Paris for £29! We Show You How To Find The £29 Eurostar Tickets
If you’re thinking about travelling to France this year, then now’s your time to book; the annual SNCF sale is on NOW, and you need to be quick if you want to bag the best prices. But how to find the £29 Eurostar Tickets?
Of course the Eurostar isn’t just about Paris – it opens up the whole of mainland Europe to you. We had a city break in Bordeaux last summer, and with a simple connection at Gard Du Nord, we were strolling through the Place de La Bourse just after lunch. But sometimes Paris is all you’re looking for; and if you can bag a £29 ticket, then that makes it a pretty bargainous short break, doesn’t it?
How to find the £29 Eurostar tickets
So here’s the important bit.
You need to go to the Find Your Return page on the Eurostar site
This isn’t one of those deals where the ticket prices are advertised, but impossible to find. I know – I’ve looked for ages, and fannied around with various dates in the journey planner… and then discovered this brilliant tool.
It is a bit hidden, so just trust me and go straight to it to find the £29 tickets here. It’ll save you so much time, and you’ll be booking your trip in minutes.
Once there, use the ‘next 4 weeks’ arrow at top right, and just skip forward a month or two. The best rule of thumb with Eurostar is that last-minute is never the cheapest option – thinking ahead is the only way to get the best deals.
So jump forwards to the beginning of May, and look what happens – all those dark blue days have ‘high availability’ of the £29 tickets!
Remember that there are limitations on the travel times for these super-cheap tickets (which is fair enough, really). They are only available for travel:
– between midday and midnight on a Monday;
– anytime on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday; and
– between midday and midnight on a Saturday.
So keep a little flexibility in your travel plans, and you could be booking a short break in Paris that’ll cost you less then £120 for two.
There’s even some availability during the Easter Holidays – if you don’t mind taking the evening train, you can leave on Wednesday 19th April on the 17:31, and come back late on Saturday, giving you three full days to explore Paris with the kids (and kids are £28 a ticket, too).
The Eurostar is absolutely our favourite way to take the family across the channel – at this price it’s crazy to miss out on the opportunity to explore the French capital together during the school holidays.
Or of course you can mix it up a little – head for Lille instead (just use the drop down box on the right of the calendar to change your destination). The Braderie de Lille is the biggest fleamarket in Europe, and you’ll also find Europe’s largest bookshop, the Furet du Nord, which has over 7,000 square metres of bookworm heaven. Plus of course the old town is wonderful to simply wander and enjoy; plenty of squares crammed with shops and the perfect cafe culture. Heaven for a city break, and at the same ridiculously low £29 price.
So. Head to the Eurostar site and find your £29 tickets for your next train adventure.