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How long does it take to walk from Euston to St Pancras and what is the quickest way

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I will be travelling to Brighton. Already the Milton Keynes Central to Clapham Junction has been cancelled. Now a guards strike on Southern means that there is unlikely to be any services out of London Victoria/Bridge to Brighton by the time I arrive. I gather my best bet is to use Thameslink. Although given that Gatwick Express is also DOO perhaps that would be an option too - although the Southern website say GX will also be a limited service.

My LM train from Stafford is booked to arrive at Euston at 19:50 platform 10 - does anyone know if this is often early due to recovery time? I think this is one of the unbarriered platforms (my ticket won't work the barrier as is not normally valid via EUS but there is LM ticket acceptance).

There is a Thameslink service to Brighton at 20:10 from St Pancras platform A. I am wondering how doable this is? The service after that is at 20:40 so I am wondering if I could realistically make it for the 20:10 or if I am best taking my time and getting the later train?

If so, what would be the quickest way to get out of Euston and best exit, the quickest way to get from Euston to St Pancras at street level then the quickest way (best entrance) into St Pancras and down to platform A?

I will jump a bus if easier.

Thanks for your help guys!

Finally, I guess these services would be expected to be very busy on the London to Brighton line. Most people will not know that 1st class has been declassified on Southern, Gatwick Express and Thameslink (only between London and BTN) on all strike days, so where is the First Class located on TL? I know it will be the same seating but better chance of getting a seat?
 
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That will be tight. If you're brisk, it'll take ten minutes to walk between the two stations. But that doesn't include navigating the interior of each station at each end.

The quickest way between the two stations is directly along Euston Road. Just keep walking until you see STP.
 

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My LM train from Stafford is booked to arrive at Euston at 19:50 platform 10 - does anyone know if this is often early due to recovery time?
My Train Journey suggests not. Only 4 right-time arrivals (< 1 min late) in the past month.


If so, what would be the quickest way to get out of Euston and best exit, the quickest way to get from Euston to St Pancras at street level then the quickest way (best entrance) into St Pancras and down to platform A?
I'd say straight down Euston Rd and turn left onto Midland Rd (between the British Library and St Pancras); entering St Pancras via the Midland Rd entrance, which is close to the ThamesLink platforms.
 

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The quickest way is along Brill Place and along the new Crick Institute building. This route also has the advantage in bringing you out onto Midland Road adjacent to the entrance to the Thameslink platforms.

Platform 10 at Euston is barriered, I believe.

If your train is on-time into Euston you'll do it easily. 5 minute late and with brisk walking it'll be tight. Any later aim for the next train!
 

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I regular travel from St Pancras on 07.29 departure, arriving at Euston at 07.07. Navigating the platform 10 barriers I walk left out of Euston along the frontage down on to Eversholt Street down past Euston House through an alley onto Chalton Street and then right past the Francis Crick building on to Midland road. I get into the side entrance of St P by 07.20. You are then right by the entrance to Thameslink platforms stairs and escalators, whereas I have to walk down into the station to find an up escalator to the EMT platforms. Plan your walk route, get as near to Euston barriers as you can and if the train is on time you will make it comfortably.
 

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I normally go down Phoenix Road and take 12 minutes or so station entrance to station entrance. 20 should be more than enough if you know where you are going and the incoming train is on time.

Knowing Thameslink, your train may well be cancelled so check real time information before arriving at Euston.
 

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Platform 10 at Euston is barriered. Lots of long distance trains (ie the Crewes and fast Birminghams) often run in a minute or two early during the day, rarely so in the evening due to more freight being about. At the time you arrive there is every chance the barriers won't be manned anyway. When you come up the ramp off the wood platforms, head to your half left and out the doors in the left hand corner. Don't get yourself onto Euston Road just yet, go down the steps by the entrance I mentioned, then just cross over, straight on into Grafton place, follow it round and you'll find yourself on Euston Road but a bit further down, away from the extremely busy Eversholt Street/Euston Road junction. If you're in a hurry, ten minutes is doable, but I'd be more comfortable with 15-20.
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IIRC the second coach from the front on the LM train is closest to the barriers at Euston

No, ten is a DC platform, and the further forward you are, the closer you are to the barriers on that platform.
 

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The quickest way between the two stations is directly along Euston Road. Just keep walking until you see STP.

It's certainly the easiest way between the two (and Kings Cross as well) but I'm not sure I'd say it was the quickest what with all the people on the pavement and having to cross multiple busy side streets.

I would have to agree with the others that that the quickest is doing Phoenix Road/Brill Place past the Crick Institute. But if you've not done it before or don't have a smartphone with a map the route isn't immediately obvious.
 

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20 should be more than enough if you know where you are going and the incoming train is on time.

Two pretty big ifs.

You can't do much about the second but I would certainly recommend getting to know the surrounding area on Google street view if you can. In theory it's a very simple journey but the sheer hustle and bustle of that area (one of the busiest roads in the UK) can be very disorientating if you're not used to it. Remember PPPPPP!


I don't know if they also show the insides of the stations on GSV- I know a few public buildings are covered.

I also wonder if it is worth moving as near to the front of the train as you can as you approach euston (I have got that the right way round haven't I?). It could save you a precious 30 seconds.

An interesting challenge, but don't be too disheartened if you don't make it!
 

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Left out of the station, left up Eversholt Street, right into Phoenix Road, straight on to Brill Place past the new Crick Institute, right at the end, cross the road and straight into the entrance by the Thameslink platforms. It's about half a mile, and with the new Crick Institute it is now signposted. The quickest way is to walk, the tube and buses are slower.

If the 1950 arrives on time you should catch the 2010 Brighton train, unless you have heavy luggage or mobility problems. I'm not exactly built like an athlete and can reliably walk from train door at Kings Cross to train door in Euston in less than 15 minutes.

You may as well go straight to St Pancras and try and catch the 2010 Brighton, if you do miss it then St Pancras is a much nicer place to wait than Euston.

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The route that the above posters are saying is now actually sign posted too to make it easier for those unfamiliar.

Only do Euston road if you are unsure and dont mind doing a pavement dance with everyone else who will be looking on their phone or just walking in wiggly lines :lol:
 

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That will be tight. If you're brisk, it'll take ten minutes to walk between the two stations. But that doesn't include navigating the interior of each station at each end.

Or admiring the amazing St Pancras which I always had to do no matter how many times I walked Euston to St Pancras
 

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Thanks for all your help guys. Sounds like the most straightforward route is down Euston Road in terms of direction, but it is a busy street. So the quickest route would be down the side streets as shown in the map that was attached to one of the posts.

Thanks again to you all!
 

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Sorry, I wasn't clear on my first post, working across too many time zones recently, I Am travelling Thursday 11 August next week. I will report back.
 

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So which route is quickest Euston Road direct or the "Green route"? Bear in mind I shall be doing it in the evening when Euston Road may not be as busy as 19:50.
 

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Before you pull into Euston, check on the progress of the Brighton train - cancellations and delays on Thameslink are a regular occurrence.

The train shouldn’t be impossibly busy at St Pancras, but it’ll fill up afterwards.

First Class can be rather unpredictable - usually a subset of front, middle and end depending on the rolling stock for the service. As transmanche said, go in via the Midland Road entrance and avoid the potential crowds in the station.
 

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So which route is quickest Euston Road direct or the "Green route"? Bear in mind I shall be doing it in the evening when Euston Road may not be as busy as 19:50.

Green route is 9 mins vs 10 mins according to Google maps.
 

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Definitely quicker via the green route, especially if you want the Thameslink platforms which are located towards the northern end at St Pancras.
 
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