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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 continueon 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.  
 
Can I still travel with my EEA ID card after Brexit? 
The UK government has confirmed that EU identity cards would remain valid for travel to the UK initially. Although there will be no immediate change, this cannot be guaranteed after the introduction of a new immigration system from 1 January 2021. Find out more.

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.

Will I still be able to use my European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) after Brexit?
Your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) might not be valid if the UK leaves the EU without a deal after the transition period. You should always ensure that you have travel insurance with healthcare cover before you travel abroad. And it’s important to check the terms of your policy, as some policies don’t cover pre-existing medical conditions

 

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

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 22 March
  • Friday 3 April
  • Monday 25 May


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

  • Friday 21 February
  • Saturday 22 February
  • Sunday 23 February
  • Friday 27 March
  • Thursday 9 April
  • Wednesday 29 April
  • 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 into London via Kings Cross or St Pancras on 29 February or 1 March 2020? Important Information

On Saturday 29 February and Sunday 1 March, no trains will run to or from London Kings Cross, whilst engineering works to upgrade the East Coast Mainline take place.

There will also be no Grand Central Trains running and Hull Trains will be operating a limited service into London St Pancras.

If you have a connecting journey that’s affected by these works, your tickets will be accepted on other operators’ routes or you may wish to make alternative travel arrangements.

For further Information and to plan your journey, please check with the affected train operators directly using these links:

If you’re taking East Midlands Railway services to travel to or from London St Pancras on this weekend, please bear in mind that trains are likely to be busier than normal.

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.

Friday 13 March

  • The 9150 17:16 departure from London will terminate in Brussels and won’t call at Rotterdam or Amsterdam


Saturday 14 March

  • The 9112 07:16 departure from London will arrive in Amsterdam 32 minutes later than usual at 12:43
  • The 9119 07:47 departure from Amsterdam has been cancelled
  • The 9126 11:04 departure from London will terminate in Brussels and won’t call at Rotterdam or Amsterdam.
  • The 9145 afternoon departure from Amsterdam will leave 35 minutes later than usual at 14:22, won’t stop in Rotterdam and will arrive in Brussels 60 minutes later than usual at 16:38


Sunday 15 March

  • The 9126 11:04 departure from London will arrive in Amsterdam 32 minutes later than usual at 16:43
  • The 9145 13:47 departure from Amsterdam, and 14:28 departure from Rotterdam has been cancelled
  • The 9150 17:19 departure from London will terminate in Brussels and won’t call at Rotterdam or Amsterdam
  • The 9161 evening departure from Amsterdam will leave 35 minutes later than usual at 18:22, won’t stop in Rotterdam and will arrive in Brussels 60 minutes later than usual at 20:38


Monday 16 March

  • The 9119 07:47 departure from Amsterdam has been cancelled


Saturday 28 March

  • The 9112 07:16 departure from London will arrive in Rotterdam 32 minutes later than usual at 12:04 and will arrive in Amsterdam 33 minutes later than usual at 12:44
  • The 9119 morning departure from Amsterdam will leave 32 mins earlier than usual at 07:15 and won’t stop in Rotterdam
  • The 9126 11:04 departure from London will arrive in Rotterdam 32 minutes later than usual at 16:04 and 33 minutes later than usual in Amsterdam at 16:44
  • The 9145 afternoon departure from Amsterdam will leave 28 mins later at 14:15, won’t stop in Rotterdam and will arrive in Brussels 60 mins later than usual at 16:38


Sunday 29 March

  • The 9126 11:04 departure from London will arrive in Rotterdam 32 minutes later than usual at 16:04 and in Amsterdam 33 minutes later than usual at 16:44
  • The 9145 afternoon departure from Amsterdam will leave 32 mins earlier than usual at 13:15 and won't stop in Rotterdam
  • The 9150 17:19 departure from London will arrive in Rotterdam 32 minutes later than usual at 22:04 and 33 minutes later than usual in Amsterdam at 22:44
  • The 9161 evening departure from Amsterdam will leave 28 minutes later than usual at 18:15, won’t stop in Rotterdam and will arrive in Brussels 61 minutes later than usual at 20:39

 

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

2020

  • Monday 27 April
  • Saturday 2 May
  • Sunday 3 May
  • Saturday 23 May
  • Sunday 24 May
  • Saturday 6 June
  • Sunday 7 June
  • Saturday 27 June
  • Sunday 28 June
  • Saturday 4 July
  • Sunday 5 July
  • Friday 28 August
  • Saturday 5 September
  • Sunday 6 September
     

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

Ticket sales are now open for travel between the UK and Paris on 8, 9, 10, 11 May 2020.

We’ll be running an amended timetable due to engineering works at St Denis, near Paris and so trains from London will be arriving a few minutes later than usual, whilst trains from Paris will leave a few minutes earlier.

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.

Connecting with Thalys trains in February and March 2020

Due to operational reasons Thalys are running an amended timetable until the 31 March 2020.

Eurostar trains will not be impacted although connecting Thalys trains between Brussels and Paris might be affected.

If you have a connection during this period you can check the current status of your train before departure here.

https://www.thalys.com/be/en/info-services/traffic-info-real-time-situation