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Overview: Train from London to Ypres

distanceDistance138 miles (222 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 51 min
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesEurostar

Trains from London to Ypres cover the 138 miles (222 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 51 min with our travel partners like Eurostar. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available.

Train companies: Travel with Eurostar from London to Ypres

You can travel by train between London and Ypres with Eurostar. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.


Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom with countries in Europe like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Most Eurostar trains travel through the Channel Tunnel between the UK and France. With a high-speed train service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you will travel from London to Ypres in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar train between London and Ypres, you can choose between three ticket types: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seating, lounge access, priority boarding and hot meal served).

    When purchasing your Eurostar train tickets between London and Ypres, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • If passengers have an upcoming booking and are unable to or would rather not travel, there is a possibility to postpone their trip and claim an eVoucher. The eVoucher allows passengers to make a new booking within 12 months of the initial booking for travel until late 2021.

    Trains from London to Ypres

    Trains run regularly from the capitals London to Brussels and on to Ypres, a town in the Belgian province of West Flanders. With several departures, both via the Eurostar and SNCB trains once in Brussels, passengers are sure to find a convenient route for their needs.

    Which train companies travel from London to Ypres?

    The Eurostar is the only high-speed train travelling direct from London to Brussels and is the main transport link between the two cities. From Brussels, travel on SNCB trains to reach many parts of Belgium, including Ypres.

    How long is the train from London to Ypres?

    If you are travelling by train from London to Ypres then you need to make two changes, one in Brussels and one in Ghent. The trains from London to Brussels take around 2 hours to reach their destination, but the fastest can arrive in 1hour 53 minutes. From Brussels, trains to Ghent take about 30 mins and from Ghent to Ypres should be just over 60mins. Passengers can expect a journey time of approximately 4.5 hours to complete the entire route.

    How many trains are there from London to Ypres?

    Trains leave from London to Brussels every day and depart frequently. On average there are about 9 trains leaving from London to Brussels each day. The journey from Brussels to Ypres is very simple, with trains leaving every hour from Brussels to Ghent, with departures spread throughout the day. The connecting train from Ghent to Ypres conveniently also runs every hour and is available all day until just after 10:30 p.m.

    What is/are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Ypres?

    Departure train station: All trains from London to Brussels depart from London St Pancras International. London St Pancras International is a very large station in the centre of London with access to many restaurants and shops, including a champagne bar. It is s convenient to get to by either bus, train or tube, and is located a short walk from London Kings Cross, providing more transport options. 

    Arrival train station: The final destination - after travelling through Brussels Midi, will by Leper station in Ypres. The station is a 10 minute walk from the centre of town, or taxis are readily available. Just outside of the station, a bus stop connects Leper to the rest of the town.

    Eurostar trains from London to Ypres


    The Eurostar is a high-speed railway company operating in Europe since 1994. It travels at 186mph under the English Channel to cities on the continent—whether you’re going to Brussels, Amsterdam or Rotterdam. The train is Europe’s solution to fly less; over 11 million Europeans chose to take the train to London from Paris instead of flying in 2019.

    The check-in time for Eurostar to Ypres train is around 30 minutes. This means you can arrive in plenty of time to pick up a coffee at the Gare du Nord station in Paris or St Pancras Station in London. Eurostar trains are kitted out with an onboard bistro, toilets, air conditioning and Wi-Fi to make the train journey from London to Ypres more comfortable.

    With three fare classes to choose from—Standard, Standard Premier and Business Premier—you can pick which is best for you; It’s easy to book cheap Eurostar return tickets in advance by travelling mid-week. You can choose to travel in comfort in Business Premier when taking the London to Ypres train, get served a hot meal and drinks throughout the crossing with newspapers and access to the Ashford Departure Lounge in London.

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    Eurostar Trains from London to Ypres

    The Eurostar is a high-speed train company connecting the UK to continental Europe and beyond.

    When planning trips to Eurostar destinations, consider checking back for offers on Eurostar tickets. Speak to the Customer Care team at the Omio help centre for cancellations or changes to your ticket from London to Ypres.

    Travel Tips: Trains from London to Ypres

    Travel by train to Ypres easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Ypres.

    Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains to Ypres from London?

    Travel by train between London, United Kingdom and Ypres, Belgium is: Partially open.

    Is international entry into Ypres from London restricted?

    International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Belgium from London?

    Entry Requirements:

    • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
    • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
    • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

    What are the safety rules to follow in Ypres, Belgium?

    The government of Belgium has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask required: Mandatory

    The above information was last checked on 16/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between London and Ypres closer to your date of departure here.

    Are there restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Belgium by train?

    Return travel from Belgium to United Kingdom is: Partially open.

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to London from Ypres?

    Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Ypres?

    Requirements for reentering:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
    • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
    • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
    • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

    What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

    The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

    Last checked on 18/01/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to London from Ypres.

    What is the distance between London and Ypres by train?

    You should expect to travel around 138 miles (222 km)  to Ypres from London by train.

    What is the average London to Ypres train duration?

    On average the London to Ypres train time is 5 h 51 min  covering the 138 miles (222 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

    Which train companies can take me between London and Ypres?

    Take the London to Ypres train with Eurostar. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route to Ypres from London as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    How many train services are there to Ypres from London a day?

    On average, there are 5 trains a day from London to Ypres. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

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