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Hello. We are traveling for 1 week from heathrow airport to paris, to bordeaux and back to the south of england. can we go from bordeaux to lille on our way back to england? or do we have to go back through paris? Thank you. Lorrie

PS are there 2 or more station that connect to the chunnel by eurostar or eurail?

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  • Jeff (Official Rep) August 27, 2012 21:26
    Hi Lorrie,

    There are no trains right from the Heathrow Airport to Paris. The trains from London to Paris (called the Eurostar) depart from the St. Pancras International station in the city of London. From the Heathrow Airport, you would take the Heathrow Express into the city, which arrives into the Paddington station. The Heathrow Express departs once every 15 minutes and takes about 15 minutes from terminals 1, 2 and 3 to Paddington and 23 minutes from terminal 5 to Paddington. There is an airport shuttle/tram that connections terminals 1 and 3 with terminal 4. To get from the Paddington station to the St. Pancras station, you would then take the Circle line of the Tube, which takes about 15 minutes in duration. You would pay to board the Tube locally upon arrival. You can purchase tickets for the Heathrow Express by clicking here: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/....

    Ashford and Ebbsfleet in the United Kingdom, as well as Lille and Calais France in France, are other towns that service the Eurostar trains (aside from London and Paris).

    Therefore, you would not have to go through Paris on your way from Bordeaux back up to London, though most connections from Bordeaux to Lille (and all connections from Bordeaux to Calais) would involve changing trains once in Paris along the way. To avoid having to change trains in Paris, you would have to take one of the direct trains from Bordeaux to Lille.

    You can check ticket costs and schedules for the Eurostar, as well as for your trains from Paris to Bordeaux and Bordeaux to Lille, under 'Find Fares & Schedules' on the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com.

    Trains in France can only be booked within 90 days of an intended date of departure, however, the Eurostar can be booked up to 9 months in advance of a departure. Due to high demand, the best rates on these trains can sell out quickly, so I would recommend purchasing your ticket as soon as possible.
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