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Eurostar train speeds around a banked curve in the countryside.
This illustrated report describes journeys in Standard and Leisure
Select Class, with information on check-in on both sides of the Chanel. From Paris for Visitors.
The official Eurostar site has a journey planner and other
useful information, but it can be maddening to use. (Tip: Select the "UK" as
your country of residence if you live overseas. Fares will be converted into
your local currency when you charge to your credit card.)
If you live in the U.S., you may find Rail
Europe easier to deal with than Eurostar, although bargain fares don't
always show up on its pages.
Background information and photos
The online encyclopedia's article is packed with facts, figures, and trivia.
Le Shuttle (car train)
Load your car, motorcycle, camper, or caravan on Le Shuttle for a 35-minute rail
journey under the English Channel between Folkestone, England and Coquelles,
France. (If you're traveling with a group, you can even reserve a spot for your
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If you live outside the EU,
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for visits of 21+ days. Minimum driver age is 18, there' s no upper age
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For car rentals under 21 days:
Traveling by train?
Get free schedules, maps,
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