Eurostar has officially opened its early ticket release for travel to the Euro 2024. The high speed rail service will take Brits all the way from London St Pancras to Brussels from £49 each way. From there, you can get a train from £39 between Brussels and the German cities where the England squad will play.
The Euros will take place in Germany between June 14 and July 14 next year and any football fans who manage to get a ticket will be looking for the best way to travel. Prices generally skyrocket during popular events so planning ahead is a must to get the best deal.
With the Eurostar fares and train tickets you'll be able to head to Essen and Cologne, where England play two group stage games in their bid to bring the Henri Delaunay Trophy home, with total prices from £90. This may make it the best option for fans as Skyscanner currently puts the cheapest flight for June 14 – one way – at £125 out of London.
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Other areas of the UK will see even more expensive flights with the cheapest from Edinburgh set at £165, Leeds from £211 and Birmingham from £133. Plus, none of the cheapest flights are direct meaning they’ll take a lot longer on top of the time waiting in the airport.
While Brits flying to the Euros will need to head to the airport at least two hours before departure, the Eurostar requires passengers to get to St Pancras much later than that. The check in closes at 30 minutes before departure so an hour should be just fine and you don’t need to get to a remote airport and can simply catch the tube or a train into St Pancras or Kings Cross to get there.
Eurostar’s expanded network takes customers from London to Brussels with seamless connections into Germany as well as many other destinations. To get from the UK to Brussels takes less than two hours and holidaymakers can then get to Cologne in an hour and 47 minutes and Essen in two hours and 42 minutes with Eurostar. This can be booked as one journey via the Eurostar app or website for ease.
Up to five direct Eurostar trains run daily between Brussels and German cities so you can be sure to hop on board and get to your destination for the game. England will play group stage games against Serbia in Essen on June 16, Denmark in Frankfurt on June 20, and Slovenia on June 25 in Cologne.
Eurostar is also proud to be the official travel partner for TeamGB for the Paris 2024 Olympic games. Brits can already book tickets to the French city to watch the games – but be sure to book with plenty of time to spare. Ticket sales opened for the dates of the games on November 7, in an early release so UK residents can hop over the channel for the massive sports events. Customers can now race to purchase tickets to Paris for dates between 25 July to 9 September 2024 to support their Olympic and Paralympic teams.
The cost of a Eurostar ticket to Paris during the Olympic Games from the 26 July 2024 to 11 August 2024 and Paralympic Games from 28 August 2024 to 8 September 2024 will start from just £49 per person each way.
When compared to similar trains during June next year is actually cheaper than many available with start from £56 each way. There is a catch though as only 1,440 seats will be available at £49 in both directions between London and Paris.
Fastest journey times:
- London – Brussels: 02h00
- London – Paris: 02h16
- London – Lille: 01h30
- London-Rotterdam is 03h13
- London – Amsterdam: 03h52
- Paris-Brussels: 01h22
- Paris-Amsterdam: 03h19
- Paris-Cologne: 03h20
- Brussels-Amsterdam: 01h51
- Brussels – Cologne: 01h47
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