By / 4th December, 2015 / Lyon apartments / Off

Eurostar has launched a brand new route to the Alps via Lyon

A direct service from London to Lyon takes 4 hours and 40 minutes, and passengers can change platforms and travel onwards to a range of stations in the French Alps. Running every Saturday in the winter season, this new route opens up some exciting new journey prospects for skiers.

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As well as providing an alternative route to the Tarentaise resorts served by the direct Ski Train, the new Lyon route gives access to a wide range of resorts in other parts of the Alps, including Chamonix and Sauze d’Oulx, that previously required a more inconvenient change of station in Paris.

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Previously, there were a number of ski resorts that you could only reach by changing station in Paris. Now you can reach the following destinations much more conveniently, by simply changing platforms in Lyon:

France

Alpe d’Huez, Avoriaz, Chamonix, Chamrousse, Flaine, La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand, Les Carroz, Les Contamines, Les Gets, Les 2 Alpes, Megève, Montgenèvre, Serre Chevalier, St Gervais, Val Cenis Vanoise, Valloire and Valmeinier.

Italy

Bardonecchia, Cesana-Sansicario, Claviere, Sauze d’Oulx and Sestriere.