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Holiday bargain alert: this code will get you 20 percent off Eurostar this summer

Avoid airport chaos and travel by rail to Paris, Brussels, Rotterdam or Amsterdam

Sophie Dickinson
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Sophie Dickinson

Don’t fancy jumping on a plane this summer? We don’t blame you – the chaos at UK airports looks like it’s going to going to continue for at least the next few months. So here’s some good news: Eurostar is offering 20 percent off tickets in the run-up to peak summer season, meaning you could get from London St Pancras to ParisRotterdamBrussels or Amsterdam for actually quite cheap (and with much less risk of queues and delays).

It’s all pretty simple: when you book your tickets, you simply have to enter the code ‘SUMMER20’ before you pay. You’ll get the 20 percent off your total bill, meaning you’ll have a load of cash left over for a couple of tickets to the Louvre or, y’know, a few pints of the good stuff in Amsterdam or Brussels.

The code works all journeys taken between June 20 and September 22 this year, although it won’t apply to business-class tickets. And you’ll have to be quick, because it’s only valid for the first 1,000 people who use it. Allez, vite!

Now discover the 12 most scenic rail journeys in Europe according to us.

Plus: here are five trips you can make with Germany’s new €9 travel pass.

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