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Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to Eurostar Station

By | January 21, 2014 | in Eurostar Schedules

The RER B Paris city train travels from CDG Airport (Paris–Charles de Gaulle) to the Eurostar train station in Paris, Gare du Nord, in 30-35 minutes. Please note that there is no Eurostar train station at Charles de Gaulle Airport.  All Eurostar Paris to London trains depart from Paris–Gare du Nord station, also known as simply “Paris Nord“.

There are two RER train stations at CDG Airport, one serving Terminal 1 and 3 (see the Terminal 1 to Paris photo guide for detailed instructions), another for Terminal 2 (see the Terminal 2 to Paris photo guide).  Both stations will have RER trains going to the Eurostar station in Paris: Gare du Nord.

Tickets for the RER train from CDG to the Eurostar station are 10€ (as of January 2015), purchasable at both CDG train stations, either from ticket vending machines or ticket windows. These tickets are simply “To Paris”; there is no special ticket nor price for CDG to Eurostar station at Gare du Nord, which is within central Paris in the 10th arrondissement.

The first train leaves CDG Terminal 2 station at 4:56, arriving at Gare du Nord/Eurostar station at 5:20.  Frequency of trains varies from 7 to 15 minutes between trains for the better part of the day.

The last train leaves CDG at 23:55 arriving at the Eurostar station at 00:25.  (See first/last trains for Paris Metro & RER, PDF format).

See the RER B schedule article for a full timetable of trains from CDG to Paris, paying particular attention to the stop “Gare du Nord”, which is the station for Eurostar Paris to London trains.

Information on buying cheap Eurostar tickets.

Information on taking the Paris-London Eurostar at Gare du Nord.

Paris to London Train – Eurostar

By | January 8, 2014 | in Eurostar Tickets

This is a detailed guide of how to buy Eurostar tickets and how to take the Eurostar high speed train from Paris to London. Tickets for the Eurostar start at £69 return and travel time between central Paris (Gare du Nord) to central London (St Pancras/King’s Cross) is 2 hours 15 minutes.


Line => Eurostar

Direction => London – St. Pancras

Departure Station => Paris – Gare du Nord

Arrival Station => London – St. Pancras International

Timetable/Schedule => (updated Jan 2014)

Paris to London – departure times from Gare du Nord

  • First Train – 07:13 (06:43 on Mondays)
  • Last Train – 21:13
London to Paris – departure times from St. Pancras
  • First Train – 05:40
  • Last Train – 20:31

Click to download full Eurostar Timetables Schedules (PDF)

Ticket Prices => From £69 return from /

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Tickets and Schedules

Eurostar Schedule & Ticket SearchThe best way to search and buy Eurostar tickets is directly from The advantage of buying tickets directly from is that they offer free home delivery of tickets, whereas resellers such as Rail Europe may charge a fee depending on your whereabouts. For example, Rail Europe charges $18usd for ticket delivery to a US based address.

You can choose to pick-up or collect your tickets from automated ticket vending machines at your departure train station, but you must use a smart-chip credit card to do so (most European credit/debit cards are enabled with smart chips and pin code protection).

If you’re coming from North America, most likely your credit card will not have a smart chip and will not work with these machines.  In this case, your best bet is to select Home Delivery.

The Eurostar train leaves Paris from Gare du Nord, one of the six major train stations in central Paris (see the Gare du Nord photo tour for more information).  Check-in for the Eurostar train to London is done through a special upper level at Gare du Nord (Level 1 or Niveau 1 in French), separated from the rest of the station, where all Eurostar travelers must pass through both French and British passport control before boarding the train.  (This is due to England’s partial implementation of the Schengen Agreement amongst European Union member countries).

Check-in procedures from the Eurostar starts with scanning your ticket through a turnstile machine.  Keep the ticket printed side up (magnetic stripe facing down) when inserting your ticket. The ticket can be inserted at either end.  The machine will eject your ticket out the top, whereupon you should take your ticket back and keep it for the rest of your journey. The turnstile gates will slowly open and you can then pass through onto passport control.

For passengers not holding a European Union passport, you’ll have to complete a declaration card for British Immigration control.  This is just like landing cards you would fill out for overseas flights, asking the normal questions: name, date of birth, country of birth, where you’re staying in England.

After passing through French and British immigration control you’ll need to pass a security screening where your bags are scanned and you walk through a metal detector.

Finally you’ll arrive in the Eurostar waiting lounge.  The first waiting lounge is for regular Eurostar ticket holders, with tickets for train cars (“voiture”) 6 to 18.  A second smaller waiting lounge can be found further down the hall and is reserved for Eurostar Business and Premier clients, usually seated in train cars 1 to 5.

Boarding for the Eurostar train starts 20 minutes before departure.  An employee will check your Eurostar ticket once more before allowing you to descend onto the dedicated Eurostar platforms at the western end of Gare du Nord.  Immediately after this last ticket check, you can descend onto the train platform using either the moving sidewalk to your left, or via the stairs to your right.  Often the stairs will be completely empty while the slow moving sidewalk will be full with a group of people waiting to descend.  You might want to simply take the stairs if you’re not carrying much luggage.

To find where you’re seated on the train look at the center of your Eurostar ticket where there will be a car number (“Voit”, short for “Voiture” in French, meaning “Car”) and seat number printed, such as in in the following photo (showing Voit 17 seat 23).

To find your designated car along the train, look at the digital display screens located at the end of each train car, next to its entrance door.  This screen will show a large car number from 1 to 18 along with the destination of the train.  In the photo below we see train car number 17 and the destination of the Eurostar (this photo was taken for a trip going to Paris rather than going to London, stopping at Ashford International on its way).

When taking a Eurostar train from Paris to London, it’s common for the Eurostar to stop at Ebbsfleet (and sometimes Ashford) station 15 minutes before arrival at London St. Pancras / King’s Cross. Don’t mistakenly get off the train too early at these dark, uncovered stations outside of London.  St. Pancras International train station on the other hand is well lit, enormous, with plenty of signage and the Eurostar will park itself underneath the covered area.

After arrival, you’ll make your way towards the atrium area with its gigantic clock on the center of the wall.  You’ll descend down a moving walkway towards the customs area where you will pass British customs officers randomly screening passengers.  After that, your options for ground transportation include London Underground Tube (subway) via King’s Cross station, connected underneath St. Pancras, or light rail via St. Pancras station.  See the London public transportation site,, for more information on subways, buses and trains within London.

Useful Links


Transport for London

Gare du Nord photo tour

Eurostar Timetable London to Paris Train

By | September 12, 2008 | in Eurostar Schedules

The first Eurostar train departing London from St Pancras International Station leaves at 05:25, arriving at Paris Gare du Nord at 08:50.  Note that there is a one hour time difference between London and Paris.

Last train from London to Paris leaves St Pancras at 20:05, arriving at 23:26.

On weekends, Saturday and Sunday, the last train leaves London at 20:35 (8:35pm).

Tips on finding discount Eurostar tickets.

See the full schedule of Eurostar London to Paris trains:

Eurostar Paris to London Timetable

Upon arriving in Paris at Gare du Nord, the Eurostar arrival station, you can take Metro (Tube/Subway) trains direct from there to elsewhere in the city.

Information on the Metro in Paris.

Information on Paris Metro tickets, the Ticket t+.

Information on using Metro ticket vending machines.

If you’re traveling to another city outside of Paris, but within the Ile-de-France region, you can buy train tickets, known as Billet Ile-de-France, from a different style ticket vending machine, a Billetterie Ile-de-France.

Timetable Eurostar Paris to London

By | September 12, 2008 | in Eurostar Schedules

The arrival and departures timetable for Eurostar Paris to London train has the earliest departure/first train leaving Paris at 6:43 arriving at 07:58.  The journey time is 2 hours 15 minutes with a 1 hour time zone difference between Paris and London, London being earlier at Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and Paris at GMT+1.  Trains leave from Gare du Nord in Paris.  More information on taking Eurostar from Paris to London.

On Saturdays and Sundays the first Paris to London Eurostar train departs at 07:13 arriving in London at 08:28.

Last train train leaving Paris departs at 21:13 (9:13pm) arriving at London St Pancras at 22:34 with a stop at Ebbsfleet 20 minutes before that (don’t get off the train too early).

Tips on finding discount Eurostar tickets.

Here is a full timetable of train trains departing Paris Nord station arriving at London St Pancras:

Eurostar Paris to London Timetable

Cheap Eurostar Tickets – £69 Return

By | July 26, 2008 | in Eurostar Tickets

To purchase £69 round trip Eurostar train tickets from London to Paris (or Paris to London):

1. Go to and click on the “Eurostar Deals” tab, top right highlighted below. (image updated March 28, 2013). If you end up on the French site, you can switch languages at the top right:

Next, on the Arc de Triomphe photo and text, click on the “Paris is Calling” text, which will bring the photo to centre and show a Book Now button.  Click “Book Now”.

Clicking on the text “Paris is Calling” will reveal a “Book Now” button.  Click that.

2. Next you’ll see a colour-coded calendar.  Any dates shaded in blue are low cost fares. The darker the blue, the more tickets that are available.  I’ve highlighted April 17 below as an example.  Most dates are white and will not have the £69 return fare available.  Select both departure/return dates with blue colours. (Note that currently the site has an error and has listed both outbound and inbound calendars as “London St. Pancras Intl. to Paris Gare du Nord”, but the bottom calendar is for the return leg.  Keep in mind the calendar shows next week by default.   There are up & down arrows on the left top & bottom of the calendar to go back and forth 4 weeks time.

When you’re travel dates are selected click on “Continue“.

Remember any Low, Medium or High Availability days will feature the £69 return ticket price.

In general the first High Availability day will be at least 14 days from now.  Thus, if you can book your Eurostar at least 2 weeks in advance and you’ll get the cheapest Eurostar fare available.