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If you're after cheap Eurostar tickets, look no further. At Trainline, we'll show you where the Eurostar can take you and how to book the best value fares for your journey.

To find Eurostar tickets, simply start a search above, and we'll show you the best available journey times and prices. Wherever you’re going with the Eurostar, start your trip with us.

How to get cheap Eurostar tickets

If you're after cheap Eurostar train tickets, we'll show you how you could bag yourself a bargain. By using one (or a combination) of the steps below, you could be on your way to more affordable train travel. 

Use Price Prediction

Our clever little Price Prediction tool will let you know when ticket prices are about to rise – meaning you'll never out on the best value fares. 

Book in advance

Train tickets for the Eurostar usually go on sale around 6 months before the date of travel. Book in advance to make sure you get the cheapest options as those tend to sell out, leaving only the more expensive tickets.

Travel during Off-Peak periods

When travelling on the Eurostar, you can benefit from reduced fares by travelling at times of the day that are less busy. When searching for tickets, we'll display all available tickets, highlighting the cheapest ones.

Eurostar route map

Unsure about where to start your Eurostar adventure? Use our map to plan out where you want to go. From London St Pancras you can connect to as far as Amsterdam or the south of France and many destinations in between.

Eurostar trains routes provide high-speed train services from London to Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam. There are further Eurostar journeys to Disneyland Paris, Lyon and Marseille. Using class e300 and e320 trains, the Eurostar can reach speeds of up to 200mph.

Couple this with modern, comfortable seats and large windows, travelling with Eurostar makes for a quiet and very scenic rail journey across Europe. As well as faster check-in and passport control times than at the airport, the Eurostar also takes you from one city centre to another meaning you can get on with your holiday.

Eurostar and COVID-19

Eurostar is running a reduced timetable on all routes due to the ongoing pandemic. You can check to see which services are running using our Journey Planner or app.

Always check government advice before travelling. Have a read of useful resources below.

  • UK Government advice on travelling to France, the Netherlands and Belgium
  • French Government advice on COVID-19 in France (English language)
  • Dutch Government advice on COVID-19 in the Netherlands (English language)
  • Belgian Government advice on COVID-19 in Belgium (English language)

Remember to wear a face-covering when travelling unless you are exempt.

Travelling to the UK with Eurostar

From Monday 4th October 2021, fully vaccinated passengers no longer need to take a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test. The same rules apply for all children under the age of 18 at their time of arrival in the UK and who are resident in the UK, EU, Switzerland, the USA or one of the listed countries or territories with UK approved vaccination programmes.

With effect from 4th October 2021, passengers entering the UK are considered fully vaccinated if:

  • They have received their full vaccine dosage at least 14 days before departure and they were vaccinated in the UK, EU, Switzerland, the USA or one of the listed countries or territories with UK approved vaccination programmes. Please note that passengers who have taken combinations of vaccine doses (e.g. one dose of the Astra Zeneca vaccine and one dose of the Pfizer vaccine) are also recognised as fully vaccinated
  • They have documentation (in either digital or hard copy format) from a public health body to demonstrate that they are participating in an approved COVID-19 clinical vaccine trial in the US, Canada or Australia
  • They have received vaccines for which only one dose is required, such as the vaccine manufactured by Johnson & Johnson.

From 24th October 2021, fully vaccinated passengers will be able to take a lateral flow day 2 test instead of a more expensive PCR test after arriving in the UK. The list of approved test providers will be available on GOV.UK from 22nd October. NHS tests are not permitted to travel.

Passengers will need to take a photo of their lateral flow test and booking reference supplied by the private provider and send it back to them to verify the result. Also, they will still be required to complete a Passenger Locator Form up to 48 hours before arrival.

For passengers who are not fully vaccinated, existing rules will apply. Check out our travel guidance page for more details.

The Chunnel

The Channel Tunnel provides a permanent link between the UK and France. Nicknamed the "Chunnel" (short for Channel Tunnel) this vital rail link runs from Folkestone, England to Calais, France.

The tunnel opened in 1994 and at 50.45km (31.34 miles) it is the longest underwater tunnel anywhere in the world. 

Fun facts about the Chunnel

  1. There's more than one tunnel, there's actually three. Two for trains and one for service access. 
  2. The two train tunnels are 24-feet in diameter with the northern tunnel taking passengers from England to France. Whilst the southern tunnel carries passengers from France to England.
  3. The rock removed during construction of the Chunnel was used to make Samphire Hoe Park, now a flourishing nature reserve.
  4. Chris Froome cycled through the service tunnel, completing the journey in just 55 minutes!
  5. At its deepest point the tunnel is 75m below the seabed.
  6. The average journey time through the Chunnel is 35 minutes.
  7. It cost £15 billion to build; the original budget was £3.6 billion.
  8.  During construction some 13,000 people were employed to build the tunnel.
  9. Way before the Chunnel was built, the first design for it was completed in 1802.
  10. Each year 26 million red roses are delivered through the Chunnel to the UK.

Eurostar classes

Whether you're travelling for work, leisure or a bit of both, find a seat to match. Eurostar classes offer a range of services to suit all budgets.

Standard (Economy)

Enjoy discounted entry to attractions in your chosen destination with a Eurostar Standard ticket. Grab a copy of Metropolitan magazine and access to Café Metropole.

Find out more about Eurostar Standard class.

Standard Premier (Premium Economy)

Benefit from a wide range of magazines and newspapers, spacious coaches and a light meal and drinks served to your table with Eurostar Standard Premier. 

Find out more about Eurostar Standard Premier.

Business Premier (First Class)

Quicker boarding times, flexible tickets and access to the Business Premier lounges. Business Premier seats come with a menu designed by world-famous chef Raymond Blanc.

Discover more about Eurostar Business Premier.

Eurostar news

Find out more about Eurostar's news, offers and seasonal tickets here. 

Eurostar ski train

Hit the slopes with Eurostar. Tickets for the Eurostar ski train to Bourg St Maurice go on sale in mid-July every year. Check out our Eurostar ski train page and start your trip to the Alps with us.

Claim points with Eurostar loyalty program

Earn points and rewards from the comfort of your seat. Discover which Club Eurostar membership suits your train travel patterns by visiting out Eurostar loyalty program hub. 

Eurostar Destinations

When travelling by Eurostar, make sure to visit some of these amazing cities along the way. Whether these destinations are on the Eurostar network or require just one change, these are certainly some places not to be missed.

Delays and cancellations

Useful information on what to do if your train is cancelled.


Eurostar offer compensation in the form of e-vouchers or cash refunds for delayed journeys. The amount of compensation is conditional on the length of delay – the rules are listed in the table below. Note: you would choose an e-voucher or cash refund, not both.

Refund rules


E-voucher compensation

Cash compensation

60-119 minutes

25% of the cost of the ticket

25% of the cost of the ticket

120 – 179 minutes

50% of the cost of the ticket

50% of the cost of the ticket

180+ minutes

75% of the cost of the ticket

50% of the cost of the ticket


E-vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of your delayed train.

Delays announced ahead of time

The rules differ slightly for delays (and cancellations) announced in advance of departure. If the service is due to be delayed by more than 60 minutes, you can reschedule your trip or request an e-voucher. An e-voucher can be used to rebook or claim a refund at a later date. E-vouchers are valid for 12 months after the date of the delayed or cancelled service, while refund requests must be made within 2 months.

How do I check Eurostar timetables?

There are plenty of ways to check when your Eurostar service is departing.

Journey Planner

Use the Journey Planner at the top of the page to check train schedules. Simply search the route that you plan on taking (for instance, London to Paris) and you’ll see all the trains due to depart on your chosen day of travel.

Our app

Download our app and you can add a Eurostar journey to your 'favourites' list, so you can check the trains departing that day from the home screen at the click of a button!

Eurostar’s website

You can also view live departures for Eurostar services on Eurostar’s website.

Eurosnap tickets

Snap Eurostar, or ‘Eurosnap’ as it was known, was an offer by Eurostar allowing travellers to access last-minute discount fares for trains with spare capacity.

Snap fares were a cheap way of taking the Eurostar. Travellers would submit the say that they wanted to travel, and Eurostar would pick the time. One-way tickets could go for as little as £25! Snap fares were great for travellers that were not fussed about the time that they travelled.

Unfortunately, ‘Eurosnap’ doesn’t exist anymore, but Eurostar have been known to hold flash sales for tickets, with the cheapest one-way tickets costing £29. Keep an eye on our Deals & Discounts page for the latest Eurostar deals or learn how you can get cheap Eurostar tickets in a snap with us.

Good to know

Travelling with Eurostar? Find out everything you need to know about luggage allowance, pets and other onboard Eurostar facilities here.

Checking in with Eurostar is very simple and should normally take no longer than 15 minutes. Make sure you have printed your ticket or have the QR code available on your phone ready to scan at the gate. We recommend you arrive 45 minutes before your train leaves to give you sufficient time to go through check-in. For more information visit our Eurostar check-in page.

In London, Eurostar trains depart and arrive at St Pancras International station, located just north of the city centre. Eurostar was previously based in London Waterloo stations but moved to St Pancras International in 2007. 

Paris Gare du Nord is the terminal in Paris, located in the 10th arrondissement, and just a 20-minute walk from Notre Dame cathedral. If you have booked to go to Marseille, you must transfer to Paris Gare De Lyon, in the south-east of the city. 

Brussels-Midi station is in the heart of Brussels itself, making it easy to navigate your way around the Belgian capital. A large station with 22 platforms. The Eurostar check-in is found near platform 8 and is clearly signposted. 

Disneyland Paris uses the Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy Station, which is located around 2 minutes walk from the Disneyland Resort. You can also leave your luggage at the station and head straight to the park if you have the Disney Express package. 

Amsterdam Centraal is located in the centre of the city, just north of the tourist sights of the Binnenstad district. There are luggage drop-offs here if you arrive early and want to explore the city before you can check into your hotel.

There are hold areas at the ends of each carriage, with overhead compartments for any hand luggage you have. There are no restrictions on the weight of your luggage, but you should be able to carry it on and off the train. Suitcases should be no wider than 85cm, to create as much space as possible for other passengers. 

Along with your ticket for travel, you should bring:

  • a valid passport or national ID card
  • proof of travel insurance for any countries you’re visiting
  • your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

If you are travelling from London St Pancras, there are trains to France, Belgium and Holland within easy reach. That's awesome journeys like London to Paris by train, Eurostar to Disneyland Paris, Lille, Brussels and now London to Amsterdam, that are served by this train network.  

You can also make connections to cities such as Bruges, Marseille and Lyon, using Thalys or TGV rail services. You can also take the Eurostar from London to Bourg St Maurice in the French Alps during the skiing season. 

Power sockets are available on some Eurostar trains. They are typically found in carriages 5 and 14 of standard class and coaches 7 to 12 in Business Premier. 

WiFi is available on all new e320 trains, with Eurostar planning to add WiFi to the original e300 trains. 

The Eurostar takes between 20-25 minutes to go through the 31.4-mile tunnel. 

Only assistance dogs are allowed on Eurostar trains. You must have valid documents that show it is a registered assistance dog. You can take your assistance dog on any route from the United Kingdom to Paris, Brussels, Lille or Calais. 

Yes. You can skip the queues at Gare du Nord by buying a pack of 10 single journey tickets at Cafe Metropole onboard the Eurostar. The pack is a called a "carnet" and means a stack of individual tickets.

It's worth noting that when travelling to Brussels, your Eurostar ticket is automatically valid for the short connection between Brussels Midi (Zuid) and Brussels Central.

The two are one and the same! ‘Eurotunnel’ is sometimes used to refer to the Channel Tunnel, the 50-km underground rail tunnel between Folkstone and Calais. The shuttle service for cars crossing from the UK to France and vice versa is also called ‘Eurotunnel Le Shuttle’.

Contact Eurostar

Got a query about your Eurostar journey? Get in touch online.

Customer service enquiries

If you want to get in touch with our customer support team about a booking you've made with us, visit our help section.

Delays, lost property and onboard services

If you would like more information regarding Eurostar train times, lost property or onboard facilities, then call Eurostar on: (+44) 343 218 6186

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