Enjoy a Getaway for Less with Eurostar

9 Mar 2012

Eurostar has over 150,000 £69 fares available for Paris, Brussels and Lille

Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service between the UK and mainland Europe has over 150,000 seats available at the attractive £69 return lead-in fare for travel up to 7 July 2012, so travellers can enjoy a spring or summer break for less.

With festivals, street markets and blockbuster exhibitions, there is no better time to visit Paris, Brussels or Lille than in spring and early summer and with 'Eurostar Plus' a city break can cost less than you think.

The Eurostar Plus collection of offers includes Plus Gourmet, Plus Shopping and Plus Culture. For example, through Plus Culture passengers can receive 2-for-1 entry into paying exhibitions at top museums and galleries in Paris, Brussels and Lille, simply by presenting their Eurostar ticket. So whether you're visiting the highly acclaimed Degas exhibition at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris or the Musical Instrument Museum in Brussels, there's plenty to keep you entertained with Eurostar's Plus Culture offers.

Nick Mercer, Commercial Director for Eurostar, said: "Attractive pricing gives people the perfect excuse to treat themselves to a getaway. Many of our passengers tell us spring is their favourite time of year to visit Paris, Brussels and Lille and with so many things going on in the cities at this time, it's easy to see why."

Tickets for travel from London St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International and Ashford International to Paris, Disneyland Paris, Brussels and Lille start from £69 return in Standard and £189 return in Standard Premier, travellers are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment.

For more information, to check availability and to book Eurostar tickets visit www.eurostar.com or call 03448 224 777.

Note 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 100 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. The Eurostar Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel
• Since 2001 the Ashden awards have been supporting sustainability projects across the globe and now they're working with Eurostar to promote sustainable travel.
• As part of the Tread Lightly programme to cut carbon and get people thinking differently about their journeys, Eurostar has launched the Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel.
• With a prize fund and a host of benefits, the Eurostar Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel will celebrate and support local sustainable travel projects in the UK, France and Belgium.

6. 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
t:0044 (0)20 7843 5500
e: press.office@eurostar.com