Eurostar Provence service selling summer tickets

Eurostar has announced that their popular summer service which takes passengers directly to Avignon will be on sale earlier than usual this year, and have been bookable since the 20th December. They have started the sale earlier to cope with the demand as travellers rush to book this service to the beautiful Provence region of France.

To avoid disappointment, travellers are being advised to book early for the direct service that will run weekly between the 7th July and 1st September 2012. With the direct journey time from St Pancras International in London or Ashford International in Kent being less than 6 hours, this summer service is a big favourite with holidaymakers and the tickets sell out fast every year.

Customers can also take advantage of some great Eurostar dealsĀ just by boarding a Eurostar service in the UK, and then travelling non-stop through some magnificent French countryside directly into Avignon in the heart of the region of Provence.

Nick Mercer, commercial director for Eurostar commented: “Our direct Avignon summer services grow in popularity each year, as people across the country see how easy and enjoyable it is to travel across Europe by high-speed rail. By opening sales to Avignon earlier than usual we are giving customers even more flexibility when planning their summer trip to Provence. Journeys with Eurostar avoid the summer scramble at the airports and increasingly, passengers see their journey as part of the holiday itself.”

Direct Eurostar tickets are available in both Standard class Standard Premier. If direct services are full, Eurostar offers connecting services all year round that arrive into Avignon TGV station, which is located just outside the town centre.

Tickets for the Avignon direct summer service and for connecting services all year round are available fromĀ, by calling 08432 186 186, at Eurostar stations or from travel agents.