That’s right, I had already noticed that Eurostar fares and bar-buffet prices do not seem to change often.
Given the recent devaluation of the pound (decreased from around 1.3 to 1.1 EUR, or 15%), it’s cheaper to pay in pounds for Europeans, or viceversa it’s more expensive to pay in Euros for the British.
A few examples as of April 2009:
- Cheapest Eurostar fare (Paris-London or London-Paris): 77 EUR or 55 GBP. But 55 GBP is currently equal to 61 EUR. Excluding currency exchange costs, this is a saving of 20%.
- Coffee: 2.60 EUR or 1.90 GBP. But 1.90 GBP is currently 2.1 EUR, for a saving of 19%.
- Classic meal deal (sandwich + water + crisps): 8.20 EUR or 6.00 GBP. But 6.00 GBP is currently 6.6 EUR, for a saving of 19%.