Train london to paris, cannot buy a seat.

  • 24 April 2024
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Purchase of ticket with seat reservation required, but no seat possible to reserve. What to do?

Best answer by Hektor 24 April 2024, 14:11

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Please add information about date and time. Without that information it is impossible to give advice. 

May 20 at 9:31

thank you

All trains London to Paris are sold out that day for passholder.

There's just availability one day earlier or later or May 20 to Bruxelles at 7.04. 

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Indeed take the Eurostar to Lille/Brussels. Book ASAP.

Itinerary would look like this:

- Eurostar London St. Pancras - Lille-Europe 07:04 - 09:26 30€

- walk across the square, have some breakfast

- TGV Lille-Flandres - Paris-Nord 10:42 - 11:44 10€

Eurostar trains are extremely popular and there's a passholder quota. On busy dates (yours is a holiday weekend) trains can sell out weeks in advance.

As I said book the remaining Eurostar ASAP (today). Otherwise you'll have to buy a full fare ticket or look at other less convenient options.

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Best website to book these trains is (desktop website), since there you don't have any extra booking fees.