European and North American Travel Options

Planes, Trains and Automobiles!

Europe

North America

Whichever way you prefer to travel to the mountains, we can help. Choose from a range of transport options including regional airport departures, train travel and self drive options. For the ultimate in choice and flexibility, we offer scheduled flights to North America, Japan and Finland - why not throw in a city stop-over to really make the most of your trip?

Our commitment to the environment

Skiworld has led the way in reducing our use of valuable paper resources by introducing paperless ticketing. We began 4 years ago and now, approaching our fifth season of operating this system, the majority of our flights are paperless.

You simply produce your itinerary or booking reference at the check-in desk along with your passport and you will receive your boarding pass. Our Skiworld Representatives are on hand at most of our airports to help if you have any problems.

Carbon Off-setting

We also offer you the opportunity to compensate for the emissions caused by your flight. For more information and to make your flight carbon neutral please see our Climate Care page.

European Travel Options

FLIGHTS

More flight options from the UK

We offer flights from 4 main airports:
• Gatwick
• Birmingham
• Manchester
• Bristol

We can also offer flights on request from Stansted, Edinburgh, Leeds-Bradford & Southampton. Please call for details, supplements may apply and flights are subject to coinciding with transfer times in resort.

Pre-Book Seats

We want to be together - If you want to sit alongside your friends or family and get stuck into a game of cards just ask!

Pre-booking your seats means that the airline will pre-allocate your seats so all those in your party who pre-book will be seated together. We cannot guarantee however, that you will not be separated by an aisle. Exact seat numbers will be allocated at check-in. All members of your party who wish to be seated together must pre-book this service. Currently this service is only available on our Monarch charter flights. Prices start from as little as £9pp. Limited availability so don't delay!

EUROPEAN destination airports

We fly to Geneva, Grenoble, Innsbruck and Friedrichshafen:

Ski Representatives at the airport – enjoy the services of a Skiworld Representative at many of our departure airports to ensure your check-in is smooth. You will be met at your arrival airport by another Skiworld Representative who will organise your transfer to resort.

Speedy and comfortable transfers to resort – We fly to Geneva or Grenoble on Saturdays for all our French resorts and for Zermatt and Nendaz we fly to Geneva only. For the quickest transfers we fly to Innsbruck and Friedrichshafen for St Anton and Lech on Sundays and to Mayrhofen we fly to Innsbruck only. 

Private transfers

Private transfers are also available should you and your group simply prefer to travel to resort with a little more style and comfort. Prices start from just £99pp (based on 6 sharing).

TRAIN SERVICES

Enjoy shorter transfer times and free ski/board carriage, plus 8 days skiing. Travel in comfort and relax on a Eurostar Direct service to France & Indirect service to Switzerland from only an additional £39 per person.

Travel by train and enjoy:
• Shorter transfer times
• FREE ski and snowboard carriage
• Option to upgrade to First Class available on Eurostar direct & indirect services.
• PLUS up to 8 days skiing on Eurostar direct overnight trains. (weather conditions permitting).

SELF-DRIVE & FERRY CROSSINGS

The comfort of your own car

Take advantage of our special cross channel rates and travel in your own
time, at your own convenience and in the comfort of your own car. We
provide you with directions to your accommodation along with contact
telephone numbers in resort. All we ask is that you arrive and depart on
the same day as our flights. Special prices apply to the following:
• Ferries from Dover to Calais and Hull to Rotterdam or Zeebrugge
• Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais

Call our sales team for our special prices

Travel Only

If you have your own accommodation booked we can sometimes offer return flight, transfer and Snowtrain seats/couchettes at extremely competitive prices. Prices are on a request basis and subject to availability. Please call for details.

North America Travel Information

FLIGHTS

Online check-in services

Most of our transatlantic scheduled services offer online check-in services via their own websites. This enables you to bypass the queues at the airport, pre-reserve your seats and print your boarding pass ready to go.

Once at the airport you can drop your bags to be tagged and proceed straight to customs and immigration.

To check-in online, all you will need is you airline locator (reference number which will be on your itinerary) and names of the passengers flying. Online check-in generally opens 24 hours before departure and closes 2 hours before.

For more information about the airlines we work with, please click here.

Security

Recent events have lead to security at all major airports being increased. This will add to your journey time so please ensure you leave plenty of time to clear check-in, customs, immigration and security. We strongly advise you check recommended check-in times with the airline you are travelling with.

Visa waiver programme

Effective 12th January 2009, all passengers travelling to the United States without a US visa under the terms of the visa waiver programme must obtain pre-authorisation via the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA). Applications can be submitted at any time but no later than 72 hours prior to travel. Failure to do so could result in you being refused boarding and travel. Authorisation is valid for 2 years. For more information and to complete the form go to https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

Advanced Passenger Information Service (APIS)

In light of the heightened security on international flights to North America, you are required to provide specific information before you can enter the US or Canada. This would normally be done at the check-in desk but you can avoid this by entering the required APIS data via the appropriate airline’s online check-in service. The information required varies slightly but will generally include:
• Passport number
• Country which issued the passport
• Given name as appears on the passport (which must match the reservation)
• Last name
• Gender
• Date of birth
• Nationality
• Country of residence
• Destination address in the US

BRITISH AIRWAYS

British Airways Appointed Operator

All British Airways customers are required to provide advance passenger information prior to travel to the United States. Please go to BA.com and click on ‘Manage my Booking’. Enter your BA locator which can be found on your itinerary along with the surname of the lead passenger. Then go to the section marked ‘Advance Passenger Information’ and complete the details required. Failure to do so could mean boarding is denied by the airline.

Pre-booking of seats on North American scheduled flights

We can on occasion pre-reserve your seat numbers at the time of booking. There are a limited number of seats released for pre-reservation by the airline before check-in. Please note that pre-reserved seats are not guaranteed and subject to cancellation or amendment at the airlines discretion, although this is very rare. Please also note that bulk head and emergency exit seats cannot be pre-reserved. These are only available at the time of check in and at the airport only.

For more details regarding flight routes and airlines, please see North American Flight Information.

CAR HIRE

Please click through to view our great value car hire in North America or for more details on all aspects of car hire, please see our car hire page.