Travel in style and comfort and avoid the hassle of airports with the Eurostar high-speed rail service. There are frequent Eurostar services from London St Pancras International to Paris and Brussels daily. Travel from Paris to Central London in just two hours 15 minutes, or from Brussels in one hour and 51 minutes. Travel at 300km/h (186mph) all the way from the Continent to London on the UK's first high-speed line.
Eurostar destinations include Ashford (Kent), Calais Frethun, Disneyland Paris and Lille. In summer, you can catch the Eurostar direct to Avignon. In winter, services run to the ski resorts of Moutiers and Bourg St Maurice in the Alps. Eurostar Connections can also link you to more than 100 continental destinations, ranging from buzzing Amsterdam and historic Cologne to the sun-drenched glamour of Biarritz and Marseille.
Eurostar ticket prices vary to meet all budgets. Book ahead to enjoy the cheapest fares – from £69/€76 adult return. Discounts are available for children (aged 2-12), young people (under 26) and over 60s. A £5 booking fee applies to all telephone bookings.
All Eurostar trains are wheelchair accessible and there are wheelchair fares available for people who are unable to walk. If you require this fare, or have other accessibility requirements, check the Special Assistance section on the Eurostar website.
Get two for one entry for paying exhibitions at some of London's best museums and galleries when you travel by Eurostar. Participating museums include the British Museum, Tate Modern and The National Gallery. The offer applies to inbound travellers only. Find out more on Eurostar's website.
Eurotunnel provides high-speed car, coach and freight services via the Channel Tunnel between Coquelles (Calais) and Folkestone. Folkestone has good access to the motorway network and London. The approximate channel crossing time is 35 minutes. Return fares start at around £100 per car. Read more about Driving to London.