16 July 2019
Stress-free travel from city to the slopes
Eurostar winter services to the French Alps on sale from 17th July
Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, is opening sales for travel to the French Alps next ski season. On 17th July 2019, tickets will be available for travel throughout the winter between 20th December 2019 and 11th April 2020.
The direct journey effortlessly takes travellers from the centre of London to Alpine slopes, escaping airport stress and bypassing slow coach transfers on their way to mountain 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 Courchevel, 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 while other holidaymakers are only just beginning their trip.
- Saturday daytime: Sit back and enjoy the journey, with a relaxing start to a holiday as the countryside passes by at high-speed.
The 2019/20 seasonal ski services will run weekly from 20 December 2019 until 11 April 2020, with fares from £80 each way.
- Saturday overnight: We’re running an extra night-time service to the Alps on Saturday 16th February, with a Sunday daytime return to the UK on 23rd February.
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:
-Ends-Notes to Editors:
- Sales open at 08:00 UK time on Wednesday 17 July 2019 at Eurostar.com and at the Eurostar Contact Centre by calling 03432 186 186
- Travel to Aime-la-Plagne is for outbound passengers only. For inbound travel back to London passengers need to board at Bourg St Maurice
- £80 fares each way based on a compulsory return fare of £160
The current timetables are shown below and are correct at the time of publication. Details of any significant changes will be published on the ‘Travel News’ page of Eurostar.com, so please check before departure.About Eurostar
- 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, the French Alps, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
- From its early days of operation Eurostar has championed the environmental benefits of high speed rail and the switch to sustainable modes of transport for short haul travel. A Eurostar journey from London to Amsterdam emits 80% less carbon than the equivalent short haul flight making it a clear choice for the future of travel in Europe.
- Customers travelling by Eurostar can enjoy a range of benefits including:
- Seamless city centre to city centre travel, with stations located in the heart of our destinations
- Comfort and space on board to work or unwind with wifi connectivity and onboard entertainment
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- Fast and convenient check-in - passengers are asked to arrive only 30 minutes before departure
- Generous, free-of-charge baggage allowance with each passenger allowed 2 bags/suitcases and 1 piece of hand luggage
- No queues or baggage reclaim upon arrival - simply take your bag with you on board
- 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.
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