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If you're after Eurostar train tickets, look no further. At TrainPal, we'll show you where Eurostar can take you and how to book the best value fares for your journey. To find Eurostar tickets, simply start a search above, and we'll show you the best available journey times and prices. Keep reading for more information on classes, onboard amenities, destinations, and cheap train ticket tips.

About Eurostar

Eurostar is a high-speed rail service linking London St Pancras station (renamed 14 November 2007) in the UK with north Paris, Lille, France and Brussels, Belgium (south). The train leaves London and crosses the English Channel to France. Eurostar trains in Belgium and France use the same track as TGV and Thalys in France, and a new section of track in the UK that meets TGV standards. Major stations: London St. Pancras, Kent, Paris (France), Brussels (Belgium), Disneyland France, etc. Since the first official Eurostar train entered service in November 1994, it has become the most popular train on the London-Paris rail route. In November 2004, Eurostar usage accounted for 68% of the London-Paris route and 63% of the London-Brussels route. Prior to 14 November 2007, it took 2 hours 35 minutes from London to Paris and 2 hours 20 minutes from London to Brussels. The second stage of the Channel Tunnel Link was completed in 2007 and opened in November of the same year, the Eurostar is a 300 km/h ultrafast train, the time from London to Paris and Brussels was reduced to 2 hours 15 minutes and 1 hour 51 minutes respectively. Completion of the second phase of the project has not only increased the speed of travel, but also significantly increased the frequency of services to London. London and mainland Europe will increase by at least eight trains per hour in both directions.

Eurostar Route Map

Unsure about where to start your Eurostar adventure? Use our map to plan out where you want to go. From London, you can enjoy high-speed services to destinations like Liverpool, Edinburgh and Manchester. Eurostar are one of the primary rail operators in the UK, providing services from London Euston and a number of major terminals including Birmingham New Street, Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street. Many of the routes feature high-speed services with no changes required, making Eurostar an excellent alternative to air travel if you're looking to traverse up or down the length of the country.

What can Eurostar offers

Traveling with Eurostar is comfortable, easy and simple, with no excess baggage issues or liquid restrictions. Arrive at your destination in style and comfort, then stretch out in your spacious seat and enjoy the scenery.
  • 1. City centre to city centre travel
  • Travel direct from the centre of London to: Paris from 2 hrs 16 mins* Brussels from 1 hr 53 mins Disneyland® Paris from 2 hrs 49 mins Lille from 1 hr 22 mins Amsterdam from 3 hrs 52 mins
  • 2. The greener way to go
  • Reduce your carbon footprint between cities London to Paris: 93% less CO2 per passenger than flying London to Brussels: 92% less CO2 per passenger than flying London to Amsterdam: 86% less CO2 per passenger than flying
  • 3. Relaxing, hassle-free travel
  • Enjoy a comfortable journey with: no weight restrictions on luggage Fuss-free security with no restrictions on liquids Spacious, comfortable seats
  • How to Get Cheap Eurostar tickets

    Looking for the cheapest train tickets for your journey? We've got you covered!Check out the suggestions below and discover tips you can use to save on your next train journey.
    Book in advance
    Book in advance
    Most of the railway companies throughout Europe release their tickets approximately three to six months in advance, with many offering lower prices for early bookings. If you know the dates you wish to travel, it may be possible to secure cheaper train tickets from Milan to Rome by booking in advance.
    Split Tickets
    Choose a slower or connecting train
    On certain busier routes, it may be possible to opt for a slower or connecting train. Although it may take slightly longer than high-speed or direct services, you could potentially secure a cheaper fare if you have some extra time to spare. Additionally, you'll have more opportunity to appreciate the scenic views of the countryside!
    Travel Off-Peak
    Be open to flexibility in your travel schedule
    A significant number of train services in Europe are also utilized as commuter services, and as such, many train companies raise ticket prices during "peak hours" (typically from 06:00 to 10:00 and from 15:00 to 19:00 on weekdays). If possible, try to travel outside of peak hours to secure lower-priced tickets.
    Travel Off-Peak
    Use your Railcard
    National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year.
    Use your Railcard
    Find some special deals
    Take a look at our Apps to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets ( https://www.mytrainpal.com ) for your journey.

    Eurostar Train Classes

    Standard Class

    • 2 pieces of luggage + 1 hand luggage
    • Unlimited ticket exchanges up to 7 days before departure*
    • Buy drinks, meals and snacks at Café Métropole, our onboard bar buffet.

    Standard Premier

    • 2 pieces of luggage + 1 hand luggage
    • Unlimited ticket exchanges up to 7 days before departure*
    • A light meal and drinks served at your seat
    • Extra spacious seats

    Business Premier

    • 3 pieces of luggage + 1 hand luggage
    • No exchange fees and free cancellation
    • Dedicated fast-track ticket gates
    • Three-course meal designed by Raymond Blanc, served with champagne
    • Extra spacious comfortable seats
    • Exclusive lounges in London, Paris and Brussels and access to NS International lounges in Amsterdam and Rotterdam

    Travelling with a Railcard

    Travelling with Eurostar a few times a year? Get a Railcard and you'll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys. Click on one of the Railcard types below to see the various eligibility requirements.

    /railcard-guide/17-16-saver

    · Great for ages 16-17 solo travel
    · 50% discount on most tickets, including seasons
    · Valid for 1 year or until your 18th birthday

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    /railcard-guide/16-25-railcard

    · Great for ages 16-25 solo travel
    · Save 1/3 on eligible rail-travel fares
    · Average annual savings up to £189!
    · 3-year Railcard available to under 24s only

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    /railcard-guide/26-30-railcard

    · Great for ages 26-30 solo travel
    · Save 1/3 on eligible rail-travel fares
    · Average annual savings up to £251!

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    /railcard-guide/senior-railcard

    · Great for ages 60+ solo travel
    · Save 1/3 on eligible rail-travel fares
    · Average annual savings up to £98!

    See Details >

    More info about Eurostar

    Q:
    1. How fast is the speed of Eurostar?
    A:
    The maximum speed of the Eurostar is 300 km/h (186 mph) and 160 km/h (100 mph) in the tunnel. Passengers can take the Eurostar from London's Waterloo station to Paris' Gare du Nord in 2 hours and 35 minutes, and to Brussels' central station in 2 hours and 20 minutes.
    Q:
    2. How much luggage can I bring?
    A:
    There is no weight limit for luggage on Eurostar, but you need to be able to carry and lift your luggage safely yourself as there is no porter service at the station and unfortunately our team cannot carry your luggage. Each bag must be up to 85 cm long at its widest point and clearly labeled. There are no liquid restrictions, so bring your favorite toiletries and Parisian perfume. Alcohol has some restrictions.
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