10 April 2019
Eurostar releases £35 fares to celebrate first year of Amsterdam service
Seats available include new third daily service from June
Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, is celebrating its first year of services direct from London to Rotterdam and Amsterdam by releasing seats at just £35 one-way, available to book for a limited period only from 10th
Those looking to make the journey even more memorable can treat themselves to Standard Premier for just £79 one-way, including a light meal and refreshments served at more spacious and comfortable surroundings.
The great value fares are valid for travel between 6th
May and 19th
September 2019, and with a third daily service launching on 11th
June, travellers will have even more choice over when they travel, making it easier to choose the environmental benefits of high-speed rail over flying. A Eurostar journey from London to Amsterdam results in 80%2
less carbon per passenger than a flight, and the third service will bring Eurostar’s capacity on the route to the equivalent of 12 flights per day.3
In its first year of service the high-speed rail service has transformed the connection between London and the Netherlands, taking passengers from the heart of London to the centre of Rotterdam in just 3h01, and Amsterdam in 3h41. Since launching in April 2018, over a quarter of a million people have travelled, the equivalent of more than 1,000 plane loads.3
For more information or to book Eurostar tickets visit eurostar.com
or call the Eurostar contact centre on 08432 186 186.
For more information:Eurostar Press Office 020 7843 firstname.lastname@example.org Notes to Editors1 15,000 seats available in Standard Class, 5,000 available in Standard Premier2 Calculations carried out for Eurostar by Paul Watkiss Associates in 2017, based on DEFRA methodology3 Based on a Eurostar e320 carrying 450 passengers per train to and from Amsterdam (half a train), and an A320 aeroplane carrying 220 passengers Terms and conditions
- Fare is subject to availability.
- Based on bookings made between 10.04.19 and 15.04.19 for travel between 06.05.19 and 19.09.19.
- The following timetabling restrictions will apply:
- 08.06.19 to 10.06.19: no trains will run to or from the Netherlands from 08:00 Saturday to 08:00 Monday
- 29.06.19 to 30.06.19: trains will only run to Rotterdam
- 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
- Eurostar is the high-speed train service linking St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International, Ashford International, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais, Disneyland Resort Paris, Avignon, the French Alps, Lyon, Avignon, Marseille, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
- 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.