Date: 28 March 2012
To go to Paris by Eurostar, we took the train from London St Pancras Station. We booked the standard class carriage return tickets from London St Pancreas Station to Terminal Eurostar Paris Gare Du Nord for 3 adults and 1 infant which have table in the middle at £256.00 + £4.00 for the credit card fee. Before going in the departure area, the immigration officer wanted to see our documents. So we need to show our passports, train ticket and hotel booking documents. Since we bought our train tickets and booked hotel through internet, we just had to show the printed documents as proof. So it is advisable to print your documents rather than keeping in your mobile phone as this would be much faster for the immigration to check. Who knows your phone might run out of battery or if you keep in your email, afraid that the internet connection is not good. So again, it is best to print out your documents! :)
Once get into the departure area, make sure you know your platform number and be alert on the departure status. Don't be late!
My little 17months old girl was watching her favourite video when suddenly a guy was asking to slow down the volume. Oh come on, my child was just watching a video with a low volume! That was to help her seating down quietly. In the first place if the carriage is for the quiet zone, they shouldn't allow infant in it! He should have book the Standard Premier or the Business Premier to enjoy quiet surroundings.We felt a bit pissed off about that but tried to think positive as the man asked politely. Let 's forget about that, we reached Terminal Eurostar Paris Gare Du Nord in about 2 hours.
Terminal Eurostar Paris Gare Du Nord
Once reached the Terminal Eurostar Paris Gare Du Nord, we took time to go to the public toilet and later went to queue for the taxi. The queue was quite long but fast moving. While queueing we could see there was one thin man without any official attire, offered to assist passenger by lifting their luggages into taxi's boot and later asked for some money for that. Some just paid but some just smiled and ignored as they felt cheated. I think many people thought that was a free service at the taxi stand.
Next post I will share about our apartment in Paris! Till then! :)