Stansted Express is the fastest route for those who can’t wait to hit the slopes, with some of Europe’s best ski destinations available from Stansted Airport.
And with reduced fares across the board, it’s not only the fastest way to get there but even greater value for money too, leaving you more to spend on top ski resorts such as:
- Livigno: Flying to Milan, Lombardy Region
As ski season heads towards summer, those seeking out snow-sure slopes should head to Livigno. With temperatures consistently four or five degrees lower than the surrounding peaks, the town has earned itself the nickname ‘Little Tibet’. With great connections from Milan, Livigno is far easier to reach than the Himalayas, and its slopes are wide, gradual, and offer great late skiing for all ages and abilities.
- Zermatt, Switzerland: When Flying to Geneva, Switzerland
Beneath the snowy shadow of the mighty Matterhorn, Zermatt is a picture-book town of traditional wooden chalets with a quiet, car-free centre. With stylish après-ski venues and the chance to take a sunset ride on the cogwheel railway, its pleasurable pistes are ideal for families with some slope experience. The village offers a wealth of winter activities to keep all ages entertained – from sledging and ice skating to indoor climbing.
- Krvavec, Slovenia: When Flying to Ljubjana, Slovenia
Slovenia's diverse terrain includes an opportunity to ski through the Carinthian-Slovenian Alps to the east of the Alps mountain range as the pinnacle of piste when travelling on the continent. Krvavec ski resort is the closest dedicated ski reside to Ljubjana. Situated only just outside the city and offering 26-kilometres of ski-runs, Krvavec is perfect for day trips when balancing city sights with the fresh air of the alpine slopes.
Inclusive of well maintained runs, staggering mountain views, and a Snow Park facility featuring ski jumps for the more adventurous skiers, Krvavec represents the perfect Slovenian ski destination.
- Chamrousse Resort, France: When Travelling to Grenoble, France
Located in the Belledonne mountains, 30km away from Grenoble, Chamrousse Resort offers perfect conditions for families and novice skiiers to gradually acclimatise to the demands of the sport. Serenely encircled by forest expanse and affording panoramic views of Grenoble from the base of the main ski runs, Chamrousse is expertly interconnected by ski routes between two primary towns of Nook and Roche Beranger. A variety of runs for both beginners and intermediate skiers ensures the resort accommodates all the family, while self-catering apartments allow visitors to retire to tranquility among the shelter of the trees for a truly immersive alpine adventure.
- Chambery – for Val D’isere and other resorts
Chateau town Chambery feels relatively undiscovered, with many tourists heading to the busier towns to ski. But don't underestimate this stunning Rhône-Alpes region town. Set against an impressive backdrop of the Alpine valleys, Chambery offers museums, bars and cafes - and with one of the best preserved Medieval old towns this side of the alps, a rich heritage. Val d'Isère is a well renowned ski resort for French and British ski fans alike, with around 300km of marked piste runs offering plenty of variety for even seasoned pros. A chic setting incorporates chalets, apartments and luxury hotels within the esteemed 'Espace Killy' area, hosts of the World Skiing Championships back in 2009.
- Mayrhofen, Innsbruck: When Travelling to Innsbruck, Austria
Picturesque Innsbruck offers palaces, towering mountains and baroque cathedrals, whilst skiers will revel in being able to take on an Olympic ski jump with awe-inspiring mountain views. Mayrhofen, Innsbruck is one of the world's most revered ski destinations in both summer and winter due to assurance of snow year round. Not only is it home to the most popular snow bound music festival showcased at the start of April in Snowbombing, it also boasts a smattering of quieter village resides with their own pistes, while shops and restaurants in Mayrhofen are situated mostly on one long street for convenience.
Stansted Express fares to the airport now start from just £7 per person each way when booked in advance or when four people make a return journey together. Standard single fares are now only £16.60, or £28 return between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport.
The new fares put Stansted Express amongst the cheapest Stansted airport transport providers, while retaining a high quality service which includes fully flexible travel on any train on date of travel (and return tickets are valid for up to one month), no hidden fees, unlimited baggage allowance and free wifi.
With trains every 15 minutes providing the fastest link between central London, Tottenham Hale and Stansted Airport, recent official figures have demonstrated that it is also the most popular form of transport, above the coach or car.
The new offering is expected to appeal to those looking for a great deal, who need to get to and from the airport fast, without compromising on quality and good customer service.
Best prices are always online at www.stanstedexpress.com, where there are a range of other services available such as discounted hotels, theatre and attractions booking service, for added convenience and value.
Greater Anglia’s Commercial director, Andrew Camp, commented: “People choosing to transfer to the airport by rail arrive quicker and in comfort, and now they’ll pay even less – from just £7 for a great service which includes an easy online booking service, comfortable, spacious and modern trains, free wifi, unlimited baggage allowance and free charge points and no booking fee – perfect for those who can’t wait to start their trip and want to travel in style for less.”
Stansted Express is the fastest and most comfortable way to travel between central London and the Airport,
Journey time to/from London Liverpool Street is just 47 minutes or 36 minutes from Tottenham Hale (also in London) and the train station at the airport is directly under the airport terminal, just a 2-minute walk to check-in.