Train and Coach
Further options on getting here...
The original Snow Train has not run since 2010 and now the options are the Eurostar direct service to Moûtiers or change in Paris (if only they used the same station) for an SNCF service to Moûtiers.
The original Snow Train was the infamous overnight party train with an all night bar and disco carriage arriving in to Moûtiers early on Saturday morning with very
tired & hungover
There have been various news articles about other operators running high speed trains across Europe with a London - Geneva direct service as one of the proposals and services direct to Lyon were started in 2017 however this is not running for Winter 2019.
Eurostar Ski Train 2018/2019 tickets went on sale at 8am on Wed 18 July 2018
Prices from £75 each-way. Half Term priced at £270 each-way by the day after it went on sale
Eurostar has a direct service from London to Moûtiers with overnight or daytime travel options. Advantages
include 8 days skiing on a weeks holiday, no airport hassles, you can bring plenty of ski
gear (at no charge), Moûtiers is only 16km / 20 minutes drive from La Tania and you can feel good about your Carbon Footprint.... No full sleeping facilities though and still takes between 7 and 9 hours.
Train v Plane
They both have their (often very opinionated) fans and the benefits of the train are above. However, it is only a 75 minute flight time from London to Geneva (as opposed to between 7 and 9 hours on the train) and airports are situated near Motorways with plenty of parking...
Use meet and greet parking, priority bag drop, on-line check-in, express security, speedy boarding, VIP lounge access, private transfers or hire car and it's not really much hassle flying! Minimum check-in times are actually less on easyJet (30-40 mins) than for the Eurostar Ski Trains (45-60 mins). There are a lot more options too, for example easyJet have up to 60 flights per day to Geneva from the UK (as well as to Lyon & Grenoble).
FROM 2016 ALL EUROSTAR NIGHT SKI TRAINS ARE ALCOHOL FREE. NOTHING IS FOR SALE ON BOARD (& NO FREE BOOZE IN STANDARD PREMIER CLASS) AND YOU ARE BANNED FROM BRINGING ANY ON THE TRAIN. #gamechanger
Eurostar Direct London to Moûtiers Timetable for Winter 2019
From 21 December 2018 until 6 April 2019
Friday EVENING departure from London:
Departs London St. Pancras 19:42 (Ashford 20:28) - Arrives Moûtiers 05:34 Saturday
Duration 8 hours 52 minutes
Saturday EVENING departure from Moûtiers:
Departs Moûtiers 22:54 - Arrives London St. Pancras 07:16 Sunday (Ashford 06:33)
Duration 9 hours 22 minutes
Saturday DAY trains:
Departs London St. Pancras 09:45 (Ashford 10:28) - Arrives Moûtiers 18:27
Duration 7 hours 42 minutes
Departs Moûtiers 10:14 - Arrives London St. Pancras 16:13 (Ashford 15:37)
Duration 6 hours 59 minutes
Adults from £150 return. Child tickets from £106 return. Free carriage of skis, boots and boards.
ONE additional half term service on Saturday Night and Sunday Day over half term
A train on Saturday NIGHT 16 Feb 2019 departing London at 19:42 arriving Moûtiers 05:34.
Sunday DAY service on 24 Feb 2019 departing Moûtiers at 10:14 arriving London 16:02
This service great for a Sunday to Sunday holidays.
Other Rail Options
Further options with Eurostar and
the French rail network via Paris can be sorted out with
Paris to Moûtiers from around £80 return but some further discounts are available. Book on-line for an additional £6 saving and free first class delivery of tickets.
Tickets for Winter 2018 for indirect services via Paris / Lyon etc went on sale at 5am on Thu 12 October 2017
NOTE: There is another Moûtiers in the West of France - the one you want is Moûtiers les Salins. Also, beware of trains stopping at a station en route and de-coupling half the
carriages, leaving them behind! (to be fair this happens in the UK too - remember being left in Northampton once!)
Comfortable coaches offering up to 8 days skiing with free ski carriage and no transfers with a direct service to La Tania with or without accommodation included. Door to door prices are very competitive when factoring in there is no transfer, airport parking etc.
Snow Express run coaches to the Alps from London (and Folkestone). They operate to many different resorts and will switch coaches at Moûtiers for La Tania. Prices start at £109 return.
Winter 2019 Timetable:
Every Friday departing London Victoria at 18:30.
Arrives Saturday in to La Tania at 14:10 (arrives Moûtiers 12:45).
Departs Saturday La Tania 18:05 (departs Moûtiers 19:10) arriving London 11:30 Sunday morning.
Méribel who have operated for over 20 years offering return sleeper coach services
from London Victoria to Méribel and La Tania are only operating at peak times and as a charter operation for Winter 2019.
Weekends no longer have coach options available and will be packaging flight options with all their trips to The Three Valleys for Winter 2017. They did have a loyal following for their regular Thursday night departures from London Victoria returning on Monday morning but costs have seen the cheap flight operators win out for now.
Page last updated 20/07/18
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