25 June 2015

Book an August adventure with Eurostar child fares for just £1 each way

This summer, Eurostar is encouraging families to make the most of the  summer holiday by booking a European escape, with child fares from just £1 each way.
The same low fare is available in both Standard and Standard Premier classes, for travel to Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais or any Belgium station. Tickets are on sale from 2nd to 9th July, for travel between 1st and 27th August, and applies for children aged between 4 and 11, with under 4s travelling free.
As cities across Europe embrace the warm weather, there are plenty of activities for families to join in with. In Paris, there are fun and games at the summer carnival set up in Paris’ Jardin des Tuileries, or feel the sand under your feet at Bruxelles les Bains, a city-centre temporary beach on the cobbled quays of Brussels’ canal complete with imported sand, palm trees and straw huts!
Mary Walsh, Director of Communications, Eurostar, said: “Our summer time child fares offer a great excuse for the whole family to get away and take in the culture, food and sunshine of a different city.  With so much to see and enjoy around Europe, it’s the perfect time to experience the benefits of high speed rail travel!”
To get even more value out of a European adventure, Eurostar passengers can enjoy some of each  city’s cultural highlights at a reduced rate, using their Eurostar ticket to get 2 for 1 entry to a range of top museums and galleries.
Some of the highlights this summer include:

  • Germaine Krull (1897- 1985), A Photographer’s Journey, Jeu de Paume
  • Dolce Vita? From the Liberty to Italian Design (1900-1940), Musée d’Orsay
  • The Inca and The Conquistador, Musée du quai Branly
  • The Belgians An Unexpected Fashion Story, Bozar
  • Permanent collection, Magritte Museum
  • Un regard sur la collection Agnès b., LaM
  • Alexis-Joseph Mazerolle, Itinéraire d’un grand décorateur, La Piscine
The full range of 2 for 1 partners can be found here:
Tickets are available on www.eurostar.com or via the Eurostar contact centre on 03432 186 186.
 Notes to Editors
  1. Based on bookings made between 02 – 09 July 2015 inclusive and travel within 01 – 27 August 2015. There is a maximum of 2 children per booking, and the child fare can only be booked with an adult fare.
  2. Child fare is for those aged between 4 and 11 years on day of travel.
  3. Tickets are exchangeable by paying the difference in price with the next available fare in the same or higher class of service, plus a fixed fee of £1 per child segment and £30 per adult segment.
  4. For full terms and conditions, visit eurostar.com
  5. A £4 fee will apply to all credit card bookings, no charge is made for payments with a debit card.
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. 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.  
  3. 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 140 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 Eurostar e320 will carry around 900 passengers at speeds of up to 320kph.
  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.