Ok, this might sound trivial, but in fact Eurostar has a very elastic pricing model. For 2010-2011, a single Eurostar Paris-London one-way ticket can start at £39/Eur 44 (standard non modifiable, non refundable) and go up to £329/Eur 459 (business, modifiable, refundable), or almost 10 times more!
To make sure you get the lowest possible fare you should book 4 – 6 weeks in advance.
In low season like October, 3 weeks advance is usually enough.
This is by far the single most important tip: book in advance and Eurostar can be very cheap. Don’t wait. Book now – here’s the Eurostar site.
There are many sites where you can exchange Eurostar tickets. It is not really allowed, but I’ve never heard of anyone getting caught.
Read more on Buying and selling second hand Eurostar tickets.
These are the peak periods where rates start high. Going to London for a Christmas shopping weekend is expensive even if you book 3 months in advance. Monday morning and friday afternoon trains are usually filled up by weekenders and commuters.
It’s very simple – just use the booking form on the Eurostar website and make sure you enter the number of travellers in the correct age band.
Eurostar return fares are 12-15% cheaper than two one-ways in the same trains.
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