Get the most time on the slopes and enjoy a hassle-free journey that's greener than going by air. Many overnight trains take you right to the heart of your ski resort, delivering you to the slopes as the lifts open - with no irksome waits at check-in or airport transfers eating into your snow-time. There's ample luggage room, a choice of accommodation to suit any budget and a good selection of departure and arrival times to choose from. Of course, you can also enjoy great views all the way there.
The most convenient way to head to the slopes
The Eurostar Direct Ski
service really is direct. Board the train in the UK and take either a Friday night overnight train or a Saturday daytime option, running directly from London or Ashford to Moûtiers, Aime la Plagne and Bourg St Maurice. Fares are from £149 return
More trains, more destinations – and more time to ski
Eurostar plus SNCF services
run throughout the year to ski destinations, but an enhanced service runs throughout the winter months, with increased day services and direct overnight trains running throughout the week to destinations including Chambéry, St Gervais les Bains and Bourg St Maurice from where easy connections can be made into numerous ski resorts. Passengers travel on Eurostar to Paris then transfer for a day train or an overnight train to the Alps. Return fares per person are from £109
by day or £136
overnight from London to Bourg St Maurice.
Easy connections to Europe’s most iconic resorts
Easy rail connections to the French and Swiss Alps
give you access to ultra chic resorts, some of the best powder in Europe and great value family skiing. Eurostar connects with trains taking you to: Annecy, Briançon, Bourg St Maurice, Chamonix, Val d'Isère, Morzine, Grenoble, Serre Chevalier, St Moritz, Klösters and more.
are renowned for fabulous snow and outstanding après-ski. Eurostar connects with trains that take you to: Lourdes, Barèges, Les Angles, St Lary, Pas de la Casa and Soldeu. Connections to Italy and Austria
are easily within ski train range (travel overnight to maximise your time on the slopes), and you can get to resorts such as Bardonecchia and St Anton.
Three great reasons to go by rail:
1. It's totally flexible
- You choose when you travel, and there's no time wasted when you travel overnight to your destination.
2. It's green
- Compared to many forms of transport, travelling to the slopes by train leaves a greatly reduced carbon footprint.
3. It's good value
- there are no costly airport transfers or hidden extras, such as additional charges for taking skis or snowboard.
How to book:
Online at www.raileurope.co.uk
By phone 0844 848 4064
Or, at our London shop: Rail Europe Travel Centre, 1 Regent St, London W1*
(Weekdays 10-6pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm)
You can book Eurostar trains 120 days before departure and most other European 90 days before departure. French trains normally go on sale in mid October for travel from mid December onwards. All prices quoted are per person in standard class and subject to availability.
Booking fees apply
Find out more about the ski resorts you can visit by rail