Eurostar ski train winter 2023/24

What's new in 2023/24?  In previous years, Eurostar have run a direct ski train from London to the French Alps on winter weekends.  Suspended during the pandemic, it ran as a Travelski charter train in winter 2021/22 and 2022/23.  In winter 2023/24 it will take a different form, the ski train will consist of a Eurostar train to Lille Europe for an easy same-station change onto a Eurostar (formerly Thalys) high-speed train to Moutiers & Bourg-St-Maurice.

 London ► French Alps  Ski train  


 French Alps ► London  Ski train  

 Winter 2023/24


16 Dec to 3 Feb

 Winter 2023/24


17 Dec to 4 Feb

 London St Pancras depart by Eurostar


 Bourg St Maurice depart


 Lille Europe arrive (change trains)


 Aime La Plagne depart


 Lille Europe depart by Eurostar (formerly Thalys)


 Moutiers depart


 Moutiers arrive


 Lille Europe arrive (change trains)


 Aime La Plagne arrive


 Lille Europe depart by Eurostar


 Bourg St Maurice (for Les Arcs) arrive


 London St Pancras arrive


London to Bourg St Maurice is 1130 km (702 miles).

How much does it cost?

How to buy tickets

What are the trains like?

Scebery seen from the Eurostar Ski Train   Bourg St Maurice station sign   The funicular up to Les arcs from Bourg St Maurice

Scenery...  The Eurostar passes lovely snowy scenery in the French Alps as it approaches Bourg St Maurice.  This is Landry.


Transfer to Les Arcs:  There is a funicular (mountain railway) from Bourg St Maurice up to Les Arcs, a 10 minute ride up the mountain.  The funicular station is right next to the mainline rail station at Bourg St Maurice.  Fare around €6.  There's a ski pass bureau & cash point at the funicular station.


French Alps ski train connections...

Map of bus transfers to ski resorts from train stations served by Eurostar ski train

Dark blue line = route served by Eurostar Ski Train

Light blue lines = bus or taxi transfers from rail stations.

Which resort to choose?

Les Arcs is the easiest to reach, it's linked by a 10-minute funicular (mountain railway) ride up the mountain from Bourg St Maurice railway station at the foot of the mountain.  It's a modern resort, good for beginners, and billed as 'home of the snowboard'. 

Val d'Isère is a well-known resort higher up the valley, better for intermediate and advanced skiers than beginners. 

Méribel is a big ski city with many British visitors. 

La Plagne is a series of picturesque villages and tree-lined pistes.

Official resort websites & piste maps...

Courchevel   Méribel
La Plagne   Tignes
La Tania   Val Thorens
Les Arcs   Val d'Isère
Les Menuires      

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Skiing in Switzerland, Austria, Andorra...

You can also travel by train from the UK to other ski locations in Switzerland, Austria or Andorra.

For Switzerland, see the UK to Switzerland by train page.

For Austria, see the UK to Austria by train page.

For Andorra, see the UK to Andorra by train page.

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