Travelling in Standard
Standard offers you great value tickets with no hidden extra costs. Sit back, unwind and take in the scenery on route. There are lots of reasons to travel in Standard:
Generous luggage allowance
Whether you're being whisked away for a romantic weekend or exploring the city with the whole family, there's no need to travel light.
Each adult can take two pieces of luggage up to 85cm long, as well as one small piece of hand luggage. Plus, there's no restriction on liquids so you can take your favourite toiletries (and a bottle of something bubbly for the journey).
Find out more about our luggage allowances.
With our extra flexible tickets*, you can rearrange your trip without paying an exchange fee up to 7 days before your departure time.
So, you can start planning a well-earned break, safe in the knowledge that you can always change your plans. And with tickets on sale up to nine months in advance, there’s nothing stopping you filling your diary with weekends away. Find out more.
Enjoy a bite to eat en route
If you find yourself feeling peckish, drop by our bar buffet, Café Métropole, to pick up hot and cold drinks, snacks, meals and sweet treats, as well as a range of beers, wines, bubbly and spirits.
Find out more about food on board and take a look at our Café Métropole menu.
Choose your own seats for free
Hoping for quality time with the kids en route or a quiet place to send an email or two? Well, you can change your seat for free after you’ve booked to find your perfect spot.
Our seating plan shows you where you can get extra luggage space, tables for family and friends and baby changing areas.
Free wifi, all the way
Whether you’re travelling for work or play, you can email, tweet and post all the way with our free onboard wi-fi – which even works in the Channel Tunnel (subject to connectivity).
Family travel made easy
Our trains and destinations are ideal for getting away with the family.
Unlike airlines, you can choose your seats for free, so you can make sure you’re near baby changing facilities or sat together around a table. Simply look at our seating plan to find the best seats for your family.
And kids under four can travel for free, provided they sit on an adult’s lap throughout the journey. You’ll also find lots of child-friendly options available at Café Métropole, our onboard bar buffet. Find our more about family travel.
The greener way to goTake a look at how we’re serious about sustainability.
Did you know that your carbon footprint from one flight to Paris is the same as making 14 Eurostar journeys?* That’s the equivalent of travelling with us every day for two weeks.
We’re committed to switching entirely to renewable energy in the UK, France and Belgium by 2030. And we’re already using 100% wind power to run our trains in the Netherlands
Book your train
*Customers can exchange tickets in Standard and Standard Premier as many times as they want without paying an exchange fee as long as tickets are exchanged 7 days or more before the departure time of their individual journey.
Where tickets are exchanged within 7 days of the individual journey:
- adult tickets – will incur an exchange fee per person and per individual journey in Standard (£30) and in Standard Premier (£40).
- child tickets – will not incur an exchange fee.
Tickets are non-refundable. Where tickets are exchanged for a higher-priced ticket, customers will need to pay the difference. Where tickets are exchanged for a lower price ticket, the difference in price will not be refunded.
**The analysis of Eurostar versus air emissions has been calculated in an independent analysis by Paul Watkiss Associates Ltd in 2020, based on 2019 CO2e emissions. Comparison between Eurostar and aviation is made based on the kg of greenhouse gas emissions [CO2(e)] per passenger on the same one-way journey. The calculation is based on aviation CO2e emissions from the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) calculator, and train CO2e emissions calculated using Defra methodology for the UK, and the IEA (International Energy Agency) for France, Belgium and the Netherlands. More information on eurostar.com.