Seamless city centre to city centre travel, this is the most convenient way to travel to the continent to nearby Paris, Lille, Brussels and soon a direct link to Amsterdam Central from the heart of London.
With speeds up to 334.7km/h ( 208mph), the Eurostar train from London to Paris/Brussels/Lille takes you under the English Channel. The deepest tunnel point below sea level reaches 195 metres, taking 20 minutes to travel through the 50.45km length of the tunnel. There are actually 3 tunnels, two train tunnels and a service tunnel.
- London to Paris – 2 hours 15 minutes
- London to Brussels – 2 hours
- London to Lille – 1 hour 20 minutes.
I’ve opted for premium seating which has a meal service and wider seats. Morning services don’t offer alcohol but a light meal. Afternoon and evening services offer a meal with the option of wine etc. In-seat power to keep you working or charge up, and a view as you fly through the landscape.
With a simple change in Paris, Brussels or Lille, you can connect to over 100 European destinations, including the Netherlands, Switzerland and even Germany, as well as dozens of vibrant and unforgettable cities across France and Belgium.