On board

Pick the right class for you

Choose the speed and simplicity of Standard or the service and style of Standard Premier for your trip to the Alps.

Standard Premier

In Standard Premier, we’ll help get your ski trip off to a effortless start, welcoming you on board and getting everyone settled in one of our exclusive Standard Premier coaches.

We’ll then look after you all the way, so you can sit back and relax or start making those all-important après-ski plans without having to lift a finger.

• Two light meals and drinks served at your seat
• Spacious coaches and comfortable seats
• A socket at every seat to keep your gadgets charged en route
• Complimentary magazines


In Standard, you’ll get great value tickets with no hidden extras, so you can speed from the city to the slopes with a seat reservation and luggage included. You can even take your skis or snowboard at no extra cost.

And with plenty of snacks, drinks and meals on board at Café Métropole, we've got everything covered for an easy, hassle-free travel experience you’ll love.

For both classes we recommend you check in at least an hour before departure.

Two services to suit you

Day Train*
Pack your salopettes on the Friday night and wake up on Saturday fresh and ready to hop on the ski train. Along the way watch the mountain ranges unfurl before your eyes and decide which you’re going to conquer first. You’ll arrive in time for a first night fondue and a glass of vin chaud.

Night Train*
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of getting out of work on a Friday knowing you’re about to embark on an eight-day skiing holiday. Fall into a peaceful slumber on board and wake in the midst of a winter wonderland.

* Check the timetable for the actual train schedule.

Food on board

Hungry on the Night Train?
In Standard Premier you’ll be served a light hot evening meal with wine or beer, followed by breakfast in the morning. And for a little more fuel to prepare you for the slopes, you’ll find a tempting range of drinks and snacks on sale in the Café Métropole, our onboard bar buffet which is open until midnight.

In Standard you’ll find everything you need for sale in the Café Métropole, our onboard bar buffet. There’s a selection of quick and tasty snacks alongside a variety of wholesome, hearty meals, plus an array of hot and cold non-alcoholic drinks. The Café Métropole, our onboard bar buffet is open until midnight and reopens at 5am for breakfast.

Peckish on the Day Train?
In Standard Premier you’ll be served a light hot lunch with wine, followed by afternoon tea. And if you feel like a little something more, you’ll also find a tempting range of drinks and snacks for sale in the Café Métropole, our onboard bar buffet.

In Standard meanwhile you’ll find a selection of snacks and meals for sale in the Café Métropole, our onboard bar buffet, alongside a selection of hot and cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

An alcohol limit which doesn’t limit your skiing

Night Train
As this is an overnight journey, we won’t be selling alcohol on board or allowing travellers to bring their own alcohol with them. Any alcohol will be confiscated during check-in and only non-alcoholic drinks in sealed bottles will be allowed to pass through security at your departure station.

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

Day Train
Here’s what you can take on board the day train: up to four cans or bottles of beer, or one bottle of wine. No spirits are permitted.  Any more than that and we will need to confiscate the excess for the duration of the journey (and destroy it if needs be).

We’re all for raising a toast to the journey, but we also want to make sure everyone can enjoy their journey in peace. That’s why we’ve put a few reasonable limits in place.

Find out more about alcohol limits in our Conditions Of Carriage.