Your Assistance and Advice please

Travel Forums Europe Your Assistance and Advice please

1. Posted by optcentre (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi folks

I'm new here to the forum as well as new to travelling in Europe.

Anyway, there's this guy who is a friend's friend, he wants to sell me 2 eurostar tickets from London Waterloo - Paris Nord.

I have checked that the Eurostar tickets are not cheap, they cost at least 100euros or something but somehow this guy's tickets each cost only 57.60euros(for 1 adult) and because he could not make it he wants to sell it to me for only 30euros.

I am skeptical at this offer and on the ticket I see the word "OS PASS", i was wondering if it is a special train pass like Eurail or even the French equivalent of 12-25 card for youths?

Appreciate your kind advice please. Thankew.

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

It is quite feasible that he got the tickets for that price, as Eurostar sometimes has special offers for 59 EUR.

However you need to ask if you friend had a railway pass like Eurail. Passholders get significant discounts, this might be one of them. In this case you will only be able to use the tickets if you have a Eurail pass too.

3. Posted by vickim (Full Member 125 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I would be skeptical. There are all sorts of EuroRail promotions, ticket types and fares. It is possible the pass is perfectly fine but the last thing you want is to get a fine while you're on the train for having an invalid ticket.

If you are looking to save money, have you considered taking RyanAir to Brussels and then taking the train to Paris? If you have the time, it may give you a chance to check out Brussels or Bruges for a day or two.

I highly recommend RyanAir for any travel in Europe. I have purchased tickets with them for 0.01EUR (plus tax). It may sound unreal but it's not a scam.