Rail

Snow Trains to France or Switzerland

If you wish to avoid long transfers or are concerned about the carbon footprint, taking the train is the ideal way to travel. Join our Snow Trains in London and travel through beautiful French and Swiss scenery to the heart of the Alps. Provisional timetables based on 2012/13 timetables are shown below. As an added bonus, there’s no ski carriage charge, as trains are not subject to the same weight constraints as aircraft. Your Inghams representative will meet you upon arrival in resort.

Timetable
These are subject to change but we will send you a final itinerary approximately two weeks before your departure.

Luggage
You can carry one suitcase, one ski bag and one boot bag per person. Skis are usually carried free of charge. Some services may charge for exceeding luggage allowance. Space is limited on all services for stowing bulky items and skis. On arrival in resort you might need to store your luggage in temporary facilities until rooms are ready.

Daytime Eurostar trains to France

Resorts served

Via Moutiers: Courchevel, Méribel, La Plagne, Val Thorens.
Via Bourg St. Maurice: Les Arcs, Tignes, Val d'Isere.

OutboundHomebound
First departure 21 December Last homebound service 12 April
Weekly on Saturdays Weekly on Saturdays
London St. Pancras 10:00 Bourg-St.Maurice  09:50
Ashford International 10:47 Moutiers  10:27
Moutiers 18:13 Ashford International  15:36
Bourg-St. Maurice 18:31 London St. Pancras  16:11

Supplements per person on air holiday price
Standard class: NIL
Standard Premier: £100
£30 additional supplement for departures on 5 April
£129 additional supplement for departures on 15 February.

 

Daytime Eurostar/TGV trains to Switzerland

Travel to your resort more quickly with this fantastic new service direct from London to the Swiss Alps via Lille, available for the resorts Saas Fee, Verbier, Zermatt and Crans Montana. Travel is by Eurostar to Lille, then just change platform in Lille to join the TGV Lyria service onwards.

Resorts served

Via Visp: Zermatt, Saas Fee, Crans Montana
Via Martigny: Verbier

OutboundHomebound
First departure 22 December Last homebound service 12 April
Weekly on Saturdays Weekly on Saturdays
London St. Pancras 06:57 Visp  13:02
Lille 10:02 Lille  20:30
Visp 16:57 London St. Pancras  21:06

Supplements per person on air holiday price
Standard class: £29
Standard Premier: £129
£30 additional supplement for departures on 5 April
£129 additional supplement for departures on 15 February.

 

Daytime to Switzerland

Travel by Eurostar from London to Paris then by TGV to Lausanne or Basel where you connect on to the fantastic Swiss rail network to your resort. Resorts served are shown below:

Outbound

Homebound

First departure 21 December

Last homebound service 12 April

Weekly on Saturdays   Weekly on Saturdays  
London St. Pancras

08:02

Grindelwald, Wengen, Mürren 09:50
Paris Nord arr 11:17 Klosters/Davos/St. Moritz On request
Paris Gare de Lyon dep 12:58 Ashford International 15.36
Grindelwald, Wengen, Mürren 19:39 London St. Pancras 20:34
Klosters/Davos/St. Moritz On request    

Supplements per person on air holiday price
Standard class: £80; Standard Premier: £100
£30 additional supplement for departures 5 April
Please note: Timings are based on 2012/13 timetables and may be subject to change. Last homebound date will vary by resort selected. For some resorts travel may be by Postbus/mountain railway on last sector of journey to resort. A change of station is required in Paris - Metro tickets included.

Travel by rail

Sit back and enjoy a relaxing rail journey across Europe to your Alpine destination on one of our daytime or overnight services. This is independent travel with no Inghams representative on the trains. The timetables shown below are for guidance only, full timing, including any train changes, will be confirmed with your tickets. Departures available from St. Pancras, Ebbsfleet and Ashord. Please note that a supplement applies on some routes, shown under the timetables.

 

Switzerland & Lake Constance

Resorts: All resorts and tours, on Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat.
Travel on Eurostar to Paris where you change station to either Gare de Lyon (two stops on the metro – tickets included) or Gare de L’Est (10 minutes’ walk or one stop on the metro – tickets included).

OutwardDepart London St. PancrasArrival in Resort
Montreux 08.02 17.04
Kandersteg 08:02 19:12
Merligen 08:02 19:59
Interlaken 08:02 18:57
Grindelwald 08:02 19:39
Wengen 08:02 19:44
Mürren 08:02 19:51
Saas Fee 08:02 19:29
Zermatt 08:02 19:52
Villars 08:02 18:19
Lucerne 09:32 19:30
Lugano 09:32 21:46
Locarno 09:32 21:57
Constance 09:32 20:54
Klosters 09:32 21:28
Davos 09:32 21:57
ReturnDepart ResortArrival London St. Pancras
Montreux 12:24 19:34 (Sat 20:34)
Kandersteg 10:12 19:34 (Sat 20:34)
Merligen 10:12 19:34 (Sat 20:34)
Interlaken 10:30 19:34 (Sat 20:34)
Grindelwald 09:49 19:34 (Sat 20:34)
Wengen 09:37 19:34 (Sat 20:34)
Mürren 09:36 19:34 (Sat 20:34)
Saas Fee 10:02 19:34 (Sat 20:34)
Zermatt 09:39 19:34 (Sat 20:34)
Villars 11:00 19:34 (Sat 20:34)
Lucerne 11:30 20:34
Lugano 09:12 20:34
Locarno 09:03 20:34
Constance 11:03 20:34
Klosters 10:32 20:34
Davos 10:02 20:34

Supplements (return): Standard class £140; Standard Premier class £335*

*Upgrade: This includes Standard Premier Class travel on Eurostar and first-class travel on TGV. If you wish to continue in first-class on the Swiss Rail journey, an additional £33 cost applies. Meals and drinks are included on Eurostar only.

Please note that departures from Ebbsfleet or Ashford will involve different UK departure and arrival times. Full travel details including any train changes will be supplied with tickets.

 

France

Resorts: Tallories

Travel on Eurostar to Paris where you change station to Gare de Lyon (two stops on the Express underground – tickets included). Here you board the TGV to Annecy. In Annecy a taxi will be ready to take you to Talloires.

Talloires

 
Outward journeyReturn journey
Dep 08.30 London St. Pancras Dep 09.35 Annecy (for Talloires)
Arr 11.47 Paris Nord Dep 13.23 Paris Lyon
Dep 13.50 Paris Lyon Dep 15.07 Paris Nord
Arr 17.30 Annecy (for Talloires) Arr 16.35 London St. Pancras
Supplements (return): Standard class £15 supplement; Standard Premier class £140

Please note that departures from Ebbsfleet or Ashford will involve different UK departure and arrival times.

Upgrade: This includes Standard Premier class travel from London to Paris and first class travel to Annecy. Meals and drinks are included on Eurostar only.

 

 

Austria

Resorts: Ellmau, Fuschl, Kitzbühel, Mayrhofen, Niederau, Oberau, Saalbach/Hinterglemm, Salzburg, Söll, St. Gilgen, St. Johann, St. Wolfgang, Westendorf and Zell am See.

Travel on Eurostar to Paris where you change station to Gare de L’Est (10 minutes’ walk or one stop on the underground – tickets included). Board the overnight service to Munich, sleeping in a six-berth shared couchette, then change trains to Salzburg or Wörgl, depending on your resort. We will be waiting to take you to your hotel (via the airport if travelling to Salzburg).

Upgrade: This includes Standard Premier class travel from London to Paris, where meals and drinks are included. Upgrades on the overnight service may be available within three months of departure date subject to availability and confirmation.

Outward journeyReturn journey
Tue Dep 15.29 London St. Pancras Wed Dep 19.02 Salzburg
  Arr 18.36 Paris Nord   Dep 19.13 Worgl
  Dep 20.20 Paris Est   Dep 20.44 Munich
Wed Arr 07.16 Munich Thu Arr 09.30 Paris Est
  Arr 08.44 Worgl   Dep 11.13 Paris Nord
  Arr 08.54 Salzburg   Arr 12.29 London St. Pancras
Supplements (return): Standard class £90; Standard Premier class £190

Please note that departures from Ebbsfleet or Ashford will involve different UK departure and arrival times.

 

Italy Lake Maggiore

Resorts: Baveno and Stresa, Lake Maggiore

Travel on Eurostar to Paris where you change station to Gare de Lyon (two stops on the Express underground – tickets included). Here you board the TGV to Geneva from where you change trains to Stresa. Clients staying in Baveno will then be met by a taxi to take them to their hotel.

Upgrade: This includes Standard Premier class travel from London to Paris and first class travel to your final rail station. Meals and drinks are included on Eurostar only.

Outward journeyReturn journey
Dep 07.27 London St. Pancras Dep 09.29 Stresa
Arr 10.56 Paris Nord Arr 12.14 Lausanne
Dep 12.58 Paris Lyon Dep 13.03 Lausanne
Arr 16.52 Lausanne Arr 16.55 Paris Lyon
Dep 18.46 Lausanne Dep 18.43 Paris Nord
Arr 21.30 Stresa Arr 20.06 London St. Pancras
Supplements (return): Standard class £160; Standard Premier class Wed £395

Italy Lake Garda

Resorts: Bardolino, Desenzano, Garda, Peschiera & Sirmione, Lake Garda

Travel on Eurostar to Paris where you change station to Gare de Bercy (three stops on the underground with a change – tickets included). Here you board the overnight service to Brescia, sleeping in a six-berth shared couchette. This train has a restaurant car. At Brescia you change trains for Desenzano or, if staying in any other resort, for Peschiera where a taxi will take you to your hotel.

 

Outward journeyReturn journey
Tue/Fri Dep 14.01 London St. Pancras Wed/Sat Dep 20.17 Peschiera
  Arr 18.36 Paris Nord   Dep 20.26 Desenzano
  Dep 20.33 Paris Bercy   Dep 20.37 Brescia
  Arr 07.53 Brescia   Arr 08.19 Paris Bercy
  Arr 08.07 Desenzano   Dep 10.13 Paris Nord
Wed/Sat Arr 08.18 Peschiera Thu/Sun Arr 12.29 London St. Pancras
Supplements (return): Standard class £115; Standard Premier class Wed £215*

*This includes Standard Premier Class travel from London to Paris (with meals and drinks included) and a 6-berth shared couchette to Breschia. Travel from Breschia to Desenzano or Peschiera is in standard class. Upgrades on the overnight service to Breschia may be available within 3 months of departure, subject to availability. Please call our reservations team for details.

 

Upgrade: This includes meals and drinks on Eurostar, and a six-berth shared couchette to Brescia. Travel from Brescia to Desenzano or Peschiera is in standard class. Upgrades on the overnight service may be available within three months of departure date subject to availability and confirmation.

Please note that departures from Ebbsfleet or Ashford will involve different UK departure and arrival times.
Upgrades to Standard Premier Class available