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Re: Eurostar — questions and travel updates
« Reply #630 on: July 30, 2015, 09:27:09 AM »
2016 dates released today - up to beginning of May from what I can see.  Ours were available (including the Thursday as it's half term) and had gone up £24 in total for 3 tickets since our 2014 booking.
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Re: Eurostar — questions and travel updates
« Reply #631 on: August 20, 2015, 11:01:51 PM »
Any ideas when Eurostar will release tickets and timetables for next October?
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Re: Eurostar — questions and travel updates
« Reply #632 on: August 21, 2015, 03:18:12 AM »
Any ideas when Eurostar will release tickets and timetables for next October?

Why not just pick up the phone to Eurostar?

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Re: Eurostar — questions and travel updates
« Reply #633 on: September 13, 2015, 02:12:35 PM »
Hi :) I'm taking my two daughters to Disney land next September and I'm just wondering if anyone knows of it would be cheaper to go by eurostar or plane? I'm trying to save some money and I want to find the cheapest way to travel. Thank you in advance xx

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Re: Eurostar — questions and travel updates
« Reply #634 on: September 13, 2015, 02:40:39 PM »
Where are you starting from, what are your exact dates, and what ages are the children?

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Re: Eurostar — questions and travel updates
« Reply #635 on: September 13, 2015, 04:55:48 PM »
Usually budget flights for us are cheaper than Eurostar but then you have to factor in the shuttle bus from the airport ; it is much less hassle and time consuming by train so now we tend to opt for that.

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Re: Eurostar — questions and travel updates
« Reply #636 on: September 16, 2015, 01:23:35 PM »
I find the train so easy that I wouldn't consider flying, even though it's closer for us to fly to Stansted or southend than to get to ebbsfleet.  The earlier you can book Eurostar or flights the better.  factor in cost of travel either end, car parking at airport/station etc. 
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Re: Eurostar — questions and travel updates
« Reply #637 on: December 09, 2015, 10:52:41 AM »
Just a reminder that UK Border Force does not maintain passport checking facilities at Marne-la-Vallιe so you need to clear passport control on arrival if you choose to take the Disney Express back. If you're getting off at Ashford International or Ebbsfleet International this is pretty acute as there are normally only two officers checking passports and if you're far from the exit you could be waiting quite a while.

Consider going back with a change at Lille-Europe, where you can clear UK passport control before boarding the train. Plus you get an extra hour or two in the parks if you take the last train.

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Re: Eurostar — questions and travel updates
« Reply #638 on: February 09, 2016, 09:49:26 AM »
So we are visiting Disneyland Paris (again!) in September and for the first time, it looks like we will not be getting the train direct (£94.00 one way? Ew!)

The other half does not like flying so I guess that leaves us with the Eurostar to Paris and change.

Now, trains to Paris are not yet available to book on the website but I just wanted to ask your advice:

Would it be that much cheaper to take the train to Paris and change or should we just suck it up and take the direct train? I guess the perk of the Paris train is there are more trains so more time in the park (yippee!) but the direct train is just super convenient.

I think Eurostar had a deal last year where trains to Paris in September were on offer but can't exactly remember.

Any thoughts much appreciated!

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Re: Eurostar — questions and travel updates
« Reply #639 on: February 09, 2016, 10:21:14 AM »
You can get a train to Lille and then get the TGV train from there to Disney.  You only have to wait about 25 mins I think and its really easy.  I think this is the option recommend by Disney when there are no direct trains running.
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Re: Eurostar — questions and travel updates
« Reply #640 on: March 12, 2016, 02:45:06 PM »
Has anyone done DLP from London by train as a day trip? My partner and I usually visit for a few days at a time, but we're thinking about getting an annual pass and whether a Sunday day trip is practical. The main reason we'd like to know is Sunday is the one day of the week neither of us works, so it'd be great if we could get some Disney time without having to book time off!

I ask because if, for example, I wanted to get the Disney Express train, it arrives at MLV at about 14:00, and then we'd need to check back in for the return journey about two hours later. Not at all practical!

On the Eurostar website, even if I such for indirect services via Lille, the results are no more favourable than the 2 hours of park time we'd get via the Disney Express!

Now, another option I'm researching - which you can't book in one ticket via Eurostar - is to get the first train to Paris Gare du Nord, arriving just before midday, jumping on the RER, arriving MLV about 13:00, then departing again about 19:00 to get the 21:13 (last) Eurostar back to London. A lot of effort for a six hour visit!

Does anyone have any experience of this, or, indeed, another way to do a rail day trip from London?

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Re: Eurostar — questions and travel updates
« Reply #641 on: March 12, 2016, 04:37:36 PM »
As you've already discovered, it's pretty impractical. I have done it by air, using the TGV's nine-minute service from CDG airport, but it's a really long day and you take another two days recovering.

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Re: Eurostar — questions and travel updates
« Reply #642 on: April 19, 2016, 10:41:07 AM »
Hi,

I've just booked indirect Eurostar from London to DLP via Lille. I'm now worrying as there is only 25 minutes between arriving in Lille and departing for DLP. Is this enough time? I would hate to miss the train especially on the way home as we are on the last train departing for London from Lille.

Any advice greatly appreciated. I have done the trip before but there was a two hour gap between trains.

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Re: Eurostar — questions and travel updates
« Reply #643 on: April 19, 2016, 02:33:40 PM »
The change at Lille on the way out is literally across the platform. You could do it in 25 seconds, never mind 25 minutes.

On the way back you need a little more time because you have to clear passport control and security at Lille, but I've done a 33-minute connection without issues.

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Re: Eurostar — questions and travel updates
« Reply #644 on: October 31, 2016, 07:05:53 AM »
We usually get Eurostar direct but have just booked for January changing at Lille. We have approx a 90 minute wait for our train to Disney. Are there any cafes, restaurants or shops at Lille station? We will be travelling with 2 children so want to stop them getting bored!! :)

 

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