3 January 2017
New Eurostar fares for Interrailers
Eurostar joins Eurail Group, giving Interrail Pass holders new, lower fares
Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, is launching a new, lower and simpler Pass holder fare for all Interrail travellers, having joined Eurail Group G.I.E. from 1st January 2017.
Interrail Pass holders looking to discover multiple destinations as they hop on and off Europe’s rail network can secure Eurostar seats from £23 one way in Standard class or £29 in Standard Premier with their Interrail Pass, making it easier to incorporate a high-speed journey under the Channel into their unique rail journey.
The fares will be available between London, Ebbsfleet and Ashford International and Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais and Disneyland Paris.
Since January 2016, Interrail Passes have been available for use in and out of their country of origin, so travellers can go direct from their local station to a far flung destination, stopping to explore the cultures, cuisine and characters of Europe along the way.
With Interrail Passes available from three days to one month, they offer great savings for shorter breaks as well as longer escapes, and have a number of bespoke offers for youths, over 60s and families, designed with all travellers in mind.
Darren Williams, Head of Sales, Eurostar says: “Rail is a great way to explore Europe, and Interrail Passes give those from Europe freedom to explore a huge range of destinations on a single trip. Our new partnership offers great value Eurostar fares to Pass holders, so it’s never been easier to use our stylish and comfortable cross-Channel services as part of a European adventure.”
Offering a seamless city-centre to city-centre journey, a generous baggage allowance with no weight restrictions, and free wi-fi and over 300 hours of on board entertainment on the new e320 trains, a Eurostar journey is a great addition to any European rail adventure.
For more information or to book a Eurostar Pass holder fare visit interrail.eu, voyages-sncf.com or call the Eurostar contact centre on 08432 186 186. Note: this special fare is available to Interrail Pass holders only.
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- Tickets are subject to availability
- Tickets are exchangeable with a fee
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About Eurail Group G.I.E.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 over 40 years Interrail has been connecting countries and travellers across Europe, giving explorers the opportunity and freedom to discover new cultures, history and the sights of Europe at an affordable rate.
- Created in 1972 as a unique train travel pass designed specifically for youth, the Interrail Pass is now used by more than 250,000 European travellers of all ages to access unlimited travel in up to 30 different countries in Europe annually all via a single rail ticket.
- Eurail Group G.I.E. is the organisation dedicated to the management of the Interrail and Eurail Pass products, for both non-European and European residents respectively. Owned by over 35 railway and shipping companies, Eurail Group G.I.E. partners with hotels, transport companies and attractions to offer additional special benefits to all Interrail Pass holders. Visit www.eurailgroup.org for further information.
- Eurostar became a member of Eurail Group G.I.E. as of 1 January 2017.