Eurostar Group signs an agreement with Team NL to transport the Olympic and Paralympic athletes to the Paris 2024 Games.

'Taking the teams to victory'

3 July 2023
Eurostar Group – joining Eurostar and Thalys, and their partner NS - today signed an agreement with Team NL to transport the Dutch Olympic and Paralympic athletes to the Paris 2024 Olympic games.
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"We are all preparing to welcome our customers to these unforgettable moments in Paris in 2024. The Paris Games aim to be the greenest ever, we are therefore delighted to support Dutch athletes and parathletes by offering them the most sustainable journey possible between the Netherlands and Paris. We are all proud in the Eurostar Group to “take the teams to victory”. Carrying both the Olympic and Paralympic teams on our trains encourages all of us to give our very best," says Gwendoline Cazenave, CEO of Eurostar Group.

“NS, as partner of Eurostar Group, is again honored to welcome our Dutch athletes on board of the high speed trains to Paris. After the Olympic Games in Turin and London, we are delighted that TeamNL is choosing again for comfort and climate by travelling by train, “says Heike Luiten, Managing Director of NS International.

Baukje ter Huurne, CMO NOC*NSF on this partnership, "With the Games in Paris just over a year, we can't wait to actually leave for Paris. The fact that we can do that together with Eurostar makes us very proud. It suits our commitment on sustainably. Traveling by train is for us the most sustainable way and besides that, for the athletes it also gives the comfort you like to offer them.”

Eurostar Group aims to be the backbone of sustainable travel in Europe and is proud to support Team NL to reduce their carbon footprint whilst travelling to Paris and back.

Eurostar Group will also provide transport for the Belgian and British Olympians and Paralympians to Paris. Eurostar was the official transport provider for French and Belgian athletes during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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    Travel times Eurostar

    Departure Arrival Travel time
    London Brussels 2.08
    London Paris 2.36
    London Lille 1.30
    London Rotterdam 4.13
    London Amsterdam 3.28
    Paris Brussels 1.26
    Paris Amsterdam 3.18
    Paris Cologne 3.20
    Brussels Amsterdam 1.52
    Brussels Cologne 1.47