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New Eurostar pre-sale – £54 return – book today before the crowds

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Eurostar is running another public sale from tomorrow (20th) through to December 2nd.

However, if you use this link, you have access to the sale before the general advertising starts tomorrow.

Here are the terms and conditions:

You will pay £54 return to Paris, Lille, Disneyland Paris, Brussels or indeed any station in Belgium, in Economy.

You must travel from 6 January to 12 February, excluding 31 January to 2 February.

2-4 people must travel together

There are 5,000 pairs of tickets available at these prices, and some peak services are not available.  That said, if you book today you will have substantially greater choice compared to what is available when the advertising for the sale begins tomorrow.

At the time of writing (6pm Monday) I could find, for example, Paris outbound on Friday 24 January (all trains before 2.30pm) for £27 per person outbound.  The latest £27 each-way ticket on Sunday 26 January was 12.31, but for an extra £17 each you could return until 16.13.

Remember that if you have an American Express Platinum card you can use Eurostar lounges just by flashing the card.  However, you cannot bring in a guest, so your companion would need to be your supplementary Platinum cardholder.

Earning Flying Blue miles from credit cards

How to earn Club Eurostar points from UK credit cards (June 2021)

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 cardsThese are:

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.

Comments (8)

  • Flashware says:

    Booked 3x people for a day trip in January, saving ~£7.50 per pax. Cheers!

  • gnarlyoldgoatdude says:

    It’s also valid for trains departing Ebbsfleet International and Ashford International for those of us who would have to make a journey into London, only to pass our houses on the way to the continent.

  • Flashware says:

    I had no issues doing a weekend trip…

    • Flashware says:

      Jan 19. It was already starting to say “x seats remaining” so perhaps they’re getting quickly snapped up…

  • Nick Burch says:

    As with BA, try booking a package with a hotel included, as that has the potential to bring down the cost of the overall trip. Also, depending on where you live, you may find that the city centre to city centre aspect of the Eurostar saves you a fair bit vs the cost of getting to/from the airports

    Finally, I think the reason why the Friday afternoon trains don’t have many cheap tickets on them is that they’re basically full, so Eurostar don’t have to try to fill them! It might improve in a couple of years when their new trains are delivered, as those have more seats per train

  • E14 says:

    I must be going nuts I can’t see the any station in Belgium from the drop down ?

    • Clive J says:

      You will probably only see Brussels. Your ticket will then be valid for onward travel to other cities like Gent or Brugge. From memory you are restricted to slow trains for this leg.

  • Rob says:

    Where you are going wrong is trying to do Friday to Sunday. The smarter option is taking Monday off work and doing Saturday to Monday.

    Saturday 25th January – EVERY SINGLE TRAIN to Paris is £27
    Monday 27th January – EVERY SINGLE TRAIN from Paris is £27

    Weekend for two, £108, done.

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