Eurostar Questions

What is the best price for tickets for early booking of Eurostar? I hope to be right on the 90 day mark. I'll be watching so, I'd like to know what's the best price. Also, I noticed something about a login or register. Is this something I should get done before I book. Any other info would be appreciated.
Thanks.

Posted by Ken
Vernon, Canada
17792 posts

Shelley, You'll have to check the EuroStar website to see what the prices will be on the day you plan to travel. Without knowing what day you'll be travelling, there's no way any of us will be able to check. The best price will always be at the time the tickets are first released for sale. After that the prices generally increase. I can't recall if I've had to register on the site prior to purchasing tickets? I'd probably just give it a try without registering, as it may have a "guest" feature. If registration is compulsory, you can do that during the purchase process. Don't forget you'll need to check-in for the EuroStar AT LEAST 30 minutes prior to departure, or you'll lose your ticket. It's a good idea to allow extra time to go through the airport-style security and clear French Passport control at London St. Pancras. Cheers!

Posted by Keith
United Kingdom
683 posts

The best price will (almost) certainly be the one offered when the ticket first goes on sale, which with Eurostar is 120 days ahead, not 90 (I've heard that if you use the US version of the Eurostar website, some have said you can book even further ahead, I don't know if that is true, but the price will not be lower than the general release price at 120 days).

Posted by Darren
Galt, Calif., UK
136 posts

Booking at that 90 day mark should get you the best price, I paid $70 each way for London to Paris, can't get much cheaper than that.

Posted by George
Independence, KS, USA
532 posts

To repeat, book at 120 days prior to travel for the best prices, not 90 days.

Posted by Suz
Denver, USA
223 posts

In case you haven't seen the website "The Man In Seat 61," which is a fabulous guide to rail travel, here's more than you probably need or want to know about Eurostar, including seat selection tips: http://bit.ly/13AaH0U.

Posted by Stacey
Kansas City
112 posts

I booked from the US a little earlier than the 120 days out. I can't remember how much, I'd have to look it up, maybe a week earlier. I paid $224 for 2 round trip tickets London to Paris, which comes out to $56 each for each journey. That was the same price they were charging when I went back and looked just after the 120 day mark, so I don't think I got a better price for booking even earlier. Prices had already started going up on the train that left before the one I chose as there were fewer seats available. You will have to register at some point to purchase your tickets.

Posted by pat
victoria, Canada
7828 posts

Shelly , if you have your dates set try booking them. Its not a big deal to practice book you know, just do all the steps the last step is giving your CC info . . so just keep going to that point to get the hang of it. I have booked Eurostar tickes four times online, no problem.. I do pick up in either London or paris depending on where I am starting. If picking up tickets arrive one hour before not 3o minutes.
As for country , I also use either France or UK

Posted by Shelley
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
257 posts

Yes, I'd gone through the whole process and had found that I could look on there as a guest. It was pretty easy to follow. Easier than when I'll have to do the DB one for Germany. When I checked it went to the end of July so I'm still good. We don't need it until the end of Sept. I'll keep checking closer to the dates we need. Thanks everyone. I think I'd seen some for 48 Euro so that seems pretty good. I'll check out that video too.