The Eurostar ski train takes passengers from London St Pancras to the Alps valley in France. Calling at Moutiers, Aime-la-Plagne and Bourg-St-Maurice, these direct Eurostar ski trains are a perfect way to start a holiday on the slopes. With plenty of space for skis and snowboards onboard and large, comfortable seats to relax in, there is no better way to travel to the Alps than on a Eurostar ski train.
The Eurostar ski train is a service that runs every Friday and Saturday between December and April, taking passengers direct from London to the ski resorts in the Alps. Trains that run on a Friday are done overnight, so you can wake up in the middle of the Alps already! Alternatively, travel on Saturday and enjoy the views as you roll into Bourg-St-Maurice.
When travelling on a Eurostar ski train, you get all the comforts and facilities you would get on any other Eurostar train, meaning power sockets at most seats, large chairs and two food carriages to quench your thirst and hunger. There is extra space on these trains to help carry the skis and snowboards, so don’t think you have to travel light or pay a premium on the larger luggage.
Journey times for the Eurostar ski train is typically between seven and ten hours, depending on when you travel. Overnight trains are slightly longer due to the slower speeds. Take a look at our journey planner when booking your train to see which train suits you best.
After catching the train at London St Pancras, you’ll be heading on a high-speed train all the way to the French Alps, only stopping at Ebbsfleet, Ashford and Lille. The Eurostar ski trains create a fantastic atmosphere for all those travelling. With everyone beginning their holiday as soon as they get on the train, the relaxed and friendly atmosphere is perfect for the journey. Find out more about the destinations this train serves, and which station is best for your ski resort.
The first stop on the Eurostar ski train is Moutiers, which is home to the popular Le Trois Vallees ski region. Home to resorts such as the popular Val Thorens and Les Menuires, this is one of the busiest ski regions in the French Alps.
With a journey time of under 8hrs, this is great for those looking to hit the slopes early and enjoy the party atmosphere of Val Thorens.
Named the most popular ski resort in the world, La Plagne sees over 2.5m people visit the resort every year. With 11 resorts in the region, there is plenty to explore and enjoy the variety of runs across the area.
Travel time takes 8hrs. Please bear in mind however that the Eurostar does not call here on the return journey, so you must take a coach to either Moutiers or Bourg-St-Maurice.
The final destination of the Eurostar ski train, Bourg-St-Maurice is found in the quieter resort of Paradiski. The region is accommodating all experiences of skier; this is a great resort to enjoy the fantastic views of Bourg Saint Maurice and the surrounding Tarentaise Valley.
Just 18 minutes on from Aime La Plagne, you’ll be on flying down the slopes before you know it.
Eurostar ski train tickets go on sales in July 2018, giving you plenty of time to start planning and booking your ski holiday. When travelling on the snow train, you can travel in two classes: Standard, and Standard Premier. For more information on what you can get in each class, take a look at our guide below:
Enjoy spacious seats to relax in for the long journey. There will also be plenty of space to store your skis and snowboards, so don't worry about being cramped. There are also power sockets available to charge your electrical devices during the journey.
Benefit from a wide range of magazines and newspapers, spacious coaches and a light meal and drinks served to your table with Eurostar Standard Premier.