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Key features

  • London - Paris: 02:16
  • Prices from AU$ 88
  • Book up to 180 days in advance
  • E-ticket
  • High speed trains

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Eurostar, high speed trains. Preferred way to travel between main cities like London, Paris and Brussels.

For high-speed train travel between London, Lille, Paris and Brussels the Eurostar is the perfect answer! Journey times are so fast you can easily do a return trip to another country in one day. With speeds of up to 300 km/h you can travel from London to Lille or from London to Paris conveniently. As well as exciting city destinations, Eurostar also has seasonal routes. Over the summer a popular route is from London to Avignon, and during the winter there is no better way to travel from London to within reach of over 40 fantastic ski resorts from Moûtiers, Aime-la-Plagne and Bourg St Maurice.

Popular journeys and travel durations

Eurostar serves main destinations like London, Paris and Brussels but it also has direct trains to Disneyland Resort Paris from London. Look out for other seasonal services too.

Paris London 02:17 AU$ 80
London Brussels 02:01 AU$ 80
Lyon London 05:47 AU$ 139
London Lille 01:22 AU$ 80
Calais London 00:56 AU$ 80
Ebbsfleet International Paris 02:05 AU$ 105
Ashford Paris 01:52 AU$ 80
London Marne La Vallee 02:43 AU$ 207
Brussels Ebbsfleet International 01:49 AU$ 80
Ashford Brussels 01:37 AU$ 80
Lille Ebbsfleet International 01:09 AU$ 80
Ashford Lille 00:56 AU$ 80
Calais Ebbsfleet International 00:44 AU$ 80

Booking and printing options

Booking :
  • Eurostar tickets are open for booking 180 days ahead.
  • Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
  • Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.

Printing option(s) :

Paper ticket

Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.

Print @ home

Print your ticket anywhere and anytime before your travel. Skip shipping fees.

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Print @ Station

Go to a self-service ticket machine and enter your reference to retrieve your ticket. Skip shipping fees.

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Seat reservation :
  • Mandatory for this train! The seat reservation is included in the price of your ticket. Please note that seats are auto-allocated by train carriers. Depending on availabilities, carriers will ensure that all passengers of a same party are seated together. Seats can be swapped only once on-board.
  • Pass holders . Book your seat reservation exclusively with Rail Europe.

By train or by plane?

Is the train faster than the plane, is the train cheaper or more comfortable as compared to flying? Overall, the Eurostar high speed trains are cheaper, faster and more comfortable than airplanes.

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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.

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Experience the service

Before you board

  • Eurostar’s main stations, Paris Gare du Nord, Brussels Midi/Zuid and London St Pancras International, are all located in city centres.
  • All stations have good transport links for onward travel by train, bus or taxi, and there are plenty of hotels close by.
  • Anyone travelling in Business Premier will also find lounges in the stations to relax in before boarding the train.
Travellers with Business Premier tickets can check in just 10 minutes before departure, but if they do check in earlier they can take advantage of the lounge, have a drink or snack and check emails. All other passengers must check in 45 minutes before leaving and for seasonal routes to Avignon Moûtiers, Aime-la-Plagne and Bourg St Maurice, the check in time is 60 minutes before departure. Non-European citizens will need to fill in a landing card only when travelling to the UK.


Passengers travelling in Business Premier are served at seat a three course meal. Early risers will enjoy a hot or cold breakfast. Standard class passengers can take a stroll to the buffet car where they will find friendly staff serving hot and cold snacks and drinks. Eurostar has three classes to choose from and whichever class you choose, you will be welcomed on board by a friendly multilingual staff and you will find comfortable seats in modern air conditioned carriages. Business Premier carriages offer passengers spacious reclining seats with generous legroom and each seat has table to eat or work off as well as power sockets for your devices. Travellers with Business Premier tickets also benefit from flexible tickets (so they can catch an earlier train if there is space available) and free Wi-Fi in the business lounges.
Classes and facilities offered by Eurostar
First classFirst classSecond class
Carrier’s designationName of class of service as you might see on your ticket.Business PremierStandard PremierStandard
10 minute check-in Avoid queues and get fast-tracked to board the train.
Business lounge at station Get the ultimate treat before any trip, or simply an ideal place to continue working.
Reclining seats Cosy with more legroom, reclining seats are ideal to enjoy the trip.
Power sockets Ideal to plug your laptop, phone or any electronic device from your seat.
Newspapers and magazines Grab your free international/local newspaper or magazine and enjoy the ride.
Meal and drink A delicious meal and drinks are served at seat on board.
Bar buffet car Access to the bar buffet car where snacks and beverages can be bought.
30 minute check-in Such a short moment considering you are about to board one of the most famous trains in the world.
60 minute check-in (seasonal routes) Shorter than any airport check-in for a memorable trip ahead.


Standard or Business Premier: make your choice.

  • Whether you travel in Business or Standard Premier Class aboard Eurostar, you benefit from a wide range of services to travel in comfort and style. You are welcome by staff at the entrance of the carriage and you benefit from air-conditioned and specially designated carriages for your comfort. Eurostar trains offer you spacious reclining seats with generous legroom. Each seat has either an individual slide out table or a fixed table shared with adjacent passengers and is equipped with power sockets. Flexibility of ticket, wireless in the business lounges, additional aboard services like the Express breakfast option for those who wish to work: dedicated to Business travellers, the Eurostar Business Premier Class makes you benefit from a wide range of services especially designed for your comfort and peace of mind.

No need to burden yourself, Eurostar trains offer all you need!

  • There is a luggage limit onboard Eurostar trains. You are allowed 2 pieces of luggage and 1 carry-on bag. Eurostar has plenty of storage space for luggage at the end of each carriage, and in the overhead racks so make sure you can lift your bags easily.

Will there be a toilet on the train?

  • Toilets are easily accessible on all the Eurostar trains and are usually most of the time indicated with the letters WC. Toilets can usually be found at the front or back of each Eurostar train coach, and include a sink, toilet and a locking door.

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Travelling by high speed train with Eurostar makes every journey hassle free. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a meal and the views as Eurostar transports you directly to your destination in comfort and style.


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  • Q. How many pieces of luggage are we permitted to carry on Eurostar?

  • Q. When are meals served on Eurostar?

  • Q. Is Eurostar included with my railpass?

  • Q. How often does Eurostar run?

  • Q. How old do you have to be to qualify for Senior Fare on Eurostar?

  • Q. Do I need to book my Eurostar ticket?

  • Q. How long in advance can you book a Eurostar ticket?

  • Q. What is the difference between 1st and 2nd class on the Eurostar (London to Paris or Brussels)?

  • Q. Should Eurostar, Thalys and other High Speed Train tickets be purchased prior to your departure date?

  • Q. Will there be a toilet on the train?

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  • "Easy trip to London"    
    As a single female traveller it would have been nice to have someone help with my luggage in the First Class carriage as I was left to struggle with my own suitcase. Trip was uneventful with good announcement made throughout, maybe a little more space for suitcases on the train as space was limited.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Great way to travel"    
    The Eurostar is a really great way to get from Paris to London. Seats are comfortable and the service is good. The only down side is there isn't always enough room for suitcases.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "London to Paris "    
    Travelling directly from Heathrow to Paddington to St Pancras was easy. We arrived early and were allowed to change to an earlier train, which was great as we had already been travelling for 30 hours. Very comfortable, enjoyable trip.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Europe 2016"    
    Travelled 2nd class , was very comfortable , we have no regrets or complaints    Value for money  Convenience
  • "No seat allocation"    
    Booking directly with rail companies allows the traveller to select seats. RailEurope do not provide this option and it's not possible to request seat allocation from the rail company after they have been booked by RailEurope. My partner suffers from motion sickness so this is an important consideration if we want to enjoy our holiday. Fortunately we were facing forwards, but we won't be taking this risk by booking with RailEurope in the future.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Mr. Arthur"    
    My first trip on a fast train and I enjoyed the experience. The staff in the meal car were courteous in communication. The seats are comfortable and booking on line gives value for money.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "convenient"    
    most convenient and efficient way to travel to Paris. The customer service was very good and ease of boarding was also good    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Into the Heart of Paris"    
    We love this way of travelling into the heart of Paris from the heart of London. None of the hassles involved with getting to and from airports with the long checkin times, security queues and luggage issues. Travel on time (to the minute), in comfort (plenty of legroom and space to move around) and on arrival in Paris, simply grab your bags and go!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "train trip"    
    the trip was on time, well organised and relaxing    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Last leg of or trip"    
    The train travel was just a perfect end to our holiday we have now gone both ways from London.Cant thank Rail Europe team enough. Thanks guys    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Excellent assistance"    
    I use a walking stick and had not realised that to secure assistance, I needed to pre-book. However, the lady at the welcome desk made my departure much easier by changing my seat to a carriage which did not require me to walk so far. Also, staff assisted me with my case both on embarking and disembarking. Excellent service and now know that I can pre-bbok assistance on future trips.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Train was old"    
    Overall trip was good. Ran a few minutes over time so put pressure on short connection time in Paris as we needed to transfer to Montparnasse. Train is old and lacking modern features like USB ports, wifi. Not sure if this was reflected in price or not.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Excellent"    
    We experienced our journey from London to Paris return and were very happy with the comfort and value for money. Colleen Taylor Australia  
  • "First time on the Euro Star."    
    It was our first trip on the Euro Star and were pleasantly impressed. We were placed on board in an orderly manner considering there were a few people travelling that day. The ride was comfortable and quick. Got to London in just over 2 hours. Would highly recommend this type of travel and would certainly do it again.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Fast and smooth"    
    This was our first experience on the fast train. The seats were comfy, meals and drinks fine and staff were very friendly. The train ride was so smooth even though we were going really fast. What a great way to travel from London to Paris.    Value for money  Convenience
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