17 July 2018

Choose stress-free travel to the slopes

Eurostar tickets for winter services to the French Alps on sale from 18th July
 
Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, is opening sales for tickets to the French Alps on 18th July 2018. The direct journey takes travellers from the centre of London to the side of the slopes, whilst they sit back and relax avoiding airport stress and time-consuming transfers to resorts.
 
From London St Pancras and Ashford International stations, passengers benefit from a stress-free journey, comfortable and spacious surroundings, as well as a generous baggage allowance of two suitcases plus hand luggage, and skis or snowboards at no extra cost.
 
Eurostar services direct to the French Alps stop at Moûtiers, Aime-la-Plagne and Bourg-St-Maurice, making it easy to access many of Europe’s top resorts including Courcheval, La Plagne, Tignes, Meribel, and Les Arcs. A variety of services allow passengers to pick the one which suits them best:

  • Friday overnight: Make the most of every minute on the slopes by arriving on a Saturday morning ready for a day on the snow.
  • Saturday daytime: Sit back and enjoy the journey, with a relaxing start to a holiday as the countryside passes by.
  • Saturday overnight: Providing more capacity during peak weeks. Combine it with a Friday overnight service to squeeze in an extra two days of quiet pistes.
 The 2018/19 seasonal ski services will run weekly from 21 December 2018 until 6 April 2019, with fares from £75 each way.
 
This ski season, Eurostar has partnered with Maeva to offer travellers a curated range of chalets and rentals across the resorts of Moûtiers, Aime-la-Plagne, Bourg-St-Maurice, Val Thorens, Val d'Isère, Courchevel, Tignes, Méribel and Les Menuires. To save skiers from searching for the perfect place to stay, the selection of properties are all safety vetted, well-equipped and close to the pistes.
Eurostar travel, accommodation, lessons, lift passes and equipment can be booked together through holiday-rentals.maeva.com from 21st July. 
 
Tickets are available from eurostar.com or by calling 03432 186 186, at Eurostar stations or from travel agents.
 
For further information on Eurostar’s ski services visit:
https://www.eurostar.com/uk-en/train/france/ski-train

 
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Notes to Editors:
  1. Sales open at 08:00 on Wednesday 18 July 2018 at Eurostar.com and at the Eurostar Contact Centre by calling 03432 186 186
  2. Travel to Aime-la-Plagne is for outbound passengers only. For inbound travel back to London passengers need to board at Bourg St Maurice
  3. £75 fares each way based on a compulsory return fare of £150.
 
Timetable:
The current timetables are shown below and are subject to change.


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 About Eurostar
  1. Eurostar is the high-speed train service linking St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International, Ashford International, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais, Disneyland Resort Paris, Avignon and the French Alps.
  2. The current Eurostar train was first introduced into service in 1994 carrying 750 passengers and operating at speeds of up to 300kph.  Since then, the fleet of 28 trains has carried more than 150 million passengers between London and the Continent.  Following their refurbishment these trains will continue to form a core part of the Eurostar fleet. The new e320 will carry around 900 passengers at speeds of up to 320kph.
  3. Eurostar was established in 1994 as a partnership between three railway companies: SNCF, SNCB and LCR (London and Continental Railways). On 1 September 2010, Eurostar became a single, unified corporate entity owned by three shareholders: SNCF, SNCB and LCR. LCR’s holding was transferred to the Treasury in 2014, and sold by the UK government to a consortium comprising Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure on 28th May 2015.
  4. Eurostar is a founder member of Railteam, a partnership between Europe’s leading high-speed train operators that is developing simpler ways to book and travel on the fast-expanding, European high-speed rail network.
  5. Eurostar and Eurotunnel are entirely separate companies.  Eurostar operates high-speed passenger trains, while Eurotunnel operates vehicle shuttle services and the Channel Tunnel itself. Eurostar is Eurotunnel’s biggest customer.
 
For more information:
Eurostar Press Office 
020 7843 5500
press.office@eurostar.co.uk