Eurostar

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Eurostar - Info

Routes

Examples: 

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Reservation included
  • Bistro coach where drinks, snacks and small meals are available for sale
  • Free wifi on services operated by the new E320-trains
  • Power sockets in the new E320-trains and coaches 5 and 14 in the older trains
  • Check-in closes 30 minutes before departure

Standard Premier class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Reservation included
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power points at all seats 
  • Free wifi on services operated by the new E320-trains
  • A light cold meal served at your seat is included in the price
  • Check-in closes 30 minutes before departure 

Business Premier Class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Reservation included
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power points at all seats 
  • Fully flexible tickets
  • Acces to the Business Premier lounges with free drinks, snacks and wifi
  • Free wifi on services operated by the new E320-trains
  • A warm three-course meal served at your seat is included in the price
  • Check-in closes 10 minutes before departure

Catering

For second class passengers there is a Bistro-coach available on each Eurostar-service selling drinks, warm and cold dishes and snacks. For Standard-Premier passengers a cold meal including drinks is included in the ticket. For Business Premier-tickets a 3-course meal is included in the price.

Wifi

Wifi is available for free on the new E320-trains which operate between London and Paris/Brussels/Amsterdam. Free wifi is also available in both first and second class lounges at all stations.

Power sockets  

Available on every seat in the new E320-trains which operate between London and Paris/Brussels/Amsterdam. There are power sockets in the older trains on other services in second class coaches 5 and 14 and in all Standard Premier and Business Premier-coaches.

Children

Children up to 3 years travel for free when they don't need an own seat. There are special discounted fares for children from 4 up to 11 years. Baby changing facilities are located in the toilets of coaches 1, 2, 3 and 16,17,18.

Dogs

Dogs (or any other pets) are not allowed on Eurostar-services. Licensed guidance dogs are allowed (except services to Marseille and Bourg-St Maurice) but have to be registered before travel.

Luggage

Officially there is a luggage limit of two large suitcases per passengers with any size not bigger then 85 cm but in practice this isn't enforced.  There are luggage racks for big suitcases and backpacks near the entrance doors, for smaller bags there is space in the overhead luggage racks and under your seat. You've to label your bags, labels are available at all stations. Some items (firearms, gas holders and large knives) are prohibited on Eurostar-services.

Boarding 

For all Eurostar services there is a compulsory-check in which closes 30 minutes before departure (10 minutes for Business Premier-travellers). The check-in involves:
- Scan the barcode of your ticket at the automatic entrance gate
- Your large luggage items will be X-rayed and you pass a metal detector.
- Your passport/identity card will be checked by British/Belgian/French customs personel.
- After check in you will arrive in the lounge with free wifi, seats and some shops (special Business-Premier-lounges for Business-Premier passengers). Boarding of your train starts around 15 minutes for departure and will be announced.

Discount cards  

Discount Cards like Railplus don't give a discount on Eurostar-services.

Interrail / Eurail 

Passengers with a valid Interrail-pass can use the special Pass-fare on Eurostar-services.

Groups 

For groups from 6 persons we offer special group fares, see Group travel by train.

Business

The Business-Premier class offers all the amenities needed for the business traveller to work and relax on board including special departure lounges, flexible fares and short check in times. See also Business travel by train.

At the station

After check-in you will arrive in the Eurostar lounge where there are seats and free wifi available. There are also shops and cafés in the Eurostar-lounges.

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