Eurostar direct services to Avignon for the summer holidays are now on sale

6 Jan 2011

Weekly direct Saturday service from 9 July to 10 September 2011Tickets from £109 return
Eurostar, the high-speed rail service between the UK and mainland Europe, today announced that tickets for its direct weekly summer 2011 services to Avignon in the heart of Provence – are now on sale.
The direct service will run every Saturday from London St Pancras International to Avignon Centre Station from 9 July to 10 September 2011.
Tickets are available from £109 return in standard class and £249 return in Standard Premier. Connecting fares are also available from over 200 towns and cities across the UK, including Cambridge from £131 return, Birmingham from £133 return, Bristol from £139 return and Newcastle from £149 return.
With direct summer services and connecting services all year round, it has never been easier for passengers to visit the stunning Provence district of France. For example, a direct summer service between London and Avignon takes less than six hours and travellers arrive within a short walk of the heart of this beautifully historic city of art and culture. In addition, connecting services are available all year round and these take around six hours and arrive into Avignon TGV station, which is located a few kilometres outside the town centre.
About the service:
Check-in:The recommended check-in time for the direct Eurostar to Avignon is 60 minutes before departure.
Timetable (all times are local):
Outbound *1St Pancras International 07h17
Ashford International 07h55
Avignon Centre 14h08
Inbound *2Avignon Centre 16h24
Ashford International 20h33
St Pancras International 21h09
1. From Saturday 9 July to Saturday 3 September 2011
2. From Saturday 16 July to Saturday 10 September 2011
There will be nine services weekly from St Pancras to Avignon Centre next summer, starting on Saturday 9July 2011.
Avignon train stationsAvignon Centre Station is the city centre station and is distinct from Avignon TGV station, which is on the TGV Med high-speed line. A shuttle bus operates between the two stations, which runs about every 20 minutes and takes approximately 10 minutes. Cost is approximately 3 euros for a single journey.
Tickets for the Avignon direct summer service and for connecting services all year round are available from www.eurostar.com, by calling 03448 224 777, at Eurostar stations or from travel agents.
Note to editors:
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.
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.
To book tickets or for more travel information, please visit www.eurostar.com or call 03448 224 777.
For more information contact:
Eurostar Press OfficeEurostart:0044 (0)20 7843 5500e:press.office@eurostar.com