6 October 2020

Eurostar opens sales to the slopes

Eurostar, the high-speed rail link between the UK and mainland Europe, today opens sales for connecting journeys from London to the French Alps. Tickets are now available for travel from 13th December until 3rd January 2021. Travel for the remainder of the ski season, between 4th January and 28th March 2021 will be on sale from Thursday 5th November.

Travellers looking for a comfortable and relaxing journey with space to unwind and move around can travel with Eurostar direct to Paris, before connecting to a high-speed TGV service to Chambéry, Albertville, Moûtiers, Aime-la-Plagne, Landry or Bourg-St-Maurice.1 The Alpine stations are just a short journey to many of Europe’s top ski resorts including Courchevel, La Plagne, Tignes, Meribel and Les Arcs, avoiding airport stress and time-consuming coach transfers to the mountains.  

Train travel to the Alps is the most environmentally friendly choice taking travellers from city centre to the slopes. As Eurostar is a member of Railteam, travellers can benefit from the ‘Hop on the next available train’ feature should they experience any delays or cancellations on their journey, providing peace of mind when connecting between trains.

To provide more flexibility on bookings, all Eurostar fares are now available to exchange with no fee, up to 14 days before departure.2 The flexible fares applies to all bookings until the end of March 2021 and are valid for any dates of travel at the time of purchase.

Both on board and in stations, Eurostar has introduced new hygiene measures to provide customers with a comfortable and safe experience. A new seat map ensures travellers are seated at a safe distance apart respecting social distancing guidelines. Trains are deep cleaned before every journey, and cleaning teams are on board to regularly disinfect high contact areas. All travellers must wear a mask on board and in stations, in line with government regulations.

Tickets are available from eurostar.com or by calling 03432 186 186.


Notes to editors
1Travellers will need to make their own way between Gare du Nord and Gare du Lyon.
2This is a summated offer and therefore conditions apply separately to each ticket:

  • Eurostar bookings between 13 days before departure and day of departure will be charged an exchange fee of £30/€40 in Standard class, £40/€50 in Standard Premier, and £15/€20 for children. Applicable to all public fares available on Eurostar.com.
  • For travel until 4th January, SNCF bookings can be exchanged (adjustment to the current fare) prior to departure. Please visit https://www.sncf.com/en/passenger-offer/travel-by-train/covid19-rail-traffic-what-you-need-to-know for more details.
  • Fare difference applies for all exchanges. Tickets are non-refundable.

Timetable for connecting TGVs from Paris to Bourg St Maurice:

About Eurostar
  • Eurostar is the high-speed train service linking St Pancras International, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Disneyland Resort Paris, Rotterdam and Amsterdam. 
  • 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.