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Dec112016

Eurostar's Secret Discount Train Tickets

Well it's not exactly a secret, but you'll never see an advertisement for Eurostar Snap, the special site managed by Eurostar that sells heavily-discounted, last-minute train tickets between London and Paris (and Lille and Brussels). There are a few constraints:

 

  • you have to purchase tickets between 7 and 21 days before you travel
  • you can only choose your dates and "morning" or "afternoon", and you'll be informed two days before travel the exact time. 
  • these tickets can't be refunded, modified or transferred to another person

 

On the plus side the tickets are usually just £25/€30 one-way between Paris and London. Some holiday travel tickets are as high as £85, but that's still lower than the prices listed on the official Eurostar site. So now there's no excuse for a quick skip across the pond for Afternoon Tea!

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Reader Comments (5)

OK, you get a cheap ticket to London. Can you get a cheap return ticket back to Paris at the same time? And can you get the same deal based from London?
December 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAJPebody
AJ Peabody: well, yes, actually, you can. But if you actually go on their website you'd find that information yourself. ;-)
December 22, 2016 | Registered CommenterHeather Stimmler-Hall
It seems the only way to 'sign in' is through Facebook, Is there another method other than Facebook ?
December 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterClark Taylor
Good tip on saving money on Eurostar. I too would like to know if Facebook is the only way to login to Snap. I don't use Facebook. Thanks.
December 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSylvia Short
Clark Taylor and Sylvia Short
Right now, Facebook is the only way to get the deals.

If you click on 'Terms and Conditions' at the bottom of the Snap Eurostar website you'll see this:
<<<Offer only available from snap.eurostar.com for Facebook users.>>>

FYI, you can register for a Facebook account and not use it except for instances like this.
Enter the minimum information required, don't add friends, don't post any photos, don't follow anyone, etc. et, voila, you now have a Facebook account.
Just remember your Facebook login and password.

I will tell you though, that you're missing out on a lot, it's all what you make it, how much you do or don't want to share. - btw, I'm definitely not young.
It's a great tool for sharing, learning, keeping in touch, finding like minded people (like other Francophiles) and more.
January 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJoan B

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