Train from London to Naples, Italy
Green Traveller's Guide to taking the train from London St Pancras International Railway Station to Naples, Italy
Journey Time: requires overnight stop in either Paris or Turin/Milan
Sample timetable: Depart London 10.22am, arrive Paris Gare du Nord 1.47pm, departs Gare de Lyon at 3.18pm arrives Milan at 10.07pm. Overnight in Milan then take any number of trains from Milano Centrale to Naples (journey time just over 5 hours)
Transfer: Paris Gare du Nord to Paris Gare de Lyon and same station change in Turin or Milan
Frequency of Departures: 20/day
Carbon emissions: 57.5kg (flight would be 277.5kg)*
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What's the journey like?
You have to change stations in Paris from Gare du Nord to Gare de Lyon, which can take about half an hour on the Paris RER line (it's only two stops, though we recommend you leave at least 50 minutes for the entire transfer). How to transfer between train stations across Paris. You can either stay overnight in Paris and take train to Turin or Milan to change to Naples, or take train straight to Turin/Milan, stay overnight in either of these cities and take train next morning to Naples.
Stopover hotels to break the journey in Paris
If you want to break the journey and stay overnight to see a bit more of Paris while you're travelling through, there are lots of lovely places to stay near both Gare du Nord and Gare de Lyon. Here are some examples of hotels that are conveniently near these stations:
Hotels near Gare du Nord
Hotels near Gare de Lyon
Miss your connection in Paris?
Don’t panic. Railteam’s ‘Hop on the Next Available Train’ service means that if you have missed your connection between high speed trains because of a delay on the preceding leg of your journey, you’ll automatically be put on the next available high-speed train. NB Remember to get your ticket stamped by your Train Manager. Whenever you’re connecting, always remember to validate your onward train ticket at the machine on the platform before departing (these are often coloured yellow).
Stopover hotels in Turin or Milan
If you decide to break the journey and stay overnight in Turin or Milan, there are lots of lovely places to stay near both stations. Here are some examples of hotels that are conveniently near these stations:
Hotels near Torino Porta Susa, Italy
Hotels near Milan Porta Garibaldi, Italy
On arrival at Naples station
Benvenuto a Napoli! It may be the spiritual home of pizza but there are lots of other things to eat, see and do in this high energy city, including royal palaces, castles and ancient ruins.
One of the best ways of getting around the city is to use the Naples Pass, which provides discounts and other benefits for visiting museums, events and using public transport around the city. Here's a handy video that shows how it works:
If you're looking to travel further afield, Naples is also the gateway to the ancient city of Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast.
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