14 September 2016
Eurostar announces more seats to the slopes
By popular demand, Eurostar opens sales for additional ski trains
Eurostar is providing another chance for skiers to take the train to the slopes, with additional services on sale today for the peak school holiday period during February half term 2017.
The services to the French Alps offer a hassle-free journey, taking winter sports fans direct from platform to piste and offering a generous baggage allowance including two suitcases plus hand luggage and skis or snowboards at no extra cost.
The extra ski trains come in response to popular demand with the original half term services. The four extra services will follow the usual timetable – with two outbound trains departing London on a Saturday night, whisking travellers up to the mountains in time for a Sunday morning on the slopes. The journey home will depart on Sunday mornings, arriving in London that afternoon, with return fares from £309.
Timetable for additional trains – on sale 14th September
11th and 18th Feb, 2017: London to the French Alps
|Aime la Plagne||Arr.||05:58|
|Bourg St Maurice||Arr. ||06:17|
12th and 19th Feb, 2017: French Alps to London
|Bourg St Maurice||Dept. ||09:34|
Top resorts including Courchevel, Meribel, Tignes, Les Arcs and Aime-la-Plagne1 are all just a short journey from the station.
Tickets are available from the 14th September on eurostar.com or by calling 03432 186 186.
For further information on connecting ski services from Eurostar stations, please visit http://www.eurostar.com/uk-en/eurostar-deals/eurostar-train-deals/trains-france/ski-train-the-alps
Updated full timetable, 2016-17 About Eurostar
- Travel to Aime-la-Plagne is for outbound passengers only. For inbound travel back to London passengers need to board at Bourg St Maurice
- Eurostar is the high-speed train service linking St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International, Ashford International, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais, Disneyland Resort Paris, Lyon, Avignon, Marseille and the French Alps.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.