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Mar 15th, 2016, 04:34 PM
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London to Paris by train

Dear travelers,

Two questions:

a. Which is the fastest train from London to Paris? Which train station do we pick in London? Which train station in Paris?

b. How to buy the cheapest ticket?


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Dipti
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Mar 15th, 2016, 04:47 PM
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http://www.eurostar.com/us-en/train/france/paris

Because I searched from the US, all the Eurostar links I came up with were directed to US customers.

If you are somewhere else, just google Eurostar.

There's basically just one train, from one station in Paris/London to one station opposite.

It's very easy and there isn't any picking involved.

Cheapness, I will leave to someone else. I do believe that certain times of day are more expensive than others, and that advance purchases can lessen the price.
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Mar 15th, 2016, 04:56 PM
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http://seat61.com/London-to-Paris-by-train.htm

Yes, the earlier you buy the cheaper. And some times will be cheaper than others.

Do not allow yourself to be redirected to Rail Europe.
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Mar 15th, 2016, 05:30 PM
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>>a. Which is the fastest train from London to Paris? Which train station do we pick in London? Which train station in Paris?<<

You don't get a choice. St Pancras station -- and they all take the same time

>>b. How to buy the cheapest ticket?<<

You buy as soon as your dates are firm - they just get more expensive the closer to the date
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Mar 15th, 2016, 05:49 PM
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You get the best prices 90 to 120 day out - as soon as the Eurostar tickets go on sale. And do look at prices for trains at different times - they can vary a lot.
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Mar 16th, 2016, 02:37 AM
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When we have gone, trains at non-commuting hours (after 9 and after ?) were less expensive whenever one bought. It may have changed.
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Mar 16th, 2016, 09:21 AM
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I just purchased 4 tickets from Paris to London and back on June 1. Second class tickets were 39 euro each way in a roundtrip purchase. The times of departure did impact the cost by as much as 13 euro.
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Mar 16th, 2016, 09:28 AM
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I used www.captaintrain.com to make my selections and purchase. It is available as an application for iPhone, and I assume androids as well.
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