Eurostar City BreaksEurostar trains depart frequently to Paris, Lille and Brussels and beyond, making it possible to leave London or Ebbsfleet in the morning and return to the UK the same day.

Eurostar also operates direct daily services to the gates of Disneyland Resort Paris and, during the winter holiday season, a Eurostar Ski Train operates two services every week from St. Pancras and Ebbsfleet to Moutiers and Bourg St Maurice in the French Alps.

Eurostar also connects you to over 60 French regional stations as well as trains to Germany, AustriaItalySpain, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

London – Paris 2 hours 15 mins
London – Brussels 1 hour 51 mins
London – Lille 1 hour 20 mins

NB: You can now get through fares from the UK regions to the French regions by booking through the Eurostar website. In other words you can book a single fare all the way from Edinburgh to Perpignan.

Eurostar destinations:

Paris. Capital of style, elegance and romance, Paris offers a wealth of variety for everyone. Enjoy breathtaking views from the top of the Eiffel Tower, or back on the ground marvel at the impressive, gothic architecture of Notre Dame. Take time to contemplate the enigmatic Mona Lisa in the world famous Louvre or confront thePompidou Centre’s collection of modern art.

Lille is the third largest city in France and has an animated blend of things to do and places to see. The liveliest part is the Grand Place where locals and visitors socialise in the many cafes and bars which spill out into the centre.

Brussels has one foot planted in its past. The Grand Place, combining Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque in one splendid square, is a permanent reminder in a bustling city housing the European Community. Around the Grand Place are tiny streets lined with restored Renaissance or Belle Epoque houses.

Bruges. Possibly Europe’s best preserved medieval city and its prettiest, Bruges was a thriving port in days past. The prosperity of its merchants is evident everywhere: in handsome gabled houses, ornate guild-halls and majestic churches. From the central Belfry, 366 steps high and offering revealing views of narrow cobbled streets, peaceful canals and panoramas beyond all within an easy stroll.

Antwerp. Offers a marvellous blend of the old and the new. It is the world’s leading diamond cutting and dealing city. Antwerp is the 2nd largest city in Belgium and the largest in Flanders.

Amsterdam. Built on 90 islands and one of Europe’s great trading centres, Amsterdam is a lively city of boats, bicycles and beer. Stroll through the narrow streets of Rembrandt’s birthplace, amongst rows of gabled houses with richly decorated facades and picturesque house boats.