The Eurostar is one of the easiest ways to get to Paris from several places in Europe. I travelled from London & it was very very easy getting to Waterloo station & down to the Eurostar terminal. Unlike flying you need only be here 45 minutes before the train leaves the station so not the huge down-time you must allow for when travelling via air.
The trip took approx 2 hours 40 and finished in the middle of Paris at Gare du Nord with easy access to the Paris Metro. There are several Metro lines that go through Gare du Nord so getting to your next destination should be easy.
Booking is easy on the Eurostar website. I went online & managed to get tickets at 29.50 pounds and they were mailed to my home in New Zealand. When I got to the station I fed my ticket into the machine just like a Tube ticket.
Customs was easy and not major queuing or delays as you get with Airports. While at Waterloo I also could buy Metro and Museum passes for Paris so I could hit the ground running in Paris.
The train journey was quiet and 20 minutes was spent under the English Channel. The food carriage was close to my own carriage so I could get a cup of tea & something to eat without much hassle.
Eurostar (www.eurostar.com) is the easiest and best way to get from London to Paris and vice versa. The fast train travels under the English Channel from London's Waterloo station to Gare du Nord in Paris.
The trip takes 2.5 hours (although mind the 1 hour time difference).
Book your tickets online and turn up a little in advance to pick then up at the station (the ticket will say 45 mins, but 30 is really plenty).
Book a return ticket if you're coming back, as they can be significantly cheaper than one-way tickets.
The benefits: Not much security, connects directly to the hearts of Paris and London rather than having to shlep all the way to Heathrow / CDG, and it's not uncomfortable either ... beats the pants off plane travel any day.
Famous Eurostar line connects London and Paris withing 2 1/2 hours.
Depart from London Waterloo Station and arrive direct to central Paris at Gare Du Nord Station. The best option and well connected.
Plus points. You dont have to waste so much of time to go to airport and going through the security. I felt its as the most convenient mode of transport to Paris.
My girlfriend and I took our two kids to Paris and took the bullet train (Eurostar) to London. The tickets were about $100 each for general/coach seating. It was fine. We all sat together and got to London in about 2 hrs and 35 minutes (and only a block from our hotel!) I will say that it was slightly difficult with our kids. I made them drag their luggage through the Metro to get to Eurostar station, and the turnstyles can play havoc with young arms and large luggage. Anyway, it wasn't too painful. The Eurostar was fast and we had a table between our seats. It was a quick ride! All prices I mentioned are in US dollars and the travel date was March, 2005. (And yes, I know some of this info was already mentioned in the Metro tip!)
This is a very cheap, easy and comfortable way of travelling to London. The standard ticket is UK£59.00 for a return journey. The Leisure select is a bit more costly, but still cheaper than airfare. The tunnel crossing is only 20 minutes and you hardly notice it. You dont have the hassle of checking in at the airport, although you do have to check in but it is much easier & quicker.
We took the Eurostar from London to Paris. Waterloo to Gard Nord to be exact, which is not too far from the Montmartre area of Paris.
The trip takes around 2 to 3 hours depending on the time of travel. it's s really good way to get to Paris if you don't like the airport.
If you looking for a bargain tickets, its best to book way in advance and keep looking at the website for deals.
A good tip would be to save the hassle and buy your metro pass before you leave London at Waterloo, so you're ready to whiz into action as soon as you arrive.
It cost us £60 per person to travel from London Waterloo to Paris and back. You have to arrive half an hour before departure in order to check in, which is much the same as in airports, and then the journey takes just over 2 hours. Very comfortable trip, and you arrive in the Gare du Nord from which you can get the Metro to pretty much anywhere in the city.
Very convenient, I'd much rather do this than fly to Paris.
Get on the Eurostar and be transported to Paris from London in 2 hours 35 minutes. It's amazing to travel under the sea through the famous Channel Tunnel.
One of the advantage of going to Paris this way is that you don't have to apply for a French visa if you're carrying a Malaysian passport and stop in London first.
If you are coming from London, the Eurostar train is a great way to travel to Paris. One way trip takes about 2.5 hours. There are early morning trains leaving Waterloo International Station in London and evening trains leaving Gard du Nord in Paris. I went for a one day tour of Paris and it was perfect.
My one day tour was arranged with Golden Tours of London. If you are planning to visit the Eiffel Tower, you can avoid wasting your time standing in the long lines by going with one of these tour groups. Group tours have a special entrance to the Eiffel Tower and bypass the queue going straight to the top of the line.
Just over 2 hours from London to Paris. Comfortable and peaceful. Next time we are going to try first class and see what the difference is.
We took the Eurostar from London. It was a really fantastic experience and one that all of us had been looking forward to for some time. @s*