Between 21 December 2012
and 13 April 2013
, Eurostar’s seasonal ski service can take you directly to the heart of the French Alps at 186mph.
Jump on a Eurostar Direct ski train at St. Pancras International
or Ashford International
and, in a matter of hours, you’ll arrive in the heart of the Alps. The train takes you to Moûtiers
, Aime-la-Plagne or Bourg-St-Maurice. And whether you travel overnight or by day
, you’ll arrive refreshed, relaxed and ready to hit the slopes.
With such a civilised way to start your winter holiday, there’s really no need to suffer all the indignities of air travel.
One of the advantages of the overnight train – if you catch it both ways – is that you’ll get 8 days on the piste, instead of the usual 6.
It heads out of London on Friday evening and arrives in the Alps early on Saturday, giving you first dibs on the slopes. The return leg leaves the following Saturday night, long after most have already packed up and gone home.
Leave Saturday on the day train and you’ve got all those stunning views to marvel at along the way. Sit back, relax and watch as the mountains that are soon to be your playground, gradually loom into view.
In just 7½ hours you’ll arrive with your Saturday night itinerary all figured out...
Take it easy in the spacious, air-conditioned carriages of standard class
, where you’re never far from a well-stocked buffet car.
Or upgrade to Standard Premier
for a few more creature comforts, including food and drink served to you in your roomier, reclining seat.
Non-flexible adult return fares between the UK and the French Alps are from £149 in standard class.
- Bourg St Maurice (for Les Arcs, Tignes and Val d'Isere)
- Moutiers (for Courchevel and Meribel)
- La Plagne (for La Plagne)