28 December 2015

Break in the new year with a trip to Europe

Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, is offering Brits the chance to holiday for less with a sale on a wide range of destinations. Whether it’s a shopping spree to the January sales in Paris or a mini break in Brussels, with fares starting from £29 one-way*, the hardest decision will be deciding where to go. The sale will run for fourteen days from the 30th December 2015 to 12th January 2016 and passengers will be able to travel from January.
Longing for Lille, Paris or Brussels?

  • Fares starting from just £29 one-way* to Lille, Calais, Brussels, Paris and £35 one-way* to any Belgian station including Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp in Standard class.
  • Customers can add a little luxury to their journey for less in Standard Premier. Travellers can sit back and relax and enjoy a light meal served at their seat with fares starting from £79 one-way*
Escape to Avignon, Lyon or Marseille.
  • Fares to Lyon start from £40 one-way in Standard and £45 one-way to Avignon or Marseille.
  • Head to the South of France in style with Standard Premier fares starting from £85 to Lyon and £95 to Avignon or Marseille.
Mary Walsh, Director of Communications for Eurostar said; “We’re encouraging our customers to beat the post-holiday blues by booking a great value New Year escape. With all Eurostar destinations on sale, we’re offering travellers a wider range of get-away options than ever before. Whether you’re after a seaside break in Marseille or a gastronomic getaway to Paris, there’s never been a better time to book.”
Eurostar passengers travelling to Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Brussels and Lille can also take advantage of 2 for 1 entry into a range of top museums and galleries including Musée des Confluences in Lyon, MuCEM in Marseille, Musée d’Orsay in Paris and Bozar in Brussels, all by simply showing their Eurostar tickets at entry.
For more information or to book Eurostar tickets visit www.eurostar.com or call the Eurostar contact centre on 08432 186 186.

For more information:
Eurostar Press Office 
020 7843 5500

Notes to Editors
  • *Price based on a return journey
Terms and Conditions
  • Based on bookings made between 30.12.15 and 12.01.16
  • For travel between 15.01.16 and 23.03.16 when travelling to Paris/Lille/Calais/Brussels/Any-Belgian-Station
  • For travel between 09.01.16 and 30.09.16 for Lyon/Avignon/Marseille
  • Black-out dates for Paris/Lille/Calais/Brussels/Any-Belgian-Station : 21 to 23 January, Friday 5 to Sunday 7 February 2016 inclusive, Friday 12 to Sunday 14 February 2016 inclusive, Friday 19 to Sunday 21 February 2016 inclusive, Friday 4 to Sunday 6 March 2016 inclusive, Friday 18 to Sunday 20 March 2016 inclusive.
  • Black-out dates for Lyon/Avignon/Marseille: 16.01.2016, 23.01.2016, 30.01.2016, 13.02.2016, 20.02.2016, 27.02.2016, 05.03.2016, 25.03.2016, 26.03.2016, 28.03.2016, 04.04.2016, 08.04.2016, 11.04.2016, 15.04.2016, 18.04.2016, 22.04.2016, 25.04.2016, 29.04.2016, 30.04.2016, 02.05.2016, 16.05.2016, 27.05.2016, 28.05.2016, 30.05.2016, 06.07.2016 , 27.08.2016, 28.08.2016, 29.08.2016, 04.09.2016
  • Lyon/Marseille/Avignon: Total Standard availability will equal 5,000 seats (2,500 returns) Total Standard Premier availability will equal 2,000 seats (1,000 returns)
  • Paris/Lille/Calais/Brussels/Any-Belgian-Station : Availability of seats in Standard allocated as follows for 145,000 seats (72,500 returns) Total standard premier availability 28,000 seats (14,000 returns)
  • A £4 fee will apply to all credit card bookings, no charge is made for payments with a debit card
  • For full terms and conditions visit 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 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.