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Cheaper and Faster via Rail Europe

May 21, 2000

Rail Europe now offers discounted round-trip fares on its Channel Tunnel Eurostar train from London; previously only one-way fares were sold. Round trips to either Paris or Brussels start at $158, compared with a one-way fare of $119.

Also, new high-speed Thalys trains that cut travel time between Geneva and Brussels to five hours, 15 minutes will begin daily service May 28. The trip currently takes seven to 10 hours, depending on the route. Round-trip fares begin at $220. The new trains can go 186 mph. There is also new high-speed service between Brussels and several French locations, including Lyons airport, Avignon, Nice and Marseilles.

Information: tel. (888) 382-7245, Internet http://www.raileurope.com.

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