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Trickier travel looms as Eurostar ends direct trains from London to Disneyland Paris

Britons will have to rethink their plans to visit the theme park as Eurostar focuses on core routes and sustainable travel

Source: Schengen Visa Info

Families that plan to go to Disneyland Paris from the United Kingdom this summer will have to rethink their plan of how to get there as Eurostar is set to end its direct trains from London to this destination.

According to Eurostar, from June 7, the company will no longer offer direct trains from London to the Disneyland site in Marne-la-Vallée, making it trickier for Britons to arrange their trip, reports.

The decision of Eurostar to no longer offer such a service was taken in August of last year. Back then, Eurostar cited the fallout from Brexit and COVID as the main reasons behind this decision, saying that the company needs to focus on its main routes and keep providing a high level of service.

“We have taken the decision not to run the direct Disney service in summer 2023. While we continue to recover financially from the pandemic and monitor developments in the proposed EU entry-exit system, we need to focus on our core routes to ensure we can continue to provide the high level of service and experience that our customers rightly expect,” Eurostar said in August 2022.

In line with the decision that Eurostar has taken, from June 2023 until the end of this year, there will be no direct trains. As for 2024, the company has not shared any information yet.

Even though those wishing to reach Disneyland Paris from London will not be able to do so by direct train, they can still take a connecting train to Lille or Paris. Nonetheless, everyone should keep in mind that it will take longer than before.

Now that Eurostar is set to end its direct trains to Disneyland Paris, the company has said that it will focus its efforts on cities it serves in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Earlier this month, Eurostar celebrated five years of sustainable travel between London and Amsterdam. The company said that more than 1.6 million passengers enjoyed Eurostar travel between London and the Netherlands since the inaugural journey that took place in April 2018.

The same stressed that due to the high number of people that decided to make a switch from plane to train travel, more than 83,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide were saved.

According to Eurostar, there are currently up to 18 daily services between London, Amsterdam, and Paris. In addition, it was noted that the number of travelers connecting at Brussels for journeys between the Netherlands and the United Kingdom increased too – by 106 per cent since 2018.

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