TRAVEL NEWS

Due to technical issues our new trains are currently unable to call at Ashford International station. Investigations are ongoing to resolve this issue.

The timetable during May for services due to stop at Ashford is published below, some services will instead have a replacement stop in Ebbsfleet international. If your train is affected, you'll need to board or disembark at Ebbsfleet or London St Pancras.

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

The below timetable is applicable on all dates throughout May including those affected by the SNCF Strike, however services may be subject to changes at short notice, if this happens we will contact you.

London -> Paris/Lille/Brussels
 

Mon Tues Wed Thur  Fri   Sat   Sun  London Ebbsfleet Ashford Paris Lille Brussels Train
    05:40 05:58 06:24 09:17         9080
      09:22     09:55 12:47     9014
          09:22 09:37     12:47        9014
14:22      14:55 17:47     9032
              06:13   06:52     09:22 9108
            06:13 06:30       09:22 9108
        06:47 07:04 07:28   09:30 10:07 9110
            06:57   07:28   09:26 10:05 9110
          07:19   07:55   09:51   9084
            17:55   18:28   20:26 21:05 9152
                           

 

Paris/Lille/Brussels -> London
 

Mon Tues Wed Thur  Fri   Sat   Sun  Brussels Lille Paris Ashford Ebbsfleet London Train
16:56 17:35     17:43 18:06 9149
    11:13 12:07   12:39 9023
    15:13   16:18 16:40 9039
    19:13 20:07   20:39 9055

Travelling onwards to south west France from Paris? 
 

If you’re travelling from Gare du Nord to Paris Gare Montparnasse, be aware that there is no access to the direct metro (line 4) at Gare du Nord due to renovation work until June 2018.

If you need to get to Paris Montparnasse, you can take the RER B and Metro line 6 or walk to Gare de l’Est (about 5 minutes down the road) and catch line 4 from there.

Travelling between Disneyland Paris and Ebbsfleet International in April/May?
 

There are no tickets available from Ebbsfleet to Disneyland Paris on the dates below in April and May, however there is still availability on the direct Disney train to/from London or Ashford on these dates. 

Monday 7 May 2018

Friday 11 May 2018

If you’ve already booked tickets to/from Ebbsfleet International your train will still stop at Ebbsfleet as normal, but it might be worth leaving a little extra time as we expect it to be busy.

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 21 April to Sunday 22 April and Saturday 2 June to Sunday 3 June 

  • Trains from London and Brussels will arrive in Rotterdam and Amsterdam approximately 1 hour later than usual
  • Trains from Amsterdam and Rotterdam to Brussels will leave approximately 1 hour earlier
     

 Friday 11 May

The 9114 08:31 departure from London won’t run to Rotterdam or Amsterdam
No Eurostar services will run from Amsterdam and Rotterdam to Brussels in the evening

Saturday 16 June

We’re not selling any tickets to Rotterdam and Amsterdam on the 9114 08:31 departure from London until the timetable has been confirmed.

Saturday 1 September until Sunday 16 September and Saturday 29 to Sunday 30 September

We’re not selling any tickets between Brussels, Rotterdam and Amsterdam at the weekends until the timetables have been confirmed.

Saturday 3 to Sunday 4 November, Friday 9 to Monday 12 November and Friday 16 to Sunday 18 November

We’re not selling any tickets between Brussels, Rotterdam and Amsterdam on these dates until the timetables have been confirmed.

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 17 June?
 

No Eurostar trains will be stopping at Ashford on 17 June 2018 as the station is closed all day due to engineering works.

If you are booked to travel to or from Ashford on ES 9014 or ES 9032 (to Paris), ES 9074 (to Lille and Disneyland Paris), ES 9152 (to Lille and Brussels), ES 9023, ES 9039 or ES 9067 (from Paris), ES 9149 (from Brussels and Lille) or ES 9057 (from Disneyland Paris), we will be in touch shortly via email/sms with alternative travel options.

 

Driving to Ashford international? – important road diversion update


From Monday 16 April 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