By taking the Eurostar from London to the heart of the Alps you can maximize your time on the mountain. Take the night time service in both directions to get 8 days on the mountain or take the day train for stunning views from your seat and miss those long airport queues!
Throughout the ski season you can use the Eurostar ski train at St Pancras International or Ashford International to be taken direct to the resorts of Moûtiers (for Méribel, Courchevel, Val Thorens and Les Menuires), Aime-la-Plagne (for Peisey-Vallandry) or Bourg-St-Maurice (for Les Arcs, Val d'Isère and Tignes).
Standard Class offers an easy, no-fuss service with a bar-buffet serving meals, snacks and beverages, or you can indulge in Standard Premier where light meals and drinks are served, when it suits you, to your comfortable and spacious seat.
Getting Ready to Board Eurostar
These simple steps will help ensure a stress-free trip all the way to the Alps:
- You will need to bring your original tickets, not just your confirmation number as it needs to be read by the ticket machines.
- You will also need passports for all passengers travelling on the Eurostar. It may seem obvious but many people forget, and you won't be allowed on the train without it.
- To avoid any queues and spend some time relaxing in the departure lounge, we recommend that you arrive to check in an hour before your train is due to depart.
- Eurostar allows an extra item of luggage per passenger, perfect for a pair of skis or a snowboard. That’s in addition to the maximum of 2 medium-sized cases (85cm: longest length), and one piece of hand luggage.
Food Options on Eurostar
Meals on the Night Train
An evening meal is served in Standard Premier, followed by breakfast in the morning.
Meals on the Day Train
In Standard Premier 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 the bar-buffet is open between 5am to midnight, has a selection of meals, snacks and choice of hot and cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
For more information on ski holiday packages with Eurostar from Ski Independence call our expert resrevations team on 0131 2438097 or request a tailor-made quotation here.