TRAVEL NEWS

Driving to Ashford international? – important road diversion update


From Monday 16 April 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 International in May
 

Boarding/disembarking at Ashford station may not be possible on some trains during May.

If your train is affected, you'll need to use a different Eurostar station.

Trains running to and from London and Ebbsfleet remain unaffected. Keep an eye on this page as we will be publishing a full list of the trains impacted below, as the changes are confirmed.

 

Mondays

9039 (From Paris at 15:07, stop in Ebbsfleet at 16:18, arrival at 16:40 in London)

9149 (From Brussels at 16:56, stop in Ebbsfleet at 17:43, arrival at 18:06 in London)  

 

Tuesdays to Thursdays

9039 (From Paris at 15:07, stop in Ebbsfleet at 16:18, arrival at 16:40 in London)

9149 (From Brussels at 16:56, stop in Ebbsfleet at 17:43, arrival at 18:06 in London)  

 

Fridays

9014 (From London at 09:22, stop in Ebbsfleet at 09:37, arrive at 12:47 in Paris)

9039 (From Paris at 15:07, stop in Ebbsfleet at 16:18, arrival at 16:40 in London)

9108 (From London 06:13, stop in Ebbsfleet at 06:22, arrive at 09:22 in Brussels)

9149 (From Brussels at 16:56, stop in Ebbsfleet at 17:43, arrival at 18:06 in London)  

 

Saturdays

9014 (From London at 09:22, stop in Ebbsfleet at 09:37, arrive at 12:47 in Paris)

9039 (From Paris at 15:07, stop in Ebbsfleet at 16:18, arrival at 16:40 in London)

9149 (From Brussels at 16:56, stop in Ebbsfleet at 17:43, arrival at 18:06 in London)  

 

Sundays

9014 (From London at 09:22, stop in Ebbsfleet at 09:38, arrive at 12:47 in Paris)

9039 (From Paris at 15:07, stop in Ebbsfleet at 16:18, arrival at 16:40 in London)

9149 (From Brussels at 16:56, stop in Ebbsfleet at 17:43, arrival at 18:06 in London)  

 

Trains running to and from London and Ebbsfleet remain unaffected

Travelling onwards to south west France from Paris? 
 

If you’re travelling from Gare du Nord to Paris Gare Montparnasse, be aware that there is no access to the direct metro (line 4) at Gare du Nord due to renovation work until June 2018.

If you need to get to Paris Montparnasse, you can take the RER B and Metro line 6 or walk to Gare de l’Est (about 5 minutes down the road) and catch line 4 from there.

Travelling between Disneyland Paris and Ebbsfleet International in April/May?
 

There are no tickets available from Ebbsfleet to Disneyland Paris on the dates below in April and May, however there is still availability on the direct Disney train to/from London or Ashford on these dates. 

Sunday 22 April 2018

Monday 7 May 2018

Friday 11 May 2018

If you’ve already booked tickets to/from Ebbsfleet International your train will still stop at Ebbsfleet as normal, but it might be worth leaving a little extra time as we expect it to 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 21 April to Sunday 22 April and Saturday 2 June to Sunday 3 June 

  • Trains from London and Brussels will arrive in Rotterdam and Amsterdam approximately 1 hour later than usual
  • Trains from Amsterdam and Rotterdam to Brussels will leave approximately 1 hour earlier
     

Monday 23 April and Friday 11 May

The 9114 08:31 departure from London won’t run to Rotterdam or Amsterdam
No Eurostar services will run from Amsterdam and Rotterdam to Brussels in the evening

Friday 27 April 

Due to the King’s Day Bank Holiday, the 9114 08:31 departure from London will terminate at Rotterdam and won’t run to Amsterdam. 

Saturday 16 June

We’re not selling any tickets to Rotterdam and Amsterdam on the 9114 08:31 departure from London until the timetable has been confirmed.

Saturday 1 September until Sunday 16 September and Saturday 29 to Sunday 30 September

We’re not selling any tickets between Brussels, Rotterdam and Amsterdam at the weekends until the timetables have been confirmed.

Saturday 3 to Sunday 4 November, Friday 9 to Monday 12 November and Friday 16 to Sunday 18 November

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

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

Travelling to/from Ashford on 17 June?
 

No Eurostar trains will be stopping at Ashford on 17 June 2018 as the station is closed all day due to engineering works.

If you are booked to travel to or from Ashford on ES 9014 or ES 9032 (to Paris), ES 9074 (to Lille and Disneyland Paris), ES 9152 (to Lille and Brussels), ES 9023, ES 9039 or ES 9067 (from Paris), ES 9149 (from Brussels and Lille) or ES 9057 (from Disneyland Paris), we will be in touch shortly via email/sms with alternative travel options.

Paris timetable updates
 

Between 22 January and 27 April 2018 our Paris timetables will be changing due to engineering works between Lille and Paris.

If you regularly take a particular train from Paris to the UK, it might leave a few minutes earlier than usual. Please double-check the details on your ticket before you travel, or when you’re booking.


Travelling on the last train from London to Paris on Monday-Thursday?

On Mondays to Thursdays from 22 January until 26 April the ES 9054 20:01 departure from London will leave 36 minutes earlier at 19:25.

Please ensure you arrive at the station 45-60 minutes before departure.

These maintenance projects are essential to keep our trains running reliably and on time in the future, so we’d like to say thank you for your understanding.