Eurostar adds extra snow train for February half term, perfect for families
21st September 2016
The new additional train will depart Saturday 11th Feb and 18th and arrives in the Alps in time for breakfast and returns back to London on Sunday 18th or 25th in time for tea. Return fares start at £309 and discounts for children of up to 30% are available.
This makes travel over these two peak weeks of the February half term cheaper than booking an Easyjet flight where fares are currently selling at over £520 return and once you have added luggage charges and expensive resort transfers from the airport to your ski resort it works out a much more
|London St Pancras||Dep||19:42|
|Aime la Plagne||Arr||05:58|
|Bourg St Maurice||Arr||06:17|
|Bourg St Maurice||Dep||09:34|
|London St Pancras||Arr||16:13|
The Eurostar service to the Alps gives you an extra days skiing for free
One of the biggest advantages of traveling to the Alps by train is the extra day you get on the slopes. Using this Saturday night service means that you arrive early on the Sunday morning in time for a full days skiing, a day that if you flew would be spent in the air, or on a long coach transfer. Wouldn’t you rather be skiing?!
The other big advantage is that your train arrives at the foot of the mountains at either Moutiers for the ski resorts in the Three Valleys, Aime for La Plagne and Les Arcs, or Bourg St Maurice for Val d’Isere, Tignes or La Rosiere.
Travelling to the Alps can be exhausting, particularly for young children, airport delay and security checks and then long transfers by coach before you reach your arrival destination isn’t always the perfect start to your ski holiday.
By Eurostar the journey becomes part of the holiday, short check in times and minimal security delays means you are in your seat in no time and you have the freedom to move about the train, enjoy a packed lunch or dinner, watch a film or do some painting. When you arrive at either Moutiers, Aime or Bourg St Maurice you only have about 30 minutes’ taxi to most ski resorts.
Here is a list of the ski resorts close to the arrival points of the Eurostar snow train
- La Tania
- St Martin de Belleville
- Reberty 2000
- Les Menuires
- Val Thorens
- Les Arcs
- La Plagne
- Val d’Isere
- La Rosiere
- Saint Foy