Kids under 4 can travel for free on Eurostar, provided they can sit on an adult's lap. Here's how it works:
Special fares for kids aged 4 to 11 years old are available in Standard class.
A child ticket can only be booked with an adult ticket on eurostar.com. If you need to book a standalone child ticket, please get in touch with our contact centre.
All of our trains have baby changing facilities. If you'd like to sit nearby, simply log in and choose your seats once you've booked.
If there's space, you can also choose to sit around a table so you can spread out the colouring books or get stuck into a game on the way.
Child-friendly options are available at Café Métropole, our onboard bar buffet. We don't sell baby food but we're happy to help by warming it up at Café Métropole.
If you're travelling in Standard Premier with your child(ren), you can request a child meal for them. Visit Manage your booking at least 24 hours before travel if you'd like to request a child meal.
Kids travelling on a child ticket can take:
If you think you need an extra pair of hands, you can pre-book assistance for your journey.
One of our team will be able to support you through the whole departure process, from going through the ticket gates to passing security and stepping on board.
We’ll also be able to help you once your train arrives in its destination. If you only need assistance for part of the departure process, make sure you let our teams know so they can help you accordingly.
Some of our local providers in France and Belgium can only offer assistance to pregnant women, but aren’t able to do so for adults travelling alone with children.
Please let us know at least 48 hours in advance what kind of help you’ll need. Find out how to pre-book assistance
Unaccompanied minors (up to the age of 18) will require additional documentation for travel. Please read the relevant section below and we also strongly recommend checking the latest government advice before you travel – from both the country you’re departing from, and the country you are travelling to.
Children under 12 must travel with a responsible person aged 16 or older.
Children 12 to 15 (inclusive) can travel on their own to some Eurostar destinations, as long as they’ve got a fully completed Eurostar unaccompanied minor form. This must be signed by their parent or legal guardian (or by a responsible adult given consent by the parent or legal guardian) at the station in the presence of a member of the Eurostar team. The child will need to keep this signed form with them throughout their journey and show it to the onboard team if they’re asked.
Please note: Children under 16 years of age cannot travel unaccompanied on the direct route between London or Ashford and Lyon, Avignon and Marseille, on our direct ski trains to the French Alps, or on our direct route between London/Netherlands and between Brussels/ Netherlands.
16 to 17-year-olds can travel by themselves, as long as they’ve got all the usual travel documents and meet all the legal requirements.