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Being interested in visiting both Brussels and Paris, a journey on Eurostar seemed to be a probability, especially as I have always enjoyed travelling by train. As I live on the south coast, the prospect of getting to St Pancras station was less attractive than the original departure point ... Read review

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The greener way to Europe Review with images

AdvantagesVery punctual; excellent prices if booked well in advance

DisadvantagesDisorganised check-in at St Pancras; poor facilities at Gare du Nord Paris

"...and Paris, a journey on Eurostar seemed to be a probability, especially as I have always enjoyed travelling by train. As I live on the south coast, the prospect of getting to St Pancras station was less attractive than the original departure point at Waterloo. That wasn't enough to stop me going, of course. In the end I travelled to London by coach, arriving at Victoria, so a journey on the underground was inevitable. The trip to Brussels was planned ..." Read review
12.09.2010

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An Ear Popping Experience Review with images

Advantagesfast, frequent trains, affordable when booked in advance

Disadvantagestrains getting a little tatty, legroom, limited stations

"...market. We had booked our Eurostar tickets way back in September. I had voted for Brussels in December rather than Paris for my birthday in October (mainly due to the fact that I cannot stand Paris - well, Paris is kind of alright, it's the Parisians I have a problem with). Living just inside the M25 motorway in the north, I was highly delighted when in November the Eurostar terminal changed from Waterloo International to St Pancras International. ..." Read review
23.12.2007

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Community Level 4Malibu_jenny

Malibu_jenny

Champagne «:u:» «:n:» «:d:»«:e:» «:r:»The Sea!

AdvantagesQuick, Easy and Oh So Comfortable In First Class!

DisadvantagesTrains Are Getting On A Bit, Not As Romantic As The Ferry, Queues At Paris End.

"...pushed into taking the train. The Eurostar is not a cheap option, I searched high and low on the internet and found that the lowest priced tickets demand the organisational skills to book months in advance. Without time on our side and only a couple of days before our holiday, the most economical seats were still £122.00. In the end I booked them in conjunction with the hotel, through the Trainhols.com site, hoping that at least the package would ..." Read review
13.05.2007

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Standard Premier Class on Eurostar Review with images

AdvantagesExcellent on-board staff, less hassle than flying, good deals available.

DisadvantagesTrains need a major refurbishment, somewhat disorganised service at stations, could be expensive.

"...had never been on the Eurostar before but our deal via the Guardian Travel website came with 'Standard Premier' return tickets. My parents had travelled with the old class 'Leisure Select' before it was replaced with the new class. There are are lot of unhappy comments on the internet from regular customers as apparently Leisure Select was cheaper but the on-board service included a hot meal and champagne which is not the case in Standard Premier. ..." Read review
10.08.2011

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Community Level 3chunkieuk

chunkieuk

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AdvantagesSpeed, comfort, catering, customer service

DisadvantagesPricing, Online booking facilities, Limited network

"...months, I've travelled extensively on Eurostar between London and Paris (minimum weekly), as well as completed the odd trip to Brussels and Lille. Generally, I'd always aim to travel Eurostar rather than fly, because I live in central London, and instead of 40 mins to get to Heathrow, I can make it to Waterloo in 10 mins instead. My first comments relate to ticket pricing. Even in advance of the pricing structure changes in 2003, the amount charged ..." Read review
05.01.2004

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Quick and smooth journey
The trolley food was limited to basic snacks (*)
Friendly staff, some good value ticket offers
Delays (*)
get a third off train tickets, lasts for a whole year,
can't get discounts during peak periods. (*)
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