US citizen trying to buy an European a train ticket. Help please!

Hi, I'm trying to buy two tickets from London to Lyon for my boyfriend and I, but I'm a US citizen and he is a UK citizen. I don't need any kind of passes or deals, I just want two tickets so I know we will be on the same train. Can I still not buy him one? Even though I am an American, buying both tickets with a US card?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) August 20, 2013 16:33
    Hi Emily,

    As the United States-based seller of European tickets and passes for North American countries, we are generally not able to sell to residents of countries outside of North America, due to local restrictions. Residents of European countries, are not even eligible to purchase many of our rail passes. However, the country of residence generally does not matter with regard to regular point-to-point tickets, including tickets for the Eurostar train from London to Paris and a connecting TGV train from Paris down to Lyon. Therefore, if it is just these tickets you are purchasing, then you can indicate that your boyfriend is from any of the countries that are presented as options. Since you are from the U.S., you can just indicate that he is from the U.S. as well, in order to place your order for these tickets.
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