Maximize your time on the mountain by the Eurostar from London to the heart of the Alps! Take the night time services and get 8 days on the mountain as well as missing out on those long airport queues!
Throughout the season you can hop on the Eurostar ski train at St Pancras International or Ashford International and be whisked direct to the resorts of Moûtiers, Aime-la-Plagne or Bourg-St-Maurice.
Choose the day train for stunning views from your seat as you travel. Or opt for the night train and arrive bright and early in your destination, rested and ready to take on the slopes straight away. What’s more, if you choose to take the night train in both directions you can enjoy eight days of skiing rather than the usual six.
Choose the simple, stylish joys of Standard class, or indulge yourself in Leisure Select with food and drink suited to your time of travel and served to your comfortable, spacious seat.
Travelling on Eurostar
Follow these simple steps for a stress free trip all the way to the Alps:
- The first thing to remember is to bring your ticket with you. You’ll need the real thing rather than just your confirmation number so that it can be read by our ticket machines.
- You’ll also need your passport. It may strike you as obvious but you’d be surprised how many people forget, and you can’t be let on the train without it.
- It is advised that you arrive to check in an hour before your train is due to depart. That way you’ll be able to avoid any queues and breeze straight through to the departure lounge.
- Especially for people travelling to the Alps Eurostar also allow an extra item of luggage per passenger, such as a pair of skis or a snowboard. That’s on top of the usual maximum of 2 medium-sized cases (85cm at their longest length), plus one item of hand luggage. Once on board, there is a designated area in each carriage specifically for large luggage.
There are two trains to get you to the Alps, one travelling by day, the other by night. Here are some of the highlights of each:
Pack your skis and salopettes on the Friday night and then wake up on Saturday fresh and ready to hop on the ski train. Along the way you can sit back and take in the breathtaking views outside your window; watch the mountain ranges unfurl before your very eyes and decide which one you’re going to conquer first. You’ll arrive in time for a first night fondue and a glass of vin chaud.
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of getting out of work on a Friday knowing that you’re about to embark on an eight-day skiing holiday. As you fall asleep you’ll feel a dizzy child-like anticipation brought on by the fact that when you wake up you’ll be in the midst of a wintry wonderland.
Food on board
Hungry on the Night Train?
In Leisure Select you’ll be served an evening meal with wine, followed by breakfast in the morning. What’s more if you feel like you need a little more fuel to prepare you for the slopes, you’ll find a tempting range of drinks or snacks at the bar-buffet which is open until midnight.
If you’re travelling Standard you’ll find everything you’re likely to need for sale in the bar-buffet. There’s a selection of quick and tasty snacks alongside a variety of wholesome, hearty meals, as well as an array of hot and cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The bar-buffet is open until midnight and then reopens at 5am for breakfast.
Peckish on the Day Train?
In Leisure Select you’ll be served lunch with wine, followed by afternoon tea. And if you feel like a little something more, you’ll also find a tempting range of drinks and snacks for sale at the bar-buffet.
In Standard meanwhile you’ll find a selection of snacks and meals for sale in the bar-buffet, alongside a selection of hot and cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.