London, UK, 2014-1-2 — /travelprnews.com/ — Holidaymakers looking to banish the January blues can treat themselves to a discounted trip to Paris, Lille, Brussels and even Bruges, thanks to Eurostar’s express sale offering return tickets from just £59 in standard class and £159 Standard Premier.
2013 marked the achievement of a significant milestone for Eurostar when for the first time it carried more than 10 million passengers in the same year. As the high-speed rail operator enters its 20th year of business more than 140 million passengers have travelled with Eurostar to destinations across Europe since services began in 1994.
The express sale announced today is the first in a number of events planned throughout 2014 to celebrate Eurostar’s 20th birthday. The sale runs from the 3 January to 14 January for travel between the 20 January and 3 April 2013.
120,000 seats available, with return fares from only £59 for standard travel from London, Ashford or Ebbsfleet to Paris, Brussels, Lille or Calais (available predominantly on weekdays)
Travel in Standard Premier from just £159 return on both weekdays and weekends and enjoy a light meal onboard in more spacious surroundings*
Travel to any Belgian station including Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp from £69 return in standard class
Nick Mercer, Commercial Director for Eurostar said; “We’re encouraging people to banish the January blues and treat themselves to a great value escape to cities like Paris, Brussels or Lille. This express sale marks the start of our 20th year in operation, and over the next twelve months our customers will see a range of offers and events to celebrate our 20th birthday.”
Eurostar travellers to Paris, Brussels and Lille can also take advantage of 2 for 1 entry into paying exhibitions and permanent collections at some of the cities most popular museums and galleries, all by simply showing their Eurostar tickets at entry.
For more information or to book Eurostar tickets visit www.eurostar.com
Notes to Editors
Terms and Conditions
*On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Standard Premier discounted fares are only valid for travel between 08h30 and 16h00
Based on bookings made between 03.01.12 to 14.01.14 for travel between 20.01.14 and 03.04.14
Due to school holidays and bank holidays in the UK, France and Belgium bookings cannot be made for travel from the 31.01.14 to the 02.02.14, from the 28.02.14 to the 02.03.14 and from the 07.03.14 to 09.03.14
A £4 fee will apply to all credit card bookings, no charge is made for payments with a debit card
Travel to Disneyland Paris is excluded from the offer
For full terms and conditions visit Eurostar.com
1. Eurostar is the high-speed train service linking St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International, Ashford International, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais, Disneyland® 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.
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 more than 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.
For more information about Eurostar please contact:
Eurostar Press Office
t: 00 44 (0) 20 7843 5500