5 July 2016

Travel in style for less with 30% off Eurostar Standard Premier fares

Holidaymakers looking to enjoy a European break can indulge in a luxury upgrade for less as Eurostar is offering 30% off Standard Premier fares booked between 7th – 18th July 2016.
Travelling in Standard Premier, passengers can sit back and relax in more spacious surroundings whilst enjoying a light meal served at their seat.
This special summer offer is available on the following services:
  • The direct service from London to Lyon, Avignon and Marseille between 11th July – 29th October 2016.
  • A city escape from London, Ashford or Ebbsfleet to Paris, Lille, Brussels and Any Belgian Station between 18th July – 10th December 2016.

Mary Walsh, Director of Communications for Eurostar said; “We’re encouraging holidaymakers to travel to the continent in style by taking advantage of this great value Standard Premier fare. With irresistibly low city-centre to city-centre fares, free seat selection and a generous luggage allowance, there’s no better way to travel to Europe this summer.”
Eurostar passengers travelling to Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Brussels and Lille can also take advantage of 2 for 1 entry into a range of top museums and galleries including Musée des Confluences in Lyon, MuCEM in Marseille, Musée d’Orsay in Paris and Bozar in Brussels, all by simply showing their Eurostar tickets at entry.
Summer highlights include:
  • Soak up the sunshine at Paris Plages and enjoy pop-up beaches, deckchairs and endless ice cream and free music events in the heart of the city.
  • Pack a picnic and head to the open-air cinema at Parc de la Villette. Sit back and relax under the big screen and enjoy a warm summer evening outdoors. Cinéma en plein air festival airs a range of movies, many of which are in English.

  • Wander through the old town to the Roman theatre for the annual Les Nuits de Fourvière – a performing arts festival devoted to theatre, dance,  opera, circus and cinema offering over 60 shows throughout the summer.
  • Head to the Brussels Summer Festival for 10 days of tunes in the city. With acts from all over the globe, it’s the ultimate event for music lovers.
  • For those after one of the biggest cultural festivals in Europe, the Gentse Feesten in Ghent, is the ideal way to spend your day. With an array of activities including music concerts, food stalls, theatre and comedy, it offers something for everyone.
 For more information or to book Eurostar tickets visit www.eurostar.com or call the Eurostar contact centre on 03432 186 186.
Notes to Editors
Terms and Conditions
  • Based on bookings made between 07.07.2016 and 18.07.2016 for travel to Lyon, Avignon and Marseille between 11.07.2016 and 29.10.2016 and for travel to Paris, Lille, Brussels and on to any Belgian station between 18.07.2016 and 10.12.2016
  • Promotion valid for adult passengers (child passengers can be booked on the discounted adult fare or at normal child fare)
  • A £3 fee will apply to all credit card bookings, no charge is made for payments with a debit card
  • For full terms and conditions visit 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.
For more information:
Eurostar Press Office 
020 7843 5500