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Train from Strasbourg to London

Photo © ATOUT FRANCE/Michel Angot


Route: Strasbourg to London via Paris
Journey time: From 6 hours 11 minutes
Journey highlights:

The modern carriage interiors on the new TGV Est trains have been designed by Christian Lacroix with reclining seats, soft cushions, adjustable headsets, reading lights and extra leg room.


Detailed itinerary

Option 1: via Paris

Sample itinerary: The 0915 TGV service from Strasbourg to Paris gives you plenty of time to connect to the 1304 Eurostar from Gare du Nord, returning you to St Pancras at 1431.
Price: From £99 return
Leg 1: Strasbourg to Paris Gare de l'Est

First train 0545, last train 2115. Additional 0515 train on Monday and 2215 on Sunday.
Frequency of service: Around 15 trains a day, on average one per hour.


Journey time: From 2 hours 19 minutes
Transfer A short 10-minute walk from Gare de l'Est to Gare du Nord. Exit Gare de l'Est, turn right along Rue de Chabrol then right along Rue du Fauberg Saint-Denis (slightly uphill) for about 400m until you reach the main intersection and then cross the road and turn left to Gare du Nord. Alternatively it is one stop on the metro line - from Gare de l'Est follow the signs for Metro line M4 to Gare du Nord (which is signposted 'direction Porte de Clignancourt'). Don't forget the 30-minute check-in for Eurostar.

Short hop

Transfer time: Allow 25 minutes.
Book a hotel near Gare du Nord/Gare de l'Est
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).


Journey time: From 2 hrs 12 mins

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 - see Hotels near St Pancras Train Station.

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).

Getting around London: London St Pancras International is in the heart of London and is extremely well-connected by underground and bus services to the West End, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye. There are now 5 buses powered by hydrogen fuel on the route RV1 between Covent Garden and Tower Gateway Station. Transport for London provides information on how to travel around the capital by all forms of public transport (including the boat services along the Thames), free local cycle guides and information on six walking routes, including the Capital Ring and the Thames Path.

Outside the station you can hire a bike from one the city’s many bike hire docking stations. They work on a self-service basis and are available 24 hours a day all year-round. Casual users just walk up and use a credit or debit card – just follow the simple on-screen instructions to collect a 5-digit release code that will unlock the bike. It costs from £1 an hour to £50 for 24 hours. The bike is free if returned within half an hour.

>> For tips on where to eat, sleep, shop & visit: 
Greentraveller's Guide to London

Book a hotel near St Pancras

Your route back from Strasbourg

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