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Train from Waterloo to Paris--make me feel better again

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Train from Waterloo to Paris--make me feel better again

We are taking the train from London to Paris on June 30th

We are leaving the station at 10:40 am arriving in Paris at 2:15pm. Our hotel is in Kensington, at the Thistle Park. My question is, What time do we have to leave our hotel to get to the train?

Please tell me we will not be rushing like crazy!

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1. Re: Train from Waterloo to Paris--make me feel better again

You should aim to be at Waterloo by about 9.30am so you will have plenty of time. If you have a lot of luggage it may be sensible to get a taxi (your conceirge will do it for you) as the tube journey involves a change from the Circle Line to the Jubilee Line at Westminster. Allow 30 minutes.

And remember....No Rushing!

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2. Re: Train from Waterloo to Paris--make me feel better again

If you haven't had your tickets posted to you, and have to pick them up at Waterloo, I would suggest doing so a day or two in advance if poss, as the ticket desks get busy at train times. There is a dedicated Eurostar section of Waterloo, easy to find if you do take the tube.

It's such a great trip, you'll really enjoy it.

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3. Re: Train from Waterloo to Paris--make me feel better again

I agree with TravellerPlus - get your tickets a day ahead of time. And it is a great trip. It's been 10 years since I took it and I still remember what a nice trip it was. Zipping under the English Channel in just 20 min - getting your passport stamped English Channel. And Paris is waiting. I'll have to do that again!

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4. Re: Train from Waterloo to Paris--make me feel better again

There is no need to be at Waterloo at 09.30 for a 10.40 departure, 30 minutes before will give you plenty of time.

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5. Re: Train from Waterloo to Paris--make me feel better again

Gina, it could be worse. I'm going from Waterloo to Paris on 6/28 and my train leaves at 7:09am! Yuck!

And when I bought the ticket I wasn't aware you had to check in at least 30 minutes before departure (as the only other train I've taken was Amsterdam to Paris- and I didn't have to check in for that one..) So I'm getting up awfully early that day.

But it will be worth it to get back to Paris for even just 8 hours.

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6. Re: Train from Waterloo to Paris--make me feel better again

I leave to Paris from Waterloo Eurostar on 6/28 as well. I am going on a tour however. Can't wait.

Tampa, Florida
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7. Re: Train from Waterloo to Paris--make me feel better again

Oh really? Are you on the same train or taking a later one?

Yeah, 7:09am is really early but I wanted as much time in Paris as I could get. Last train back that day is approx 7:45pm.

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8. Re: Train from Waterloo to Paris--make me feel better again

We're on the 6:34 am as the 5:30am was just a tad too early for us.

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9. Re: Train from Waterloo to Paris--make me feel better again

Ok Pucktime, you win! :-) LOL.

7:09 was as early as I wanted to go....

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10. Re: Train from Waterloo to Paris--make me feel better again

Our train leaves Waterloo at 6:34 a.m. But I will see you in Paris. I will be the one with a rose in her lapel sitting outside a cafe. Just kidding. But I expect to have fun nonetheless.