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Train from Avignon to London

 

Overview

Route: Avignon to London via Lille or Paris
Journey time: From 6 hours 13 mins
Journey highlights:

For an even quicker service to Avignon, there is a direct service from London between the 10th of July and 11th of September.

 

Detailed itinerary

Option 1: via Lille

Sample itinerary: Depart Avignon on the 0918, arrive Lille 1329 and catch the 1505 Eurostar, which arrives London at 1526.
Price: from £109 return (booked as a return journey outward from London)
Leg 1:

Avignon TGV to Lille Europe

First train departs at 0715 (everyday).
Last train departs at 1852 (Mon-Sat) and 1952 (Sun).

Frequency of service: Around 11 trains a day.
Operator:

TGV

Journey time: From 4 hrs 4 mins
Transfer A quick same-station change of platform at Lille Europe station to catch the onward connection. Allow 30 mins check-in time for Eurostar.

Change of platform

Transfer time: Allow 50 mins
 
Book a hotel near Lille Europe/Lille Flanders
 
Leg 2: Lille Europe to London St Pancras

First train 0735 (Mon-Thurs, Sat), 0835 (Fri), 0935 (Sun).
Last train 2056 (Mon-Thurs), 2105 (Fri, Sun), 2035 (Sat).
Frequency of service: From 7 a day
Operator:

Eurostar

Journey time: From 1 hr 20 mins
Destination

Welcome to London. St Pancras International now has lots of lovely shops, restaurants and gastro pubs... and free wifi throughout the station. If you're planning to stay in the capital, there are over 60 hotels within a one mile radius of St Pancras (by the way, the new spectacular St Pancras Midland Grand Hotel - a 5-star Marriott hotel - has now opened!).

From St Pancras, there are mainline rail connections to Derby, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield, as well as First Capital Connect trains on the cross-London Thameslink route which continues north as far as Bedford or south to Gatwick Airport and Brighton.

Across the street is Kings Cross station, which has rail connections to the north of England and Scotland, and it's a 15-minute walk (in the opposite direction, heading west) to Euston Station for connections to the West Midlands, the West Coast (including Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester) and Glasgow (including the Scotrail sleeper service).

 
Book a hotel near St Pancras
 

Option 2: via Paris

Sample itinerary: Take the 0755 from Avignon and you'll be in Paris at 1127, giving you enough time to transfer to Gare du Nord for the 1304 Eurostar to London, arriving at 1431. Or you could have lunch in the French capital before taking the 1513 service and still be back in London before the evening.
Price: From £119 return
Leg 1: Avignon to Paris Gare de Lyon

First train departs Avignon TGV at 0649 weekdays and 0805 weekends. The last train departs Avignon at 2058 (Mon-Thu, Sat) or 2059 (Fri, Sun), with additional services at 2135 on Fridays and 2205 on Sundays.
Frequency of service: Up to 14 trains a day.
Operator:

TGV

Journey time: From 2 hours 38 minutes
Transfer

A relatively quick train trip from Gare de Lyon to Gare du Nord. Follow the signs for RER ligne D (which will be signposted 'direction Creil' or 'direction Orry La Ville Coye'). It's just 2 stops from Gare de Lyon to Gare de Nord and takes a little over 10 minutes, but we recommend you leave at least 50 minutes for the entire transfer, and don't forget the 30-minute check-in for Eurostar.

Short hop

Transfer time: Allow 50 mins.
 
Book a hotel near Gare de Lyon
 
 
Book a hotel near Gare du Nord
 
Leg 2:

Paris Gare du Nord to London St Pancras International in the heart of London. Don't forget check-in time for Eurostar is at least 30 mins before departure.

First train departs 0643 (Mon), 0713 (Tue-Sat), 0813 (Sun).

Last train departs 2113 (every day).

Frequency of service: 18 trains a day (Mon-Fri), 19 trains a day (Sat) and 20 trains a day (Sun).
Operator:

Eurostar

Journey time: From 2 hrs 12 mins
Destination

Welcome to London. St Pancras International now has lots of lovely shops, restaurants and gastro pubs... and free wifi throughout the station. If you're planning to stay in the capital, there are over 60 hotels within a one mile radius of St Pancras (by the way, the new spectacular St Pancras Midland Grand Hotel - a 5-star Marriott hotel - has now opened!).

From St Pancras, there are mainline rail connections to Derby, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield, as well as First Capital Connect trains on the cross-London Thameslink route which continues north as far as Bedford or south to Gatwick Airport and Brighton.

Across the street is Kings Cross station, which has rail connections to the north of England and Scotland, and it's a 15-minute walk (in the opposite direction, heading west) to Euston Station for connections to the West Midlands, the West Coast (including Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester) and Glasgow (including the Scotrail sleeper service).

 
Book a hotel near St Pancras
 

Your route back from Avignon

The lines on the map are for illustrative purposes only - they don't show the exact route taken by the train.

 

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