Going through customs during multi-country train travel

We have Eurail Select pass 4 countries (countries -- France, Belgium, Germany, and Denmark). Will we go through customs' checks while traveling on the trains or will there be checks at the train stations? We need to know whether to allow time for customs at the train stations.
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    Hi Chris,
    When taking International trains in Europe, border control will be on the actual train itself. So when the train gets close to the border, they will come around and check your passport and the conductor will come around again and check your tickets to make sure you are traveling properly.
    The only time this would not be the case would be when taking the Eurostar train from London to Pairs or Brussels.
    I hope this information helps you while traveling. Have a wonderful day!
    Jen
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  • Thanks so much, Jen.

    Your answer leads me to another question.
    We will also be taking the Eurostar from London to Paris.
    What occurs with regard to customs for that route? Again want to make sure that we allow enough time.

    Chris
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  • Hi Chris,

    With regards to the Eurostar, you must check in at least 30-45 minutes prior to train departure. You will go through customs at the Eurostar station. If traveling to London, you will also need to fill out the landing card, similar to those you get on your International flight, to be given to border control upon arrival into London. With checking in early for your train, you will have enough time for customs when checking in for your train.

    Thanks,
    Jen
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