Train prices from Paris to London?

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Jun 28th, 2011, 03:38 PM
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Train prices from Paris to London?

What is the typical price for the Eurostar train from Paris to London? Do you have any tips on getting the best price? Thanks!
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Jun 28th, 2011, 03:46 PM
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In US $ about $60 one way if booked 120 days from departure.
Prices go up the closer to departure you get.

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If booking closer to departure then the 'trick' is to avoid weekend and/or peak travel times so heading to London at 8pm on a Wednesday night will be cheaper than Friday afternoon.
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Jun 28th, 2011, 04:46 PM
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Eurostar runs like an airline - prices are all over the place. The earlier you book the better the chance of a lower price. And the least popular train times (often very early am) are cheaper than the prime time trains. You can pay as little as $60 - or 2 or 3 times that much depending on when you buy, what train and what class of sets.
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Apr 18th, 2012, 07:48 AM
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I just booked round trip to Paris and back for a September trip for the two of us at $200 total. I think this is a great price! i wanted to go first class, but I couldn't resist this price. We have taken the Eurostar before in 2nd class and it was fine.

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Apr 18th, 2012, 07:53 AM
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I want to book for Sept 5, but couldn't get dates that far out on the EuroStar site. I better try again.
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Apr 18th, 2012, 09:18 AM
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There is only one time I might ever recommend even looking on the Rail Europe website and that one time is if you are looking for Eurostar tickets. You can purchase them now for September and the price, $67, is no more than you will pay elsewhere.

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Apr 18th, 2012, 09:29 AM
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I booked right at 120 days ahead of my trip and got our tickets for $108 each (one-way, London to Paris) on eurostar.com; There were some less expensive departure times (very early or after 4pm, I think) that would've been more like $60pp.
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Apr 18th, 2012, 09:36 AM
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@lantana -- I ran into the same thing when booking London-Brussels. I thought I was 120 days out (maybe 119) and the preferred times were already more expensive. I wondered if they were really gobbled up right away or if the ideal times never had the cheapest rate. Oh well. I paid for the time because time is money!
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Apr 18th, 2012, 09:58 AM
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@indy_dad I actually booked my tix 3 days past the 120-day mark; I wondered about the rate too. But I checked just now and all the prices are just as they were a month ago. I know they'll go up - but not sure how low they were on the very first day offered.
For my daughter's sake, I didn't book very early in the a.m. I thought I'd let her sleep in - plus, we'll avoid rush hour in the process It will be nice not to have to rush that last day in London.
Time is money, indeed!
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Apr 18th, 2012, 03:37 PM
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I booked today for first week in September, London to Paris. It was $57 each, one-way, for all departures. I guess that's a good deal, from what I'm reading here.
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Apr 19th, 2012, 04:38 AM
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@PeaceOut - Congratulations on your tickets.
I just checked the eurostar site and $57/adult is still the price for my travel date in mid-July but it's for 5:40, 7:01,7:31,17:31 and 18:01 departures.
7:54, 16:01, 16:22, 19:01 and 20:01 are currently $83/adult;
8:31, 11:31 and 15:01 are currently $108/adult;
9:12, 10:24, 12:24 and 14:01 departures are now $131/adult.
These are all for one-way, non-flexible tickets.
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Apr 19th, 2012, 07:30 AM
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Thanks, lantana.

I am so glad I saw this thread and realized how the prices increase over time.
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