26 May 2016

SNAP up the best value Eurostar tickets: New digital hub offers best deals for flexible travellers

New digital hub offers best deals for flexible travellers
Eurostar, the high-speed rail service connecting the UK and mainland Europe, has today announced the launch of an innovative new service – Eurostar Snap – where passengers with flexibility on their travel time can access the best available Eurostar fares.
By logging on to the new online service through Facebook, passengers select their travel date and destination specifying a morning or afternoon departure. Then 48 hours before travel, Eurostar will confirm the exact time of the train.
Snap is designed to provide quick and simple access to the lowest Eurostar fares, offering up to the minute availability from any mobile device, tablet or desktop.  Bookings must be at least 7 days before departure and tickets to Paris and Brussels are now on sale at £25 one-way*. 
Nick Mercer, Commercial Director, Eurostar, says: “Our research has shown that there is a strong appetite for spontaneous travel  at great prices.  With state-of-the-art trains boasting  20% more capacity, as well as wifi and onboard entertainment, travellers with a flexible schedule can look forward to a spur of the moment trip at the lowest fare.”
With free travel for children under four, a generous two-bag luggage allowance plus hand luggage and over 300 hours of onboard entertainment and wifi free of charge, Eurostar is the ideal way to travel to Europe.
For more information or to book Eurostar tickets visit https://snap.eurostar.com/
For more information:
Eurostar Press Office 
020 7843 5500
Notes to editors
  • Tickets are subject to availability
  • No credit card fees or additional costs
  • Maximum of 4 passengers per booking
  • For the initial offer, booking period is between 26th May and 4th June 2016
  • For the initial offer, travel period is between 2nd – 30th June 2016
  • If booking a return journey, a one night stay is required
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.