Posts tagged "eurostar"
Case Study: London to Chamonix by train

Case Study: London to Chamonix by train

In February 2024, Iain Martin, presenter of The Ski Podcast and founder of Ski Flight Free, travelled from London to Chamonix by train. “Chamonix is one of my favourite resorts and I’ve travelled there by train several times. It’s not quite as convenient as some resorts, as it typically requires two changes after Paris. However, the...
Case Study: London to Les 2 Alpes by train

Case Study: London to Les 2 Alpes by train

In January 2024, Iain presenter of The Ski Podcast and founder of Ski Flight Free, travelled from London to Les 2 Alpes by train. “This was a first for me, as while I’ve travelled to Switzerland and the Tarentaise in France on many occasions, this was my first train journey to the Southern French Alps.” 08:01 (GMT)...
Take the Snow Train to Geneva?

Take the Snow Train to Geneva?

According to Eurotunnel, direct trains from London to Geneva could be an option before the end of this decade. Yann Leriche, the chief executive of Getlink, the company that runs the tunnel, has been quoted saying that he expects new entrants to compete with Eurostar on the cross-channel route. Eurostar only company to offer trains...
Case Study: New (2023) Eurostar 'Snow Train'

Case Study: New (2023) Eurostar ‘Snow Train’

On 16 December 2023, I was invited to trial the new Eurostar Snow Train service by Inghams Ski, who are offering ski holidays packaged with train travel and transfers using the new service. This is a very significant step from Eurostar, having cancelled the previously successful service in 2020. So what was the new train...
NightJet services to Austria by train via Amsterdam still an option for winter 2023/24

NightJet services to Austria by train via Amsterdam still an option for winter 2023/24

Eurostar has confirmed that the no Eurostar trains will be able to depart from the Netherlands between June 2024 and January 2025 – a shorter interruption than anticipated. Renovation work in Amsterdam This is because of renovation work at the Amsterdam Central station, which will mean that the Eurostar departure and customs area will be...
Eurostar to face competition from Evolyn on London-Paris route

Eurostar to face competition from Evolyn on London-Paris route

It’s an axiom of business that competition leads to lower prices, so the news that Eurostar will soon face competition on the London-Paris high speed train route is very welcome. Monopolies are rarely good for the consumer, and it seems that Eurostar’s 30-year reign as the only company offering cross-channel rail travel may be over....
What ski train services are on offer to the Alps in 2023/24?

What ski train services are on offer to the Alps in 2023/24?

This week has seen a flurry of news releases about ski train services to the Alps for the oncoming 2023/24 winter season. The good news is that skiers who want to travel by train have several more options for this winter, primarily created by Eurostar’s decision to run a ‘Snow Train’ to the French Alps....
Eurostar launch train service to Alps for 2023/24

Eurostar launch train service to Alps for 2023/24

Boom! The news we’ve been waiting for: you’ll be able to buy train tickets to the French Alps from Eurostar, via Lille More info to come, but Eurostar’s ‘Ski Holidays’ page is now live, with tickets to go on sale from Thursday 31 August Full details of train services available for winter 2023/24 are now...
Eurostar CEO confirms new ski train 'via' Brussels

Eurostar CEO confirms new ski train ‘via’ Brussels

Details of the new ski train to replace the previous direct service to France are still thin on the ground, but it does seem that a new service will definitely be coming in.   In an recent interview with The Guardian, Eurostar CEO Gwendoline Cazenave confirmed that:   “British skiers will be able to book...
Travelski Express will not run direct from London to Alps in 2023/24

Travelski Express will not run direct from London to Alps in 2023/24

Sadly, one of the worst kept secrets in skiing has now been confirmed: the ‘Travelski Express‘ will not run this winter direct from London to the Alps. Travelski have been unable to persuade Eurostar to continue their rental of one of their trains to travel direct from London St Pancras to Bourg St Maurice each...
Case Study: London to Nice by Train

Case Study: London to Nice by Train

Ski Flight Free founder recently travelled to Nice by train. Admittedly it was to take part in a triathlon, rather than ski, but this case study should still be of interest, especially as he used the Paris overnight service. Let’s take a look at how it went… Eurostar to Paris The journey started with Eurostar...
Case Study: London to Verbier by train

Case Study: London to Verbier by train

In March 2023, Iain presenter of The Ski Podcast and founder of Ski Flight Free, travelled from London to Verbier by train. 0801 (GMT) – London St Pancras Eurostar check-in is so much simpler and faster than flying: 12 mins to get through security and passport control AND with a full water bottle, cup of tea...