A very good way to reach Wallonia in the southern part of Belgium from London and the south east of England is to travel on the Eurostar from London St Pancras, Ebbsfleet International or Ashford International in Kent. Travelling from London to Brussels takes 2 hours and slightly less from from Ebbsfleet.
From now on, following a review by Eurostar of the Any Belgian Station fare range, there is a new public fare structure for travel from London to any Belgian station.
There will be no change to the fares from London to Brussels which start from £69 return in Standard class.
The new Any Belgian Station range is priced transparently with an add-on supplement to the London - Brussels fares as follows:
Standard class - Single £5.50 / Return £11
Standard Premier and Business Premier classes - Single £7.50 / Return £15
Prices will start from £80 return in Standard Class, still representing excellent value for money and convenience for travellers.
To get further infomation, please contact Eurostar.
There are other agencies from which tickets to Brussels and other Belgian destinations can be booked. Please see the following:
Eurostar 08432 186 186 - www.eurostar.com
Voyages-sncf.com 08448 484 064 - www.voyages-sncf.com
Belgian Rail (SNCB Europe) - www.b-europe.co.uk
Rail Canterbury 01227 450 088 - www.rail-canterbury.co.uk
Railbookers.com 020 3327 0800 - www.railbookers.com
Simply Rail 08700 84 14 14 - www.simplyrail.com
In Brussels, car hire is available as follows:
Avis +32 (0)2 720 0944 Locations at the airport, Hilton Hotel and Midi train station.
Budget Rent a car +32 (0)2 753 2170 At the airport, avenue Louise, 327, and Midi train station.
Europcar +32 (0)2 721 0592 At the airport, Rue du Page, 29, and Midi train station.
Hertz (minimum age: 25 years) +32 (0)2 720 6044 At the airport, Boulevard Lemmonier, 8, and Midi train station.