Return journey: London => Paris January 1, 2014UncategorizedAdam Newby Trains to Paris depart from St Pancras International in the northern part of the centre of London. Eurostar departures board. London to Paris direct centre to centre in 2h25m! The Eurostar departure lounge Escalator up to the platform. It’s a long train! We are in coach 17 of 18. We make one short stop at Ashford International, just before entering the tunnel under the channel. We spend about 20 minutes under the sea. Inside Eurostar. The train is full with people travelling for the holidays but there’s room for everyone. No power sockets in standard class, except in the toilet! In Paris, next to the Seine! We’ve come a long way.