EUROSTAR is launching new routes from the UK this winter – and tickets start from £99.
The train operator is launching routes from London St Pancras to destinations in France such as Moutiers and Bourg-Saint-Maurice.
Called Eurostar-Snow, the alliance between Eurostar and Thalys will let passengers change at Lille – just 1hr22 from the UK – to the popular ski destinations.
Other destinations it will stop at include Chambery, Albertville, Aime-La Plagne and Landry.
The service will launch on December 16, running for eight weekends through the ski season.
The trains will leave the UK on Saturday morning, and return to London Sunday afternoon.
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Francois Le Doze, Chief Commercial Officer, Eurostar Group “We're proud to offer our customers a sustainable travel option to the Alps by launching our first connecting service as Eurostar Group.
!With a quick and easy connection, competitive pricing and five stops to choose from, passengers can enjoy a seamless experience with us from the city of London to the snowcapped mountains of France.”
A Eurostar spokesperson previously said: “This service will run for a short season starting mid-December, leaving London Saturday daytime and returning Sunday daytime.”
While a new route, it replaces the former direct route which last ran last winter season from December to April.
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Tickets will start from £99 in the off-peak season from January 13 – February 4 in standard class, and start from £149 during the peak season.
The train service will take around 8hr19 from the UK to Bourg-Saint-Maurice, with the return taking 8hr34.
Another change for Eurostar this summer was the launch of new biometric scanners at London St Pancras.
Passengers can avoid manual checks of tickets and passports by Eurostar staff and instead use the facial verification system.
However, a number of other changes have seen popular Eurostar services scrapped.
The trains no longer stop at Stratford International, Ebbsfleet International or Ashford International, meaning Brits can only depart the UK from London St Pancras.
The former Eurostar boss said the train, which was stopped during Covid, is unlikely to return to Kent anytime before 2025.
Eurostar has also scrapped international routes, including the direct service from London to Disneyland Paris.
The route to Amsterdam from the UK will also be suspended next year.
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Until then, here are some of the Eurostar routes you can still book for as little as £35.
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