Strong passenger figures at Eurostar over half-term holiday

Strong passenger figures at Eurostar over half-term holiday

Eurostar is expecting to carry ten per cent more passengers over this half-term school holiday, compared to the same holiday period last year.

Over 230,000 people from across the UK and Europe will travel on Eurostar over the course of the week for a late winter break.

A combination of attractive prices, Valentine’s Day and good ski conditions will make this a bumper half-term for Eurostar.

Nick Mercer, commercial director for Eurostar, said: “This has been one of our busiest February half-term weeks for several years.

“School holidays are always popular, but our service is particularly busy this year.

“With the perfect skiing conditions we are enjoying at the moment our direct ski services to the French Alps are virtually sold out next week.”

Tickets for travel on the high-speed passenger service between the UK and mainland Europe start from £69 return in Standard and £189 return in Standard Premier.