Eurostar to Paris $$$$

Feb 9th, 2008, 05:10 PM
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Eurostar to Paris $$$$

2 seniors & 15 YO flying into LHR April 11. Plans were to spend 3-4 days in London then Eurostar to Paris till the 19th then back to London & to the US on the 20th. Problem, The cheapest fares I find on www.eurostar.com is $254+$384 = $638 PP. probably + taxes etc. I can fly out on BA the same morning for just over $200 RT & by pass the $300-500 hotel rooms. Any thoughts?
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Feb 9th, 2008, 07:49 PM
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We did this trip several years ago -
don't remember it being so expensive.

Take another look at the euroustar
site, not necessary to go first class. Cheap seats are fine.

All depends upon what you want. The
train is simpler once you are in London. We did almost get stuck in Paris, fire in chunnel caused train to be cancelled. As the trains are usually heavily booked - caused a bit of concern - ?panic? - but was
resolved easily for us anyway. Just something to consider if you are cutting connections close.
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Feb 9th, 2008, 09:59 PM
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I do not understand your last sentence. If you are from the US I get Eurostar fares for as little as $98 one way for adults and less for a teenager for the London-Paris route in April.
Cost us $238 last month for one adult and one teenager for a one way fare from London to Brugge. You should play with the site to get the best fares for the best times/dates for you.
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Feb 9th, 2008, 10:14 PM
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Its your choice to spend 300-500 dollars on a hotel room in Paris. I never pay more then 150 euros.

As for your fares, they do seem high. I think I'll go and see whats up on the site for those dates sometimes you just have to play around .

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Feb 9th, 2008, 10:37 PM
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Well I went and played and cam up with same fares as you .

I guess I would consider a cheapo flight. Try to find one that flys into Orly or CDG as they are closer then Beauvais and easier to get to and from with public transport.
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Feb 10th, 2008, 05:11 AM
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BigJerry - Try this:

www.tgv-europe.com

You will see seats on Eurostar advertised for 38.50 euros.

I booked two of us on a one way from Calais to Paris on Eurostar at a cost of 77.80 euros.(for both)

This was the easiest booking by rail I have ever made.
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Feb 10th, 2008, 05:31 AM
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Hi BJ,

Are you looking at www.eurostar.com?

Wouldn't it be a lot easier to fly into London and out of Paris?

See www.kayak.com, www.1800flyeurope.com

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Feb 10th, 2008, 07:25 AM
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I got 15th April to 19th April for £242 ($471) in total registering as British

There are no taxes to add onto this.

If you go from 13th April to 17th April that price becomes £167 ($325)

Try those dates and see what you get

If that fails try deleting the Eurostar cookies and going back in pretending to be British
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Feb 10th, 2008, 10:41 AM
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to pretend to be British one just uses their hotel in Londons address. Works fine .
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Feb 10th, 2008, 11:20 AM
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Flying into LHR and out of CDG would be best. You could than take the train or plane in between the two cities. You could also reverse this if the costs or connections do not work out well. If your flights are already booked you could fly one way to Paris upon your arrival to LHR and either fly or train back to back to London. I would do Paris first than London in this itinerary as I recommend you leave on your transatlantic flight from your last destination. You have less to worry this way about making your transatlantic flight.
I found last month that booking the Eurostar from the UK can be more expensive than from the US. My $238 ticket was L 300 if purchased off the web from the UK.
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Feb 10th, 2008, 12:20 PM
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For some reason UK folk only have access to the full priced one way tickets whereas other nationalities can get discounted tickets. Presumably they think there isn't the demand for one way except from business folk who need to change their plans at short notice

Then again a £59 return ticket isn't to be sneezed at
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Feb 10th, 2008, 12:51 PM
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It is so costly to get to and from the airports in london, and paris, assuming you are taking taxis, that I think it makes way more sense to take the train.
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Feb 10th, 2008, 02:59 PM
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ellen it only costs 8.50 euros to take the RER to Charles De Gaulle airport.
Taxis are only needed for those who take too much luggage or are old or have mobility issues, or for early morning flights before RER is running.
I have never taken one. I am neither young , fit , nor fluent in anything but english, but since I have never fallen into the catergories I described I have never spent the 40-60 euros for a cab.
I have travelled alone, and with a child.

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