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Eurostar is the best way to travel if you want to avoid the hassle of airport security, queues and long check in times. With Eurostar’s international service you can take your time, see the sights and relax in a comfortable stylish environment.
Where can I go with Eurostar?
From the UK, you can take the Eurostar train from central London, at the impressive St Pancras International, and enjoy Europe’s longest Champagne bar before boarding the train. From here you could be in Lille in one hour, Brussels in two hours and Paris in just over two hours.
With a Eurostar ticket, you can reach key European cities at high speed in the comfort of a well-designed stylish train. The trains stop at Paris Gare du Nord, Lille Europe, Calais-Frethum, Brussels Zuid and they even go to Disneyland® Paris, just 2h35 minutes from London.
Eurostar also has great connections with France’s TGV so there are some fantastic seasonal destinations to think about too. Over the summer there is a service to Avignon and during the winter there are trains to the French Alps where you can be enjoy the slopes to your heart’s content.
For anyone who does not want to go into central London there are also two alternative stations for the Eurostar in the UK, at Ebbsfleet International and Ashford International in Kent.
A great experience
Eurostar Business Premier Class - ©Eurostar
Eurostar is easy to book and you can use this website to make a reservation for your Eurostar ticket without any hassle. It’s easy to pick up your tickets too – just head to a Eurostar self-service machine at the station and enter your booking reference. Remember to leave enough time to check in – at least 30 minutes before departure.
Once you have picked up your ticket the real experience begins.
If you are travelling with Business Premier then you can check in at the Business Premier kiosk and head to the lounge where you will be treated to snacks and refreshments, newspapers and magazines and comfortable chairs to relax in before boarding. Eurostar trains are stylish and comfortable and once onboard Business Premier passengers will also enjoy spacious seats and in-seat meals created by a talented French chef.
For passengers travelling in Eurostar’s Standard Premier the experience will be just as comfortable with large spacious seats, while Standard Class ticket holders can enjoy the stylish cabins and refreshments from the buffet bar with friendly multilingual staff.
Whichever level of service you choose to travel in Eurostar will whisk you to your destination in great comfort and style supported by friendly helpful staff. Before you know it you’ll be in London or Paris or Brussels or Lille about to start your European adventure.
London Saint Paul - ©Olavs
Fares and passes
To get the best deal on your Eurostar ticket it is best to book as far in advance as you can. You have to reserve a ticket on a Eurostar train and you can book Eurostar tickets up to four months before your departure date.
There are also different types of tickets which you can choose from to make sure you get the best value for your journey.
To get the best fare you need to choose a non-flexible ticket, which means you won’t be able to get any refund or exchanges, but it will give you the cheapest option.
If you pay a little more you can get flexible and fully flexible tickets which offer you a bit more freedom in case you need to change your ticket.
If you have a rail pass and are booking a pass fare then make sure you still make a reservation for Eurostar trains.
Pass fares are valid for travellers carrying a Eurail Global Pass; Eurail Select pass including Benelux; Eurail France-Italy Pass; Eurail France-Spain Pass; Eurail France-Germany; Eurail Benelux-Germany; Eurail France-Switzerland Pass; Eurail France-Benelux; Eurail Benelux Pass; France Rail Pass; BritRail Pass; BritRail Pass + Ireland OR BritRail England Pass; BritRail London Plus Pass.
Available in both Standard Premier and Standard classes.