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Can you transfer Club Eurostar points to someone else?

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In response to a reader email, I wanted to look at whether you can transfer Club Eurostar points to a friend or family member.

A bit of background ….

Club Eurostar replaced Eurostar Frequent Traveller and Eurostar Plus Points almost six years ago.

We don’t give it much coverage on Head for Points, mainly because it doesn’t run many promotions and we are generally news-driven.  It remains a good scheme, however, and I will occasionally make Membership Rewards transfers from American Express in order to redeem for a ticket.

What are Club Eurostar points worth?

Remember that free tickets with Club Eurostar are genuinely free – there are no taxes or charges to pay.

Plans to impose a £16 fee on redemptions to cover Eurostar’s track access charges were put on hold during the pandemic. This plan seem unlikely to come back, given that the programme will soon be replaced by a combined Eurostar / Thalys one.

This HfP article looks at what Club Eurostar points are worth.

How do you earn Club Eurostar points?

Club Eurostar is fully revenue based for earning, but not for redeeming.

For every £1 spent you earn 1 point.  Tickets priced in € are converted to £.  This is, in all cases, more generous than the previous Eurostar Frequent Traveller earning chart, especially for people on cheaper tickets.

To find out more about how to spend Club Eurostar points, whether on free tickets or by upgrading an existing ticket, read our full review of Club Eurostar here.

Can you transfer Club Eurostar points to someone else?

Can you transfer Club Eurostar points to someone else?

Yes you can.

Whilst Club Eurostar does not have family accounts, it has something even more flexible – points pooling.  You can transfer points to anyone you want, although transfers inwards do not count towards status.

One reason to do this would be if your Club Eurostar points are approaching expiry.  You need to earn points every 24 months to protect your balance.

Here are the rules:

  • You can share a maximum of 3,000 points in one go
  • You can share a maximum of 6,000 points in each calendar year
  • You can share a maximum of 3,000 points with one member in each calendar year
  • You can share points with a maximum of four people in each calendar year
  • You can receive a maximum of 3,000 points in each calendar year
  • Points have to be shared in multiples of 100

To transfer your points, simple log in at the Eurostar website and look for ‘points pooling’ in the Club Eurostar section.

You can confirm the details above in clause 8.2 of the Club Eurostar terms and conditions here.

How to get Club Eurostar points and lounge access from UK credit cards

How to get Club Eurostar points and lounge access from UK credit cards (September 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:

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 (9)

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  • meta says:

    Eurostar does run frequent promotions, double/triple points plus at the moment there is sale which ends midnight today. £35 one-way on all mid-week tickets throughout the summer.

  • Michael says:

    I will be travelling on Eurostar in the next few days with my wife and young daughter. I have opened up a Club Eurostar account for myself as a result. Presumably my wife will need to open up her own account to maximise the number of points as a family we can receive, but there is nothing that can be done regarding our daughter? Ideally, as the person who made the booking, it would be good if I could claim the points for all three of us on my account.

    • Rob says:

      Yes, wife needs her own account, I think your daughter is stuck.

    • Renaud says:

      There are no age restrictions, if your daughter is old enough to need her own seat (4-yo IIRC), you can open a Eurostar account in her name and she will receive points. Then you can transfer your wife and daughter’s points to your account if you need for redemptions. Our children have had their own account for years.

      • Rob says:

        There you go then. My kids have only ever travelled on redemptions.

      • Michael says:

        Thanks, that’s great. So glad I asked!

      • thelargeguy says:

        unfortunately as from 7 Feb 2023 club Eurostar imposed a minimum age limit to join the program
        quick question if anyone knows – booked a redemption ticket from my club Eurostar account and have already changed it once but it no longer gives me the option to change online – can a Eurostar redemption ticket be changed more than once – perhaps over the phone?

        • Renaud says:

          Darn, I missed that!
          According to the T&C, you can only change redemption tickets once. You can try on the phone, sometimes they are a bit flexible but no guarantee.

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