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Train from Venice to London

The famous waterways of Venice
Photo © Fototeca ENIT / Vito Arcomano


Route: Venice to London via Paris (sleeper)
Journey time: 15 hours 37 minutes

Detailed itinerary

Option 1: via Paris (sleeper)

Sample itinerary: The 1957 sleeper sevice from Venice arrives in Paris the next morning at 0819. Treat yourself to a French pastry before catching the 1013 Eurostar service back to St Pancras.
Price: From £212 return
Leg 1: Venice to Paris Gare de Bercy (sleeper)

Train departs daily from Venice (Santa Lucia) at 1957, arriving into Paris at 0819.
Frequency of service: Daily


Journey time: 12 hours 24 minutes

It's a ten minute walk from Gare de Bercy to Gare de LyonIt's a ten minute walk from Gare de Bercy to Gare de LyonGare de Bercy to Gare du Nord. Walk 600m to Gare de Lyon (or a go to the nearby Bercy metro station and take the metro line 14 one stop to Gare de Lyon signposted 'direction Saint-Lazare') then at Gare de Lyon take the RER ligne D to Gare du Nord (which will be signposted 'direction Creil' or 'direction Orry la Ville Coye'). It's just 2 stops from Gare de Lyon to Gare du Nord and takes a little over 10 minutes, but we recommended you allow at least 50 minutes for the entire transfer and don't forget the 30-minute check-in for Eurostar.

Long hop

Transfer time: Allow 50 mins.
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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

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Your route back from Venice

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