Will I still qualify for the Passholder discount on the Eurostar if the travel days on my Britrail Flexible Railpass have already been used?

I am planning to venture through the UK for about 2 weeks before heading to Paris on the Eurostar. I have already purchased a BritRail Flexible Railpass good for 4 days within a month. I will have used up all my travel days by the time I take the Eurostar.

My question is: Will I still qualify for the railpass discount for the Eurostar, even though I will have used up all my travel days? The longer validity period of the railpass will still be valid. I was under the impression that I did qualify, but read some small print upon checkout of my Eurostar ticket that the use of a travel day is required.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) May 12, 2016 19:04
    Hi David,

    Rest assured, it would not require the use of a 'travel day' on your pass to travel with tickets booked at the Passholder rate on the Eurostar.

    To be eligible for the Passholder rate on the Eurostar, you would just need to have a valid rail pass that includes the country from where you'd be departing or arriving

    You would still be able to use your BritRail Pass even if you have already used up all your 'travel days', provided that your departure date on the Eurostar still falls within the longer (1 month) validity period of the pass. Also, even though your actual 'travel days' will have already been used up, you would still need to have the pass in your possession when you take the Eurostar.

    You would purchase tickets at the Passholder rate on a Eurostar from London to Paris by entering the route on our homepage (www.raileurope.com) and indicating the type of pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'BritRail Pass').
    • Jeff (Official Rep) April 25, 2017 21:17
      Update:

      As of this year, BritRail Passes no longer enable passengers to receive any kind of Passholder rate on the Eurostar.

      While that is true with regard to BritRail Passes, any Eurail Pass that includes France is now valid to cover Eurostar trains running between Paris and the UK, while any Eurail Pass that includes the Benelux is valid to cover Eurostar trains running between Brussels and the UK. As a supplement to the Eurail Pass, reservations on the Eurostar would still be necessary.

      If a BritRail Pass is the only rail pass with which you’ll be traveling, then it would be necessary to purchase regular tickets in order to ride on the Eurostar. Please note, this applies to any BritRail Pass, including the BritRail England Pass, the BritRail London Plus Pass, the BritRail South West Pass, and the regular BritRail Pass.
    • Jeff (Official Rep) April 06, 2018 16:46
      IMPORTANT UPDATE

      As of this month (April 2018):

      The following rail passes no longer qualify passengers to receive ‘passholder’ rates for reservations on the Eurostar:

      Any single country Eurail Pass, including:

      • Eurail France Pass
      • Eurail Benelux Pass

      Any 2 country option of Eurail Select Pass, including:

      • Eurail France-Italy Pass
      • Eurail France-Switzerland Pass
      • Eurail France-Germany Pass
      • Eurail Benelux-France Pass
      • Eurail France-Spain Pass
      • Eurail Benelux-Germany Pass

      BritRail Passes and the France-Italy combination of the 2 country Eurail Select Pass continue to not be valid on the Eurostar.

      Passengers traveling with any of these rail passes would need to purchase regular tickets to take the Eurostar.

      Passholder rates will continue to be offered (depending on availability) to any passenger traveling with a Eurail Global Pass, a 3 country Eurail Select Pass (that includes the country of arrival or departure, be it France or the Benelux), or a 4 country Eurail Select Pass (that includes the country of arrival or departure, be it France or the Benelux).
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