Eurostar to Belgium/France » General Information

As of sales date 23 April 2024 and for travel dates from 4 November 2024, the new comfort class names are Eurostar Standard, Eurostar Plus and Eurostar Premier.

 

What is Eurostar to Belgium/France

  • Eurostar to Belgium/France is a high-speed train running in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.
  • Daily connections from the Netherlands to France, in both directions,
    • Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Brussels, Paris in both directions.
  • Daily connections from Germany to France, in both directions,
    • Route: (Dortmund, Essen, Duisburg, Düsseldorf) Cologne, Aken, Liège, Brussels, Paris in both directions.
  • Winter season: Eurostar Snow to the French Alps.
  • Summer season: Eurostar Snow to the South of France.
  • Within the Netherlands, Eurostar to Belgium/France covers the following routes:
    • Amsterdam Centraal - Rotterdam Centraal v.v.
    • Schiphol Airport - Rotterdam Centraal v.v.
      • For travelling with Eurostar within the Netherlands you need a Eurostar ticket. NS-tickets are not valid on Eurostar and Eurostar tickets are not valid on NS trains.
      • Tickets for Eurostar within the Netherlands are not for sale via NSInternational.com, but can be purchased from other points of sale.
 
Eurostar to Marne-la-Vallée and Aéroport Charles de Gaulle
A direct service is run by Eurostar between the Netherlands and Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy (within walking distance of Disneyland Park and Disneyland Village) and Aéroport Charles de Gaulle in both directions.
 
From the Netherlands trains will run:
  • On Fridays: Eurostar 9914, departing from Amsterdam Centraal at 6:45 a.m.
  • On Saturdays: Eurostar 9916, departing from Amsterdam Centraal at 7:08 a.m.
     
To the Netherlands trains will run:
  • On Fridays and Saturdays: Eurostar 9937, departing from Marne-la-Vallée at 11:43 a.m.
  • On Sundays: Eurostar 9977, departing from Marne-la-Vallée at 6:40 p.m.

Eurostar Snow to the French Alps
  • In the winter months (December to March inclusive), Eurostar also runs from Amsterdam to the French Alps and back.
  • Destinations: Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux, Albertville, Moûtiers-Salins-Brides-les-Bains, Aime la Plagne, Landry, Bourg-Saint-Maurice.
  • Once a week, on Saturdays.
  • For more information see: Eurostar Snow » General Information
 
Eurostar Sun to the South of France
  • In the summer months (June to August), Eurostar also runs from Amsterdam to the South of France and back.
  • Destinations: Valence TGV, Avignon TGV, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille St. Charles.
  • Once a week, on Saturdays.
  • For more information see: Eurostar Sun » General Information
 
Eurostar within the Netherlands
  • Within the Netherlands, Eurostar runs on the following routes:
    • Amsterdam Centraal - Rotterdam Centraal in both directions.
    • Schiphol Airport - Rotterdam Centraal in both directions.
  • You require a Eurostar ticket for a journey on Eurostar within the Netherlands; NS tickets are not valid on Eurostar.
  • A Eurostar ticket is not valid on NS trains.
  • Tickets for Eurostar within the Netherlands are not available via NSInternational.com, they can be booked via the other sales channels.
 
Services
  • Eurostar to Belgium/France has three classes:
    • Standard / Eurostar Standard (second class)
    • Comfort / Eurostar Plus (first class)
    • Premium / Eurostar Premier (first class with additional services).
  • You have various facilities available to you on Eurostar to Belgium/France, depending on which class you are in.
  • On presentation of a Eurostar ticket to Paris and Brussels, you receive a discount on museums and bicycle hire etc.
  
Seat map
  • The seat map is included as an attachment
    • Coaches with identical final digits have the same layout. The layout in coach 1 is therefore identical to that of coach 11 and 21. 
    • All Eurostar trains have the same layout, which means that the plan also applies to Eurostar Sun and Eurostar Snow. 
    • Part of the bar carriage (carriage 4, 14 or 24) also has seats (numbered 11 through 28). The seating area of the bar carriage has a different carriage number, namely 5, 15 or 25. Passengers enter the train in carriage 5, 15 or 25 and make their way through the train to carriage 4, 14 or 24.
 
Fare structure
  • Market prices apply to Eurostar to Belgium/France:
    • Seat reservation is compulsory and included in the ticket.
    • There are multiple fares. Each fare comes with its own conditions for changing and cancelling bookings.
    • The ticket price depends on availability, degree of flexibility and facilities on board.
    • Booking early increases the chance of tickets for the best possible prices.
  • You can obtain the ticket price by entering your journey details in the 'Where would you like to go?' section on NSInternational.com.
  • A Eurostar ticket is only valid on Eurostar trains, not on other trains, including Intercity Brussels, regular Intercity trains and local trains.
    • However, a Eurostar ticket from/to Brussels Midi, Antwerp or Liège is also valid on a connecting Intercity train or local train from/to other stations that belong to the same city zone, please see: Eurostar to Belgium/France » Common fare points
 
Boarding the train at a different station
  • You may only get on or off the train at the station stated on the ticket. Eurostar tickets are issued based on origin and destination, not based on the price. Even if there is no price difference, passengers require official permission from the train manager or Eurostar to get on or off the train later (e.g. at Schiphol Airport instead of Amsterdam Centraal).
  • Please note: The seat guarantee expires if you get on the train later. The train manager can assign the seat to a different passenger after 15 minutes.
 
More information
 
Security check
  • Eurostar to Belgium/France conducts random security checks at Paris Gare du Nord, during which the luggage and passports are checked. Passengers are thus advised to be present on the platform 20 minutes prior to departure of the train. For other stations, the general advice is to be at the station about 15-20 minutes before departure. 
 
Sales
  • Eurostar to Belgium/France is bookable until 10 minutes before departure.
  • For the regular Eurostar to Belgium/France, tickets can be booked in advance 7 months.
    • This may be deviated from when the new timetable goes into effect in December or in the summer season.
  • Seasonal trains have a different reservation period.
    • Eurostar Sun can be booked from spring (estimate March) for the entire following summer season.
    • Eurostar Snow can be booked from autumn (estimate: October) for the entire following winter season.
 

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