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.
If going to disney by eurostar it is cheaper to book transport when booking hotel and also make sure you book directly to disney terminal at marne la val chesse station. I didnt and it cost me a fortune to change the tickets but it worked out in end.
Also if you have disabilities it is worth noting that eurostar do accomodate those in wheelchair but because of restrictions the can only take a maximum of two wheelchair users. Further eurostar are now able to accommodate guide dogs but must be advised of this at time of booking and this is the only animals that eurostar will accommodate and the dog also needs a passport which can take a long time to process.
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.
Eurostar has the advantage of taking you from the centre of London to the centre of Paris in around 3 hours. Trains leave regularly from Waterloo, with promotional fares available from as little as 59 pounds return. We booked ours way in advance so got a greta price. If we were under 26 we could get cheaper tickets too.
We chose to go on the Eurostar from London to Paris as my husband has always wanted to do so.... we were happy with the service, seats were wide and comfy, train trip was quiet too. The chunnel was far quicker than we thought it would be..
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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.
I found the Eurostar to be a very comfortable way to travel - I was in Standard Class. There are 4 other classes on the Eurostar these are: First Class (you will get champagne!), Premium (for people with money - definitely not a backpacker thing), Business and Disneyland Castle Class.
All carriages are air-conditioned and (depending on length of trip) food and drinks are available - in some classes, like Standard you have to buy your snacks from the "on-board bar-buffet', or if you're in First Class (and on a London>Paris trip) you can get a 3 course meal served to you at your seat.
When I went on it, the train was very crowded and it was very noisy. But this was in the height of tourist season, so I don't know if it would be like this all year round or not.
The Eurostar connects London Waterloo and Gare Du Nord Paris.The journey takes about 3 hrs at hi speed going via English Channel.The train goes underwater by the underwater tunnel.Good train service.First class and economy class available.Food and beverage available onboard.
Not the cheapest but one of the good option if you dont want the hassle of going to airport to catch low-cost carrier or go by coach which takes longer hours.
Try to get the package which includes accomodation as well
eg. Eurostar+hotel - 120GBP
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Our 2005 EF group used the high-speed Eurostar to travel from London to Paris. It was hassle-free, and we enjoyed a nice chocolate pastry and cup of tea on the way. The train, itself, was clean and comfortable.
Note that there is a five-pound fee for telephone booking, so the website might be the best way to go.
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The Eurostar is a ultra-modern, high-speed passenger only train. It travels from London Waterloo International station to Continental Europe.
It goes from London to Paris, Brussels and the French Alps.
It is a three hour journey to Paris, passing thru a 31 mile long "Chunnel". (underwater that is)