Good news for rail travellers

30th January 2010, by Chris Gill

Cheaper prices tempted you yet?

Cheaper prices tempted you yet?

Rail travel to the Alps and Pyrenees has just got cheaper, with the announcement from Rail Europe of savings up to 75% on overnight services.

The promotion applies to overnight trains between Paris and either Chambéry, Bourg-St-Maurice, Moûtiers or L’Hospitalet (for Andorra). So, you’ll still have to add on the travel cost from the UK. But one-way fares from Paris start at £13 per person for a seat, £17 per person in a six-berth couchette and £41 in a four-person couchette.

To take advantage of the savings, you’ll need to book before 12 February, for travel before the end of March. But it could be a great way to enjoy two extra days on the slopes.

Despite a pre-Christmas fiasco, when snow was to blame for the breakdown of five Eurostar trains – leaving over 2,000 travellers stranded in the Channel Tunnel – normal service seems to have resumed. What’s more Eurostar is reporting an increase in leisure travellers. And with snow delays at airports adding to travel misery for air passengers recently, train travel certainly has its attractions.

There's more on the Rail Europe website.

Our rail travel feature gives an overview of what's available, the routes and the benefits.

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