25 October 2016

Eurostar launches e-vouchers for Christmas

A gift that’s going places
Christmas shoppers looking for the ultimate gift can celebrate, as Eurostar is launching e-vouchers just in time for the festive season. In just a few clicks, the gift can be easily sent to friends and family, whilst avoiding the hassle of the high street.
With a broad range of destinations to choose from, there’s a city to appeal to every type of traveller. Whether you’re looking to spoil a foodie friend with a trip to Lyon, a loved one in Paris, or a wine enthusiast in Provence, the Eurostar e-voucher makes it easy to treat friends and family to the perfect Christmas gift.
From 14th November, shoppers simply log on to Eurostar.com, select the value of the voucher, add a personal message and send direct to their inbox. Once received, the recipient may choose to redeem the e-voucher to travel to any of Eurostar’s destinations throughout the year.
How to create your e-voucher
  • Log on to www.eurostar.com and click on e-voucher
  • Select the value of the voucher (between £10 - £250)
  • Choose a festive design and enter a personal message
  • Enter the gift recipients email address and the distribution date
  • Finalise the payment
  • Et voilà, the gift card is sent
With quick and convenient check-in, a seamless city-centre to city-centre journey, and a generous baggage allowance, Eurostar is the ideal way to travel to the Continent. Passengers travelling on the new e320 train, can sit back and unwind in more spacious surroundings and enjoy 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 into a range of top museums and galleries including Musée d’Orsay in Paris, Bozar in Brussels, Le Palais des Beaux-Arts in Lille, Musée des Confluences in Lyon, and MuCEM in Marseille all by simply showing their Eurostar tickets.
For those looking to treat friends and family, Eurostar will offer e-vouchers for all occasions from the 14th November.
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
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