I recently traveled on the Eurostar train from my home in London, UK, to Paris, France.
The author sits in the standard class (left) and in the standard-premier class (right).
In November, I traveled from my home in London, UK, to Paris, France, for work and decided to make it a train journey by taking the Eurostar.
It’s not the first I’ve traveled on the Eurostar as I grew up going on European family vacations and visiting relatives in Luxembourg, where my grandparents live.
However, I’ve never traveled by train across countries by myself. Given that my colleagues in the US and the UK have completed multiple train journeys and had various thoughts on whether it’s worth upgrading classes, I thought I’d see what I made of traveling on the Eurostar at two different price points.
On my outbound journey, I booked a $45 standard-class ticket from London’s St Pancras International station to Paris’s Gare du Nord. For the return, I booked a $136 standard-premier class ticket on the same non-stop route. Both journeys took around two hours and 15 minutes.