WINTER FUN BY TRAIN

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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

Skiing in France

  • Thalys Snow takes you directly to the Tarentaise: Chambéry, Albertville, Moûtiers, Aime-La-Plagne, Landry and Bourg-Saint-Maurice.
  • TGV INOUI takes you directly to Lyon Part-Dieu where you have connections to...
    • St-Gervais-les-Bains to ski Mont Blanc or Les Contamines.
    • St-Michel-Valloire to ski in Valmeinier or Valoire.
    • Grenoble to ski in Alpe d'Huez, Les Deux Alpes or Chambousse.

Skiing in Italy (Val d'Aoste)

Skiing in Germany (Upper Bavaria)

  • ICE takes you to Frankfurt or Munich, via local connection you can travel further to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Rosenheim and many more ski destinations.

Skiing in Austria (Tyrol and Salzburgerland)

  • ICE takes you to Frankfurt or Munich, via Eurocity you can travel on to Innsbruck (and Tyrol), Salzburg (and Salzburgerland) and many more ski destinations.

Skiing in Switzerland

  • TGV Lyria takes you from Paris to Geneva or Lausanne. From there, you can travel by local train to Aigle, Martigny, Sierre, Brig and many more ski destinations.
  • ICE takes you from Brussels to Frankfurt or Zurich. From there, you can travel by local train to Davos, Klosters, St-Moritz and many more ski destinations.

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

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.