09/12/2013 Book your Summer Holiday Earlier with Eurostar’s Extended Booking Horizon

9 Dec 2013

From the 9 December, Eurostar passengers are able to book tickets for travel to Paris, Brussels or Lille even further in advance as Eurostar introduces an extended, summer booking horizon. Extending the horizon to six months means that travellers can now finalise their summer travel plans up to two months earlier.

The high-speed passenger rail service between the UK and mainland Europe has introduced an extended summer booking horizon following feedback from holidaymakers who value the flexibility to plan their summer holidays further in advance.

From today, tickets are now on sale for travel to Paris, Brussels and Lille up to the 7 June. By 4 March the remainder of the summer travel period, up to 31 August, will be available to book. Eurostar's popular services to Disneyland Paris and Avignon as well as its ski services to the French and Swiss Alps will continue to enjoy a sales period of up to nine months in advance of the travel date.

Nick Mercer, Commercial Director for Eurostar said; "Our customers tell us they prefer the flexibility to book their summer trips further in advance as they want to compare our prices against those of the airlines. Short haul flights typically go on sale earlier and by extending our summer booking horizon we are offering holidaymakers more scope to make the switch from air to high-speed rail."

For all the latest timetables and to book Eurostar tickets visit www.eurostar.com

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Notes to Editors

About Eurostar

  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 130 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.

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