Eurostar trains have been offering train passengers with a fast and comfortable connection to European cities, such as France, Belgium and Holland, since 1994. With major stations in London, Paris, Brussels and now Amsterdam, travelling with Eurostar has become a convenient alternative to flying, without the hassle of airport security.
Eurostar train tickets, timetables, routes and journey times can be found in our planner. For more information on the stations, destinations and onboard services, continue to read on below.
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Eurostar trains have WiFi enabled throughout on new and refurbished trains.
All Eurostar journeys include First Class services.
Travelling with Pets
Eurostar currently only allow assistance dogs on board with passengers.
Items lost on the train will be kept at the office of the destination station.
Bikes longer than 85cm cannot be taken on trains to or from Ashford International, Ebbsfleet International, and Disneyland Paris among others.
Eurostar train routes provide high-speed train services from London to Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam. There are further Eurostar journeys to Disneyland Paris, Lyon and Marseille. Using class e300 and e320 trains, the Eurostar can reach speeds of up to 200mph. Couple this with modern, comfortable seats and large windows, travelling with Eurostar makes for a quiet and very scenic rail journey across Europe.
Eurostar train ticket prices can increase closer to the time of departure. Buying Eurostar tickets online with Trainline will help you pick the right train and ticket for you, as all prices are clearly laid out, with an indicator as to which ticket is the best price. This works for both standard and standard premier tickets, meaning you can also see the cost of an upgrade on your Eurostar journey.
At Trainline, we call our ticket types slightly different to that at Eurostar. To stop any confusion, here is a quick breakdown:
Standard class is shown as any ticket booked under 'cheapest' or 'semi-flexible' in the second class column. Standard Premier is any ticket under the same two sections but in the first class column. If you are looking to book a Business Premier ticket, then you can find that under 'flexible' and first class only.
We recommend that in order to get cheap Eurostar tickets to Paris, Brussels or Amsterdam, that you book as far in advance as you can, where tickets may usually be cheaper.
Only assistance dogs are allowed on Eurostar trains. You must have valid documents that show it is a registered assistance dog. You can take your assistance dog on any route from the United Kingdom to Paris, Brussels, Lille or Calais.
It is recommended that you arrive and check in 45 minutes before your train departs, as check-in closes 30mins before the Eurostar leaves the station.
Eurostar tickets can generally be booked up to 180 days before your travel date.
There are hold areas at the ends of each carriage, with overhead compartments for any hand luggage you have. There is no restriction on weight restriction of your luggage, but you should be able to carry it on and off the train. Suitcases should be no wider than 85cm, to create as much space as possible for other passengers.
In London, Eurostar trains depart and arrive at St Pancras International station, located just north of the city centre. Eurostar was previously based in London Waterloo stations but moved to St Pancras International in 2007.
Paris Gare du Nord is the terminal in Paris, located in the 10th arrondissement, and just a 20-minute walk from Notre Dame cathedral. If you have booked to go to Marseille, you must transfer to Paris Gare De Lyon, in the south-east of the city.
Brussels-Midi station is in the heart of Brussels itself, making it easy to navigate your way around the Belgian capital. A large station with 22 platforms. The Eurostar check-in is found near platform 8 and is very clearly signposted.
Disneyland Paris uses the Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy Station, which is located around 2minutes walk from the Disneyland Resort. You can also leave your luggage at the station and head straight to the park if you have the Disney Express package.
Amsterdam Centraal is located in the centre of the city, just north of the tourist sights of the Binnenstad district. There are luggage drop-offs here if you arrive early and want to explore the city before you can check into your hotel.
The Eurostar takes just 35 minutes to go through the tunnel 31.4-mile tunnel.
WIFI is available on all new e320 trains, with Eurostar planning to add WiFi to the original e300 trains.
Power sockets are available on some Eurostar trains. They are typically found in carriages 5 and 14 of standard class and coaches 7 to 12 in Business Premier.
If you are travelling from London St Pancras, you can reach Paris, Disneyland Paris, Lille, Brussels and Amsterdam courtesy of direct services. You can also make connections to cities such as Brugges, Marseille and Lyon, using Thalys or TGV rail services.
If you want to find out more about the different routes we offer at Trainline, you can look here, or visit our dedicated route page for more information.
Checking in with Eurostar is very simple and should normally take no longer than 15 minutes. Firstly, you must ensure you have your ticket ready to scan at the gate. Make sure you have printed your ticket or have the QR code available on your phone. After this, you will join the security line, which follows the same process as you get in airports. Finally, a quick passport check, and you are free to make yourself comfortable in the departure lounge.
We recommend you arrive 45 minutes before your train leaves to give you sufficient time to go through check-in.
|Journey time||3hr 41min|
|Destination station||Amsterdam Centraal|