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Snowexpress & Action Outdoors

Snowexpress is our sister company offering an affordable, hassle free and green alternative travel to the Alps. The Snowexpress coach service runs every week to over 40 resorts in France covering all the major ski areas. The specialist staff at snowexpress have over 20 years of experience in the coach industry and are onhand to ensure you receive the best and safest service possible. With prices starting from as little as £65 and no additional charges Snowexpress is a great alternative to plane or train travel.

Snowexpress Coaches

The Snowexpress coaches are all luxury executive coaches contracted from trusted and reputable operators to enusre that your journey is both comfortable and safe. We have reduced the number of seats in our vehicles to give everyone some extra legroom*.

  • Modern and well maintained vehicles
  • Comfortable reclining seats
  • Increased legroom
  • Seatbelts, anti lock brakes and snow chains
  • Air conditioning and climate control
  • On board toilet
  • Experienced driving teams

*During peak periods we also operate additional vehicles which may not have reduced seat numbers but will still be luxury vehicles with generous legroom and reclining seats


The Journey

The Snowexpress leaves every Friday at ​18:30 (18:00 on 14/02) from London Colonnade coach station (Also known as Green Line Coach Station) with a later pick up at Folkstone before catching the ferry then travelling over night to the Alps. The Snowexpress arrives in the Alps between mid morning and mid afternoon on the Saturday (depending on your destination).

The return journey is every Saturday with departure times varying over the afternoon depending on which resort you are in. The coach travels overnight and returns to London ​Colonnade Coach station (Also known as Green Line Coach Station) at approximately 11:00am on Sunday.

Green Travel

Coach travel is by far the most environmentally friendly way of travelling from the UK to the Alps. Take a look at the below comparison of carbon emissions per person for the various different transport options for the 665 mile journey to Chamonix.

Total CO2 Per Traveler for a 665 Mile Journey (Source:

The results speak for themselves - especially when you consider that travel and transport account for 73% of the emissions ski resorts are responsible for! You only have to look at the receding glaciers and the recent snowfall records to realise how important sustainable travel is for the future of our sport, help do your bit by choosing Snowexpress. 

Hassle Free - No Extra Costs

One of the great advantages of the Snowexpress coach service is the ease of travel. There are no hassles with airport parking, getting luggage on and off trains, no check in woes, no airport security queues, no excess baggage fees and no extra transfer costs. All you have to do is hop on board, sit back and relax - you will arrive in the resort the next day fresh and ready for action!

The Snowexpress coach is also a more reliable service as it is less affected by poor weather. During the winter season many flights are (understandably) delayed or cancelled due to strong winds or heavy snow, by contrast it would require some pretty serious weather to stop our coach!

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  • Modern, safe and comfortable coaches
  • On board entertainment
  • No airport queues and hassles
  • No additional transfer fees
  • No oversize baggage fees
  • Sleep on the coach overnight and arrive fresh
  • The most environmentally friendly travel option to the Alps