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Eurostar ticket release

Eurostar ticket release

**This offer has now expired**

Even though the current French strike continues to affect some Eurostar services, tickets from £29 one-way are being released between London and Paris, Lille, Brussels (based on buying a return ticket) and Amsterdam  (one-way tickets available) for travel 21 January-1 April 2020. Also between London and the south of France (Lyon, Avignon and Marseille) for travel as late as 7 September. The promotion ends 20 January. So, one might dare to say, strike while the iron’s hot. 

The Netherlands

If you haven’t experienced the direct Eurostar train from London to Rotterdam or Amsterdam, then this is a great time to consider going Dutch, with tickets from £35 until 20 January for travel 21 January-30 March.


Tickets from £29 to the Belgian capital are not to be sniffed at, with springtime in Brussels a time to enjoy its many urban parks but also fine cultural heritage, cuisine and chocolate. Offers for travel 21 January-1 April.

Lille and Paris

Buy tickets to the French capital or Lille from £29 for travel between 21 January-1 April. Springtime in Paris needs no selling, and Lille is the World Design Capital for 2020.

South of France summer

Looking summerwards, tickets to Lyon, gateway to the Rhone-Alpes region from £45, or to Avignon and Marseille from £52 are available for travel 26 May-7 September. 

Terms and conditions 

Promotions are applicable when bought as part of a return ticket except for journeys between London and Rotterdam/Amsterdam, or London and Lyon which can be bought as a one-way tickets. 

Return journeys from Amsterdam or Rotterdam to London are not direct, as you have to change trains in Brussels where you go through passport control. It is hoped that this will change by spring 2020 and that direct return trains will soon be available. 

Please note that these promotional prices are not applicable to the following 2020 dates: London to Rotterdam and Amsterdam: 26 Jan; 1,2,8,9,14,15,16,21,22,23,29 Feb; 1,13,14,15,16,28,29 March. 

Rotterdam and Amsterdam to London: 26,31 Jan; 1,2,3,8,9,14,15,16,21,22,23,29 Feb; 1, 21,22,28,29 March. 

Between London and Paris, Calais, Lille, Bruxelles: 26,31 Jan; 1,2,3,8,9,14,15,16,21,22,23,29 Feb; 1,21,22,28,29 March

Between London to Lyon, Avignon and Marseille: 22,23,24,25,30,31 May; 28,29,30,31 August. 

This £ Sterling price is based on exchange rates from 6 January 2020. 

Image credits: Houses in Amsterdam iStock ©Adisa,  Eiffel Tower iStock ©MarcosMartinezSanchez,

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