TRAVEL NEWS

TRAVEL NEWS

Driving to Ashford international? – important road diversion update

Until November 2018 access to Ashford International and the adjacent car parks will only be via a signed diversion route (see map below).

There will be no access from Romney Marsh Road (A2042).

The diversion will be in place via Orbital Park Roundabout so please allow extra time for your journey.

For more information visit ashfordexpansion.co.uk or contact enquiries@ashfordexpansion.co.uk

Ashford International stops until 1 September 2018

We’re introducing an amended timetable at Ashford International until 1 September 2018. This is a temporary measure, and we will return to a normal service after the summer

The timetables for 6 August - 1 September for services due to stop at Ashford are published below. 

Ashford Timetable Changes 6 August – 1 September 2018

All affected trains to and from Paris and most affected trains to and from Brussels will instead have a replacement stop in Ebbsfleet International.

If your journey is impacted by these changes, you'll need to board or disembark at Ebbsfleet or London St Pancras.

Please note:

From 6 August to 1 September, there will be no trains running to or from Brussels which stop at Ashford.

All direct Eurostar services to/from Disneyland Paris, Lyon, Avignon and Marseille will continue to stop at Ashford as normal.

This timetable is applicable on all dates; however, some services may be occasionally subject to changes at short notice. If this happens, we will contact you before travel.

Getting to/from Ashford

You can either :

  • have your Eurostar ticket stamped by a member of staff in order to validate it for the Southeastern journey (your Eurostar ticket will NOT be accepted by Southeastern staff without validation from Eurostar)
  • or, purchase your own and claim the cost back for this.

 

Southeastern High Speed services

The journey time between Ashford and Ebbsfleet, is just 20 minutes but please allow time to make the transfer. Check the Southeastern timetables for the best connecting service between Ashford, Ebbsfleet and London St Pancras.

Car parking

If you have pre-booked car parking at Ashford International station that you no longer need, please email hs1parkinghelp@empark.com with the details of your on-line booking for Ashford and the reason for cancellation and it will be cancelled and refunded. 

If your journey is part of a return trip, you can check the revised timetable above to see if the train on your outbound journey also stops at Ebbsfleet. Your Eurostar tickets from Ashford will be accepted at Ebbsfleet if this is more convenient for you to board there. Should you need to re-organise your parking arrangements, please visit www.ebbsfleetintl.co.uk/parking to make a new car parking booking at Ebbsfleet International.

Travelling to the Netherlands – planned engineering works

Over the next few months, some services will be altered on our new route to and from Amsterdam:

Saturday 1 to Sunday 2 September and Saturday 15 to Sunday 16 September

•    Trains from London and Brussels will arrive in Amsterdam approximately 30 minutes later than usual.
•    Trains from Amsterdam to Brussels will leave approximately 30 minutes earlier.
 

Sunday 30 September

•    The 9148 17:31 departure from London will terminate at Rotterdam and won’t run to Amsterdam.
•    The evening 9181 train won't stop at Amsterdam and will run from Rotterdam to Brussels only
 

Friday 9 to Monday 12 November 

No Eurostar trains will run between Brussels, Rotterdam and Amsterdam from 23:00 CET on Friday evening until 08:00 CET on Monday morning.

Friday 16 to Sunday 18 November

•    Trains from London and Brussels will arrive in Amsterdam approximately 30 minutes later than usual.

•    Trains from Amsterdam to Brussels will leave approximately 25 minutes earlier.

Travelling within the Netherlands?

Please click the link below to check for any changes to train times or planned works which may affect your trip:

https://www.nsinternational.nl/en/overview-service-alterations/planned-maintenance/intercity-brussels-1

Travelling to/from Ashford on 25 November?

No Eurostar trains will be stopping at Ashford International on Sunday 25 November 2018 as the station is closed all day due to engineering works.

If you usually travel on Eurostar 9014 or 9032 (to Paris), 9074 (to Lille and Disneyland Paris), 9152 (to Lille and Brussels), 9023, 9039 or 9059 (from Paris), 9149 (from Brussels and Lille) or 9057 (from Disneyland Paris), you'll need to board or leave them at London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet International station that day.