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 DecemberLast homebound service 12 April
Weekly on SaturdaysWeekly on Saturdays
London St. Pancras10:00Bourg-St.Maurice 09:50
Ashford International10:47Moutiers 10:27
Moutiers18:13Ashford International 15:36
Bourg-St. Maurice18:31London 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 DecemberLast homebound service 12 April
Weekly on SaturdaysWeekly on Saturdays
London St. Pancras06:57Visp 13:02
Lille10:02Lille 20:30
Visp16:57London 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, Mürren09:50
Paris Nord arr11:17Klosters/Davos/St. MoritzOn request
Paris Gare de Lyon dep12:58Ashford International15.36
Grindelwald, Wengen, Mürren19:39London St. Pancras20:34
Klosters/Davos/St. MoritzOn 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
Montreux08.0217.04
Kandersteg08:0219:12
Merligen08:0219:59
Interlaken08:0218:57
Grindelwald08:0219:39
Wengen08:0219:44
Mürren08:0219:51
Saas Fee08:0219:29
Zermatt08:0219:52
Villars08:0218:19
Lucerne09:3219:30
Lugano09:3221:46
Locarno09:3221:57
Constance09:3220:54
Klosters09:3221:28
Davos09:3221:57
ReturnDepart ResortArrival London St. Pancras
Montreux12:2419:34 (Sat 20:34)
Kandersteg10:1219:34 (Sat 20:34)
Merligen10:1219:34 (Sat 20:34)
Interlaken10:3019:34 (Sat 20:34)
Grindelwald09:4919:34 (Sat 20:34)
Wengen09:3719:34 (Sat 20:34)
Mürren09:3619:34 (Sat 20:34)
Saas Fee10:0219:34 (Sat 20:34)
Zermatt09:3919:34 (Sat 20:34)
Villars11:0019:34 (Sat 20:34)
Lucerne11:3020:34
Lugano09:1220:34
Locarno09:0320:34
Constance11:0320:34
Klosters10:3220:34
Davos10:0220:34

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
Dep08.30London St. PancrasDep09.35Annecy (for Talloires)
Arr11.47Paris NordDep13.23Paris Lyon
Dep13.50Paris LyonDep15.07Paris Nord
Arr17.30Annecy (for Talloires)Arr16.35London 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
TueDep15.29London St. PancrasWedDep19.02Salzburg
 Arr18.36Paris Nord Dep19.13Worgl
 Dep20.20Paris Est Dep20.44Munich
WedArr07.16MunichThuArr09.30Paris Est
 Arr08.44Worgl Dep11.13Paris Nord
 Arr08.54Salzburg Arr12.29London 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
Dep07.27London St. PancrasDep09.29Stresa
Arr10.56Paris NordArr12.14Lausanne
Dep12.58Paris LyonDep13.03Lausanne
Arr16.52LausanneArr16.55Paris Lyon
Dep18.46LausanneDep18.43Paris Nord
Arr21.30StresaArr20.06London 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/FriDep14.01London St. PancrasWed/SatDep20.17Peschiera
 Arr18.36Paris Nord Dep20.26Desenzano
 Dep20.33Paris Bercy Dep20.37Brescia
 Arr07.53Brescia Arr08.19Paris Bercy
 Arr08.07Desenzano Dep10.13Paris Nord
Wed/SatArr08.18PeschieraThu/SunArr12.29London 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