Direct Eurostar ski train ticket sales open today

4 Jul 2006

· First direct day train launches on 23rd December 06
· First direct night train departs on 29th December 06
· Fares start from just £179 return
Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train service linking the UK with France and Belgium, opens ticket sales for its direct ski trains to the French Alps today (4th July). Bookings can either be made online at www.eurostar.com or by calling 08705 186 186.
Eurostar's hugely popular services direct to the heart of the French Alps offer access to a wide range of top ski resorts such as Courchevel, Meribel, Tignes, Les Arcs and Val d'Isere, allowing skiers of every level to visit destinations tailored to their needs.
Eurostar provides two direct ski trains a week, stopping at Moutiers, Aime la Plagne and Bourg St Maurice. Travellers can opt for the overnight service which departs on Friday night, arriving early Saturday morning and giving an extra two days on the slopes. Alternatively the scenic day service popular with families passes through the beautiful Burgundy region and on to the Alps, departing from London Waterloo on Saturday morning and arriving at Bourg St Maurice early evening.
The railway stations are located high in the Alps, meaning a short bus ride to the resorts, and avoiding the lengthy coach transfers experienced when flying.
Standard class returns start from just £179, or skiers can indulge themselves travelling Leisure Select from £269, benefiting from roomier accommodation and meals and drinks served at seat.
There are alternative ways of getting to the French ski resorts by rail via Eurostar Connections, travelling by Eurostar to either Paris or Lille and connecting with TGV or other domestic rail services. This is a good option for travellers wishing to depart on other days of the week.
Timetables

Direct Overnight Service

 

 

 

Weekly Fri/ Sat Service

 

Weekly Sat Service

 

Train No 9096

 

Train 9099

 

London Waterloo

20:12

Bourg St Maurice

22:15

Ashford International

21:19

Moutiers

22:40/23.09*

Moutiers

05:37/49*

Ashford International

06:34/42*

Aime La Plagne**

06:05/11*

London Waterloo

07.35

Bourg St Maurice

06:27

 

 

 

Daytime Service

 

 

 

Weekly Sat Service

 

Weekly Sat/ Sun Service

 

Train No 9092

 

Train 9095

 

London Waterloo

09:43

Bourg St Maurice

09:59

Ashford International

10:31/45*

Moutiers

10:24/44*

Moutiers

17:30/47*

Ashford International

15:37/41*

Aime La Plagne**

18:02/05*

London Waterloo

16:28

Bourg St Maurice

18:20

 

 

* Times vary on different dates during the season due to engineering work.
** There is no stop at Aime La Plagne on the inbound service.
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Editors Notes:
1. Eurostar is the fast train service linking London, Ashford, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Avignon, Calais, Disneyland Resort Paris and the French Alps.
2. In 2007, with the completion of the UK high-speed line to London St Pancras, journey times will be reduced still further. London to Paris will be 2hrs 15mins, London to Brussels will be 1hr 51mins and London to Lille 1hr 20mins.
3. Eurostar has won the title of "World's Leading Rail Service" for the last eight years at the World Travel Awards.
4. Eurostar and Eurotunnel are two entirely different companies with two different management teams. Eurostar is Eurotunnel's largest customer.
5. To book tickets for Eurostar, or to find out more information, go to www.eurostar.com, call 08705 186 186 or contact your travel agent.
For more information:
Eurostar Press Office, +44 (0) 20 7922 4494, press.office@eurostar.co.uk