After we finish the BOE tour in Paris on a Saturday, we would like to get to Glasgow in advance of starting the Best of Scotland tour, which starts on a Tuesday..
We are leaving Paris on 4/27/2024 and want to arrive in Glasgow by late afternoon the same day. First train is Eurostar from Paris Gare du Nord to London St. Pancras. Then we will walk to Euston station and get the train to Glasgow Central Station. Our hotel is right across the street.
My husband read that we have to check in for our Eurostar train at Gard du Nord about 60-90 minutes prior to departure. If we leave at 8:12 am, we would need to check in at 6:45 am.
Looking at high speed trains from London to Glasgow, they have two classes- economy and 1st class. First class ($227 “Saver” fare each) has more comfortable seats, trip will take about 4.5 hours. We can’t reserve until next February anyway..
Has anyone reserved in advance recently, have you used trains from/to these cities? We enjoy train travel, much prefer to flying while in Europe.
How far in advance do you like to reserve? It’s going to be on a Saturday, if that helps/matters.
Avanti West coast Main Line UK has routes but we wouldn’t be able to reserve until February, I think.
Would you recommend a particular train line or choice, any other tips or things we aren’t considering?