Eurostar is the ideal form of transport for travellers more used to the hassle of crowded airports than to the relaxed atmosphere of an international high-speed train.
A vast array of destinations
From the UK, you could board a Eurostar train at the recently renovated St Pancras International, a Victorian station located in Central London, and find yourself just one hour from Lille, two hours from Brussels and its European feel, and a little bit more than 2 hours from Paris Gare du Nord via High Speed 1, the UK’s first high-speed line.
Check-in time is just 30 minutes before boarding. Nothing compared to the likely long queues expected in an international airport.
With a Eurostar ticket, you could go to Paris Gare-du Nord, Lille-Europe, Calais-Fréthun, Marne-la-Vallée to discover Disneyland theme park or even to Brussels Zuid. Thanks to easy connections with TGV, Eurostar trains even offer two seasonal destinations: sunny Avignon during summertime and the French Alps in winter where you could enjoy the snowy slopes.
And if you do not live in Central London, just keep in mind that some services from St Pancras in Eurostar are stopping at Ebbsfleet International or at Ashford International in Kent.
The journey will offer you the most amazing experience by crossing the Channel via the Channel Tunnel without noticing it.
So why shouldn’t you treat yourself to some nice journey with Eurostar?
An amazing experience
Eurostar Business Premier Class - ©Eurostar
Booking a Eurostar ticket is as easy as it gets and you can use our website to make your reservation. Collecting tickets is just as quick and convenient: ticket on departure from one of the Eurostar self-service machines is probably the best option for you. Just keep in mind that you have to check-in until 30 minutes from departure.
Then….relaxation can start: Business Premier travel begins at the station where you can use the Business Premier check-in kiosk, then the dedicated Business Premier Lounge.
On-board, you will get access to a very sophisticated environment, starting from the elegant carriages all the way through the food and drink menus created in partnership with a French chef.
Eurostar Standard Premier Class will also offer you an enjoyable experience: you’ll be able to work or chill out in the convenience of large and comfy seats.
No room for disappointment in Eurostar Standard Class either: spacious cabins and quite atmosphere will get you to London, Paris, Brussels Lille or any other Eurostar destinations.
Eurostar Plus Culture
Thanks to your Eurostar ticket you get exclusive admission to galleries and museums, all year round! Eurostar Plus Culture offers you more than just travel. Keep your Eurostar ticket and when in Paris, show it at the Musée d’Orsay, the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Quai Branly Museum, Cité de la Musique, the Jeu de Paume and the Musée d’Art Moderne.You will get a 2 for 1 entry offer. When in London, get a 2 for 1 entry at the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Science Museum as well as the British Library. Did you know that if you buy a Eurostar ticket on Rail Europe’s website you can get a whole set of discount coupons for landmarks, attractions, shopping and city tours in both Paris and London.
London Saint Paul - ©Olavs
Fares and passes
Afraid of paying a Eurostar ticket too much? Have no fear. But to get the best fares, you’ll probably need to book early: non-flexible tickets (i.e. no exchanges or refunds allowed) are cheaper than tickets with fewer restrictions.
Eurostar is a reservation-only service and bookings can be taken up to 4 months in advance. So always be on the lookout for some attractive Eurostar deals, you will not be disappointed. Last but not least: if you are opting for a pass fare*, a separate reservation is required on Eurostar trains like in most high-speed trains in Europe.
*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 class.