TRAVEL TO FLAINE BY TRAIN

The ski season is just a couple of months away and you might be making plans for your ski holiday in the French Alps Swiss Alps. This time, instead of booking flight tickets, consider a train journey to the slopes. Travelling by train can be a great experience because its easy- board a train in London and reach Europe’s finest ski areas and resorts overnight.

-Convenient: Regular day and night trains to the most popular ski resorts in the French and Swiss Alps, and the Pyrenees.
-Environment Friendly: a train leaves a small carbon footprint compared to air travel. -Good Value – Prices start from £89 return to the slopes (plus it’s often cheaper to transport your kit)
-Timesaving – Travelling overnight and arriving first thing buys you maximum time on the slopes and off

You can reach the slopes fast and in comfort- there is ample room on the trains for all your ski gear. Sit back, relax and enjoy the breathtaking alpine scenery from the train.

There are two excellent trains that take you from London to all the major ski resorts in the French and Swiss Alps: The Eurostar Direct Ski Train and Rail Europe’s Snow Train.

Eurostar Direct Ski Train –

An elegant train that affords you a relaxing and pleasant journey. There is ample space for all your skiing equipment and bulky luggage. Its an unforgettable journey with the beautiful Alpine scenery surrounding you.
Service
You can opt for the Eurostar standard class with the option of purchasing a range of hot meals, snacks and beverages from the walk in bar-buffet or good value Eurostar Leisure Select with wide seating, ample legroom and two complimentary meals.
Boarding:
The Eurostar Snow Train can be boarded at the new London St Pancras terminal or from Ashford International in Kent, which will speed you direct to the Alpine gateways of Moutiers, Aime La Plagne and Bourg St Maurice, just minutes away from dozens of celebrated ski resorts.

Eurostar Snow Train Destinations:
Reach the pistes hassle free and without the needs for lengthy transfers. Hit the slopes just moments after you get off the train. The first stop is at Moutiers : the popular ski resort of Meribel with its vast area of ski slopes is just minutes from here. Meribel is a long time favourite with the British and just a 15 minute shuttle bus ride away.
The other resorts nearby are: Stylish Courchevel with chic restaurants and accommodation, elegance and charm of its own with exciting après ski. Snowboarders’ favourite of Les Arcs is just a short journey from Bourg St Maurice and glorious Tignes guarantees superb mountain scenery and snow cover well into spring. The Eurostar Snow Train runs from December until April.

Direct to three stations – Moûtiers, Aime la Plagne and Bourg St Maurice – the Eurostar Ski Train services many popular resorts, including:
Courchevel
Les Arcs
Tignes
Méribel
La Plagne
Val d’Isère

Rail Europe’s Snow Train:
A very popular train, it’s the top choice for thousands of skiers and snowboarders every season. This train departs from the UK on Friday night and starts the return journey on Saturday evening. Thus, You will get extra two days of skiing time. There are no extra baggage costs aboard the Snow train and there is an on-board disco bar. journey of choice for thousands of skiers and boarders every season.
Convenient, easy and great value, the Snow Train transports you to the heart of the slopes in complete comfort and great time. Check out the map below for resorts most conveniently located to benefit from this service, which gives you maximum time on the slopes.

The Snow Train runs from London St Pancras and Ebbs fleet International, Kent, delivering skiers to four key ski areas in the French Alps: Les Trois Vallees, Paradiski, Mont Blanc and Espace Killy.

The resorts in these areas include:

Courchevel

Val d’Isere

Les Arcs

Tignes

Meribel

Val Thorens

Megeve

Les Allions

Combloux.

The Snow Train stops at six French stations, offering easy connections from: Chambery, Albertville, Moutiers, Aime la Plagne, Landry, Bourg St Maurice.

There is comfortable, flatbed sleeping accommodation on all Snow Trains. Refreshments are available in the bar and you can bring your own drinks. In the separate, soundproofed carriage there is a disco. This legendary all-nighter is a hit with party people.

Your journey starts early on a Friday evening with a Eurostar service leaving from either St. Pancras or Ebbsfleet International in Kent, taking you to Paris Gare du Nord. On arrival in Paris, you have to transfer to another platform to board the overnight Snow Train service to the French Alps. The Snow Train arrives in the French Alps early on Saturday morning.
On your return journey the Snow Train departs from the French Alps on Saturday evenings arriving back into Paris Gare du Nord on Sunday morning, with a simple change of platform to join the Eurostar service arriving back into the UK later the same morning. To reach Cluz,

For more information about travelling to Flaine:

Flaine By Car

Flaine by Air

Flaine by Train

Flaine by Bus

ref : eurostar.com
ref : raileurope.co.uk