Founded in 1994, the Eurostar is the ideal way to travel from the UK to Belgium. Eurostar have several lines which run high-speed trains, connecting London with the rest of the continent. They were first operated by SNCB/NMBS, SNCF and Eurostar, but became an independent operator in 2010. This switch led to higher quality services and more affordable ticket prices. The line between London and Brussels is a popular option. Enjoy the 2-hour journey on the Eurostar to Brussels through some of the most beautiful landscapes you'll ever see.
When you're ready to travel to Brussels, choose between a Standard Premier Class Ticket or a Business Premier class ticket. Each offers you different benefits. Select a Standard Premier ticket to enjoy comfortable seating. You'll also have access to the onboard magazine and charging ports for your devices. Stay connected whether your mobile phone uses a continental or a UK plug. Take advantage of the variety of food options in Standard Premier class. Each meal is created to suit your travel time. Alternatively, enjoy a light meal at your seat or make your way to the Café Metropole. This is the trains dining carriage stocked with all the snacks and drinks you could ever imagine. If you opt for a Business Premier class ticket, you have the benefits of a Standard Premier class ticket and more. Before you hop on to your train, you could make use of the free WiFi in the Eurostar Premier lounge at the train station. Once you are ready to board, you'll have 10 minutes to get on the train, in contrast to the 30 minute boarding time applied to Standard Premier tickets. On the train, you have the option to visit the Café Metropole, or feast on a tasty three-course meal designed by Raymond Blanc! Besides having access to all these features, you'll also be able to use the free WiFi on the train.
Eurostar also has an excellent luggage policy: you'll be able to bring two pieces of luggage as well as a piece of hand luggage with you when you travel. Store your bags in the overhead storage and relax. With your belongings safe in the storage bins, you can sit back and enjoy the scenery.
Brussels is the largest municipality in Belgium. Marvel at the Atomium landmark or spend your time in Little Europe, marvelling at the city's unique architecture. Or, you could indulge your inner foodie at one of the many markets in the region.
All Eurostar trains arrive at the Brussels-South railway station. From here you could hop on the STIB metro and tramline to get you to the city centre. Other transport options include the Tec or De Lijn bus lines and taxis that surround the train station. If you like, you could stretch your legs and make the 20-minute walk to the centre. BEfore boarding the train, head to St Pancras International to board the Eurostar to Brussels. You'll need about 30 minutes to get your passport cleared, so be sure to arrive at the train station with enough time to spare. Choose between Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International in Kent for a direct departure.