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1. Posted by Luv4God (Budding Member 18 posts) 10y

We are travelling to London, Paris and then to Venice at the end of this month. I have each leg of the trip worked out except for transportation from London to Paris.

Flying seems to be the cheapest option but is it the best?

Can anyone provide a list of all options for a trip from London to Paris as well as the costs? The Rail Europe website confuses me to no end.

Additionally, any information that you can provide regarding what Americans should expect in Paris will be appreciated.

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Americans should expect what anyone else would in Paris: great sites, great food, nice people, and tons of stuff to see!

The Eurostar travels between London and Paris, although I've only ever flew between the UK and France. It's cheap and quick!

3. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

Check this site out

http://www.raileurope.com/us/rail/eurostar/index.htm

to check prices and times for rail travel between London and Paris.

4. Posted by Luv4God (Budding Member 18 posts) 10y

Another question -- taking the rail from London to Paris is significantly more expensive than flying. Therefore, the only reason that I would do it would be for the experience.

What is the ride like? Is it at all scenic? Is it something that you need to say you did while in Europe?

5. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

Significantly more important than flying? Huh?
Tickets start at GBP 59 return, have any airline beat that! It is also a lot more convinient and faster too, because travel time to the airport is no longer necessary.

The train ride under the tunnel is nothing spectacular (unless you are claustrophobic), but there are some very nice views before you go in and out. There are some significant stretches going overland, and you'll see something of the countryside. Nothing like the scenic Alp routes through Switzerland, though.

Go to their official website:

http://www.eurostar.com/

6. Posted by Luv4God (Budding Member 18 posts) 10y

Easyjet has a fare from London to Paris for 36.16 GBP.

7. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

But single fare, not return - right?

36.16 x 2 = 72,32 GBP. More than 59 GBP.

I'll take Eurostar over Easyjet anyday.But since you are travelling only one-way, I guess flying is the way to go.

8. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Eurostar all the way.......!

Forget flying; it's too much time in airports stuffing around for a 50 minute flight (which will be late).

If you don't travel Eurostar, will you ever do it?

9. Posted by flo jo (Respected Member 414 posts) 10y

Am agree the eurostar is the best option. it takes from and to the center city.
Concerning the cheapest it´s actually the eurolines bus leaving from London Victoria to east of Paris Galienni.
You have a trip during the night and get early morning in Paris whic make you save a night accomodation.
Depending which type of tie budgetyou are.
Have a nice in Paris