Eurostar increases France-UK trains from today

From today (July 17), six trains per day will run between London and Paris (Ile-de-France), and four per day will travel between London and Lille (Hauts-de-France). Connections to Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Brussels Midi have also resumed.

17 July 2020
Open doors of a Eurostar train waiting at a platform. Eurostar is increasing France-UK trains from today.Eurostar has increased trains over summer and even released tickets for Christmas and New Year travel.
By Joanna York

Fares for travel have also gone down, compared to previous months. During confinement, Eurostar was running a reduced service - down to one train per day between Paris and London - meaning that prices went up.

Now, prices are back to regular levels, with some of the cheapest tickets available starting from €44, (or £39 if booking from the UK) one way between Paris and London. 

The train operator is selling tickets for travel over summer and has also released tickets for Christmas and New Year trains. On Boxing Day, 11 trains are running between London and Paris.

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Coronavirus measures still in place

For the moment, all Eurostar tickets are flexible. Changes can be made freely up to two weeks before departure, although any price difference between tickets is payable. 

Travellers are reminded to bring their own drinks and refreshments as the on-board buffet car is closed for the time being, although some refreshments will be served in business class.

A mask that covers the nose and mouth must be worn by everyone over the age of 11 for the duration of the journey (on trains and in stations), with possible fines imposed for those who don’t comply.  

 

Some destinations still not on timetable

Eurostar is now operating regular trains between London, Paris, Lille, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Brussels.

Trains to Disneyland Paris (Ile-de-France) will resume on August 2.

However, trains are not stopping at stations including Ebbsfleet, Ashford and Calais Fréthun (Hauts-de-France) until further notice.

Trains are also not scheduled to run to the South of France this summer. This includes services to Lyon (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes), Avignon and Marseille (Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur).

Travellers who want to reach these destinations by train could travel to Paris or Lille and then change to a connecting TGV train.

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