Eurostar is about to launch a major sale on its Standard Class tickets.
The sale goes live in a day or so – it may even be live by the time you read this. However, members of Eurostar Frequent Traveller were given this link here in order to book before the massive advertising campaign starts.
It is important to note that you don’t need to be a member of Eurostar Frequent Traveller to book via this link. At the end of the booking process, you can click ‘check-out as guest’ and you pay without needing to register.
As of Wednesday afternoon, there was surprisingly good availability at the £59 level for Friday out / Sunday afternoon back tickets to Paris.
You need to book before September 16th, although the good weekend seats won’t last long once the general public starts to book. You can travel between 30th September and 19th December, with a couple of black out periods.
Remember that American Express Platinum cardholders can use the Eurostar lounges in London and Paris. No guest are allowed, although if your partner has your Platinum supplementary card then that will be fine.
How to get Club Eurostar points and lounge access from UK credit cards (January 2023)
Club Eurostar does not have a UK credit card. However, you can earn Club Eurostar points by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards.
Cards earning Membership Rewards points include:
- American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 20,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 1,333 Club Eurostar points. This card is FREE for your first year and also comes with four free airport lounge passes.
- The Platinum Card from American Express (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 30,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 2,000 Club Eurostar points. Card benefits include Eurostar lounge access.
- American Express Rewards credit card (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 10,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 666 Club Eurostar points. This card is FREE for life.
Membership Rewards points convert at 15:1 into Club Eurostar points which is an attractive rate. The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, so you will get the equivalent of 1 Club Eurostar point for every £15 you spend.
American Express Platinum comes with a great Eurostar benefit – Eurostar lounge access!
You can enter any Eurostar lounge, irrespective of your ticket type, simply by showing The Platinum Card at the desk. No guests are allowed but you can get entry for your partner by issuing them with a free supplementary Amex Platinum card on your account.