Changing trains in London
Catching a train from the UK to Europe will often involve changing trains in London. The most common interchanges between London's major train stations and the Eurostar terminal at London St. Pancras International are as follows:
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Choosing suitable trains
If your journey involves changing trains in London, you may be required to travel between two stations. This will be shown as a " transfer" in search results. This is different from an "interchange," which involves changing trains at the same station.
We usually recommend a one-hour period to complete most London transfers. However, some search results may display a shorter connection time. For these, we display a warning to alert you to the short city transfer. You should only book these trains if you are familiar with and confident crossing London.
If you would prefer more time, you can edit the amount of time between trains. See the following Help article: Modifying search results by adding a via station.
London transfer tickets
If your journey involves travelling via or across London to connect with another National Rail service, your ticket will normally include the cost of transfer on London Underground (Tube), Docklands Light Railway (DLR) or Thameslink services between the relevant main London stations.
Look for the ‘†' symbol, which is shown on eligible tickets.
You can "break your transfer journey" and leave the Underground at any intermediate station, e.g. if you are travelling between Victoria and Euston you can exit at Oxford Circus. However, if you subsequently wish to continue your journey you will have to purchase another ticket. More information and a list of 'via London' stations can be found on the National Rail website.
Connecting to London St. Pancras
It's a simple ten minute walk from Euston to London St. Pancras (see linked map). If you have lots of luggage or would prefer not to walk, you can catch the eastbound Northern or Victoria tube lines, St. Pancras is only one stop away.
The quickest way to travel between London Paddington and St. Pancras International is on the Circle (yellow) or Hammersmith & City (pink) line on the London Underground. Though it seems counter intuitive, when you alight from the train at London Paddington station, turn away from the main station concourse and follow the platform to the back of the station (follow the pink line on the floor!). Climb a short set of stairs onto a footbridge at the end of the platform, and follow signs to Circle line via King's Cross. All eastbound trains on the Circle or Hammersmith & City lines call at 'Kings Cross St. Pancras" Underground station where you'll be signposted to Eurostar departures.
Take the northbound Bakerloo line to Oxford Circus, then get off the train and catch the northbound Victoria line to St. Pancras. Trains run every couple of minutes and the entire journey usually takes about 15 minutes.
From Liverpool Street
Take the westbound Circle, Metropolitan or Hammersmith & City line directly to St. Pancras, which is the fourth stop. Trains leave every few minutes and take 8 minutes to get to St. Pancras.
Alight the train at London Victoria and walk along the platform towards the station concourse. Make to leave the station via the main exit, at the front of the station, following signs for the London Underground. There are two entrances to the Underground, both of which enter the same ticket hall. Board a northbound Victoria (blue) line train. Kings Cross St. Pancras is the fifth stop.
From Kings Cross
It's just a short walk between stations to transfer between London Kings Cross and St. Pancras International, with step-free access. When you alight from a national rail train, simply walk to the end of the platform where you will find ticket barriers and an exit onto Kings Cross Square. Turn right and cross this large pedestrianised area, walking towards the grand red brick clock tower of St. Pancras hotel. When you meet St. Pancras road, cross the road but resist the temptation to use the first entrance - that is to Kings Cross St. Pancras Underground station. Instead, turn right and walk along between the two stations. The entrance to St. Pancras International is on your left after 150m, with Eurostar check-in clearly signposted.
Connecting from London St. Pancras
It's a simple ten minute walk from London St. Pancras to Euston (see linked map). If you have lots of luggage or would prefer not to walk, you can catch the westbound Northern or Victoria tube lines, Euston is the next stop.
Take the westbound Circle or Hammersmith & City line. Trains run every couple of minutes, with an average journey time of 7 minutes. Paddington is the fifth stop.
Take the southbound Victoria line to Oxford Circus, then get off the train and catch the southbound Bakerloo line to Waterloo. Trains run every couple of minutes and the entire journey usually takes about 15 minutes.
To Liverpool Street
Take the eastbound Circle, Metropolitan or Hammersmith & City line directly to Liverpool street, which is the fourth stop. Trains leave every few minutes and the journey takes 8 minutes.
London Underground map
The London Underground network is shown in detail on this map.