Heathrow to St Pancras
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Apr 25, 2012 12:51 AM Last Post By: battybilly
Apr 21, 2012 11:48 PM
Apr 22, 2012 12:18 AM
Apr 22, 2012 12:21 AM
Apr 22, 2012 1:07 PM
Apr 22, 2012 1:42 PM
The train will leave T4 - and go to T's 1/2/3 (one station), before heading towards central London.
There is no tube station 'Just' called St. Pancras. You need to get off at 'King's Cross St. Pancras'.
It's a few minutes walk to The Eurostar (St. Pancras International), but very well signposted.
Have a great trip ! !
Apr 22, 2012 5:40 PM
Apr 22, 2012 11:13 PM
6I think you are not seeing the trees for the wood on this one.
Eurostar is a great way for getting to Paris / Brussels from CENTRAL London. If you are at Heathrow it's a poor idea as you can get a flight and be in Paris / Brussels before you even leave central London.
Between landing at Heathrow and departure at St Pancras you need to allow around 4 hours - you need an hour to get through Heathrow, another hour to reach St Pancras and Eurostar has a 30 minute checkin cut off plus wiggle room unless you like risking missing your train and wasting your ticket. You also have to go through UK immigration and collect luggage.
IF you can add a leg to your ticket for the flight to wherever you are going then your luggage will be checked through, you avoid UK immigration by using the Flight Connections centre and can have a short connection of 2 hours or even less.
Even if you have to buy a separate ticket you may be able to persuade the checkin clerk at home to check your luggage through and hence avoid UK immigration. At worst you give yourself 3 hours to make the connection and pass through immigration / collect luggage and check in again. Or you could use the full 4 hours and give yourself more wiggle room.
Apr 23, 2012 12:30 AM
Apr 23, 2012 2:07 AM
8Great shout by *6.... alanR.
An onward flight to Paris from LHR would be a very good - and much quicker alternative option.
Me thinks though....
OP wants to do The Eurostar.
Apr 23, 2012 10:36 AM
9They can do it on the way back - assuming they are stopping in London for at least one night.
The Eurostar might be a good option though if they intend spending the day in London and intend taking one of the last Eurostar trains from St Pancras.
Apr 23, 2012 11:51 AM
10Yeah, done this before many times but not to get the eurostar to get a train from kings cross. I'd say an hour is enough time allowed if you're not traveling during rush hour - it's a straight through route on the piccadilly line. Printing off your eurostar ticket at home will save you some time. I'd probably allow 3 hours for the journey, 4 hours you'd be more than comfortable.
However the EuroStar is really not a "scenic" route...it gets you to Paris quickly if you are already in central London. As has been mentioned, if you are not planning on spending the day there anyway I would fly. It'll probably be cheaper too unless you're booking months in advance. Take this from someone who has friends/family in London but lives in Paris - I stalk the prices of Eurostar tickets.
Apr 24, 2012 6:09 PM
Thanks for your advice. I know that it is not very convenient to get to central London from the airport but I bought the Eurostar tickets 1&1/2 months ago. I will be flying in to London the day after tomorrow, so I guess it's a little too late to change things. Thanks, anyway.
Apr 25, 2012 12:51 AM
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