Chunnel: London to Paris

Oct 22nd, 1997, 09:04 PM
Leslie C
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Chunnel: London to Paris

Has anyone tried a day trip from London to Paris via the Chunnel? Any advice?
Oct 22nd, 1997, 09:27 PM
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Dear Leslie:
Service on the Chunnel is VERY rapid and runs from mid-city to mid-city. So there's no reason why you couldn't go from London to Paris and back the same day. But why would you want to DO that? Paris is much too big and important for any visitor to make such short shrift of it. Within the Common Market they no longer stamp your passport when you enter and leave (except when you come from the US to the UK) so you don't even have a souvenir of so short a visit. It CAN be done--but I wouldn't do it
Bon voyage. Joan
Oct 23rd, 1997, 06:42 AM
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I will be taking the Chunnel from London to Paris
at the beginning of December. It is a 3 - 3 1/2 hour trip from city center to city center.
The cost is $99 for adults and $69 for youths (under 26.) These prices depend on what season you travel.
If you would like, I can let you know my experience when I return in December.
Good luck.
Oct 23rd, 1997, 07:22 AM
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Hi, last May my wife and I did the day trip to Paris. We would have liked to have had more time but we only had the one day availabe. It was the highlight of our trip. Having not been to Paris before we choose to take an escorted tour thru "Britshrinker" They meet you at the station and give you your seat assigment and when in Paris they take you for a bus tour to all of the notable places. They drop you off at the opera house where you return to at 6pm. The remainder of the day is yours to explore on your own. It was a fast paced day but if you only have the one day, I would recommend doing it.
Oct 23rd, 1997, 08:39 PM
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I am confused about just how long it takes to get from London to Paris by the Chunnel. I've seen times from 35 minutes to 4 hours! Can anyone help? Thanks, Sharon in San Diego
Oct 24th, 1997, 05:39 AM
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The whole trip takes three hours and 10 minutes between Paris and London. But you have to be there at least 45 mn before departure time for check-in and formalities.
Oct 31st, 1997, 09:05 PM
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took the Eurostar ("chunnel train") lsat month London to Paris; travel time 3 hrs station to station. A gret alternative to flying! Comfortable, economical, and convenient. Agree that one day is far too brief a time in Paris, but also agree that if you have only one day do not miss it.
Nov 1st, 1997, 07:12 AM
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Nicole, concerning taking the Chunnel from London to Paris, I assume the $99/adumt is one way. Is that correct? Also, you mentiond a difference in fare according to season. Is the $99 high or low in comparison.
Nov 3rd, 1997, 08:18 AM
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The $99 fare is one-way and I believe this
is for low season.
The youth fare is $69 one-way for anyone under
26. (except young children)

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