St Pancras International is home to Eurostar which connects the UK to the continent by high speed rail. There are direct services to Paris, Brussels and Lille. The Eurostar now carries more passengers than all the airlines combined on the same routes.
Paris – 2 hrs 15 mins
Brussels – 1 hr 51 mins
Lille – 1 hr 20 mins
Amsterdam – 4 hr 16 mins
In 2016 these routes will be joined by high speed rail to Germany and the Netherlands on the Inter City Express (ICE) trains.