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Rail Travel

St Pancras Station, London

Travel to the Alps by rail is a lovely way to travel - and particularly the Eurostar Direct service which travels during the day.  The pure simplicity of boarding a train in the UK and getting off just half an hour away from your accommodation, without the hassle of traffic and airports gains the rail services a lot of points in our opinion!  We can offer various options for travel by rail from the UK to the Alps:

  • Daytime Eurostar direct on a Saturday
  • Overnight Eurostar direct (normal rail seat) overnight Friday night, return Saturday night
  • Indirect rail services via Paris on any day of the week (sleeper services and normal rail seats available


Direct Eurostar Service

The train leaves London St Pancras, Ebbsfleet or Ashford on the high-speed line and travels directly to Moutiers, Aime or Bourg St Maurice without changing trains.  Travel is in a normal rail seat as there is no sleeper service available on the Eurostar train so the overnight services can be a little uncomfortable (and it arrives at 05h20 in the morning!!).  The daytime service, however, is a relaxing way to travel arriving in resort in perfect time for dinner. 

Overnight services depart London on Friday evening and arrive very early Saturday morning, returning the following Saturday night.  Daytime services depart London at about 10am on the Saturday, arriving between 17h30 and 18h00 in resort.

Prices are by quotation only are they vary significantly - a guideline price per person return for off-peak travel is as follows.  Peak weeks are significantly higher .  All rail tickets must be paid for in full at the time of booking.

Daytime:  from £169 return depending on date of travel and availability
Night service:  from £149 return depending on date of travel and availability

We will be able to offer you different options - leisure select or premium class travel for those extra luxuries or standard class tickets.  There are different prices available depending on the ticket terms - many tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable so if you think there is any chance you may have to change your travel plans, it might be worth considering a slightly more expensive ticket with more flexible terms.

Indirect Services

You can take a Eurostar service on any day of the week to connect with standard TGV services in France which will take you from Paris to the resorts both overnight in sleeper services and during the daytime.  These services will normally mean a change of station in Paris and sometimes at Chambery or Lyon but do give additional flexibility with dates and times of travel.  They are often also cheaper than the direct services available.  Prices are by quotation only.

Bourg St Maurice Station

Transfers to the Resort

The transfer from Moutiers, Aime or Bourg St Maurice to our accommodation takes approximately 30 minutes by minibus and costs £35 per person return, with a minimum charge of 2 people.  Our minibus is fully licenced and operates directly to your accommodation.  

For those guests on the overnight train taking our transfer service, we will collect you at approximately 8am from the arrival station and you can take breakfast in the vicinity of the station where cafes are open as there are no facilities available in resort.  You will be brought to resort in time to collect your ski passes and catch the first lift.  On the return journey, we will offer you the choice of staying in resort for an evening meal and travelling to the station late in the evening, or leaving resort after skiing and taking your evening meal in the valley.

Word of warning ....

Theoretically, the overnight services allow you to ski for two extra days - they leave the UK on Friday evening and arrive in the resorts early on Saturday morning, returning the following Saturday night.  However, there are a few drawbacks to this - namely you are likely to be tired and realistically many of our most well intentioned guests find they simply can't ski as they had hoped!

Unfortunately, due to chalet changeovers and departing guests, we are not able to provide a bedroom or shower facilities to guests arriving and departing on the overnight services in ANY circumstances - which means if you are too tired to ski, you don't have anywhere you can crash out and will find yourself wandering aimlessly around the resort!  This issue has been a point of contention several times and despite our warnings continues to be so.  We feel it important to point out in advance - however much we would love to accommodate your request for your bedroom or access to the chalet we simply cannot do this when our chalets and apartments are still full from the previous week. 

Likewise, on the departure day, you need to leave your accommodation during the morning of the Saturday and we are unable to offer you shower facilities when you return from skiing before boarding the train as by that time the FOLLOWING week's guests have arrived!!!  We are happy to provide luggage storage and a place for you to change into your ski gear with our catered chalet accommodation (check with us beforehand) but you need to bear the shower issue in mind when planning your journey.  The "place to change" will NOT be a bedroom but will be only the ski room or storage room.  This is of particular importance for the overnight Eurostar service which arrives in resort before 6am when not only can you not have access to the chalet but nothing is open in the resort either.