Ski resorts by train

Travelski Express

Mon, 11/10/2021 - 16:42 -- admin

Travelski Express packages

Interested in all-inclusive packages with the direct Travelski Express ski train? Use the button beside to contact Travelski with an enquiry and receive a selection of suitable packages by email.


Introduction

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The Travelski Express is essentially the Eurostar Ski Train, but privately chartered by a French tour operator, Travelski. Travelski is owned by Compagnie des Alps, which operates ski lifts in a number of French resorts.

Whereas the Eurostar Ski Train was two trains each way per week, (a daytime train and an overnight train) the Travelski Express is just one. The outbound journey departs London on Friday evenings, travelling overnight to the French Alps. The return journey departs the Alps on Saturday mornings, travelling back to London during the day.

One of the key difference is that you can only buy seats on the Travelski Express as part of a Travelski package of train, transfer, accommodation and 7-day ski pass.


Step 1: Take the Travelski Express to the Alps

Eurostar Ski Train The Ski Train en route

The Travelski Express, being direct, is the simplest of journeys.

You get on, and 7-8 hours later you get off, in the Alps, a short transfer from lots of great resorts.

The thing is, the outbound journey is overnight, and the Travelski Express (which is the Eurostar Ski Train, but privately chartered) doesn't have flat beds, only sit up seats. This can make it difficult to get a comfortable night's sleep — or for some people, much sleep at all.

The return journey is by day — scenic and relaxed.

In line with previous Eurostar policy, alcohol is banned on the overnight train, but permitted on the daytime service.


Step 2: Transfer to your resort

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Once you arrive, there's the relatively short transfer the train station to the ski resort. These transfers are typically between 30 minutes and 50 minutes, and are far shorter than airport transfers - which can take anywhere from 1.5 to 3 hours - or even longer.

Packages with Travelski Express include a transfer to your resort or accommodation (we are still awaiting details on how long each transfer is for each resort).

It's certainly an advantage that Travelski is providing transfers, because it means that when the train arrives, you are straight into the transfer vehicle and on your way up to the resort.


Travelski Express timetable 2021-22

This is the Travelski Express timetable for winter 2021-22. As you'll see, the first outbound departure, on Sunday 26th December 2021, is actually a daytime service.  For every week after that, it's an overnight service outbound and a daytime service coming to the UK.

Outbound timetable (for Sunday 26th December 2021 only)

Depart (Sat 26th Dec) Arrive
London St Pancras Moutiers Bourg St Maurice
09:45 18:27 19:03

Outbound timetable
(Sat 1st Jan, Fri 7th Jan, then weekly until Friday 9th April)

Depart  (Fridays) Arrive
London St Pancras Moutiers Bourg St Maurice
19:45 05:31 06:15

Inbound timetable

Depart (Saturdays) Arrive
Bourg St Maurice Moutiers London St Pancras
09:34 10:14 16:13

 


Which ski resorts does Travelski Express serve?

Tickets for the Travelski Express can only be booked as part of a Travelski package that includes train + trainsfer + accommodation + 7-day ski pass. There's no fixed cost for the train element, and all the packages are dynamically priced, to respond to demand.

What might seem odd is that although the Travelski Express stops at Moutiers and Bourg St Maurice train stations, you can't use the Travelski Express to holiday in every resorts served by those train stations, because Travelski Express is only offering packages to seven ski resorts.

Resorts offered:
These are the eight resorts you can have a Travelski Express holiday to: La Plagne, Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry, Les Menuires, Méribel, Saint Martin de Belleville, Tignes and Val d’Isère.  

Resorts not offered
For reference, these seven resorts are served by the same stations as the Travelski Express, but you can't book a Travelski Express package to them: Couchevel, Doucy, La Rosière, La Tania, Sainte Foy, Val Thorens and Valmorel. Perhaps next year Travelski will include them too.


How much does the Travelski Express cost?

Tickets for the Travelski Express can only be booked as part of a Travelski package that includes train + trainsfer + accommodation + 7-day ski pass.

There's not fixed cost for the train element, and all the packages are dynamically priced, to respond to demand.


Travelski Express packages

Interested in all-inclusive packages with the direct Travelski Express ski train? Use the button beside to contact Travelski with an enquiry and receive a selection of suitable packages by email.


How to book the Travelski Express 2021-22

You can book packages with Travelski Express directly. Or you can contact one of the ski travel agencies authorised to sell packages on Travelski's behalf.

Travelski
Website: https://www.uk.travelski.com/travelski-express
Telephone: 0800 260 5082

 


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