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Book your train tickets for a holiday in the snowTravel to the Alps by train

Whether you're an amateur snowboarder or an expert skier, a tobogganing pro or a master of alpine cooking, the mountains are calling to you! When you find yourself craving winter sports or a holiday in the mountains, whether it's with friends or family, there's nothing quite like heading to the peaks of the French and Swiss Alps by train.

A range of destinations for your mountain holidays Your mountain holidays

Destinations served by Thalys Snow, Eurostar Ski and TGV Lyria

Go skiing in the heart of the Alps

  • Iconic ski and winter sports area: alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoe trails and tours, etc.
  • Well-known French ski resorts: Val Thorens (voted world’s best ski resort), Courcheval, Les Ménuires, Paradiski, La Rosière, Tignes, etc.
  • Switzerland boasts over 150 ski stations: Verbier, les Diablerets, Zermatt, La Tzoumaz, Saas Fee, Gstaad, Klosters and St. Moritz

Should I pick Thalys Snow, Eurostar Ski or TGV Lyria?

That depends on your destination and/or travel dates.

Thalys Snow

The seasonal Thalys Snow trains connect Belgium, the Netherlands and the French Alps. Reservations for next season start on September 13.
Read more about Thalys Snow >

Eurostar Ski 

With London or Ashford serving as your departure station, Eurostar Ski seasonal trains connect, every Friday and Saturday, Great Britain to the French Alps. Trains will be running until 6 April 2019.
Read more about Eurostar Ski >

TGV Lyria

TGV Lyria high-speed trains connect every day France to the Swiss Alps. Go to Lausanne, Geneva, Bern or Interlaken from Lyon, Dijon, Paris and even from South of France. Reservations are possible from 4 months before departure.
Read more about TGV Lyria >

Visit Austria and Italy in winter, as well

Welcome to Austria: a winter wonderland

Austria has a long tradition of winter sports and welcomes visitors looking to enjoy both relaxing and adventurous winter holidays. Whether it's high up in the Tyrolean Alps, in the ski resorts near Salzburg or on the Vorarlberg slopes, this is a dream destination for fans of skiing and winter sports.

It's also worth making a detour to Austria's cities as part of your winter break, as they are at their most romantic at this time of year: Vienna and Salzburg of course, but also medieval Innsbruck, which also boasts nine ski resorts in the surrounding area and thus offers a great mix of cultural and sporting activities.


Austria, a winter wonderland

  • Relaxed or adventurous winter holidays
  • The Tyrolean Alps, Salzburg's ski resorts or the Vorarlberg slopes: the dream destination for all fans of skiing and winter sports
  • Romantic cities like Vienna and Salzburg
  • Ideal for cultural and sporting holidays: the medieval city of Innsbruck with its nine ski resorts

Relaxed skiing holidays in Italy

Do you prefer fun and relaxation to high-level sporting activities? If so, Italy's ski resorts are the perfect place for you. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, delicious food and a great welcome for families (even in the smartest hotels and restaurants). And don't forget: Italy is a much cheaper destination for a skiing holiday than its neighbours!

Italy boasts more than 300 ski resorts, from Sicily and skiing on Mount Etna, to the Appenines and Cervinia in the north, which is only a stone's throw away from Zermatt in Switzerland.


Relaxed skiing holidays in Italy

  • Better known for fun and relaxation than high-level sporting activities
  • Relaxed atmosphere, delicious food and extremely family-friendly
  • Great-value ski destination
  • Over 300 ski resorts nationwide: from Sicily to the Appenines and the Alps

Your snow holiday: train vs. car

Travelling to the Alps by train has numerous advantages. To sum up a few:

  • Your travel time will be much shorter than if you were to go by car.
  • You won't get stuck in traffic jams and you won't have to pay toll roads.
  • Enjoy the on-board comfort and space: stretch your legs or visit the bar carriage.
  • Of course, you can take all your luggage with you at no cost: max. 2 items and 1 piece of hand luggage per person are allowed.
  • Do you want to take your skis? No problem!
  • If you're travelling in Premium (1st class) on Thalys, you can enjoy breakfast or lunch.
  • Shorter travel time 
  • No traffic jams and no toll roads to pay
  • Enjoy the on-board comfort and space
  • Take all your luggage with you at no cost: max. 2 items and 1 piece of hand luggage
  • Do you want to take your skis? No problem!
  • If you're travelling in Comfort 1 on Thalys, you can enjoy breakfast or lunch

Winter in Europe

2018 – 2019 winter brochure
Planning your next winter break? Download the brochure (in French) with destinations, itineraries and timetables departing from Belgium.
Discover the best Christmas markets
Cosy and warm, traditional or unusual: enjoy Europe's most beautiful Christmas markets.

You may also be interested in these train journeys:

Thalys Snow

Thalys Snow
De Thalys Sneeuw seizoenstreinen verbinden België, Nederland en de Franse Alpen.

Eurostar Ski

Travel straight from London to the French Apls with Eurostar Ski

Eurostar connects Great Britain with Moûtiers, Aime-La-Plagne and Bourg-Saint-Maurice

TGV Lyria

TGV Lyria connects Switzerland with 15 French cities

Trenitalia

Explore Italy one city at the time on board the Trenitalia trains.

ÖBB Nightjet

Nightjet overnight trains connect Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.

ICE

ICE trains connect Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland.