Eurostar Tips

The Eurostar service can take passengers from London to Paris in around two hours.

The Eurostar train service whisks passengers from London, departing from the city’s St. Pancras International station, to locations such as Paris and Brussels. According to many sources, such as the Been There website, the Eurostar makes for faster travel than catching a plane, with the journey from London to Paris, for example, taking around two hours. Consumers can save money and make their journeys as pleasurable as possible by bearing in mind a few pointers about Eurostar services.

Book Online

You can book your Eurostar journey over the phone or through the service’s website. While booking by phone is a reasonable option, this medium doesn’t allow you to browse the options and services available at length. By booking online, you can check which deals are available and study the seating choices too. You can even find out about the services available at your destination, such as car hire companies.

Luggage

You’ll need to consider your luggage carefully when traveling by Eurostar. Check that you’re able to secure any bags you have with you, and that nothing is going to drop out or become detached from your luggage in case you need to store your bags at the other end of the carriage from where you’re sitting. You need to be able to carry your luggage without too much strain, so don’t overpack. If you do need to being large items such as skiing gear, remember that you’ll be slowed down while transporting this equipment, so leave for the station a bit earlier.

When To Travel

You can save money by traveling during off-peak times, which are generally after 7 p.m. and before 7 a.m., according to the Eurostar London to Paris Train website. You can also get a cheaper ticket by looking for the earliest train each day, or alternatively the latest train that’s running. Some days of the week are more expensive. Avoid traveling on Fridays and Sundays, especially afternoons and evenings.

Book In Advance

Another trick to saving money on Eurostar is to book tickets as early as possible. The Eurostar London to Paris Train website indicates that booking tickets between 60 and 90 days before you’d like to travel is best to grab the cheapest tickets released for a given journey.