Press releases from 2014

  • Eurostar launches an express ticket sale with fares from just £59 return

    Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, is launching an express sale from 2nd – 14th January with three amazing offers for new year getaways:


    • 150,000 seats available at £59 return for standard travel from London, Ashford or Ebbsfleet to Paris, Brussels, Lille or Calais

    • Enjoy a light meal onboard in more spacious surroundings with travel in Standard Premier from just £159 return

    • Travel to...
    • Over 480,000 people expected to travel by Eurostar during the Christmas period 

    Eurostar is helping travellers get into the Christmas spirit, as it welcomes over 480,000 passengers during the holiday season– a 5% rise in passenger numbers compared to the equivalent period in 2013*.  

    Almost a quarter of a million Brits will escape the UK for a festive break in Europe, with Paris, Disneyland Paris and the French Alps proving to be the most popular destinations, and Friday 19th, Tuesday 30...

  • First service leaves St Pancras International on 1 May 2015, with return fares from  £89

    Tickets for Eurostar’s new year-round service to Lyon, Avignon and Marseille are now on sale, with fares starting from just £89 return in Standard Class, and £189 in Standard Premier, all through the year.  

    Travellers can look forward to a seamless journey, from the heart of London or Ashford to the centre of Lyon, the French capital of gastronomy in just over four and a half hours, the sunny Provencal lavender fields in under six hours, or the bright lights of Marseille in just...

  • Eight talented children have been named environmental champions, following their success in a national video competition run by Eurostar and the Young People’s Trust for the Environment (YPTE).

    As part of their prize, Esme Mirzoeff (11), Nancy Wang (12), Natalie Holton (12), Charlotte Lane (12), Natalia Zernicka-Glover (12), Bushra Amjad (16), Joanna Hodgkinson (16) and Simran Karwal (16), travelled by Eurostar to Brussels to present their views on the environment directly to MEPs in the European Parliament.

    The young people produced and...

  • - 150 million customers over 20 years
    - Year-on-year growth drives expansion to new routes
    - One year to go until the e320 goes into commercial service

    In the last two decades Eurostar has revolutionised cross-channel travel, providing a swift, seamless link between the UK and mainland Europe.  With passengers increasingly choosing high speed rail over plane for short haul travel and demand at an all-time high, the business is now set for further expansion of its services into Europe. 

    On the eve of its 20th anniversary Eurostar unveiled in...

  • Eurostar birthday sale with fares from just £59 return

    Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, is offering return fares from just £59 return, in a 12 day sale to celebrate their 20th anniversary from 13 – 24 November. The tickets are ideal as a special Christmas gift or for those planning a getaway to escape the January blues.

    The express sale includes a range of offers for travel between 5th January and 12th February 2015:

    • From £59 return fare to Paris, Brussels, Lille or Calais in Standard class...
  • With less than 60 days to go until Christmas, it’s the perfect time to take a short Eurostar journey to Germany, Belgium or France to enjoy the traditional Christmas Markets. With an array of breathtaking markets in some of the most beautiful European cities, this charming experience is bound to create magical memories.

    With warm apple cider and mulled wine, festive ice skating and carol singing around the tree, there’s no better way to get in the festive spirit. From the enchanting architecture in Cologne to the quaint and cobbled streets of Strasbourg, a Eurostar winter break...

  • Year-on-year growth of 3% in passenger numbers and 2% sales revenues in Q3 2014.
    Business poised for expansion further into Europe with a range of new destinations.
    New e320 trains herald the next generation of Eurostar services 1


    Just weeks before its 20th anniversary on 14 November, Eurostar, the high speed rail service between the UK and mainland Europe, today reported continuing year-on-year growth to 30 September 2014.  Compared to the same period in 2013, Q3 passenger numbers grew by 3% to 2.8 million (Q3 2013:  2.7...

  • Completely refurbished space to improve business customer experience


    Eurostar today reopens its new look Brussels Business Premier Lounge following two months of refurbishment, in the latest phase of its extensive programme of station improvements to enhance the passenger experience.

    The new look lounge has a sleek and elegant design to create a light and airy ambience with areas to work, catch up with colleagues or to simply relax and unwind.

    Now open to Business Premier passengers and Eurostar Frequent Traveller carte blanche holders, new...

  • Raymond Blanc starts the 20th anniversary celebrations in style with the Largest Champagne Tasting Event


    Eurostar sets new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Largest Champagne Tasting Event with 515 passengers taking part.
    Raymond Blanc hosts event with record set on board as Eurostar celebrates 20th anniversary.


    Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the...