Enjoy TGV high-speed rail travel throughout France. Take the TGV and SNCF to a whole range of French destinations and see the rest of Europe from the comfort of a train seat. Book your ticket in advance, turn up at the rail station and go! In the time you are waiting at an airport; you can be at your destination with much less stress - travel by train. You could even take your car with you. Rechercher votre billet.
Eurostar services from Paris Nord to London St Pancras. They will stop at Ebbsfleet situated close to junction 2 of the M25, Ebbsfleet offers parking for up to 9,000 cars and has excellent bus links with Dartford, Greenhithe, Northfleet and Gravesend train stations. Travellers can book Eurostar rail services up to 120 days before they travel. For the best and cheapest deals book early! New Journey times from London St Pancras to Lille 1 hr 20 mins. London to Brussels 1 hr 51 mins. St Pancras to Paris 2 hrs 15 mins. Check how long you stand in an airport waiting for a plane - it makes sense to travel by train to Europe.
Many of Europe's finest cities really come alive in winter and it's the perfect time to take advantage of the cultural and gastronomic delights they have to offer. Try some of these winter city destinations:
Vienna - it's the time for waltzing, festival lights and fabulous food in this enchanting city. Prices from only £156 return.
Berlin - explore the Winter World festival and hunt out Christmas bargains at the huge department store, KaDeWe. Prices from only £144 return.
Paris - a timeless destination with its elaborate Christmas decorations and twinkling lights along the Seine, and with Disneyland Paris connections on your doorstep. Prices from only £59 return.
Prague - the city turns into a winter wonderland with market stalls, warm food and the sound of Christmas carols to get you in the mood. Prices from only £169 return.
The TGV Est Européen halves journey times between Paris and the east of France. Trains running at an awesome 320kph, bring the fascinating regions of Champagne-Ardenne, famous for its sparkling wine, and Alsace-Lorraine, with its uniquely German-influenced culture, within easy reach. Tickets for this new high-speed service are on sale now and customers can save up to a massive 85 per cent on the TGV Est Européen. You'll travel in style in Christian Lacroix-designed carriages. With extra leg room, wider seats, power points and family seating areas with tables, super-fast journeys promise to be extra comfortable and enjoyable too.
Book Thalys Tickets which is the high-speed rail network connecting France, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. Designed with network flexibility and passenger comfort in mind, you are guaranteed a relaxed and stress-free journey aboard the Thalys fleet of state-of-the-art high-speed trains.
Travel in style and comfort aboard the overnight Trainhotel Elipsos. Trainhotel Elipsos overnight trains operate daily* between 5 of Europe's major cities, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Zurich and Milan, combining the advantages of train travel with the comforts of a hotel. Enjoy a delicious meal in the restaurant car, before settling down for the night in your own sleeping compartment and then wake up refreshed the next day in your destination. *Elipsos services operate daily during the summer. A reduced service is in operation during the winter.
Whether you're heading to Switzerland to while away summer days surrounded by beautiful scenery or dashing to the slopes to make the most of the latest snowfall, TGV Lyria will whisk you to Switzerland in style. Several services operate each day throughout the year between Paris and Lausanne, Bern and Zurich with extra services being introduced during the summer and winter months to serve the most popular seasonal destinations.
InterRail Global Pass Valid in all 30 participating InterRail countries, including: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, FYR Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden & Turkey (includes Attica ferries between Italy and Greece).
Global InterRail Passes are valid for the following options:
5 days within 10 days (flexi)
10 days within 22 days (flexi)
22 days (continuous)
1 month (continuous)
InterRail One Country Pass InterRail passes can be purchased for travel within a single country. There are 28 participating countries for this pass type (Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro are excluded) and each falls into one of four price bands. Greece is split into two types of pass - either with or without the use of Attica ferries.
InterRail One Country Passes are valid for the following options:
3 days within 1 month (flexi)
4 days within 1 month (flexi)
6 days within 1 month (flexi)
8 days within 1 month (flexi)
Half-price InterRail passes are available for children from four to 11 years of age. Discounted cheap passes are available for youths aged between 12 and 25 years. There are no age limits for adult InterRailers. For the first time ever, all InterRail passes are available in both 1st and standard class for adults and children (and standard class only for 'youth' travellers).