Love is in the 'fare' with Eurostar

10 Feb 2011

Until midnight on Thursday 10 February, Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service that 'marries' Britain and the continent is offering an exclusive 10% discount on bookings to Paris and Brussels ahead of the annual Valentine's getaway.

Loved up couples across the country can enjoy a romantic Valentine's weekend break for less, simply by booking their trip via eurostar.com and using the promotion code EURVALLONPAR10%.

The code provides a 10% discount off Standard non-flexible published fare or Standard Premier non-flexible published fare, for a return journey from London St Pancras International to either Paris Gare du Nord or Brussels Midi on Saturday 12 February.

Mary Walsh, Director of Communications for Eurostar said:

"The jump in Valentines bookings has become an annual phenomenon at Eurostar as couples across the country succumb to the romantic pull of Paris. Over the years our on-board crews have seen their fair share of marriage proposals and we expect this year to be no different. Our special offer for travel over the Valentine's weekend means that there should be a little extra money in the budget to splash out on the ring!"

Tickets for travel from London to Paris and from London to Brussels start from £69 return and can be booked up to 4 months in advance.

For more information, to book Eurostar tickets or purchase Eurostar gift vouchers visit www.eurostar.com or call 03448 224 777.

Note to editors:

Terms and conditions apply for the 10% discount code EURVALLONPAR10%, visit Eurostar's Facebook page for further details - www.facebook.com/eurostar

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.

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 100 million passengers between London and the Continent. Following their refurbishment these trains will continue to form a core part of the Eurostar fleet.

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 contact:

Eurostar Press Office
Eurostar
t:0044 (0)20 7843 5500
e:press.office@eurostar.com