Take an amazing journey through the English Channel Tunnel at 186 miles per hour via the Eurostar, a high-speed train that runs from Waterloo Station in London, England, straight into the center of Paris, the City of Lights. In fact, taking the Eurostar will get you to Paris faster than flying, which is one of the reasons why air travel between the two cities has declined 71 percent in recent years. Read on to learn how to book train travel from London to Paris.
Things You'll Need
- Computer With Internet Access
Book Train Travel From London to Paris
Log on to the Eurostar Web site to check timetables and routes for your trip into Paris. See the Resources section below for a link to Eurostar. You can also book train travel from London to Paris by calling Rail Europe at (888) 382-RAIL or by visiting the link below.
Choose the Eurostar "Standard" service for the lowest cost in fares. Standard still offers such amenities as 30-minute check-in plus a light buffet and beverage service.
Pick the "Leisure Select" service to get additional amenities, such as more spacious seating, a full meal, drink service, power sockets for your laptop and other electronic devices and complimentary newspapers and magazines.
Pamper yourself, for a few more pounds, with the "Business Premier" service, which adds such features as fast-track check-in, dedicated carriages, exclusive lounges and even an optional chauffeur service to get you to and from the train stations of both ends of your journey.
Take the Eurostar to Paris
Arrive relaxed and refreshed in the Gare du Nord terminal in Paris.
Use Eurostar to book any additional travel needs for other locations within France. Eurostar offers special extension packages from Gare du Nord to Paris Disneyland.
Enjoy Paris as your ultimate destination, or use it to connect with train travel as far away as China on the famous Orient Express.
Tips & Warnings
- Book early online in order to receive the best fares, as low as 59 British pounds each way. Eurostar now allows you to book up to four months in advance.
- The Eurostar Web site can also assist you in reserving hotel accommodations, rental cars and travel insurance as part of a travel package.
- Traveling from London to Paris by a combination of ferry and rail is still possible, but it will cost you nearly as much as a ticket on the Eurostar, and will take you nine to ten hours, as opposed to a little more than two hours.
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