Club Eurostar

In December 2017, Eurostar relaunched its two loyalty schemes - Eurostar Frequent Traveller, aimed at the business traveller, and Eurostar Plus Points, aimed at the leisure market - as Club Eurostar.  Club Eurostar is explained in detail in the articles below.

 

Our articles also show how to redeem for free Eurostar travel using Eurostar points or American Express Membership Rewards points.

 

You receive free entry to Eurostar lounges if you take out the American Express Platinum charge card. Our review of the card is here.

Get double Club Eurostar points this Autumn!

Club Eurostar launched a double points promotion yesterday as part of its partnership with Le Club AccorHotels. As we covered here, you can transfer Accor points into Club Eurostar, and Club Eurostar points into Le Club AccorHotels.  I don’t recommend it, because you lose value, […]

Club Eurostar makes it harder to qualify for top tier Carte Blanche status

Club Eurostar is announcing a change to its top-tier Carte Blanche status today. From 23rd October, you will need to earn 2,400 points or make 32 return journeys in a membership year to qualify or requalify for Carte Blanche. For comparison, the current figure is […]

A look at Club Eurostar, almost two years in – how is it going?

Club Eurostar, which replaced Eurostar Frequent Traveller and Eurostar Plus Points, is now approaching its second birthday. 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, […]

New Le Club AccorHotels and Club Eurostar promotion launched

Le Club AccorHotels, the loyalty scheme for Ibis, Novotel, Mercure, Sofitel, Raffles, Fairmont, Pullman etc, has launched a promotion with Club Eurostar. Accor launched its Club Eurostar partnership last year.  It works in both directions: you can earn Club Eurostar points instead of Le Club […]

Eurostar adding a third daily Amsterdam service

Eurostar has announced that it is launching a 3rd weekday Rotterdam and Amsterdam service on 11th June. It will depart St Pancras at 11.04, arriving in Amsterdam at 16.11.  The early morning service will leave earlier, at 07.16, arriving 12.11, potentially making life easier for […]

What is the best use of American Express Membership Rewards points?

I have written numerous articles before about using American Express Membership Rewards points and a few pieces on how I value airline miles and hotel points. I have pulled together both of these strands in this updated 2018 article on how to make the best […]

Eurostar St Pancras lounge update – how is the cocktail bar?

I was in the Eurostar lounge at St Pancras yesterday for the first time since the new cocktail bar opened.  Whilst it wasn’t open at 8am (!) it does look very smart as you can see below. I have a love/hate relationship with this lounge.  […]

You can now swap points between Club Eurostar and Le Club AccorHotels – but should you?

Le Club AccorHotels has announced a new partnership with Club Eurostar. I was a little surprised to see this but I shouldn’t have been.  As the biggest hotel group in France and with a big UK presence, Accor was a natural fit.  Club Eurostar has […]

Why transferring hotel points to a friend is good (but airline miles are bad)

Most frequent flyer schemes allow you to pay to transfer miles to a friend.  It is usually a terrible deal.  The price is often only modestly cheaper than buying miles outright but no new miles are being created – you are paying a high fee simply for […]

Eurostar launches its London lounge cocktail bar

Following the huge success of the cocktail bar in its new Paris lounge (see our review here), Eurostar has opened another on the upper level of the London St Pancras lounge. A press photo is below. The menu has been designed by the London Cocktail […]

Eurostar to open a cocktail bar in the London lounge

The highlight of the huge new Eurostar Business Premier lounge in Paris is the cocktail bar, which is open every evening and serves up your choice of drink – on the house.  We covered it in our review of the new lounge here. Eurostar has […]

Eurostar station staff to strike on 28th July

Eurostar station staff at London St Pancras have called a 24 hour strike for 28th July.  It is to protest at what the RMT union describes as “shocking and dangerous” working conditions due to recent service failures, caused by issues in the tunnel, train breakdowns […]

Get 30% off Eurostar Standard Premier tickets

Until 16th July, Eurostar is running a 30% off sale in Standard Premier. Standard Premier is, for most people, the sweet spot for Eurostar pricing.  You get a Business Premier seat, and the only major differences are a lower quality meal (but you still get […]

How I got good value for my Amex points with a short-notice Club Eurostar redemption

I need to be in Paris for two days at the end of June, returning home on a perennially expensive Friday evening.  As my hotel is only three metro stops from Gare du Nord it made sense to take the train back rather than fly. […]

We travel on the inaugural Eurostar service to Amsterdam!

On Wednesday 4th April Eurostar launched its new route from London to Rotterdam and Amsterdam. Passengers can now travel from St. Pancras to Amsterdam Centraal in 3 hours and 41 minutes. On paper this is almost four times longer than the average flight time between […]

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