Getting to Britain

Travel by Eurostar train 

Cross from continental Europe to Britain directly by train - Eurostar trains link Paris, Lille and Calais in France; Brussels in Belgium; and Amsterdam and Rotterdam in the Netherlands directly via the Channel Tunnel with London and South East 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; Lille and Calais, France; and Amsterdam and Rotterdam, Netherlands, to London

  • Services also run between these destinations and London every day of the week.
  • Services from Amsterdam to London take just 4 hours 10 minutes.
  • Services from Brussels to London take just 2 hours
  • 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 of which are available to buy in advance from the VisitBritain Shop. See our information on London travel.
  • Once you have arrived in London, you can connect to almost anywhere in Britain by rail: East Midlands Railway from St Pancras International and London North Eastern Railway 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. Avanti West Coast services 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.