High speed passenger train linking London with Lille, Paris and Brussels via the Channel Tunnel with speeds up to 186 mph. There are also direct services to Disneyland Paris and Rotterdam/Amsterdam. In the summer months (May-September), Eurostar also run a direct train service to Lyon, Avignon and Marseille as well as a ski train to the French Alps in the winter.


Reaching speeds of up to 200mph and with almost 20,000 miles of high speed lines the TGV one of the fastest European train services and the best way to travel around France. There a number of TGV services connecting all France’s major towns and cities as well as trains connecting France-Germany & France-Italy.

TGV Lyria

TGV Lyria connects France with Switzerland and is the best option for a relaxing and enjoyable journey to Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Neuchatel, Interlaken or Zurich.

  • Standard – 2nd class, with an at-seat sales service
  • Standard 1ère – 1st class, full access to the SNCF Grand Voyageur Lounge at Paris Gare de Lyon, welcome treat, at-seat sales service 
  • Business 1ère – Business class, quite coaches. more leg room, full access to the SNCF Grand Voyageur Lounge at Paris Gare de Lyon, hot towels, beverages, meal services, magazines and newspapers. Private driver service bookable on-board for arrivals in Paris, fare and pick-up fee is to be paid to the driver


Connects Belgium with France, Germany and Holland. Brussels to Paris is just 1h 22mins away. Thalys services also provide links to Amsterdam, Cologne and other destinations.

Thalys offers 3 classes of travel.

  • Standard – affordable prices without compromising on comfort.
  • Comfort – 1st class travel offering more comfort and space with wider seats and extra leg room.
  • Premium – Ideal for the business traveller with dedicated entrance and hostess on board to serve light meal depending on the time of travel and length of journey.

DB Bahn

German Railways (DB) high-speed IC and ICE trains are the best way to travel between major town and cities all over Germany. ICE trains travel up to 186 mph from city centre to city centre. We have access to a wide range of fares, including special through fares for travel from London to selected destinations in Germany from as little as €59 one way and for travel to other European destinations from €39.


Trenitalia are the Italian national operator with more than 150 trains reaching more than 200 stations every day. STC can offer both group and individual tickets on the exciting Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca services as well as on regional routes.

Italo / NTV

NTV is Europe’s first private high-speed train operator. Italo trains link 25 stations of 20 cities. With fares starting from as little as €15 and routes linking major cities in Italy, NTV is fast becoming a major carrier in Italy. 

  • Comfort - mix between affordability of Smart and the comfort of Prima
  • Prima - utmost comfort and first rate attentive service
  • Club Executive - entry to Lounge Italo Club, Fast Track service, extra wide armchairs, catering incl. espresso, coffee and selection of Italian sandwiches, newspapers and magazines, 9” personal screen to enjoy onboard entertainment or internet

Renfe / AVE

With Renfe you can enjoy travel across the extensive Spanish network, including on the famous AVE high-speed line, running between major cities such as Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga and Valencia.


The Interrail Pass is available to European residents and allows unlimited rail travel in and between 30 European countries. It is available either as a Global or One Country Pass and grants holders free travel on regional and ordinary trains where seat reservations are not compulsory. High-speed and Inter-City services can be used upon payment of a supplement.


The Eurail Pass is applicable to non-European residents and is also available as either a Global or One Country option. With the Eurail Pass, customers can explore up to 28 European countries. As with the Interrail Pass, Eurail pass-holders can also travel on regional and ordinary services free of charge. Please contact us to make a reservation for high-speed and/or inter-city routes where supplements apply.

Ticket and Delivery options

Nowadays most international train tickets are e-tickets ([email protected]) making the whole booking process quicker and more efficient.
When making a booking, First and Surname of each passenger as well as dates of birth are required by the train carrier. Once issued, rail tickets are non-transferable.
Some journeys may still require paper tickets and will need to be posted and for some routes it might also be possible to arrange tickets on departure (T.O.D) where tickets are collected at a machine just before travel. Our rail specialist will advise you when the booking is completed.


For more information or to book with us, please email [email protected] or call us on 020 7420 4934 to speak to one of friendly specialists.

All enquires will be dealt with from Monday to Friday between 9am – 6pm & Saturday 9 am – 1 pm.
Walk in customers can visit us in Central London in the heart of Covent Garden Monday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm.

Travel Trade Agents, please call 020 7420 4908 or email [email protected]