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Brexit and Eurostar services

Will there be changes to Eurostar’s service after Brexit?
Following the withdrawal agreement agreed between the UK and EU, Eurostar services will continue on the existing basis, timetable and terms and conditions following Brexit on 31st January. We are working closely with our station partners, Governments and border authorities on both sides of the Channel to ensure that robust plans are in place for us to continue to operate in either a deal or 'no-deal' scenario after the transition period. 

Will I need a visa to travel between the UK and the EU after Brexit?
The EU has agreed to give British citizens visa-free travel to member states, even in a no-deal scenario, for trips up to 90 days. The UK had previously confirmed that EU citizens will be able to make short-term visits to the UK without a visa.  
 
Will there be any changes to the travel documents I need after Brexit?
Should the UK not secure a deal with the EU after the transition period, passports may be required to have six months validity from the date of arrival at your destination. The government has created an online tool to check if a passport needs to be renewed before travel.

 

The full range of UK government advice about travel after Brexit can be found here.

No travel from Ebbsfleet to France and Belgium on 14 and 15 February

No Eurostar services will depart from Ebbsfleet International on the dates listed below as the French Border control authorities will not be present in the station. Arrivals are unaffected.
 

2020

  • Friday 14 February
  • Saturday 15 February
     

Please click the link below to see which trains are no longer stopping at Ebbsfleet.

List of the trains affected for February

All Eurostar services running from Paris, Brussels and Marne la Vallée (Disneyland® Paris) back to the UK on these dates will continue to stop at Ebbsfleet as normal. 

To book your journey, you'll need to buy your tickets to travel from London St Pancras or Ashford International and depart from these stations instead.

Ashford International Station Closure Dates 2020

Due to planned engineering works, no Eurostar services will stop at Ashford International on:

2020
 

  • Sunday 23 February
  • Sunday 21 June
  • Sunday 29 November
     

If you’re travelling on any of these dates, you’ll need to board or leave your train in London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet International.

Travelling between Disneyland Paris and Ebbsfleet International?

We've now stopped selling tickets from Ebbsfleet International on our direct train to Disneyland ® Paris on:
 

  • Sunday 1 February 2020
  • Saturday 22 February 2020
     
  • Monday 25 May 2020

 

We've also stopped selling tickets from Disneyland ® Paris on our direct train to Ebbsfleet International on:
 

  • Friday 21 February 2020
  • Saturday 22 February 2020
     
  • Friday 29 May 2020
     

This is to stop our departures lounge and arrivals area getting too full but you can still travel to London or Ashford.

If you haven’t booked yet
There are still seats available. You’ll just need to buy tickets from London St Pancras International or Ashford International and board or leave the train at one of those stations.

If you’ve already booked tickets from/to Ebbsfleet International
Don't worry, the train will still stop at Ebbsfleet as normal but it might be worth allowing a little extra time, since it'll 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 25 January

  • Trains from London will arrive in Amsterdam 33 minutes later than usual
  • The 9119 morning departure from Amsterdam will leave 34 minutes earlier than usual at 07:15
  • The 9145 afternoon departure from Amsterdam will leave 29 minutes later at 14:15 and arrive in Brussels 60 minutes later at 16:38
     

Sunday 26 January

  • The 9126 morning departure from London will leave 10 minutes earlier at 10:54 and arrive in Amsterdam 33 minutes later at 16:44
  • The 9150 17:19 departure from London will terminate in Brussels
  • The 9145 afternoon departure from Amsterdam will leave 34 minutes earlier than usual at 13:15
  • The 9161 evening departure from Amsterdam will leave 29 minutes later at 18:15 and arrive in Brussels 60 minutes later at 20:38
     

Monday 27 January

  • The 9119 07:49 departure from Amsterdam has been cancelled.
     

Saturday 1 February

  • The 9112 early morning departure from London will leave 26 minutes later at 07:42, arrive in Rotterdam 40 minutes later than usual at 12:12 and arrive in Amsterdam 60 minutes later than usual at 13:11
  • The  9126 late morning departure from London will leave London 6 minutes later at 11:10 and arrive in Amsterdam 33 minutes later at 16:44
  • The 9119 morning departure from Amsterdam will leave 34 minutes earlier than usual at 07:15
  • The 9145 afternoon departure from Amsterdam will leave 89 minutes later at 15:15 and arrive in Brussels 120 minutes later at 17:38
     

Sunday 2 February

  • Trains from London will leave 14 minutes later and arrive in Amsterdam 33 minutes than usual
  • The 9145 afternoon departure from Amsterdam will leave 34 minutes earlier than usual at 13:15
  • The 9161 evening departure from Amsterdam will leave 29 minutes later at 18:15 and arrive in Brussels 60 minutes later at 20:38
     

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

2020

  • Saturday 14 March
  • Sunday 15 March
  • Saturday 28 March
  • Sunday 29 March
     
  • Saturday 2 May
  • Sunday 3 May

 

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

Engineering works near Paris in May 2020

On the following dates, we're not currently selling tickets on trains running between the UK and Paris.

2020

  • Friday 8 May
  • Saturday 9 May
  • Sunday 10 May
  • Monday 11 May
     

This is because of planned maintenance works at St Denis, near Paris which require our trains to be diverted away from the lines that we normally use to run into and out of Gare du Nord.

Once we are able to confirm our timetables for theses dates and tickets can be booked again, we'll announce the details here and also on our Twitter feed.

Engineering works at Marseille on 22 and 23 May 2020

No Eurostar trains will call at Marseille St Charles station on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 May 2020.

On these two days, our services will run to and from Lyon Part Dieu and Avignon TGV only.