Eurostar's ski train to the French Alps

From 22 December 2017 to 7 April 2018 you can hop on the Eurostar ski train at St Pancras International or Ashford International and be whisked direct to the French Alps at 186mph. You can find the ski train timetable here.

We'll take you direct to Moûtiers, Aime-la-Plagne and Bourg-St-Maurice. From these stations you'll have easy access to resorts like Val Thorens, Val d'Isère, Courchevel, Tignes, Méribel and Les Menuires – all just a short coach ride from the train station.


    • Ski holidays - train options

      Day train

      Wake up on Saturday morning fresh and ready to hop on the ski train. Once on board you can stretch out and relax or head to café Metropole for snacks and drinks and to catch up with old friends and make some new ones. You’ll arrive in time for a first night fondue and a glass of vin chaud.

      Night train

      Leave work on Friday and head straight to the station to catch the direct night ski train. You can sleep on board and wake up ready to hit the slopes and gain  two extra days on your skis.

      You'll arrive on Saturday morning and leave on Saturday evening, beating the flying crowd and having the slopes all to yourself on change over day.

      Ski train timetable

    • Ski Train – what you need to know

      Luggage allowance

      Direct train:  you can take a pair of skis or snowboard on top of your 2-bag luggage allowance. Once on board, you’ll find extra space set aside in each coach for bulky bags and kit.

      Connecting in Paris or Lille:  you can still take a snowboard or skis, but this will count as one of your 2 pieces of luggage

      Crampons, ice-axes and alpine walking sticks can be carried in your luggage.

      Alcohol on board

      Night train: For the comfort of all passengers we don’t sell alcohol or allow travellers to bring their own alcohol on board with them.

      This policy helps us make sure that everyone can enjoy a relaxed ambiance on board and that we all arrive bright-eyed, fresh-faced and set for the slopes.

      Day train: Alcohol is available on board and you can take up to four cans or bottles of beer, or one bottle of wine, no spirits with you. 

      Pre-travel checklist
      Direct ski train timetable  

    • Trains to the Paradiski area

      The huge Paradiski area includes Les ArcsPeisey-Vallandry and La Plagne and covers 425km of piste, catering well for every level of skier or snowboarder.

      You'll find a good choice of green, blue, red and black runs and, with most of the accommodation ski-in/ski-out, you can maximise your time on the slopes.

      Off piste there are plenty of good restaurants for all budgets, enough nightlife for even the most hard-core partiers and non -ski activities that will appeal to all ages and tastes.


    • Trains to the Three Valleys ski area

      With over 600kms of piste and 320 ski runs, Three Valleys is the biggest ski area in the world.

      So, no surprise that there is something for everyone here, from beginner areas to all types of extreme terrain. The Three Valley's area consists of more than 12 villages, including Courchevel, Méribel, Les Menuires and  Val Thorens,

      as well as the smaller, but equally appealing, La Tania and Saint Martin de Belleville.

      Accommodation options go from budget to super-luxe, and dining options from fast food to Michelin starred. You'll also find a vibrant nightlife and lots to do off the slopes.

    • Trains to Espace Killy

      The Espace Killy area, now known as Val d’IsèreTignes, is considered to be one of the best in the world and has hosted major ski events including the Winter Olympics downhill races.

      There's plenty of skiing for every ability from well-designed nursery slopes to world-class terrain parks for freestylers and  kilometres of wide, blue and red pistes.

      After a hard day's skiing and snowboarding you'll find a good selection of bars, restaurants and shops and plenty of choice of accommodation to suit all budgets.

Other ski resorts

Aside from the Three Valleys, Paradiski and Espace Killy, there are a few other resorts you can get to with Eurostar that are well worth a visit.

The slopes at Sainte Foy

Though it has a limited range of slopes this is the perfect resort if you are looking for a quiet and queue-free ski holiday.

Explore Sainte Foy

The slopes at Valmorel

There's plenty of choice of slopes for intermediate and advanced skiers as well as some great off-piste to explore.

Visit Valmorel

The slopes at La Rosière

There's 160km of ski terrain to explore and for intermediate and advanced skiers the option to visit La Thuile, over the border in Italy.

Discover La Rosière