TRAVEL NEWS

TRAVEL NEWS

Driving to Ashford international? – important road diversion update

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

Travelling to/from Ashford on 25 November?

No Eurostar trains will be stopping at Ashford International on Sunday 25 November 2018 as the station is closed all day due to engineering works.

If you usually travel on Eurostar 9014 or 9032 (to Paris), 9074 (to Lille and Disneyland Paris), 9152 (to Lille and Brussels), 9023, 9039 or 9059 (from Paris), 9149 (from Brussels and Lille) or 9057 (from Disneyland Paris), you'll need to board or leave them at London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet International station that day.

Ashford International stops until September 2018

Due to technical issues our new E320 trains are currently unable to call at Ashford International station. We are keen to get these  resolved as quickly as possible but it will take several months. In the meantime, our E300 and our original trains continue to call at Ashford International.

The timetable for 27 May - 1 September for services due to stop at Ashford is published below - some trains to and from Paris 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.

Ashford timetable changes 27 May - 1 September 2018

Please note:

All trains to/from Brussels, Lille, Disneyland Paris, Lyon, Avignon and Marseille will continue to stop at Ashford as normal.

This timetable is applicable on all dates; however, some services may be occasionally subject to changes at short notice. If this happens, we will contact you before travel.

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.

Engineering Works on 8 - 9 and 15 - 16 September 2018

On these two weekends, we've currently stopped selling tickets on services running to and from Paris.

This is because of planned works to the tracks near Paris Gare du Nord which means that our trains will be diverted away from the high-speed lines which we normally use.

Once our timetables for these days have been amended and tickets are available to book again, we'll announce the details here and also on our Twitter page.

Travelling onwards to Disneyland Paris from Paris Gare du Nord?

If you’re travelling between Gare du Nord and Disneyland Paris (Marne la Vallée-Chessy) between 28 July and 26 August 2018, please be aware that it won't be possible to connect via Châtelet les Halles as this station is closed for renovation works.

Instead, you can take the RER line E to Val de Fontenay and change onto RER line A to Marne la Vallée-Chessy. Click here  to check timings and plan your connecting journey.
 

Travelling between Disneyland Paris and Ebbsfleet International?

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

  • Friday 13 July 2018
  • Saturday 21 July 2018
  • Sunday 22 July 2018
  • Wednesday 25 July 2018
  • Wednesday 15 August 2018

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

  • Sunday 15 July 2018
  • Monday 23 July 2018
  • Sunday 29 July 2018
  • Wednesday 1 August 2018

 

This is to stop the departure lounge and arrivals area getting too full but you can still travel from 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.