With a Britrail Pass, would I get a discount for roundtrip tickets on the Eurostar London-Paris?

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I have purchased a Britrail pass. Do i get discount when i buy round trip tickets London-Paris using eurostar ? and how would i do it ? Thank you
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) January 14, 2015 16:57
    Hello,

    With a BritRail Pass, you would be eligible to receive a 'Passholder' fare for a ticket on the Eurostar between London and Paris. While the Eurostar is a train that does offer special discounts for round-trips, there is no to receive a round-trip discount in addition to the Passholder fare.

    You would purchase tickets at the Passholder rate on the Eurostar by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on our homepage, entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass you'll be traveling with when you're prompted.

    If you select the option to do a 'Round-Trip' search there, you would first be presented with options for the outbound segment of your trip. Once you select a train and fare for your outbound, you would then be shown the options for the return, and you would be able to proceed from there.

    The Eurostar is unique in that it can generally be booked up 6 to 9 months in advance of a departure. Discounted rates on the Eurostar, including the Passholder fares and round-trip rates, can sell out very quickly. Therefore, it would be recommended that tickets be purchased as soon as possible.
    • Jeff (Official Rep) April 26, 2017 18:28
      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) July 16, 2018 15:05
      UPDATE:

      As of 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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  • Hi Jeff, I take it that nothing has changed since your last post; BritRail passes cannot earn a discount on Eurostar London to Paris? I emailed Rail Europe two days ago and they said I could get a discount with BritRail passes, so did they change or say that by mistake?
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