Taking the train to the Three Valleys

Posted on January 16, 2023

First things first: Covid-19 restrictions and regulations? No need to stress anymore – they've all been lifted 😊

This is your travel admin checklist:

  • Is my passport valid?
  • Are my travel documents in order?
  • Have I double checked my travel website for any more useful info about entering France?

It’s worth looking at the government’s website to be doubly sure you are fully up to speed.

That’s your pre-travel admin done. Now to the more exciting business of travel plans.

This series of posts looks at your different options and we’re homing in on train travel here.

What’s it got going for it? Well ...

  • It's a relaxing, fun, social way to travel
  • You’ll get to your ski destination in a day
  • You can polish your halo for ‘green’ credentials
  • The journey will take in some breathtaking views
  • It’s a good option for families, romantic (or not!) couples, group trips and the solo traveller
  • It’s statistically the safest way to travel

So what’s the route?

Eurostar St Pancras to Gare du Nord; transfer from Gare du Nord to Gare de Lyon; Gare de Lyon to Moutiers Salins Brides Les Bains; transfer from Moutiers to Val Thorens.

You can take the RER line D (Direction Melun) between Gare du Nord and Gare de Lyon or take a taxi if you have lots of baggage. There’s plenty of time for this 20-40 minute transfer across Paris with an hour between train arrival and departure times.

Let us do the work for you mountain side of your journey, from Moutiers to VT. We have an excellent working knowledge of the modes and methods for this along with well established relationships with companies who offer this service.

The cost? For a family of four it would be roughly around £1,000 plus transfers between Paris stations and Moutiers and your chosen ski resort.

Transfer prices between Moutiers and your resort will of course vary but an average price would be between 45 and 115 euros (£40 and £100 depending on exchange rate). Journeys varying in length but all under an hour.

The greenest way to travel?

A word about how train-ing it to the Alps will be contributing to the wellbeing of our world

Green Guides tells us why travelling by train is the most sustainable and environmentally friendly form of transport, as well as evoking the romantic and enriching experience it offers us. Wonderful photos of trains chuffing / speeding through beautiful countryside too.

Eurostar are continually working on reducing their impact on the environment. Find out more in the Greener Way To Go section of their website.

Of particular note – 100% of their trains are electric which dramatically reduces carbon footprint compared to planes and non-electric cars. And of very sweet (in every sense!) note is the fact that Eurostar staff care for nine beehives producing honey for business and premier lounge menus.

Persuaded to go by rail? Book your train here and we’ll help you with your onward journey once you get to Moutiers. Well, we can help talk you through the whole thing from start to finish if you like. Please don’t hesitate to be in touch with one of our friendly team.

We love talking about ski holidays and are here to help you get yours sorted:

tel + 44 (0)1962 899017

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