A new rail service to Austria means that you can travel overnight to Austrian Tirol, and get two extra days on the slopes
The NightJet is a sleeper train that runs from Cologne, in Germany to stations in the Austrian Tirol, home to plenty of fantastic ski resorts.
It has couchettes with flat beds, so you can lie flat and enjoy a good night's sleep on you way to the slopes.
You can choose from sleeping in a 2-berth, four-berth or six-berth couchette compartment, and these can be shared or booked off as private.
Although there isn't a cafe bar, the NightJet staff will offer a wake up call accompanied by a breakfast brought to your couchette (breakfast is included in the price of your ticket). You can also order hot and cold drinks and snacks at any time.
How to book the NightJet to the Austrian Tirol
Rail travel from the UK to the Austrian Tirol, with a standard-class seat on Eurostar and a place in a six-berth couchette on the NightJet, start at £215 return per adult. However, prices always depend on availability, and at peak dates will likely be higher. Depending on ages, children get about 30% off the adult fare.
Ffestiniog Travel is an excellent, specialist rail-booking travel agency and can book the entire journey for you and make sure you get the lowest fares, offers and upgrades. There is a booking fee for all ticketing arrangements made – this is minimal and charged as a percentage of the total booking cost, ranging from a few points up to a maximum charge of £30.
Phone: 01766 772 030; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: visit: www.ffestiniogtravel.com
Eurostar website and NightJet websites
You can book the journey as two separate sections online currently.
London to Brussels by Eurostar, book on at www.eurostar.com
Brussels to Austria with ICE and NightJet, book at www.nightjet.com
The excellent website Seat61 has a guide about travelling from London to Austria by NightJet - check it out.