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Important changes to Rail passholder fares

 
Route
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Best Travel Time Frequency
London - Paris 2h15 Up to 18 daily services
London - Brussels 1h48 Up to 10 daily services
London - Amsterdam 3h41

3 services a day Monday - Friday & 2 trains a day on weekends/holidays.

London - Rotterdam 3h01

3 services a day.

London - Lille 1h30 Up to 10 daily services
London - Disneyland Paris (Station: Marne la Vallée Chessy) 2h34 5 weekly services
London - Marseille 6h29 1 daily service
London - Lyon 4h41 1 daily service
London - Avignon 6h13 Seasonal route
London - Moûtiers 7h05 Seasonal route
London - Bourg St Maurice 7h20 Seasonal route

e320 trains: Eurostar has been gradually introducing new trains (e320) to their fleet since December 2015. The e320 trains offer:

  • New designer interiors
  • New onboard entertainment
  • Free WIFI connectivity

Why travel on Eurostar?

Save time: Travel from central London to central Paris in approx. 2hrs 15 mins

City Centre to City Centre: Train stations are in the heart of the city, so no need to waste money and time on airport transfers

Comfort: Relax in your seat with 85cm of legroom

Fast check in: Check in up to 30 mins prior to departure. Checking in for the Eurostar is quick & easy.

Generous luggage allowance: No weight restrictions and no luggage reclaim

Speed: Eurostar trains can reach a maximum speed of 300km per hour on the high speed lines in the UK, France and Belgium.

Reservations:

  • Compulsory
  • Can be made in approx. 180 days in advance (except Brussels - Amsterdam which is 120 days).
  • All passenger names & date of birth are required at the time of booking
  • e-Tickets
  • Names of all infants (children sitting on a lap, under the age of 4 years) are also required.

(New from May 2019: Eurostar e-Gates)

All Eurostar travellers pass through ticket controls, security controls, and immigration controls (both in UK and continental Europe). All nationalities can pass through manual controls with a valid passport. However, Eurostar has also established automated controls called e-Gates.

  • Who is eligible to use the e-Gates?
    Leaving France: All EU, EEA citizens who are over the age of 18 and have a valid electronic passport. E-gates
    are not available at Belgian or Dutch stations for departure controls.

  • Entering the UK: All EU, EEA citizens who are over the age of 12 and have a valid electronic passport. From
    May 20, 2019, citizens from the following countries are also eligible to use the e-Gates: Australia, Canada,
    Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, and the United States. Also, the requirement of landing cards has
    been removed for all non-EU citizens

Rail passholder fares:

  • Passengers must have a Eurail Global Flexi or Consecutive Pass to purchase a Eurostar passholder fare.
  • Passholder fares are only available London/Ashford/Ebbsfleet<>Paris/Brussels/Calais/Lille/Marne-la-Vallee/Amsterdam. This will require a use of a rail day and a 45 minutes advance check-in required. No passholder fares on seasonal routes to/from Provence.
  • It is compulsory for Eurail Passes to be validated prior to boarding Eurostar trains for passholder fares to be valid. Eurostar passengers can validate their rail pass at any Eurostar terminal.