UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS – Eurail, which simplifies rail travel throughout 28 European countries with its series of flexible rail Passes, is adding Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, to its membership group from 2017 onwards. With the new partnership, Eurail Pass holders travelling on Eurostar will enjoy new special fares and greater availability of seat reservations, providing even more value for money than ever before.
Eurail Global and applicable Select and One Country Pass holders looking to discover multiple destinations as they hop on and off Europe’s rail network can secure Eurostar Pass holder fares from €30 one way in Standard class or €38 in Standard Premier with their Eurail Pass, making it easier to incorporate a high-speed journey under the Channel into their unique rail journey.
The fares will be available between London, Ebbsfleet and Ashford International and Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais and Disneyland Paris.
For close to 60 years, Eurail Passes have been providing international visitors the ability to go from local stations to far-flung destinations, stopping wherever they like along the way to explore the cultures, cuisine and characters of Europe.
With Eurail Passes available from three days to three months in duration, they offer great savings for shorter breaks as well as longer escapes, and have a number of bespoke offers for youth, small groups and families, designed with all travellers in mind.
“Rail is a great way to explore Europe, and our new partnership with Eurail offers Pass holders great value fares, so it’s never been easier to use our stylish and comfortable cross-Channel services as part of a European adventure,” said Darren Williams, Head of Sales, Eurostar.
“We have long anticipated this Eurail-Eurostar partnership and know it will be incredibly well-received by Eurail customers,” said Silvia Fischer, Eurail Group G.I.E. Sales & Marketing Manager. “Particularly as Eurostar stations are cantered on thriving hub destinations, the addition of this new service for Pass holders makes exploring Europe in 2017 all the more attractive.”
Offering a seamless city-centre to city-centre journey, a generous baggage allowance with no weight restrictions, free wi-fi and over 300 hours of on board entertainment on the new e320 trains, a Eurostar journey is a great addition to any European rail adventure.
Eurail Passes can be booked up to 11 months in advance and used to travel in up to 28 European countries. Available from a worldwide network of Authorized General Sales Agents, Eurail Passes offer travellers the flexibility to create their own unique rail itinerary across Europe