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Eurostar stations in the UK

A guide to the three Eurostar stations in the UK, St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International and Ashwood International.

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Eurostar operates trains to Europe from three main stations in the UK. These are London St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International and Ashwood International. Eurostar also has three main stations in Europe, Brussels-Midi/Zuid, Paris Gare Du Nord, and Lille Europe. Here is a guide to the three Eurostar stations in the UK.

St Pancras International is situated in a renovated Victorian station. It is next door to King's Cross station and is a short walk from Euston station. St Pancras has a direct connection from East Midlands Trains and First Capital Direct, as well Metropolitan, Victoria, Northern, Hammersmith and City and Circle tube lines. There are numerous bus routes passing the St Pancras area and a car and cycle park close by.

The Ticket Office and Travel Centre at London St Pancras International are both open long hours but conveniently there are also e-ticket collection points. There is a vast range of bars, restaurants and shops with fashion taking top priority. There are also world-class brassieres and impressively, the longest champagne bar in Europe. There are two departure lounges, one for business travellers and the other open to all, a bureau de change, registered baggage service, wireless Internet access and the toilets have baby changing facilities.

Ashwood International offers convenience for those who live in the South and South East of England and they have teamed with South Eastern trains so that travel on this network is free. It is linked from Ashford domestic station by an underpass, easily accessible by car from the M20 and M25 and has a coach drop of point next to the main entrance. There is secure car and cycle parking.

The ticket office opens and hour before the first departure, but there are also e-ticket collection machines. Cash machines are available before check in and there is a bureau de change, bar, café and convenience store in the department lounge. Family facilities include a play area for toddlers, whilst the toilets are also equipped with baby changing facilities. As the newest station in Kent, Ebbsfleet International is accessed with free train and bus travel from South Eastern Trains and the FastTrack bus services. By car, Ebbsfleet is close to the M25, M2, M20 and A2 and there are two and a half thousand parking spaces five minutes from check in. A secure cycle park is also available and National Express Coaches run a service via Dover-Canterbury-London Victoria. Car hire is also available at the station. Ebbsfleet International has facilities that include two departure lounges, one open to all and one dedicated to Eurostar Carte blanche holders and Business Premier travellers. The station has a ticket office, e-ticket collection machines, cash machines, wireless Internet access, and toilets with baby changing facilities, newsagents and cafes, but no porters or dedicated assistance team. However Eurostar conirm that if you ask for assistanceFree Articles, then they will do their very best to help.

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