Stories3rd November 2019
There are a number of travel options on how to reach us in La Plagne. While many of us still favour flying to our destination it’s worth knowing that there are other options out there. Step aside airport queues and baggage limits, the Snowtrain is here! Imagine whizzing towards the mountains enjoying picture perfect scenery..
From Folkstone via the Eurotunnel the drive takes on average twelve hours to complete. You have the advantage of being able to pack as many people and belongings into the car as you can for cost effectiveness and stop as many times as you like along the way. Depending on your route you may pass through a number of toll roads, however, we’ve found for groups and families this method can still be more cost effective than flying. Plus your toll money goes to good use; the roads are very well maintained so it’s a smooth drive! Depending on your time frame there are a plethora of picturesque places to stop en-route which can break up the journey if you’re not in a rush.
It is noteworthy to remember it is compulsory to have a GB sticker, warning triangle and a high visibility jacket for each person in the vehicle. You would be a fool to forget your snow chains too! Make sure you put them on before you need them, especially climbing up the bends.
With the flight time from London to Geneva around 100 minutes many see flying as the quickest option. However, when you look at the total door to door journey time the snowtrain can be very similar. By the time you have travelled to the airport, arrived early to check your bags, flown across the length of France, then completed your transfer from the airport to our chalets you are racking up some hours! The drive on average takes 2.5 hours, although we sadly aren’t weather gods and if the conditions are poor it can take longer.
We’ve been lucky enough to have international guests from America and Dubai, on this instance air travel is the only option!
One of the best options available if you are looking to minimise your carbon footprint is the direct Eurostar ski train that starts from London St Pancras and takes you straight to Aime La Plagne. Due to arrive in at 6.46pm you’ve just got a short trip up the mountain bends before you can relax and put your feet up in our Chalets! The advantages here are no luggage weight restrictions or added extra fees for your equipment. The tickets are already out for the Saturday snow train so don’t delay! It is worth looking into the discounted options for children and groups to see what you could save. There is also an option for an overnight Snowtrain for those keen to arrive in early and ski on their arrival day.
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