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The Eurostar provides nice connections between Paris/Brussels and London. Does it also provide a good alternative if you need to travel to a more northern destination. To put in other words: if I want to go to Manchester for example, should I also consider the Eurostar as an option?

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The Eurostar arrives at London Kings Cross/St. Pancras.

From there you can catch the midland main line (to Sheffield) or the east coast main line (to Newcastle and Edinburgh).

If you wanted to go to Manchester you'd need to take the West coast main line from Euston (a 9 minute tube ride away).

As long as you don't mind changing trains, the Eurostar is a perfectly reasonable way of getting to northern England

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If you take the tube, make sure you use the Victoria or Northern lines, and not the Circle/H&C/Met! The deep lines take a little longer to get to, but unlike the others they actually take you to Euston, rather than half way down Euston road and a long walk from Euston station... –  Gagravarr May 15 '12 at 14:15
A 9-minute tube ride? It's barely a 9-minute walk. Getting down to the trains and back up is almost as long as the kerbside walk. –  Gilles May 15 '12 at 23:05
I'm just going on what the TFL website said. –  zeocrash May 16 '12 at 9:52
Personally I'd probably either walk or hop on a bus (with my Oyster card), depending on luggage, but taking the tube is probably an easier set of instructions and less likely to go wrong! –  Gagravarr May 17 '12 at 3:12
The high-speed rail from Chatham (my granny's house) comes into St Pancras, from where I can walk to Euston and take the train to Holyhead. Very handy. And it is much easier to walk than to take the tube. –  TRiG Nov 17 '12 at 17:06
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