Easy Access to Mainland Europe
In the UK, the Eurostar's terminal is London St.
Pancras, although it may also be boarded at Ebbsfleet International
Station and Ashford International Station, both in Kent. The
Eurostar emerges from the Channel Tunnel on the outskirts
of Calais, France calling at the Gare de Calais-Fréthun.
It then continues to the historic city of Lille where, depending
upon the service boarded the train continues south-west to Paris or
eastwards to Brussels-South Station, in Belgium's capital city. A
direct service to Disneyland Paris is also available.
A recent addition to Eurostar's network provides a
weekly summer service directly from London to Avignon at the heart
of France's beautiful Provence region.
Travel in Comfort and Style
Eurostar offers leisure passengers two classes of
Although Eurostar's least expensive class of travel,
Standard class passengers enjoy spacious carriages with air
conditioning, and access to either of the train's on-board
bar/buffet cars. Alternatively, Standard class passengers may bring
aboard and consume their own snacks and drinks. A limited number of
power sockets, conforming to both British and continental
standards, are available to passengers wishing to use or charge
electrical items such as mobile phones and laptops. Standard class
passengers must check-in thirty minutes before the train's
Standard Premier Class
Passengers travelling Standard Premier Class with
Eurostar enjoy larger and more comfortable seats with
greater legroom, and every seat has a dedicated electrical outlet.
Complimentary magazines are available and the fare includes an
at-seat service of a light cold-buffet style meal and drinks
including red or white wine, tea, coffee or fruit juice.
More about the Eurostar
The Eurostar's distinctive blue, yellow, white and grey
livery was given a makeover in 2014. This coincides with a program
of renewal of the trains' interior furnishings due for completion
in 2015; a task previously assigned to the renowned French designer
Phillipe Starck in 2004.
If filled to capacity, a Eurostar train is designed to
transport 770 passengers - approximately twice the maximum number
that a Boeing 747 airliner can carry.
Travelling by Eurostar is more environmentally friendly
and more popular than taking a flight to the same destination.
Simpler administration processes and fewer delays at each end
ensure that taking the Eurostar train is the fastest and
most enjoyable means of travelling from the UK to France for onward
connections to mainland Europe.