From 14 December Eurostar services can be booked 4 months in advance. Booking for TGV trains has also been extended from 60 to 90 days
Travellers can now book up to 4 months, or 120 days, before travel, instead of the 3-month limit previously in place.
The changes will significantly benefit leisure travellers who want to be able to book key holiday periods and need the reassurance of having confirmed bookings well in advance.
SNCF, the French Railway operator, has extended its booking horizon from 60 days to 90 days.
Therefore, travellers wishing to travel on Eurostar and connect in Lille or Paris onto TGV services to cities such as Lyon, Dijon, Avignon, Grenoble, Bordeaux, Marseilles and Tours can also book further in advance.
Eurostar’s Director of Communications, Paul Charles, commented: “Travellers can now book their trips even further in advance, enabling them to take advantage of the best-value fares not just on Eurostar but also in hotels and other tourist locations. Some of our services, such as those for Disneyland Paris, Avignon and the French Alps will still be able to be booked more than 4 months in advance.”
He added: “Unlike airlines, rail companies offer shorter booking horizons because they have to operate around key engineering works carried out by those maintaining the rail lines and stations on their routes.”