All you need to know about ski holidays by train

Sunday rail-travel options to ski resorts

Want to travel to the Alps by train on a Sunday? While many Ski Train services are set up for Saturday - Saturday ski holidays, there are Sunday rail options too.  And we are now campaigning for a new Sunday Ski Train.

Sunday rail travel to the Alps - introduction


Traditionally, most week-long ski holidays ran Saturday - Saturday.  Because of this, most rail services bringing skiers from the UK to the Alps by train serve Saturday - Saturday holidays. 

However, these days around 40% of the accommodation in the Alps runs on a Sunday - Sunday turnaround.  That means that services like the Eurostar Ski Train, which runs on Saturdays, really needs to be expanded to serve Sunday-to-Sunday holidays too. That would help many more skiers to be able to travel enjoyably and sustainably by train.

Sunday Ski Train - film and petition

Daniel (Snowcarbon Founder) says:

"This film was tremendous fun to make.  They say 'Never work with children, animals and dogs wearing ski gear.  I now know this to be true.

Please sign the petititon to persuade Eurostar to launch a Sunday - Sunday ski train"

Sunday rail travel options


Last season, Eurostar put a toe in the water and on two peak dates in February, it ran a Sunday - Sunday Ski Train.  The train ran overnight on the outbound, returning the following week in the daytime. (If you wanted to travel daytime both ways, you couldn't). 

However there are options for skiers travelling to ski resorts on Sundays.  You have to change station in Paris (which is easy by taxi) and in some cases, change train at another station too. But it's still a far more relaxing and fun journey compared to flying or driving. 

Here are some of the popular schedules, to give you an idea or departure time from London St Pancras and arrival time in the Alps:

Destination station Depart London Change at Arrive
Moutiers 09:24 Paris, Chambery 19:40
Aime la Plagne 09:24 Paris, Chambery 19:57
Bourg St Maurice 09:24 Paris, Chambery 20:17
Grenoble 09:24 Paris 17:45
Oulx 09:24 Paris 19:23
Modane 09:24 Paris 18:47
Cluses 10:24 Paris, Bellegarde 19:33
Sallanches 10:24 Paris, Bellegarde 19:47
Megeve 10:24 Paris, Bellegarde 19:56

Changing station in Paris is easy

Daniel (Snowcarbon Founder) says: