Coaches are a low-cost way of getting to the mountains, but if you want to squeeze some extra skiing into your trip they can be great way to enjoy an extra day on the slopes too.
You can often choose from a range of pick up points in the UK, giving you a fantastic door-to-door service, with drop-off often right outside your chalet or hotel. If you’re just travelling to the airport, you’ll avoid parking costs by getting a coach, and Ski Club members can take advantage of discounts on coach services to the Alps.
National Express service several major airports in the UK and offer ski and snowboard carriage, as well as a discount to Ski Club members. Find the best route by visiting www.nationalexpress.com
For coach travel into Europe and direct to ski resorts, there are a number of companies offering competitive rates.
Eurolines is Europe’s express coach network brought to you by National Express. Departing from London Victoria and via Eurotunnel, services stop in central points in the resorts. Eurolines also offer discounts to Ski Club members and service the following towns and their associated resorts:
Aime, Argentiere, Bourg st Maurice, Chamonix, Cluses, Le Bourg d'Oisans, Les Deux Alpes, Moutiers, Serre Chevalier, Tignes Le Lac, Tignes Val Claret, Val d'Isère.
Ski Bus UK
SnowBusUK.com run coaches to Moutiers, Bourg St Maurice and Tignes and also offer discounts to Ski Club members. Departing from London Victoria each Friday with a Saturday departure on the return leg from resort.
Snowcoach travel to France and provide holiday packages, but it’s also possible to book travel-only on their coaches, from local departure points in the UK.
Resorts: St Gervais, Valmeinier
SkiMeribel run a sleeper coach to Meribel, departing from London Victoria and Dover each Friday from December through to April. The return leg departs from Meribel each Saturday.
Snow Express run coaches to over 40 resorts across the French Alps. Departing from London Victoria and Dover each Friday with a Saturday departure on the return leg from resort.
Other companies that offer coach travel include Action Outdoors and Ski Weekends. For information on buses that take you to resort from your destination airport, visit our Transfers section.