Eurostar and Eurail

As part of a 3 week trip, I plan on traveling from London to Geneva via Eurostar to Paris. I am getting a 15 day Eurail pass. I know it is not valid for the Eurostar, but I want to get the passholder discount for the Eurostar. I've read that I have to have an "active" Eurail pass in order to get the passholder discount. Can I activate my Eurail pass in London when I board the Eurostar?

Posted by mary
87 posts

book your eurostar ticket at the same time you order your pass. it will most likely be at

Posted by Tim
Minneapolis, MN, USA
8646 posts

You may do just as well price-wise booking a regular ticket at (You cannot book a passholder fare at the Eurostar site.) However, you can book a passholder fare at Or you can call the Eurostar office in London. Dial 011 (international access code for the US and Canada) + 44 (country code for the UK) + 1233 617 575. For expert and free advice (much better than mine), call Budget Europe Travel Service (800-441-9413).