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KidRated’s Eurostar Top Tips:

  • Instead of eating at Gare du Nord where restaurants are limited and overpriced, try some of Paris’s legendary cuisine.
  • Paris is manageable as a day trip, just organise a tight itinerary before you go.
  • Don’t forget to bring books and games to keep kids entertained on the train. 

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.

Booking Advice:

  • Book early for the best prices on tickets.
  • Buy tickets now for guided tours of Paris, Versailles and beyond. 
  • Why not even book a romantic minibreak in Paris and leave the kids at home!



St Pancras International
Pancras Road


All year round

Phone number:

+44 (0) 843 218 6186


How to get there:

Tube: Kings Cross St Pancras

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Teen Verdict

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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.

Parent Point of View

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Laura Porter

  • Grab snacks for the journey from M&S Food opposite the St Pancras International check-in gates.
  • Much easier than flying with kids, particularly as the stations are central so you can start your day out immediately.
  • Eurostar tickets get you 2 for 1 deals at Paris museums including Musée d’Orsay.
  • Kids under 4 travel for free.

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  1. Pauline DC

    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.

  2. Lucy Moses

    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!

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