14 May 2019

Save on a south of France summer

Eurostar releases seats from just £45
Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, is releasing thousands of great value fares on its service to Lyon and the South of France, with seats available from just £45 to Lyon and £49 to Avignon and Marseille. Available for booking from 14th to 23rd May 2019, the fares are valid for travel throughout the summer from 4th June to 16th September 2019.
Holidaymakers can sit back and relax whilst starting  their trip in style - travelling at high-speed through Provencal lavender fields all the way to the Mediterranean. Those looking to treat themselves to a little luxury on board can choose to travel in Standard Premier for £80 to Lyon or £85 to Avignon and Marseille, with more spacious surroundings and food and drink served to their seat.
Tickets are also being released for travel to Brussels and Any Belgian Station. Those looking for a Belgian break can take advantage of fares from £29 to Brussels, or £39 to Any Belgian Station, including an onward SNCB journey to anywhere in the country without the need to purchase an additional ticket. Those looking to treat themselves to more comfort and food served to their seat can travel in Standard Premier for just £79. The fares are valid for travel from 4th June to 12th September 2019.
To get even more value out of a Eurostar escape, passengers can take advantage of 2 for 1 entry to a top range of museums and galleries at Eurostar destinations including Bozar in Brussels and Mucem in Marseille, simply by showing their Eurostar ticket.  
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 5500
Note to editors
  • Prices based on a compulsory return journey (excluding Lyon, South of France fares)
  • The following blackout dates apply:
    • Any Belgian Station: 07.06.2019 to 10.06.2019, 19.07.2019 to 22.07.2019, 26.07.2019 to 29.07.2019, 23.08.2019 to 26.08.2019
    • Lyon, South of France: 21.06.2019 to 24.06.2019, 08.07.2019, 19.07.2918 to 20.07.2019, 26.07.2019 to 28.07.2019, 23.08.2019 to 01.09.2019
  • Tickets are exchangeable up to departure by paying a £30 fee in Standard or a £40 fee in Standard Premier plus any difference in fare (if the new fare is more expensive than the original fare, difference in price between the original fare and the available fare on the day in the same or higher class of service)
  • Tickets are non-refundable at any time
  • Maximum 9 passengers per booking
  • Full T&Cs available on 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, the French Alps, Lyon, Avignon, Marseille, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
  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.