London – Paris
Go from London to Paris, or Paris to London – in either direction, the journey is part of the adventure. Thanks to Eurostar, the world’s finest rail service, you can be in either cultural capital in just 2 hours, 15 minutes. Forget a cramped airplane, this train is big enough to dwarf a jumbo jet.
You’ll travel through the chunnel, which consists of three interconnecting tubes: a rail track for travel in each direction and one service tunnel. The length of the tunnel is 31 miles long, but only 23 miles are underwater. The average depth is 150 feet under the seabed. The Eurostar only spends 20 minutes of its journey in the tunnel.
Eurostar runs from London to Paris and vice versa, every 30 minutes during peak hours and approximately once per hour during non-peak time. During the peak summer season, up to 24 trains run daily to Paris. So you can easily travel between the two in just a day. Imagine, a traditional English breakfast, followed by a journey on Eurostar, and dinner at a charming left bank bistro.
You can certainly spend the night. Once you exit either St. Pancras or Gare du Nord, you’ll find easy tube or metro connections to the rest of either city. Forget renting a car and driving on the wrong side of the road or deciphering French traffic signs.
For some travelers, London and Paris are ice-breakers to the rest of Europe, for others, they are favorites. From parks and museums, to iconic monuments and theater, they both possess a bubbly joie de vivre: whether the foam on top of a pint or in a champagne glass.
Whether your first trip or your fifth, there are sights that will always astound. From Buckingham Palace to Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower to the Trocadero – these are places that need no explanation or introduction.
And if you’ve seen one and not the other, Eurostar is the ultimate link between two world-class cities. 75 million passengers can’t be wrong.