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Read a message from Mike Cooper, Eurostar CEO, here.

 
We’re currently receiving thousands of calls and emails and we’re unable to provide our usual levels of service. Please rest assured that we are working hard to respond to all calls and emails as quickly as we can, and we appreciate your patience. If you have emailed us or submitted an e Voucher request and have received an automated email, your eVoucher will be sent to you directly in due course.

We’d strongly encourage you not to call our contact centre but to check this page for all the latest info.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused and appreciate your understanding at this difficult time.

 

Below, we’ve summarised all the relevant and most up-to-date information for you.

 

Coronavirus and Eurostar services - updated 28 March 2020

Our main priority is the health and wellbeing of our customers and colleagues. We’re closely following advice from governments and health authorities in our destination countries, regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are listening closely to the feedback of our customers and colleagues and we realise this is an unsettling time and an unprecedented situation that develops fast.

Here are some of the changes we’ve made to the way we operate.

Giving you the flexibility to change your travel plans

We recognise that many customers are changing their travel plans based on government advice, travel restrictions, or to protect their loved ones.

To provide you with flexibility and peace of mind we are able to offer you an eVoucher if you are due to commence your outbound Eurostar journey between Friday 13 March and Monday 1 June 2020.

We will offer you an eVoucher equivalent to the full value of your current Eurostar train or Eurostar package (train + hotel)  booking. You can use this eVoucher online to make a new booking by 30 September 2020, to travel to any Eurostar destination up to the end of March 2021 (subject to availability). 

You’ll receive separate vouchers for each passenger on your booking. For return journeys, you’ll receive separate vouchers per person for each part of the trip. So, if you booked a return trip for four people, eight eVouchers will be sent to the email address you gave us. These may arrive in your inbox at different times, so please don’t worry if you don’t get them all at once.

You can choose to use all the vouchers together as one payment or use them separately across different bookings as part payment. Please just remember to save all your voucher emails ready for when you rebook. 

If you have a Eurostar package (train + hotel) booking, you will receive one eVoucher for the total value of your booking.

Please note that our timetables are released throughout the year, showing train times for sale approximately 6 months in advance before required departure dates. Just make sure you book your train online before the date shown on the voucher below. 

We will apply no change fees for this. If the value of your new booking is greater than the value of your eVoucher, we’ll ask you to pay the difference. 

To claim your eVoucher, please complete your details here.

Please be aware that we are experiencing an extremely high level of requests for eVouchers. Please rest assured that once you submit a request and receive an automated email confirmation receipt, you will receive your eVoucher in due course. We are working hard to improve and further automate the processing time.

If you have booked a train + hotel package with a Travel Agent or Tour Operator, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If you’re a Club Eurostar member and paid for your ticket using points, the points will be recredited to your account or you can request an eVoucher.

 

Reducing our timetable

We continue to operate some services but please be aware that we’ve significantly reduced our timetable in response to increased border controls agreed by the French government and lower demand for travel. 

The reduced timetable will allow those that are required to travel to do so, across a small number of services to reflect lower demand. 

Please note that our station opening times have now changed. Stations are open in line with the current departure and arrival times of our services. 

We will publish regular updates on this page to confirm which trains are running every day.

For those customers who still need to travel and your booked train is no longer running you will be able to exchange quickly and easily online here

Please find below the list of our running trains:
 


London St Pancras International to Paris Gare du Nord:

  • Train 9008 (07 :52)
  • Train 9028 (13 :31)


Paris Gare du Nord to London St Pancras International:

  • Train 9015 (09 :13)
  • Train 9031 (13 :13)

 

London St Pancras International to Brussels Midi/Zuid:

  • Train 9116 (08 :55)

 

Brussels Midi/Zuid to London St Pancras International:

  • Train 9141 (14 :52)

Please note that whilst operating a reduced timetable, we regret to advise that we will not be able to operate to and from Ashford International, Ebbsfleet International, Calais Fréthun and Lille Europe stations for a temporary period.

Customers with tickets for departure or arrival in Ashford International or Ebbsfleet International will be able to depart from St Pancras International with their ticket. We’d recommend arriving at least 60 minutes before your train leaves. Additionally, customers will be able to use their Eurostar tickets to transfer to and from St Pancras International via South Eastern rail services

We apologise for the inconvenience caused to those customers impacted by these changes.



Information regarding Ski Trains

All ski resorts in France have now closed because of increased border controls and restrictions on day-to-day movement agreed by the government due to coronavirus. So, unfortunately, we’ve had to cancel all ski trains for the rest of this year’s season. Customers can claim an eVoucher equal to the full value of their Eurostar train ticket so you can travel with us again in the future. You can use the eVoucher to re-book at eurostar.com until 31 October 2020 for travel up until the end of the 2020/21 ski season.

The eVoucher is valid for bookings to any of our destinations, not just our ski trains.If the value of your new booking is greater than the value of your eVoucher, you’ll need to pay the difference.You can claim an eVoucher here. If you’ve already requested a voucher, rest assured we are working on it – please don’t submit a new request.

 

Information regarding services to Disneyland Paris (Marne La Vallée)

In line with measures introduced in France, Disneyland Paris is temporarily closed until the end of March.

Please contact your booking agent directly, if you have booked a Disney Package Holiday with a Disney operator or Travel Agent.

If you have a Eurostar Train only reservation and are due to travel on a Disney service between 13 March and 1 June, we are able to offer you the flexibility of an eVoucher to postpone your journey and rebook for a future date. The eVoucher will be the equivalent of your Eurostar train booking value and may be used online for a new booking to be made by 30 September 2020, for travel at any time to any Eurostar destination, subject to availability. Please note that our timetables are released throughout the year, showing train times for sale approximately 6 months in advance before required departure dates. For some of our routes such as Disney this can be longer at certain times of the year and by September, we would expect to have travel dates available as far as June 2021. Just make sure you book your train online before the date shown on the voucher below. 

Please note that no fees are applied but if the value of your new booking is greater than the value of your eVoucher, we’ll ask you to pay the difference.

To claim your eVoucher, please complete your details here.

Changes to entry into France and Belgium - Travel restrictions to the EU

Following the French Government’s decision to tighten border controls due to coronavirus, further travel restrictions have been introduced with immediate effect. These mean that passengers will only be allowed to cross the border into Europe if they are:

  • EU citizens of mainland continental Europe returning home to their main residence
  • UK & Non-EU citizens with a residency permit in an EU country
  • Essential workers – please check with your consulate if you think you might fall into this category

 

If you do fall into one of these categories, you’ll need to complete this form to confirm your journey is necessary and bring it with you when you travel.

If you don’t have access to a printer, please hand-write the wording of the form on a blank piece of paper as you may be asked to show it.

Failure to do so may lead to a fine from the French authorities. Find out more here.

Please check carefully government advice before travelling as you may be turned away by French and Belgian authorities, either on departure or on arrival, if you don’t have good reason to travel.

Please note that at this time, UK and non-EU citizens can continue to travel back to the UK.


Restrictions on day-to-day movements in France

From 17 March, President Macron introduced special measures to minimise social contact and limit travel for 15 days. The authorities have put a system in place to restrict the movement of citizens except for essential reasons. Everyone must carry a completed form (an ‘attestation de déplacement’) with them when leaving their homes or accommodation. 

Whether you are arriving or departing, you must fill an ‘attestation de déplacement’ and carry it with you to confirm that your journey is necessary. You may be required to show this on your journey to or from the station along with your travel documents. The ‘attestation de déplacement’ can be downloaded here.

If you don’t have access to a printer, you can copy and hand-write it on a blank piece of paper. You must then sign it and add your home address. If returning to the UK, as a reason for your travel, please add at the bottom of the form: ‘Je dois rentrer chez moi au Royaume Uni’. The French and UK authorities have both assured us that you will not be prevented from travelling. 
 

Extra hygiene measures

We are taking extra steps to ensure high levels of cleanliness and hygiene for the health and wellbeing of our customers and colleagues. We have introduced additional cleaning and hygiene measures throughout Eurostar. 

We have increased our cleaning resources and processes to ensure that our trains have additional stocks of soap and toilet paper. Water tank levels are checked more frequently than usual, so that you can wash your hands more often. We are cleaning and disinfecting high-frequency touch areas such as tables, handles and grab bars more often. 

Should a person who has travelled on board one of our trains be suspected to have contracted coronavirus, these areas of the train concerned will undergo a specific cleaning process. We are using specialised products in accordance with the medical guidelines published by the authorities in each country.
 

Changes to our Catering services

In line with Governmental advice and legislation related to the COVID 19 outbreak in France and Belgium and the changing situation means that we are currently unable to offer our usual catering services. With immediate effect we will no longer be serving our regular at seat meal and drinks service to customers onboard in Business Premier and Standard Premier. Additionally, Café Métropole, our onboard bar buffet will be closed until further notice.

Governmental advice and legislation related to the COVID 19 outbreak in France and Belgium means that the availability of refreshments to buy in stations is extremely restricted. We’d recommend bringing your own refreshments with you for your journey.

The same legislation has meant we’ve had to close our Business Premier lounges in London, Paris and Brussels. This isn’t a decision we’ve taken lightly and we hope to reopen them as soon as possible. 

We apologise for the inconvenience caused and appreciate your understanding at this difficult time.
 

 

Changes to provision of Special Assistance in French and Belgian stations

The French and Belgian governments have introduced exceptional measures to deal with the Coronavirus situation. 

As part of these measures, the health authorities have mandated how far people need to be apart to prevent further infections. As a result, railway companies and representatives of disability organisation have agreed to suspend assistance services in French and Belgian stations for the time being. This is an exceptional and temporary measure during an unprecedented and challenging period. We regret to have to inform that our partners in France and Belgium are no longer able to provide assistance service in French and Belgian stations as of now. As soon as these restrictions are lifted, these services will be reinstated.
 
If you already have made a reservation with us, our team will be in contact with you directly to discuss.

Assistance services on departure and arrival in London are not affected.


 

Frequently asked questions

Flexibility to change your travel plans

We continue to operate some services but please be aware that we’ve reduced our timetable in response to increased border controls agreed by the French government and lower demand for travel. The reduced timetable will allow those that are required to travel to do so, across a small number of services to reflect lower demand.

If you are booked to travel from 13 March until 1 June and you wish to postpone your trip to a later date you can request an eVoucher which will give you the flexibility to travel at another time. The eVoucher will be issued, for the full value of your current train, or Eurostar Holiday package booking and will be valid for a new booking to any Eurostar destination to be made by 30 September, for travel at any time up to March 2021.

Please rest assured that no change fees apply but if the value of your new booking is greater than the value of your eVoucher, we’ll ask you to pay the difference. 

To claim your eVoucher, please complete your details here

I want to use my eVoucher but the travel dates I’d like to book for aren’t showing on the website

Please note that our timetables are released throughout the year, showing train times for sale approximately 6 months in advance before required departure dates between London, Lille, Brussels, Paris and Amsterdam. Just make sure you book your train online before the date shown on your voucher.

Please note that if you’re re-booking a Disney  or Lyon South of France journey, availability of dates can be longer at certain times of the year and by September 2020, we would expect to have travel dates available as far as June 2021.

And if you are using your eVoucher to re-book a Ski journey, you can re-book until 31 October 2020 for travel up until the end of the 2020/21 ski season.

 

Can I make a claim on my travel insurance if I decide not to travel as a result of COVID-19?

When considering the purchase of a policy, please note that many travel insurance policies will not cover claims or financial losses related to epidemics or pandemics.  For the sake of clarity, the fear of contracting Coronavirus is not covered by any travel insurance policy. Please review the policy details for more information. 

​​​​​​​Has Eurostar put additional measures in place? Are there additional checks? Do I need any additional paperwork to travel?

We continue to carefully monitor official advice and as there are no travel restrictions in place across the countries across our network, we continue to operate our services as normal.

Are there any particular precautions I need to take when travelling with Eurostar?

We recommend that customers continue to carefully follow the official advice given. Useful advice can be found on the World Health Organisation’s website.

I have been quarantined, may have been in contact with someone who has been affected and am due to travel. What do I do?

If you are not able to travel we are able to offer you an eVoucher if you are due to commence your outbound Eurostar journey between Friday 13 March and Monday 1 June 2020.

We will offer you an eVoucher equivalent to the full value of your current Eurostar train or Eurostar package (train + hotel) booking. You can use this eVoucher online to make a new booking by 30th September 2020, to travel to any Eurostar destination up to the end of March 2021 (subject to availability). 

We will apply no change fees for this. If the value of your new booking is greater than the value of your eVoucher, we’ll ask you to pay the difference. 

To claim your eVoucher, please complete your details here.