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Train from London to Chambery

 
Photo © ATOUT FRANCE/R-Cast

Overview

Route: London St Pancras to Chambery via Paris (day or sleeper)
Journey time: From 8 hours.
 

Detailed itinerary

Option 1: via Paris

Sample itinerary: Take a morning train from St Pancras to Paris in time to catch the 1524 or 1650 to Chambéry.
Price: From £109 return
Leg 1:

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

First train departs 0540 (Mon-Fri), 0618 (Sat), 0819 (Sun).

Last train departs 2001 (Mon-Sat), 2031 (Sun).

Frequency of service: 18 trains Mon-Thur, 20 trains Friday, 22 on Saturday, 17 on Sunday.
Operator:

Eurostar

Journey time: From 2 hrs 16 mins
Transfer

A relatively quick train trip from Gare du Nord to Gare de Lyon. From the Eurostar platform, turn left, walk down the stairs and follow the signs for RER ligne D (which will be signposted 'direction' 'Melun', 'Malesherbes' or 'Corbeil Essonnes'). It's just 2 stops from Gare de Nord to Gare de Lyon and takes a little over 10 minutes (plus there's a short 5 minute walk to the connecting TGV departure platforms), but we recommend you leave at least 50 minutes for the entire transfer.

Short hop

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

Paris Gare de Lyon to Chambéry Challes les Eaux

Trains depart daily at 0650 (arriving 0951), 0841 (arriving 1149), 1050 (arriving 1343), 1350 (arriving 1708), 1524 (arriving 1821), 1650 (arriving 1943), 1850 (arriving 2143) and 1950 (arriving 2300).

Frequency of service: 8 trains per day
Operator:

TGV

Journey time: From 3 hours
Destination Bienvenue à Chambéry
 
Book a hotel in Chambéry
 

Option 2: via Paris (sleeper)

Sample itinerary: Take any Eurostar to Paris in time to catch the 2310 from Paris Austerlitz, which arrives Chambery at 0719.
Price: From £132 return
Leg 1:

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

First train departs 0540 (Mon-Fri), 0618 (Sat), 0819 (Sun).

Last train departs 2001 (Mon-Sat), 2031 (Sun).

Frequency of service: 18 trains Mon-Thur, 20 trains Friday, 22 on Saturday, 17 on Sunday.
Operator:

Eurostar

Journey time: From 2 hrs 16 mins
Transfer

Cross the centre of Paris by metro from Gare du Nord to Gare d'Austeritz. From the Eurostar platform, turn left, walk down the stairs and follow the signs for Metro line M5 to Gare d'Austerlitz (which is signposted 'direction Place d'Italie'). It's 9 stops from Gare de Nord to Gare d'Austerlitz and takes 20-30 minutes, but we recommend you leave at least 50 minutes for the entire transfer.

Long hop

Transfer time: Allow 50 mins.
 
Book a hotel near Gare du Nord
 
 
Book a hotel near Gare d'Austerlitz
 
Leg 2: Paris Austerlitz to Chambery.

2310 arrives 0719.
2250 arrives 0724 (Sun only).
Frequency of service: 1 a day.
Operator:

Linéa

Journey time: From 8 hours 9 minutes.
Destination Bienvenue à Chambéry
 
Book a hotel in Chambéry
 

Your route to Chambery

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

 

Through-fare tickets

>> You can now buy a 'through-fare' ticket from over 300 UK rail stations to London that connect with Eurostar departures to Europe. These tickets cut the cost of the journey from your local station to London when used in conjunction with a Eurostar ticket. See: Through-fare tickets connecting with Eurostar

Changing Stations

The key to travelling by train to Europe is to plan the most convenient connections. Here's our guide to how to change stations within the key hub cities of Paris, Brussels and Lille for onward connections to the rest of Europe.

>> How to Change Train Stations in Paris, Brussels and Lille

Places to stay near Chambery