If you’re going on a Eurostar trip, it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with what’s onboard the train and included with your ticket. As well as a wide range of destinations such as Paris, Brussels and now Amsterdam, there are three Eurostar seating classes that accommodate different budgets and passenger needs. 

Eurostar class comparison

At a glance, here’s what you can expect when you purchase each ticket type with Eurostar.

 StandardStandard PremierBusiness Premier
Best forSaving moneyAdded comfortBusiness trips
Luggage2 suitcases and 1 piece of hand luggage2 suitcases and 1 piece of hand luggage3 suitcases and 1 piece of hand luggage
SeatingCushy seats & drop-down tablesSpacious coaches & bigger seatsExtra-wide seats, luxurious and quieter coaches
Check-in time30 minutes before departure30 minutes before departure10 minutes before departure
Ticket flexibility


£30 fee for changing each journey included in your ticket plus the difference in price


£40 fee for changing each journey included in your ticket plus the difference in price

Full refund available any time before or up to 60 days after departure date

No fee for changing the date or time of your journey

Food and drinkAccess to Café MetropoleComplimentary light meal and drinks served at your tableComplimentary Michelin-starred gourmet meal by Raymond Blanc, served at your table with champagne
Free WiFi (e230 trains only)
Power sockets (e230 trains only)
USB sockets (e230 trains only)x
Complimentary magazinesx
Individual reading light (e230 trains only)x
Business Premier lounge accessxx
Complimentary newspapersxx
Onboard taxi booking service xx

Eurostar seats and ticket types

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.


Enjoy comfortable leather seats (in rows of only two) and handy drop-down tables, perfect for dining and laptop use. Get discounted entry to attractions in your chosen destination with a Eurostar Standard ticket. Grab a copy of Metropolitan magazine and access to Café Metropole - Eurostar's onboard snack shop and unofficial viewing carriage.

Find out more about Eurostar Standard tickets.

Standard Premier

Tuck into the light meal and complimentary drinks served to your table with Eurostar Standard Premier. Stretch out on the wider and comfortable seats, ideal for on-the-go work and small meetings. Read up on the news and current affairs with a selection of magazines and newspapers from the best of the world's media.

Find out more about Eurostar Standard Premier.

Business Premier

Eurostar’s answer to First Class tickets is called Business Premier. At the station, relax and recharge at the Eurostar Business Premier lounge. Onboard, benefit from a full gourmet menu, created by Raymond Blanc, and tasty champagne, all served at your table and enjoyed in the most comfortable of surroundings. Have your pick from a range of magazines, newspapers and other onboard entertainment.

Find out more about Eurostar Business Premier tickets.


If you’re all set, take a look at our Eurostar page and discover some of the amazing routes and destinations you can get to in Europe.