Eurostar travels direct from London St Pancras to Brussels Midi station. On board Eurostar, there’s a bar-buffet carriage that sells a range of hot and cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, including champagne, as well as snacks and wholesome, hearty dishes. For those with standard premier tickets, light refreshments are served at your table, including a fresh, light, healthy meal, tea, coffee and soft drinks, and a glass of wine or beer. It’s about 30 mins from London to the Channel Tunnel, then, after about 20 minutes, you emerge for the quick onward journey through the beautiful countryside of northern France to Brussels.
NB. Your Eurostar ticket will be valid for travel to and from Brussels-Midi/Zuid and within the Brussels metropolitan area only. Choose the Any Belgian Station ticket if you wish to continue your journey beyond Brussels. You’ll have the flexibility to travel on any domestic Belgian service, except Thalys and ICE trains. The ticket has the added benefit of allowing you to complete your onward journey within 24 hours of your Eurostar train arriving in Brussels. You can also start your journey from your Belgian station up to 24 hours before your Eurostar departure from Brussels to the UK.
Read Richard Hammond's experience of travelling on the first Eurostar from Brussels to London: "Sitting on a train yesterday, I wondered what would be the first to slide off the side of my plate when we span around the first bend. Only we never seemed to round any corners. I was on the inaugural Eurostar train from Brussels to London St Pancras, and it wasn't how I imagined it would be at all. Joining railway connoisseurs and TV crews to sample a taste of the future on the new service - which is all about speed – I'd envisaged the train hurtling along at full pelt, knocking both minutes off the journey time and my lobster medallion into the Belgian chocolate mousse." Read the full article in the Guardian >>