29 December 2017

Start the New Year with a European getaway

Eurostar releases 90,000 seats for £29
Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, is releasing thousands of seats at just £29 each way, providing the perfect cure to any January blues.  
The great value fares are available to Paris, Brussels, Lille or Calais, offering a budget-friendly excuse to brighten up the New Year by taking in the culture, cuisine and character of European destinations. With an effortless Eurostar journey direct to the city-centre, travellers will have more time to indulge in a shopping spree, explore an exhibition, or dine on local dishes. 
Tickets are available to purchase from 3rd to 17th January 2018, valid for travel between 15th January and 28th March 2018. For those looking to treat themselves for less, Standard Premier seats have also been released for just £70 each way giving travellers more space on board and food and drink served to their seat.
For those going further, Eurostar’s ‘Any Belgian station’ tickets make it simple to travel to cities including Bruges, Antwerp or Ghent for just £35 each way, or £79 in Standard Premier.
Also available are great value fares on Eurostar’s direct service to Lyon and the South of France. For just £45 to Lyon or £49 to Avignon and Marseille, travel at high-speed through the French countryside and swap London’s grey skies for the bright blue of the Med. Fares are valid for travel between 11th May and 17th September 2018.
With quick and convenient check-in just 30 minutes before departure, a seamless city-centre to city-centre journey, and a generous baggage allowance with no weight restrictions, Eurostar is the ideal way to travel. Passengers on the new e320 trains can sit back and unwind in more spacious surroundings, with free wi-fi and over 300 hours of entertainment – all streamed straight to their phone, tablet or laptop.
Eurostar passengers can also take advantage of 2 for 1 entry to Europe’s top museums across Paris, Lille, Brussels, Lyon and Marseille by simply showing their Eurostar ticket.
For more information or to book Eurostar tickets visit www.eurostar.com or call the Eurostar contact centre on 08432 186 186.

For more information:
Eurostar Press Office 
020 7843 5500
Notes to Editors
  • *All prices based on a return journey
Terms & Conditions
  • Fare is subject to availability
  • Based on bookings made between 03.01.18 and 17.01.18 for travel between:
    • Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais and Any Belgian Station: 15.01.18 to 28.03.18
    • Lyon and South of France: 11.05.18 to 17.09.18
  • Prices based on a compulsory return trip
  • Black-out dates:
    • Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais and Any Belgian Station: 27.01.18 to 28.01.18, 02.02.18 to 04.02.18, 09.02.18 to 11.02.18, 15.02.17 to 19.02.18, 24.02.18 to 25.02.18, 02.03.18 to 04.03.18, 09.03.18 to 11.03.18, 16.03.19 to 18.03.18
    • Lyon and South of France: Ex-UK, 04.05.18, 05.05.18, 25.05.18 to 28.05.18, 21.06.18 to 23.06.18, 20.07.18 to 22.07.18, 23.07.18 to 25.08.18. Ex-FR, 07.05.18, 28.05.18, 02.06.18, 25.06.18, 27.08.18
  • Tickets are exchangeable up to departure by paying a £30/€40 fee in Standard or a £40/€50 fee in Standard Premier, plus any difference in fare
  • Tickets are non-refundable at any time
  • Maximum 9 passengers per booking
  • Full T&Cs available at Eurostar.com
About Eurostar
  1. Eurostar is the high-speed train service linking St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International, Ashford International, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais, Disneyland Resort Paris, Avignon and the French Alps.
  2. The current Eurostar train was first introduced into service in 1994 carrying 750 passengers and operating at speeds of up to 300kph.  Since then, the fleet of 28 trains has carried more than 150 million passengers between London and the Continent.  Following their refurbishment these trains will continue to form a core part of the Eurostar fleet. The new e320 will carry around 900 passengers at speeds of up to 320kph.
  3. Eurostar was established in 1994 as a partnership between three railway companies: SNCF, SNCB and LCR (London and Continental Railways). On 1 September 2010, Eurostar became a single, unified corporate entity owned by three shareholders: SNCF, SNCB and LCR. LCR’s holding was transferred to the Treasury in 2014, and sold by the UK government to a consortium comprising Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure on 28th May 2015.
  4. Eurostar is a founder member of Railteam, a partnership between Europe’s leading high-speed train operators that is developing simpler ways to book and travel on the fast-expanding, European high-speed rail network.
  5. Eurostar and Eurotunnel are entirely separate companies.  Eurostar operates high-speed passenger trains, while Eurotunnel operates vehicle shuttle services and the Channel Tunnel itself. Eurostar is Eurotunnel’s biggest customer.