30/10/2013 Travel in style between London and Paris with 20% off Eurostar’s Standard Premier fares

30 Oct 2013

No trip to Europe is complete without a high speed train trip through the Channel Tunnel, which links the UK and France. Americans heading to Europe in the New Year can even treat themselves to a luxury upgrade for less when travelling between London and Paris, thanks to Eurostar’s express sale offering 20% off selected fares in Standard Premier class.

A saving of 20% on selected Standard Premier fares is available for bookings made from 1 to 15 November, for travel from 6 January to 3 April 2014. In the quiet, spacious surroundings of Eurostar’s dedicated Standard Premier class, travellers can reach the heart of London or Paris in just over two hours. Passengers have the freedom to sit back and unwind during their journey with a selection of complimentary magazines and a light meal and refreshments served at the seat – all from $144 for a one way ticket.

Passengers travelling by Eurostar enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • Seamless city centre to city centre travel, with stations located in the heart of London and Paris and a fastest journey time of 2 hours 15 minutes
  • No queues or baggage reclaim upon arrival – simply take your bag with you on board
  • A high frequency of services – up to 18 a day from which to choose

"With the New Year sales, the launch of the new blockbuster exhibitions and fewer tourists across the cities, the early part of the year is a great time to visit London and Paris. Whether it's for a day trip or a short break, it's easy to combine a visit to Paris and London using our high-speed rail service. Our special Standard Premier rates mean that passengers can also enjoy a touch of luxury which will make their trip even more memorable."

Eurostar recently partnered with Visit London to show how easy it is to visit both London and Paris as part of one vacation. Travellers now have the chance to win their own London to Paris trip when they choose the Eurostar video, featuring well-known traveller blogger Julie Falconer, as their favourite at www.visitlondon.com/story.

For more inspiration to visit Paris and London by Eurostar, see Seattle-based photographer Melissa O'Hearn’s recent photo travel diary at www.americaninlondonandparis.com.

For more information, or to book Eurostar tickets visit http://www.eurostar.com/us-en

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Notes to Editors
*Based on bookings made between 01.11.13 to 15.11.13 for travel between 06.01.14 and 03.04.14. Bookings cannot be made for travel between 13.02.14 to 23.02.14 inclusive. Travel any day of the week. For travel on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, travel only permitted between 08h30 and 16h00. Non exchangeable, non refundable. For full terms and conditions visit Eurostar.com/us-en.

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.
  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.