye on Eurostar’s site – that’s where you’ll find the best prices. Don’t be fooled by other sites who will end up charging you a massive booking fee to make up the difference in the ticket price.
Also, be sure you book early enough so you can pick your seats. We’re not huge fans of facing backwards, nor sharing the table with strangers. They offer a variety of options, though – that way people can pick what’s best for them.
In London we travelled out of St. Pancras and in Paris we arrived at Gare du Nord. Our tickets cost us I think around $145 Canadian each, round trip. I caught a good sale and from what I’ve read, the earlier you book, the better.
Be sure you have you passport and know where you’ll be staying. Both stations are full of coffee shops, places to grab a snack, and comfortable seats if you do end up arriving early.
All in all, the ride was great – they have wifi and I blogged on both ways, posting our snapshots of both London and Paris. My advice, sit away from the snack car since it’s busy with a lot of comings and goings.
Well, there you have it – a few tips and tricks for travelling on Eurostar London to Paris. The biggest thing, it’s quick, convenient, and comfortable if you’re like us and get to face forward! haha.
Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon.