Press releases from 2016

  • Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service between the UK and mainland Europe, is set to welcome over 368,000 people during the festive season, a 9% rise compared to the same period last year* in what is expected to be its busiest December ever. 


    Friday 30th December is the peak day of the Christmas period, with over 37,000 expected to travel between the UK and the continent. Over 19,000 travellers are expected to escape to the continent for a winter break this Friday 23rd December, making it the most popular day for departures from London.


    The weak...

  • Eurostar, the high-speed rail service connecting the UK and mainland Europe, has today announced its lowest ever fare of £19 one-way*, available on Eurostar Snap – the innovative digital platform where passengers with flexibility on their travel time can access the best available Eurostar fares.


     


    Travellers are in for a festive treat with irresistibly low prices on over 19,500 seats. Tickets will be on sale from 21 – 29 November 2016 with passengers able to travel from 28 November – 15 January 2017. With an...

  • · Challenging summer following terrorist attacks
    · Confident outlook as plans for Amsterdam service gather pace


    Eurostar today reported signs of recovery in the trading environment with passenger numbers increasing year-on-year over the last eight weeks. This uplift follows a challenging period in which demand was dampened by the terrorist attack in Nice at the end of July.


    With the recent fall in sterling, the business also saw an increase in the number of passengers coming from France to the UK during the October half term holidays, with traffic up...

  • Christmas shoppers looking for the ultimate gift can celebrate, as Eurostar is launching e-vouchers just in time for the festive season. In just a few clicks, the gift can be easily sent to friends and family, whilst avoiding the hassle of the high street.


    With a broad range of destinations to choose from, there’s a city to appeal to every type of traveller. Whether you’re looking to spoil a foodie friend with a trip to Lyon, a loved one in Paris, or a wine enthusiast in Provence, the Eurostar e-voucher makes it easy to treat friends and family to the perfect Christmas gift...

  • Eurostar is releasing additional availability of its £46* each way fares to Amsterdam this winter, making it an ideal time to visit the city's cobbled streets and scenic canals by high-speed rail.


    From the centre of London, travellers arrive amongst canal side cafés and flower markets in just 4 hours 40 minutes, after a quick change in Brussels. The exclusive fares are available to book from 30th August to 13th September 2016, for travel between 2nd November and 10th December 2016.


    With a wealth of art, museums, and shops to explore, Amsterdam makes an ideal destination for...

  • Visit Paris or Brussels in a day en famille


    For those wishing to make the most of the summer holidays, jump on board Eurostar for a day trip to Paris and Brussels for just £58 return*. Throughout August, Brits may benefit from irresistibly low fares on select services and spend over 8 hours exploring their city of choice.  It’s the ultimate way to entertain the kids this summer – plus, those under 4 travel for free.


    With an endless array of fun, free activities for kids from pop-up beaches in Brussels and gorgeous garden fêtes in Paris, a day trip is...

  • Eurostar, the high speed rail service between the UK and mainland Europe, today reported a challenging second quarter of 2016, as business demand softened in the run-up to the EU referendum and leisure traffic continued to be impacted by the Brussels terrorist attacks.


    Uncertainty over the UK’s future relationship with Europe has resulted in a drop in business travel, whilst on the leisure market there has been a continued slowdown in traffic from international markets, the USA and Japan in particular. Passenger numbers in the second quarter of the year were down 3% compared to last...

  • A Guide to the best of  Europe’s Christmas Markets by rail


    Now that travel bookings are open for the Christmas period, it’s the perfect time to plan a festive getaway to Europe with Eurostar.


    Holidaymakers looking to experience the magic of Christmas can choose from a range of traditional markets from across the continent, all within easy reach by Eurostar. Whether passengers want to hear  the sound of carol singing in Cologne or buy baubles in Bruges to decorate the tree, it’s the ultimate way to get in the festive spirit.


    The holiday feeling...

  • Eurostar tickets go on sale on 20th July for ski services to the French Alps


    Skiers looking for the best way to travel to the slopes can start planning their winter adventure with Eurostar. The high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe opens sales for its popular service from London St Pancras and Ashford International to the heart of the French Alps on 20th July 20161.


    The day and night services direct to the French Alps offer a hassle-free start to the holiday, with passengers able to relax in spacious...

  • Holidaymakers looking to enjoy a European break can indulge in a luxury upgrade for less as Eurostar is offering 30% off Standard Premier fares booked between 7th – 18th July 2016.


    Travelling in Standard Premier, passengers can sit back and relax in more spacious surroundings whilst enjoying a light meal served at their seat.


    This special summer offer is available on the following services:


    • The direct service from London to Lyon, Avignon and Marseille between 11th July – 29th October 2016.

    • A city escape from London, Ashford or Ebbsfleet to...

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