Every year more and more people are choosing to use Eurostar to get to the continent, thanks to the ease, convenience and speed this train service offers. Where low-cost airlines can be subject to delays, the Eurostar is on time or leaves within 15 minutes 95% of the time. Where you may have to check in for flights a number of hours before departure, you can arrive to catch the Eurostar just 30 minutes before your train is due to leave.
Accessible from anywhere in the UK
Eurostar’s London hub, St. Pancras International, is connected to six London Underground lines, as well as seven mainline rail services. Those living in Wales, Midlands and the north of the country benefit from good connections to St. Pancras, while customers living in the south have good connections to both Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International stations - making the high speed rail service accessible to all the country.
An environmentally friendly way to travel
What’s more, Eurostar is one of the most eco-friendly ways to get to the continent, with a journey on Eurostar responsible for a tenth of the CO2 emissions a flight would make. They even have a dedicated programme in place - the Tread Lightly programme – to encourage people to think differently about travel and reduce their impact on the environment.
Great for city breaks and longer holidays
Most people will use the Eurostar for a city break weekend away, exploring beautiful cities like Paris or Brussels. However we have plenty of accommodation options available, so you can use our search function to find week-long, fortnight or even longer stays if you wish. Have a look below for a brief guide to some of the fantastic cities we offer Eurostar city break packages to.
World renowned for its diamonds, Antwerp is a Belgian city of good food, friendly people and low stress. The city’s Grote Markt (main square) boasts an impressive Kathedraal (the Cathedral of Our Lady), which house two paintings by master painter Rubens. To get here by Eurostar you’ll have to travel to Brussels Midi and take a Belgian domestic Intercity train.
A picturesque medieval city of canals, winding cobbled streets, quaint bridges and 15th Century architecture, Bruges is the perfect destination for a romantic city break. There are some excellent cafes and restaurants to enjoy, as well as a range of historical sites. What’s more, the city is compact enough to explore on foot over the course of a weekend. To get here by Eurostar you’ll have to travel to Brussels Midi and take a Belgian domestic Intercity train.
A beguiling mix of French, Flemish and African cultures, eclectic Art Nouveau and Art Deco architecture, a vibrant café culture, surrealist art galleries, and hundreds of quirky pubs make Brussels an excellent choice for a city break. Getting here couldn’t be easier either, with train running directly from the UK with no need to change.
Great for families or couples, a trip to Disneyland Paris is a once in a lifetime experience. Meet Mickey, Goofy and the rest of the gang and experience the 52 attractions and rides. There are 7 hotels on the 55 hectare site, as well as a campsite, golf course and ranch. Eurostar runs a limited service from London to Disneyland Paris.
Something of an undiscovered gem, Ghent is a small but thriving Belgian city, with stunning architecture left over from the Middle Ages, a vocal student population (with the associated bar scene attached), an impressive castle in Het Gravensteen and plenty of things to see and do. You will need to change in Brussels Midi to take a Belgian domestic Intercity train to Ghent.
Youthful, cultural and irrepressibly cheerful, Lille is only an hour from London. Arguably France’s most underrated city, Lille boasts a picturesque Old Quarter, three world-famous art museums, fantastic shopping and some top-notch restaurants. And that’s without mentioning the incendiary nightlife scene.
Iconic in a way unlike any other city on earth, everybody should visit Paris at least once in their lifetime. It’s the perfect destination for a romantic trip away, great for an exciting family city break or ideal for exploring with friends. Admire the Eiffel Tower, stroll along the Champs d’Elysee and take in the panoramic views of the city from Notre Dame- all accessible on one train direct from the UK.
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Timetables - Information on the timetables of trains leaving to the main Eurostar destinations