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Eurostar and Thalys Trains join forces

The Eurostar network has broadened its horizons. Thalys, the high-speed European rail network, has integrated with Eurostar. Tickets can now be booked under one single system with connections to Belgium, France, Germany, and the Netherlands, alongside the Eurostar to Paris from London. Cities like Liege, Cologne, Dortmund, and the enchanting Disneyland® Paris are now part of Eurostar’s destinations.Read on to discover more about how to buy cheap Eurostar train tickets, what service you can expect aboard the train, the newest Eurostar + Thalys destinations, the London to Paris train route, the Eurostar journey from London to Amsterdam and more.

About Eurostar trains

Eurostar was first launched in 1994 and is the first and only high-speed train to travel from London to Paris, establishing an important connection between the UK and mainland Europe. After departing from King’s Cross St. Pancras in London, the Eurostar train passes through the Channel Tunnel (or the 'Chunnel' as it is known) and arrives at Paris Gare du Nord station in around 2 h 15 minutes. The service later expanded its high-speed connections to Lille, Brussels, and Amsterdam, as well seasonal routes to the south of France in summer and ski resorts in winter with Eurostar Sun and Eurostar Snow. Its high-speed network runs at speeds of 186 mph (300 km/h) and thanks to the new Eurostar and Thalys integration, its newest routes means it's now easier than ever to get high-speed trains across Europe.

Advantages of taking the Eurostar trains

  • No airport transfers. Depart from the city centre, arrive in the city centre
  • No weight restrictions. You can take two pieces of luggage for free
  • No airport wait times, arrive at the station between 60 to 90 minutes before departure
  • No liquid or food restrictions. Pack your own snacks, drinks and large toiletry items
  • Travel by train and enjoy the scenery with a comfortable, stress-free journey
  • It’s the greenest way to travel across multiple destinations in Europe. Your Eurostar adventure with Omio is one click away.

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Book Eurostar tickets with Omio

Omio is an official Eurostar partner, meaning you can buy tickets for any Eurostar train quickly and easily through our platform. With the Omio app, you can search in the language of your choice, no matter where you’re travelling in Europe. We’ll offer the latest deals for cheap Eurostar train tickets, provide up-to-date information on Eurostar schedules, offer easy booking and send live updates and notifications if there are any changes to your journey. If you need any help along the way, there’s a dedicated helpline to answer questions to make your journey enjoyable and hassle-free. Book Eurostar journeys on the go and get tickets sent to your phone. Passengers can also choose between a number of travel options using our ticket filters, which can be adjusted according to ticket price, departure times or the journey duration to ensure you find the best Eurostar ticket for your journey. Download the free Omio app today.

How to book: Eurostar train tickets

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Eurostar stations and destinations

Wondering where the Eurostar train station is in Amsterdam? Or whether you can pick up a coffee before the Eurostar from London to Paris? We’ve pulled all the information you need about each station to kick start your journey with ease. If travelling internationally between the UK and Europe, remember to arrive at your station between 60 and 90 minutes before your train departs for passport and luggage control. For all other Eurostar journeys across Europe, it’s best to arrive around 20 minutes before your train departs.

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Eurostar trains run to the port city of Marseille in the south of France. Credit: Shutterstock

Eurostar + Thalys trains: discover more cities and Eurostar descan I get to?

Travel further across Europe with Eurostar! Whether you’re looking for a quick city break, a family trip to Disneyland Paris or simply a more sustainable way to travel to Europe, Eurostar’s expanded network opens up exciting opportunities to discover great cities in Europe.

  • Belgium: Renowned world-wide for its beers, fine chocolates, sweet waffles and comic book culture. Cities in Belgium dish up an eclectic mix of art, gothic architecture, good food, and nightlife. Eurostar trains travel directly from London to Brussels, the de facto ‘capital of the EU’ where the EU parliament sits, as well as the picturesque cities of Antwerp,Antwerp, Liège, Ghent and Bruges.
  • France: A country renowned for its fashion, food and culture! The first established Eurostar routes ran from London to Paris and now the network carries passengers to destinations across France. In the north, travellers can get direct trains to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport as well as the magical appMarne la Vallée (Chessy train station) where Disneyland Paris is located. Eurostar trains run throughout the year to Lille, Strasbourg and Lyon.
  • Seasonal Eurostar trains run to the South of France in summer, known as the Eurostar Sun routes. Head to the vibrant port city of Marseille,Marseille, visit the gothic palaces of Avignon or stop off at Aix-en-Provence known as the ‘City of a Thousand Fountains.’ In winter, Eurostar Snow trains run to three ski regions in the alps: The Three Valleys ski area, Paradiski area and Espace Killy.
  • Germany: The newest Eurostar train routes into Germany means travellers can now easily discover the superb landscapes of the German countryside (its castles, forests and mountain ranges) as well as its spirited cities that offer a heady mix of history and modernity. Get the Eurostar train to Cologne, the spa town of Aachen, Düsseldorf and Düsseldorf airport.
  • The Netherlands: Situated on the coast on the north-west of Europe, the Netherlands is a country famous for its tulip fields, windmills, flat landscapes and network of cycling routes and canals. A popular Eurostar train runs from London to Amsterdam, home of the Van Gogh museum and a lively night-life. There are now also Eurostar trains to Rotterdam and Schiphol airport.

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Eurostar destinations

Not sure where to begin your Eurostar adventure? Check out these popular Eurostar destinations for travel details and nearby attractions:

Eurostar Ticket Types

From the UK to Europe,there are three types of Eurostar tickets you can book, check below to find details and Eurostar baggage allowance for each type of ticket. Once you have found the fare that suits your needs you can book your journey using Omio's search.

Standard Tickets

  • Seat reservation with the ability to choose where you sit on the train
  • Access to the bar buffet car – Café Métropole
  • Two pieces of baggage up to 85 cm long and one piece of small hand baggage included in the ticket price
  • Passengers must arrive between 60 to 45 minutes before departure to check-in
  • Tickets are non-refundable but can be exchanged as many times as you want, free of charge if 7 days before the date of travel. If tickets are exchanged within 7 days of travel, there will be a £30 fee plus the difference in fare.

Standard Premiere

  • All seats come with extra legroom and charging sockets
  • A complimentary meal and drink served to your seat
  • Two pieces of baggage up to 85 cm long and one piece of small hand baggage included in the ticket price
  • Passengers must arrive between 60 to 45 minutes before departure to check-in
  • Tickets are non-refundable but can be exchanged as many times as you want, free of charge if 7 days before the date of travel. If tickets are exchanged within 7 days of travel, there will be a £30 fee plus the difference in fare.
  • Business Premiere

    • All seats come with extra legroom and charging sockets
    • Access to the business lounge before departure
    • A complimentary 3 course meal designed by Raymon LeBlanc with drinks served to your seat
    • Two pieces of baggage up to 85 cm long and one piece of small hand baggage included in the ticket price
    • Exclusive lounges in London, Paris and Brussels and access to NS International lounges in Amsterdam and Rotterdam
    • Priority boarding lanes. Passengers can arrive between 15 and 20 minutes before departure
    • Tickets are flexible, can be exchanged or refunded before or after departure.
    • A taxi scheduling service is included

    When taking the Eurostar between France, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, the ticket options are slightly different with different conditions applied to the journey and fare. There is still a three tiered service, read on to find out what’s on offer with the different ticket types that are available.

    Standard

    • Travel with two pieces of luggage plus hand luggage
    • Get access to free Wi-fi onboard the train plus EU plug sockets
    • Buy meals, drinks and snacks on the train
    • The ticket is refundable up to 7 days before departure and non-refundable within 7 days of your travel date
    • Changes to your ticket can be made up to 7 days before departure. Changes less than 7 days before departure incur a fee of €15.

    Comfort – the same as the Standard ticket, but with more comfortable seats!

    • Travel with two pieces of luggage plus hand luggage
    • Enjoy free Wi-fi plus access to EU plug sockets
    • Buy meals, drinks and snacks on the train
    • The ticket is refundable up to 7 days before departure and non-refundable within 7 days of your travel date
    • Enjoy extra-spacious seats
    • Changes to your ticket can be made up to 7 days before departure. Changes less than 7 days before departure incur a fee of €15.

    Premium – full flexibility with your ticket, plus the maximum comfort!

    • Travel with two pieces of luggage plus hand luggage
    • Enjoy free Wi-fi plus EU plug sockets for charging digital equipment
    • Have a gourmet meal served at your seat on selected routes
    • Enjoy extra-spacious seats
    • Exclusive lounges in Paris and Brussels and access to NS International lounges in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Schiphol.
    • The ticket is exchangeable and refundable up to an hour before your departure time, free of charge

    Eurostar: Discount cards and reduced fares

    When taking the Eurostar between France, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, there are several discount cards, benefits and reduced fares that can be applied to your journey. Children below the age of 4 travel for free if not occupying their own seat. Wheelchair users and their companion will receive the Standard ticket with the full flexibility of a Premium fare. Seniors over 60 can enjoy fixed fares across all ticket types. There are also Group Saver fares and Family fares. Eurostar tickets usually go on sale between 138 and 190 days before departure and purchasing tickets as soon as possible is always best to get cheap Eurostar tickets. Booking to travel mid-week is usually the best time to find cheap Eurostar tickets. The morning and evening trains are more expensive, as are holiday evenings and Friday and Sunday afternoons. All discounts will be applied to your ticket at the check-out when buying tickets with Omio.

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Travel by Eurostar to Amsterdam. Credit: Shutterstock

Popular Eurostar trains: a closer look

Eurostar: London to Paris

London to Paris are two titan cities, each containing its own unique blend of art, music, food, landmarks and culture. With the high-speed Eurostar trains between London and Paris getting you from city centre to city centre in just 2 hours 15 minutes, there’s no need to confine your weekends to just one city. Visit the Tower of London and have a spot of lunch along the Southbank on the River Thames, then hop on the train to Paris for some afternoon shopping and dinner near the Moulin Rouge.

Eurostar to Amsterdam

Eurostar’s London to Amsterdam direct connection departs from St. Pancras International in London and arrives in Amsterdam Centraal in around four hours. As not all London to Amsterdam connections are direct, it’s possible you’ll have a stopover at Brussels-Midi/Zuid, which can add another hour to your journey. For eco-travellers looking to start explore Amsterdam and continue on the journey by train to Germany, the Eurostar to Amsterdam is a great way to travel while reducing your carbon-footprint. For some inspiration on things to do in Amsterdam on the Window Seat, Omio’s online travel magazine.

Eurostar and sustainable travel

Eurostar is seriously committed to creating sustainable train travel. To this end, the company has its own 10-point "Tread Lightly" environmental and sustainability policy. Additionally, Eurostar works with ReforestAction, the Woodland Trust, and Trees For All, planting a tree for every train trip it makes with its Trees for Travel campaign. Over 20,000 trees were planted in 2020 alone. Salient points of the Tread Lightly plan are the elimination of fossil fuels by 2030, reducing plastic consumption by 50%, and switching to a fully electric train fleet. In the Netherlands Eurostar trains have been powered by 100% wind since 2017, and as of 2023 that figure is 40% in the UK. Another strategy is working with the Sustainable Restaurant Association to improve its sustainable food credentials.


Eurostar FAQs

What can I take with me on the Eurostar?

Most reasonable items are allowed as baggage but items such as gas, firearms, knives, weapons or explosives are not allowed. When travelling on Eurostar you are allowed to take 2 large suitcases (no longer than 85cm) and a small piece of hand baggage within the price of your fare. There are also no restrictions on liquids so toiletries can exceed 100 ml.

What is the Eurostar check-in process?

Checking in to Eurostar is very straightforward. When travelling from London to Europe, most passengers will be required to arrive around 60 minutes before the train departs. Your bag will go through security but does not have restrictions on the amount of liquid you can carry.

How long does a Eurostar journey take?

The length of journey depends on your final destination.
  • The London to Paris Eurostar can take as little as 2 hours 15 minutes. The Eurostar leaves London for Paris around once every hour and departs every day of the week (except Christmas Day).
  • The London to Brussels Eurostar can take just 1 hour 48 minutes, this train has a stop at Lille allowing travellers to pick up trains to all over the rest of France. This service runs every few hours, 7 days a week (except Christmas Day).
  • The London to Amsterdam train can take just 3 hours 55 minutes, the train leaves twice a day in the week and once a day at the weekend. There is currently a need for a transfer in Brussels when returning to London.

What facilities are available on the Eurostar?

All Eurostar trains have the option to buy snacks, hot beverages, and alcoholic drinks throughout the journey. If your ticket is a Standard fare then plug sockets are only to be found in certain carriages. Standard Premier or Business Premier have a plug socket at the seat. On trains from London there is Wi-Fi but it can be intermittent due to the tunnels and high-speed of the trains. There is Wi-fi on Eurostar trains in Europe. There are also baby-changing departments as well as toilets in each carriage.

How do I get to London St. Pancras International to take the Eurostar?

Getting to St Pancras International station is straightforward. Situated on the London Underground, there are six different tube lines that feed into Kings Cross Station and from here you can get to St Pancras International by foot in just a few minutes. If you’re coming into London via Euston station, St. Pancras International is also a short walk away. There are several buses that stop outside the station as well as a taxi rank.

What are the other Eurostar stations like?

  • Paris, Gare Du Nord: In the 10th Arrondissement, the station is centrally located meaning you can walk out the station and start exploring. It is also on the Metro lines 4 and 5 allowing you to go further into Paris.
  • Brussels, Midi Station: Located in Saint-Gilles, the station is just a few stops from the centre of Brussels. The station is on tramlines 3 and 4 and metro stations 2 or 6.
  • Amsterdam, Centraal Station: Based right in the heart of Amsterdam and is on multiple tram, metro and bus lines.

Do I need to reserve a seat on Eurostar in advance?

Seat reservations are included in the ticket. If you would like to change your seat then you can go to the 'manage your booking' section and change your seat. It is advised that you change your seat as early as possible to get the one you want.

Can I get any extra assistance on the Eurostar?

If you have reduced mobility or a disability then there is free special assistance to help you get to and from the train. You will either be helped by the Eurostar assist team at main stations such as St Pancras, Paris Gare du Nord and Brussel Midi. Other stations such as Amsterdam Centraal and Disneyland® there will be local special assistance to aid you. It is strongly recommended to pre-book assistants to ensure a smooth journey.
Onboard there are disabled toilets in carriages 9 and 10.

Ask the Expert about travelling on the Eurostar

"When I travel on the Eurostar, I always take a good read, my headphones for any digital entertainment (and to block out any chatty passengers), a bottle of water and a snack in a tote bag that I can tuck under the seat in front. By the time you’ve settled in, flicked through a magazine and munched on some crisps, you’ll be in France!"

"I must give a shout out to the wonderful staff, who remain unflustered despite the thousands of passengers they deal with every day. On my last trip, even though I’ve travelled via Eurostar plenty of times, this so-called ‘professional’ traveller managed to leave her backpack at security. I only noticed as I sat down in my seat, 10 minutes before departure… yet, the helpful platform guard stayed calm (much calmer than me) and got the bag sent up without a fuss. Another happy customer!"

Emma Sparks, Deputy Editor at lonelyplanet.com



At Omio we want to make travelling as fun and as stress-free as possible. That's why we teamed up with travel expert Emma Sparks to see what it's like to travel on the Eurostar. Click here if you would like to read more about her experience travelling by train from London to Paris.

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