16 November 2016

SNAP up the lowest ever Eurostar fare

£19 Eurostar fares for flexible travellers
Eurostar, the high-speed rail service connecting the UK and mainland Europe, has today announced its lowest ever fare of £19 one-way*, available on Eurostar Snap – the innovative digital platform where passengers with flexibility on their travel time can access the best available Eurostar fares.
Travellers are in for a festive treat with irresistibly low prices on over 19,500 seats. Tickets will be on sale from 21 – 29 November 2016 with passengers able to travel from 28 November – 15 January 2017. With an endless array of Christmas markets, ice-skating rinks and warm apple cider, there’s never been a better time to travel to enjoy a festive escape to the Continent.
Snap – how it works
Passengers simply log on to the online platform through Facebook and 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, which launched in May, 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 with the offering changing regularly throughout the year. 
Events this November and December
Holidaymakers looking to experience the magic of Christmas can choose from a range of traditional markets from across the Continent, all within easy reach by Eurostar. With mulled wine, festive ice skating and carol singing around the tree, it’s the perfect way to get in the festive spirit.
During the Christmas season, Paris is lit up with twinkling lights, the shop windows feature festive displays and the markets are in full swing.  

  • Stroll down the Champs Elysées and marvel at the market stalls featuring an elaborate Christmas lights display
  • Skate at some of the city’s most iconic buildings such as Hotel de Ville and warm up with a hot chocolate whilst taking in the view
  • Shop in style at the iconic Galeries Lafayette- synonymous with the Parisian fashion scene. Home to a host of French gifts, there’s sure to be something to impress everyone this Christmas.
If a Winter Wonderland is top of your agenda, head to Lille which is just 1 hour, 20 minutes away from London on Eurostar. From the 18 November, the square will be transformed and feature over 80 wooden chalets with traditional gifts, an 18-metre high Christmas tree and festive food. For those who are a little more adventurous, why not ride the Ferris wheel and take in the magical view.
From 25 November, the Plaisirs d'Hiver, or Winter Wonders, are on throughout the city offering a variety of attractions from merry-go-rounds and ice skating rinks, all topped off with an incredible light show projected onto buildings across the city.
With quick and convenient check-in, a seamless city-centre to city-centre journey, and a generous baggage allowance, Eurostar is the ideal way to travel to mainland Europe. Passengers travelling on the new e320 train can sit back and unwind in more spacious surroundings and enjoy free wi-fi and over 300 hours of entertainment – all streamed straight to their phone, tablet or laptop.
For more information or to book Eurostar tickets visit www.eurostar.com or call the Eurostar contact centre on 03432 186 186.
Notes to Editors
Terms and Conditions
  • *Price for a single ticket in Standard class starts from £19 one-way
  • Tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable. Tickets cannot be upgraded, nor can they be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotional fare.  Purchases made on through the Snap platform do not attract EFT or EPP points.
  • Offer valid for journeys between Paris and London stations only, between London and  Brussels stations only and between London and Lille stations only, subject to availability of dates and trains.
  • On sale from 21.11.2016 to 29.11.2016 inclusive for Journeys from 28.11.2016 to 15.01.2017 inclusive.  Reservations must be made at least 7 days before departure. Confirmation of the exact train booking will be made by email 48 hours before departure.
  • Up to a maximum of 4 people per booking.
  • 5,500 single tickets available from Paris to London, 6,000 single tickets available from London to Paris, 4,500 single tickets available from Brussels or Lille to London, 3,500 single tickets available from London to Brussels or Lille.
  • In case of high demand, please note that you might be attributed a tip up seat depending on availability.
  • Offer only available from snap.eurostar.com for Facebook users.
 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 original 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 also in service carries 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. 
For more information:
Eurostar Press Office 
020 7843 5500