08432 186 186
St Pancreas Station, London
Eurostar runs ski trains all the way from London St Pancras direct to the French Alps on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings throughout the winter season. Stopping at Moutiers, Aime La Plagne and Bourg Saint Maurice, it is a convenient and relaxing way to travel to many European ski resorts....
City Night Line
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DB AutoZug GmbH, Dortmund Zweigniederlassung Zürich Kundendienst Militärstrasse 36, Postfach 3718 8021 Zürich
A lot of people are opting to take a more leisurely form of travel to ski resorts in France - the train... well now you can carry onto Austria with an overnight trip on the City Night Line to Woergl. You take the Eurostar to Paris-Nord and then transfer to Paris-Est and take the City Night Line. The transfer between stations is either a 10 minute walk or a seven minute taxi ride (approximately €15 for four). If you are travelling with children (under 15) they will only be charged...
08443 35 35 35
Eurotunnel Group, Ashford Road, Folkestone, Kent CT18 8XX England
Why not let the train take the strain? and your car as well. The advantages are quite obvious, you can take whatever you like, no struggles at the airport with heavy luggage, no hanging around in queues, no uncomfortable plane seats, freedom to stop when you like etc. The disadvantages could be the time taken to get to resort, tiring long drive and you have to sort out parking in resort which can be expensive. Having said all that, Eurotunnel have some good tips for you and prices can be...
+41 51 220 11 11
The Postbus runs from Visp to Saas-Fee and back throughout the day, taking 50 minutes. The timetable is on the Swiss Trains website.
0844 848 4078
Rail Europe Travel Centre, 193 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9EU
Rail Europe act as agents for most of the major and local train services throughout Europe. You can book the Eurostar from London with them and they will also arrange your connections to your ski resort via their website. The train is a great option if you want to avoid those awful boarding and check-in queues at the airport. The seats are more comfortable than most airlines and you can just sit back and relax as the fabulous scenery flies by, or take a night train and snooze your way...
+33 8 92 35 35 35
The SNCF is the French rail system and their website below has an English version where you can book trains across the country.
Wanaka, New Zealand
There is no regular train service in Wanaka, however there is a Track and Trail Sightseeing daytrip to Dunedin. Contact Connexions for further information - +64 3 477 5577
+39 6 68475475
There are good connections for train services to link up with a bus ride in to the resort. You can buy your tickets on line with this company.