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High-speed train linking London, Paris and Brussels.

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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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How early do you need to get to the station for a Eurostar service?

Do you have to be at the station a certain time in advance for Eurostar services? Or can you just rock up a few minutes before and jump on, much as you might do with many other European high speed ...
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Where do UK border checks currently take place for Eurostar trains from Marne-la-Vallée Chessy to London?

I know that when going from Paris, Brussels or Bourg-St Maurice, UK border checks are done at these stations, and when going from Marseille, you get off the train at Lille for the checks. But what ...
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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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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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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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Eurostar security control: Taking pocket knife for camping

I want to go camping in the UK. A Swiss army knife, or any pocket knife, is standard equipment to go camping. Now I'm wondering if border control will allow me to go through, with a knife in my ...
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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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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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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 only the Eurostar train is the only one which requires passengers to go through an X-ray machine to board the train. One may ...
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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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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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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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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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How easily does the Eurostar to London connect with trains to Northern England?

The Eurostar provides nice connections between Paris/Brussels and London. Does it also provide a good alternative if you need to travel to a more northern destination. To put in other words: if I want ...
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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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Eurostar - Is return ticket valid if I miss the first leg?

I want to book a one-way ticket on the Eurostar (Paris-London) but I see that if I book a round-trip, the price will be lower. I am curious if I book the round-trip but only take the return leg, that ...
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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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Where is the Gare du Nord taxi station?

I will be arriving at Gare du Nord train station from London. I will need a taxi. I have read, that there are clear signs indicating where taxis are located but I did not read exactly what's the ...
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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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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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Can you use your mobile phone in the Channel Tunnel?

The Channel Tunnel (Le tunnel sous la Manche) is a ~50km tunnel (well, a set of 3 tunnels) running between England and France, used by both high-speed Eurostar trains and slower car trains / freight ...
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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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Where in Brussels is a Eurostar ticket valid to, and for how long?

On the Eurostar website, when booking a ticket to Brussels, it gives the main options of Brussels and Any Belgian station (via Brussels). If you pick the former, it shows this: The first line of that ...
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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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What happens if I miss my Eurostar because of a delay in a domestic train to get to it?

Let's say I have a non-refundable, non-changeable Eurostar ticket (i.e. the cheapest kind!). I plan a trip by train to get me from my starting point to the Eurostar terminal (eg Oxford -> London ...
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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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What system does Eurostar currently have in place to prevent the Lille Loophole?

I know that, in order to combat the Lille Loophole, UK border checks in St Pancras and/or a Schengen coach have been employed at various Points in time. Are any of the above Setups in use as we speak?...
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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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Do French immigration police at St. Pancras for Eurostar speak English?

I'm travelling on Eurostar from London to Paris next week, and speak very little French. I'm meeting a friend of mine in Paris who does speak French, so there shouldn't be any problem there, 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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Eurostar delay compensation for journeys with connections

Following on from my query on getting French domestic train connections rebooked after a Eurostar boarding delay, and inspired by a comment on that question, I'm now pondering delay compensation. The ...
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Boarding for my Eurostar is delayed and I'll miss my SNCF connection, what should I do?

I'm currently in St Pancras, and Eurostar have just announced a delay in boarding of my service due to a late arriving inbound train. The delay will likely be long enough that we'll miss our ...
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Transportation from St Pancras to Isle of Wight

I'm looking for the most convenient way to travel from St Pancras to the Isle of Wight, by public transport. By convenient I mean the least number of changes. Subways and trains are preferred over ...
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Travel from London to Paris or Zurich by train without a Schengen visa

As an Indian citizen, if I travel through train (Eurostar) from London to either Paris or Zurich, would I require a Schengen visa? I am on a trip with family to London. We all want to explore some ...
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Do unlimited use/season tickets for the Eurostar exist from Lille?

When I look on the main Eurostar website about tickets, it only mentions specific-train tickets (of varying levels of flexibility), as a single or a return. I can't see anything there about any sort ...
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Seat availability on DB ICE train Brussels - Cologne

I'm thinking of taking my family (5 of us in total) from London to Cologne just before Christmas, travelling by Eurostar to Brussels then DB ICE from Brussels to Cologne. But, I read an account from ...
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Buying Paris metro tickets from Eurostar before/during the journey?

Whenever a Eurostar gets into Brussels, and especially when one gets into Paris, there is always a mad scramble for the metro ticket machines, and if you weren't in the first coach then a very long ...
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At Brussels Midi station, can you access the Eurostar Business Premier lounge when going to Lille or Calais?

Since November, passengers on the Eurostar from Brussels to other Schengen destinations (Lille or Calais) now check in and clear security in a different area. From the Eurostar conditions of ...
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I am from Malaysia, should I have a return trip or a multiple trips by Eurostar? [closed]

I am from Malaysia, a Chinese. I am travelling with my boyfriend, who is an Englishman. I will prepare some documents, such as: Salary slips Bank Statement Itinerary of my trip Accommodation ...
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Showers at/near Paris Gare du Nord station?

As part of a great skiing trip in France by train, I'll be getting a sleeper train into Gare d'Austerlitz at around 6am, then heading across Paris to Gare du Nord to get the Eurostar back to London. ...
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Getting between Brussels Midi station and Brussels Airport?

For an upcoming flight, it's looking quite a bit cheaper to take the Eurostar to Brussels, and fly from there, rather than fly direct from the UK as I would normally do. The Eurostar bit I know well, ...
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Can you enter the UK via Eurostar on an EU passport with only one month of validity?

I'm like two hours away and just realised my passport will expire in September.