Bonjour! With its terminus located in Kings Cross at St. Pancras International, the Eurostar is the perfect way to travel in comfort. In less than three hours, you can be in Paris or Brussels, and if you want to go that little bit further, why not hop on a train to Geneva or Amsterdam? Just make sure to take some entertainment for the kids. Be careful with telling the kids that you’ll be travelling in a tunnel under the sea because they might just be disappointed at the view not including turtles, sharks and clear blue water!
Checking in at St. Pancras International takes no longer than a few minutes, and there are plenty of restaurants to choose from before boarding. If you don’t feel like hanging around in the station, get there closer to your departure time (allow at least 30 minutes) and dine on the train.
I’m a big traveller and there’s nothing bad I could say about the Eurostar. Everything was very efficient, there was a Pret in the terminal which is always a bonus. Who doesn’t love a journey when the destination is a holiday! It felt really quick and the seats are very comfortable. Bring snack whether you’re young or old because it always makes a journey better. I suppose if you didn’t like trains or the idea of being in a tunnel under the sea then it might not be the place for you but I had no problems. 10/10 would recommend.
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It’s a train! A really fast train! I think there’s a level of excitement that kind of tops off after a bit for kids. The trip idea is exciting and going through the tunnel is neat, but at the end of the day, it is a long train ride. Take snacks (that you will consume or are allowed on the continent). Pay attention when booking, you may buy tickets that face backwards.
St Pancras is a beautifully designed station so do take some time to go to the top floor and breath in the atmosphere! Can get very busy though so leave enough time!