Pick up Eurostar ticket in advance?

Mar 10th, 2007, 10:06 AM
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Pick up Eurostar ticket in advance?

Hi,

I just ordered tickets online from Eurostar for a day trip from Paris to London this spring. We are set to leave first thing in the morning.

Does anyone know if it is possible to pick-up the tickets the day before our trip? Or do I need to get to the train station that morning and allow for the possible 45 minute wait to pick them up at a window?

Thanks for any help in advance!
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Mar 10th, 2007, 10:09 AM
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Sure - you can pick them up any time.
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Mar 10th, 2007, 10:11 AM
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Thanks!!

I read in my confirmation email from Eurostar that the "tickets will be issued on the day of departure" and I was worried that I wouldn't have enough time to get to the station that morning to get the tickets.
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Mar 10th, 2007, 10:14 AM
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are you on some sort of tour -- or did you book the tickets yourself??

If it was a straight forward purchase, you can pick then up at the station any time.
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Mar 10th, 2007, 10:22 AM
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I don't think it's worth the detour the day before to pick up your tickets..why bother? Just swipe your credit card through the machine when you get there, out pop the tickets.
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Mar 10th, 2007, 10:23 AM
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Oh wait, I thought it was London-Paris, not Paris-London. I've only done London-Paris (you get outbound/inbound tix at the same time). I don't know if they have automated machines at Gare du Nord, I'd imagine so..
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Mar 10th, 2007, 10:29 AM
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janisj - I booked the tickets myself.

I would love to use the automated machines, but I read in Paris you have to use a French cc. I already have to get to the station super early and speak limited French so I thought it would be easiest to go the day before. I figure it may take a considerable amount of time, especially with my rusty French.

Thanks, again everyone!
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Mar 10th, 2007, 10:36 AM
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You can use automatic machines in Paris in you have a chipped card (they use the chip and PIN system)
You can pick your ticket in advance in any french railway station or a 'Boutique SNCF' (for a list of the boutiques sncf look at www.pagesjaunes.fr) - if your card is a magnetic stripe only one, you'll have to go to a manned booth is a stration (all boutiques sncf are manned)
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Mar 10th, 2007, 10:42 AM
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Cool, thanks norween! Will check out that link - very helpful.

I just have a regular cc with the magnetic stip unfortunately.
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Mar 10th, 2007, 11:10 AM
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hi, amamik,

if you do decide to try to use the automated machines, make sure you have with you the credit card you used to book the tickets! we almost came a cropper with this in Madrid when colecting opera tickets, but fortunately i reread the web-site the ngiht beofre we went.

regards, ann
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