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Changing stations and catching Eurostar to Paris. Do I have sufficient transfer time?

  • 24 January 2024
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My train from Inverness arrives in Kings Cross at 15.49. Will I have sufficient time to get to St Pancras and go through the passport formalities etc and catch the 17.31 Eurostar to Paris?

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Best answer by thibcabe 24 January 2024, 20:37

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Sure, no issues. It’s a 2 min walk across the road. You’ve still got some margin in case the inbound train is delayed too.

I’d go through passport & security controls around 45 min before departure. Afternoons are relatively quiet too.

EDIT : the LNER train also stops for 16 min in Edinburgh so there’s a buffer there. Btw reservations are optional and free of charge in the UK (doesn’t apply to Eurostar!). Use LNER’s website.

Sure, no issues. It’s a 2 min walk across the road. You’ve still got some margin in case the inbound train is delayed too.

I’d go through passport & security controls around 45 min before departure. Afternoons are relatively quiet too.

EDIT : the LNER train also stops for 16 min in Edinburgh so there’s a buffer there. Btw reservations are optional and free of charge in the UK (doesn’t apply to Eurostar!). Use LNER’s website.

Thanks for the information.

Thanks for the information.

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Hi, if the train to KX  is on time yes it’s time to walk over to St Pancras and check in. However as a frequent user of the LNER east coast line I wouldn’t trust it as am delayed so often. 
Maybe get the earlier train south? Also we get a ‘CIV’ reservation for the LNER train to link it to your EuroStar reservation (someone else can explain that better than I can!) -you can get this in person at your local station although may need to be persistent until you find someone in the ticket office who knows what it is. 

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It looks like this. Also made our seat reservations on this LNER train in the LNER app. 

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It looks like this. Also made our seat reservations on this LNER train in the LNER app. 

I know you can buy tickets to London International CIV but, as far as I can see, the screenshot does not show a reservation or ticket but just an itinerary.

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