RailEurope offers 80% discount on Sleeper Trains in France
RailEurope, the European rail travel specialists, are offering savings of up to 80% on selected overnight routes within France.
The promotion includes overnight journeys to a selection of top ski and beach destinations around France, including Chambery, Bourg St Maurice, Moutiers and L’Hospitalet as well as Cannes, Nice and Frejus. One-way fares from Paris start at just £13 per person in a reclining seat, £21 per person in a 6-berth couchette or £40 in a 4-berth couchette.
The offers lasts from now until 14 February for travel between 27 January and 6 April. RailEurope is offering only a limited number of seats, so we advise you book early to avoid disappointment.
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Here’s our pick of popular overnight sleeper train services in France…
London to Nice (8 hrs, 50 mins)
Taking the sleeper train is worth it just to be woken up by the sun as you hit the Cote d'Azur. Wake up early so that you can follow the coast as the sun comes up, admiring the rich and famous back gardens as you head to Nice.
Journey Time: 8 hours, 50 minutes.
Sample Itinerary: Take any Eurostar to Paris in time to catch the 2225 from Paris Austerlitz, which arrives Nice at 0854.
Price: From £135 return
For more details or to book your journey: Train from London to Nice
London to Chamonix (from 14 hrs, 10 mins)
The sleeper train is the only way to explore some of the most beautiful landscapes France has to offer. Chugging past stunning, snow-capped pistes, you can relax safe in the knowledge that you'll arrive early enough to grab breakfast before hitting the slopes.
Journey Time: From 14 hours, 10 minutes.
Sample Itinerary: An afternoon train from London will get you into Paris in time for an evening meal and a transfer to Gare d'Austerlitz for the 2246 sleeper service to St Gervais, which arrives at 0911 the next morning, where you can connect to the 0932 for the last hop to Chamonix.
Price: From £153 return.
For more details or to book your journey: Train from London to Chamonix
London to Toulouse (From 9 hrs, 6 mins)
The gateway to the French Pyrenees, Toulouse is just far enough away that you can opt to travel while you sleep. Before you know it, you'll be spotting the distinctive pink buildings of 'La Ville Rose', refreshed and ready for an exciting adventure holiday up in the mountains.
Journey Time: From 9 hours, 6 minutes
Sample Itinerary: Take the 1730 Eurostar to Paris Gare du Nord then cross Paris to Gare d'Austerlitz to catch the 2256 sleeper, which arrives into Toulouse Matabiau at 0643.
Price: From £135 return.
For more details or to book your journey: Train from London to Toulouse
London to Bourg St. Maurice (11 hrs, 44 mins)
Located in the centre of the Haute Valley, Bourg St. Maurice rewards sleeper train travellers with some spectacular views. The rolling fields of the Haute Tarentaise transform into vast mountain ranges before your eyes, as you revel in the comfort of your cosy train carriage.
Journey Time: (11 hours, 44 minutes)
Sample Itinerary: Take the 1902 Eurostar from St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord then cross Paris to Gare d'Austerlitz to catch the 2302 sleeper, which arrives in Bourg St. Maurice at 0746.
Price: From £110 return.
See also our pick of the best overnight sleeper train services to Europe: Six Top Overnight Train Journeys