"London in the Paris suburbs" Trains Tip by GUYON

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  Eurostar arrival at Waterloo

London is at 2H 35 from Paris (Gare du Nord) by the Eurostar.
It is quicker and cheaper than plane which needs a transfert to the airports.
There are at least one train each hour from 6 AM to 22PM.
We use to spend a Saturday in London, leaving Paris at 7 or 7:15 AM, arriving at Waterloo at around 8:40AM (local time), turning back at 7PM, arriving in Paris at around 10:40PM.
We prefer a one day trip than a week end because the London hotels are expensive and we have had some bad experience of unsufficient heating.
For security purpose, the entry on the Eurostar area is organized on the airport basis. The luggage and the identity are controled. We must arrive with 30 min advance : the control lasts at least 15 min
Price : 35 euros one way with a reservation 6 weeks in advance.

The train can be delaied. Durinf our last travel, after 30 min the train stopped and went back to the station. We changed train and we arrived 2 hours late. In compensation we got a 50pct reduction on our next trip on Eurostar.

Mode: TO
Type: Train

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 26, 2005
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