Eurostar has been named the World’s Leading Rail Service for over a decade. With stops in over 100 stations, the 16-year-old company provides stellar services to almost 75 million travelers.
Eurostar should not be confused with Eurotunnel, as they both travel “The Chunnel”, Eurostar is a passenger only train, where as Eurotunnel also shuttles vehicles, passengers, and other cargo. You can enjoy comfort and luxury while traveling at speeds topping out at 186 miles an hour. Any amenities that you may find that you would need on such a trip can be included in the price of your first class ticket, or may be purchased separately with a second-class ticket. While there are hot or cold meals offered, you may also bring your own food and drink on board with you.
Eurostar train fares from London to Paris start as low as $116 one-way, or $160 round trip, when booking your ticket directly with them. Although Eurostar is not included with a rail pass, there are discounted rates available, called Passholder fares if you have one. As with most travel situations, you can save time and money by purchasing your ticket online. During the peak months, Eurostar has a pre-booking window of four months, but during off-season they extended the pre-booking as far out as nine months in advance. Many website have special bundle deals for traveling with Eurostar, but you need to make sure that you are aware of any additional fee that may be incurred if your plans change.
Some airlines offer special lower rates going in between London and Paris than what Eurostar offers. However, airport taxes can be in excess of 15%, and that is not including extra travel time to get to the city centers. Brussels, Disneyland Paris, and the French Alps are all part of the Eurostar line, along with almost 100 other destinations and transfer points.
Therefore, if only for a day trip, or an extended traveling vacation, Eurostar trains are the way to travel. The amenities offered, service, and record of accomplishment that Eurostar maintains, is sure to meet, if not exceed your expectations. Book you r next trip with Eurostar and see why they have twelve years, and counting, of being dubbed The World’s Leading Rail Service.