All our holidays to Europe include a coach option. We’ve stuck with this for a number of reasons, but if this really isn’t for you, then our flying section will advise how to arrange your own flights and transfers.
We anticipate the journey time to be about 18 hours in total, but most people find they sleep after the ferry crossing until we breakfast in Europe, so you may find it useful to bring a neck pillow or sleeping bag. We make regular stops where food is available to purchase or you may prefer to bring some food. We will stop at the Swiss border for lunch and arrive in resort in the afternoon. The first meal we provide is on the Saturday evening.
Why a coach journey?
Our reasons for offering coach travel are:
- The coach reduces both the cost and hassle. Whereas flying involves finding the right flight at the right price, booking the airport parking, paying excess baggage for skis, working out Swiss public transport or car hire then making the journey with baggage at both ends of the holiday.
- The overall coach journey is about 18 hours and we find that on the outward journey most of our clients manage to get about 8 hours rest (even if it's a bit broken up). Coming home, some get nearer 10 hours sleep, in a 17 hour journey.
- It gives us the chance to get to know each other and really does prove to be a good ice-breaker. It means we can begin to learn everyone's name. The overall journey (through the night) is about 4-6 hours longer, but is considerably cheaper and better for the environment!
- It means we can get to know a bit about what you want on your holiday so we can get together the plans for ski groups, issuing equipment and giving you information about the week.
Our overall view is that we prefer to use coaches to travel to the resorts as we think the holiday experience is maintained at a reasonable price and level of comfort. We offer discounts to people flying and will do our best to help you meet up with us in resort, but are unable to book these for you.
Please see our Where to meet page for further details.