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Railteam/HOTNAT when the next train is the following morning - can I claim for hotel costs?

I was recently stuck in Brussels overnight when my DB ICE train from Germany was cancelled. DB did eventually get me to Brussels, but it wasn't in time to make my Eurostar connection to London. This ...
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What happens if I miss my French night train (intercités de nuit) if my connecting Eurostar is delayed or cancelled?

I may want to travel from the Netherlands to Latour-de-Carol, in southern France, by taking the Eurostar from Amsterdam to Paris, then the Intercités de Nuit to Latour-de-Carol. This is offered as an ...
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How to collect an SNCF ticket abroad?

I bought Eurostar tickets from Utrecht to Paris from sncf-connect.com, and imported those in the SNCF Connect app on my phone. For the Rotterdam - Paris section, there is a QR code, but for Utrecht - ...
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Chances of Eurostar extending to Germany [closed]

With the recent fusion of Thalys into Eurostar, Eurostar will now also serve routes into Germany. As the travel from the Schengen area to GB requires passport checks all current Eurostar stations are ...
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Do I need to arrive at the station early for a Thalys / Eurostar train for Amsterdam > Brussels > London?

I've booked (through Eurostar, as a single ticket) a train trip from Amsterdam to London with a transfer in Brussels. The first leg is on Thalys, the second on Eurostar. The ticket leaves about 45 ...
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Where is the extra hour? Eurostar London to Paris is 2hr 30m but departure is 3hrs 30m before arrival

I'm trying to book the Eurostar from London to Paris. It says the trip takes around 2hrs 30mins. But the departure time and arrival times differ by about 3hrs 30mins. Where did my hour go?
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Ticket check when entering Brussels on the Eurostar

I will be travelling from London to Brussels on the Eurostar next week and wondered if our tickets are checked/scanned when we arrive and depart the train? As I have a connecting train to catch ...
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Do I need to be at the Eurostar terminal 90 minutes to 2 hours before my train leaves? [duplicate]

I will be travelling to Brussels tomorrow from St Pancras on the Eurostar. On the Eurostar website, it indicates that you must be at the station at least 90 minutes before hand if you are travelling ...
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Why do French customs officers search Eurostar passengers leaving France?

I recently travelled from Paris to London on the Eurostar. After passing through the juxtaposed passport controls, passengers go through what appears to be regular airport-style security including a ...
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Check-in times for Eurostar trains, what is the actual minimum time?

Having traveled with Eurostar May 2022, and about to book a new travel with them, I wonder if the advised 'be at the station 60 to 90 minutes before the train leaves' is a cut off time. I will have to ...
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How long before departure do I need to get to Lille Europe for a Eurostar to Brussels?

I'm booked on a Eurostar from Lille to Brussels (ie it's a London to Brussels Eurostar, and I'm getting on it after it has crossed the channel) The PDF ticket that I've received from Eurostar says I ...
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What proof of negative test do I need before travelling to Belgium from UK?

I'm travelling to Belgium next week from the UK on the Eurostar. According to the current guidelines, I need to have a negative RAT (lateral flow test) on the day of travel, but where is this checked, ...
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Can my wife travel alone to France on EU settlement family permit?

I’m a citizen of France living in the UK, and my wife is planning to travel to France from the UK to visit. She is a Bangladeshi citizen and has an 'EU settlement scheme family permit' visa. Is she ...
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Eurostar and "Attestation de déplacement et de voyage" [closed]

With new travel restrictions that French authorities imposed starting from the 31 January 2021, how vigilant are the border checks for "Attestation de déplacement et de voyage", when ...
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Is anyone sure of the requirements to take Eurostar from London to Netherlands after 23 January 2021

I am a British citizen but a permanent resident of the Netherlands, hoping to take the Eurostar from London to Amsterdam on 26 January. The Netherlands has of course implemented extremely strict ...
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How does Eurostar segregate Brussels-bound and London-bound passengers from the Netherlands?

There are now direct trains Amsterdam-London calling at Rotterdam and Brussels, and one can book a ticket Amsterdam/Rotterdam -> Brussels on it. Given Schengen, how are Brussels-bound and London-...
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Travel from UK to France as a non-European UK resident during Covid-19 restrictions

I am a non-permanent resident in the UK without a British or EU passport but have a nationality that in normal times grants visa free access for 90 days in the Schengen area. Looking at the French ...
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Can I (US Citizen) legally travel to France and Back right now? (late May 2020)

I have been riding out the pandemic in the UK with my girlfriend (she is a UK citizen only) but I am a US citizen. We want to do a holiday somewhere but she can't come to the US. But can I leave ...
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Do Eurostar eVouchers cover both passengers on a booking reference?

My wife and I had a booking on the Eurostar from London to Brussels, I just visited their web site and cancelled the reservation since our entire trip to Europe will have to be rescheduled. I could ...
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Travelling through France: subject to French restrictions re COVID-19?

If I travel from the UK to France at the moment (20/03/2020) I need to provide proof that I am on an 'authorized outing', as per the regulations here: https://www.gouvernement.fr/en/coronavirus-covid-...
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Can I travel from the UK to France though my Passport has expired?

My passport has expired and I need to go to France for my best friend's wedding. Is there a way I can get there without needing my passport? I'm a UK resident.
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Can I upgrade my SNCF intercitie de nuit ticket once purchased? [closed]

I’ve recently booked 2 x London St Pancras - Briançon. This journey involves a change to the night train in Paris. I’ve booked a 6 berth couchette because when I tried to upgrade to a 4 berth it was ...
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When are the direct Eurostar trains from Amsterdam to London planned to start?

Looking up train time on Bahn.de and on the Eurostar website I get a different set of train times for the same day. The difference is that Bahn.de gives 'non-stop' Amsterdam to London times where ...
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Will Eurostar have lots of rowdy passengers on a Saturday evening?

I just booked a journey on Eurostar from Brussels to London on a Saturday evening, departing Brussels at 20:22, in Standard class. It's the last train of the day. I realized after booking that the ...
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Why does the Eurostar not show youth pricing?

I'm trying to book tickets on the Eurostar, and the website says that youth (under 26) pay a reduced rate. Then they ask the ages of my party and I indicate 2 adults and 2 youth, but when I get the ...
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Gare du Nord to Gare de Lyon transfer time for a family

When I book with the Eurostar site to a destination in the south of France, they only offer a short Paris transfer time (54 minutes) between Gare du Nord Eurostar and Gare de Lyon TGV. Is this easily ...
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Will I be fingerprinted arriving in the UK? Paris to London Eurostar - Aussie Citizen

I am catching the train from Paris to London. I want to know if I will be fingerprinted if arriving in the UK as a tourist.
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What does "Your ticket gate closes 30 minutes before departure" mean on a Thalys ticket?

I have here a ticket purchased from Eurostar, from Rotterdam Centraal to London via Brussels. For the sections referring to each segment, it says "Your ticket gate closes 30 minutes before departure"....
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Paris to St Pancras international to Gatwick airport

How much time should one allow to change trains from the Eurostar platform (from Paris) to platform A at St Pancras going to Gatwick?
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Dutch immigration at St Pancras intl

We are a family of 3 taking direct train from London St Pancras intl to Amsterdam which has started in April 2018. We have valid Schengen visa already and we hold Indian passports. However I have a ...
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Proof of accommodation and travel in Europe for Schengen visa

I am going to tour Europe in mid-Oct for around 15 days. I have already booked flight tickets but the travel itinerary is not fixed. Will the travel itinerary provided by some tourist-sites like ...
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UK entry refusal

At the U.K. border in the Paris Eurostar, the border control refused my entry to the U.K. for below reasons. Last nine and half months, too many ins and outs from the U.K. I do not think there is ...
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Why do Eurostar trains have heightened security requirements compared to every other train in Europe?

There are dozens of high speed train lines in the EU, but as far as I know the Eurostar train is the only one which requires passengers to go through an X-ray machine to board the train. One may argue ...
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For a Eurostar ticket booked through Deutsche Bahn, how do I request a special meal?

I have a Eurostar ticket booked through Deutsche Bahn. It is a first class ticket, so it should correspond to one of the classes that includes meals. To pre-order vegetarian meals, Eurostar advices ...
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Does a DB 1st class ticket with Eurostar component correspond to Business Premier or to Standard Premier?

DB has two classes: Second Class and First Class. Eurostar has three classes: Business Premier, Standard Premier, and Standard. DB sells tickets that include Eurostar travel. A DB second class ...
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Passport control going from London to Brussels or Amsterdam

I have a multiple-entry French Schengen visa (valid for almost 5 months, allowing 90 days of stay), which I have used twice to enter France, using up a total of 10 days. I am now considering traveling ...
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Is there a place to store luggage at Kings Cross St Pancras?

We will be leaving London around 9.30am to visit Paris for an overnight trip and will have two medium sized suitcases, plus our backpacks. Is there a place in the Kings Cross area where we can store ...
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Do we need a visa for an overnight trip UK to Paris and back?

I'm travelling with my boyfriend this year to the UK and we want to take an overnight trip to Paris. He has a Japanese passport, I have a British one. We want to take the Eurostar together. Does he ...
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Is it possible to visit the service tunnel of the Channel Tunnel?

A related question got me thinking - it it possible for a tourist to visit the service tunnel of the Channel Tunnel? It would be cool to visit the midpoint between UK and France.
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Is the Channel Tunnel in international waters?

Is the Channel Tunnel (the railway tunnel linking Great Britain and France) dug under the seabed considered international waters, or is it always under UK or French territorial waters? EDIT: as some ...
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Is the Eurostar route to Amsterdam a new railway track?

The Eurostar from London to Amsterdam has just launched. Is this route built on a brand new railway track / infrastructure? Or is it simply using an exising network with updated links?
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Article 10 residence card, visiting UK via Eurostar

From my understanding, my non-EU husband is allowed to travel with me (British citizen, living and working in France since 2010) to the UK without a visa or family permit, because he holds an article ...
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When does rescheduling a train count as a delay?

I recently bought some advance train tickets. Three days before departure the departure/arrival was rescheduled (or the timetable changed) for the train to depart/arrive 40/39 minutes later. Shortly ...
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Can a Filipino visiting the UK on a visitor visa travel to Paris on Eurostar?

Or do they need a separate visa for a day trip to France as well? The UK visa is a standard tourist visa in a Philippines passport. I couldn't find the answer on any other websites, other than the ...
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Can I change my seat on a Eurostar booking booked through DB?

I have a Fahrkarte SPARPREIS EUROPA from London St. Pancras to Frankfurt with change in Brux-Mi., bought through a travel agent from DB Vertrieb GmbH. The ticket is attached to a Kundenbeleg that ...
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What's the current status of direct London-Amsterdam Eurostar trains?

In May 2017, there were various press reports that Eurostar would run direct trains from London to Amsterdam by the end of the year; for example, see the London Evening Standard. What is the current ...
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Does Eurostar enforce any penalties for booking a throwaway return ticket?

As outlined in a related question, Eurostar charges less money for short-term return trips than it does for one-way trips. Assuming one only needs a one-way ticket to/from the UK and buys a throwaway ...
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Do Eurostar/TGV prices increase during school holidays?

We're considering going from the UK to the South of France via Eurostar in August. On their website, only travel until April is available. The prices for that are reasonable (as are air fares in ...
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Eurostar or flying London to Paris? [closed]

We will be travelling from London to Paris to fly out of Paris same day back to Sydney. Which is better? Eurostar will mean more "changovers" but less affected by weather. Flying will be simpler but ...
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Is the Marseille-London Eurostar service operated by Class 373 or 374 trains?

If both models are used, which one is most common? Specifically, on Thursday departures from Marseille?
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