The Ben’s Bus Service from Geneva Airport to Val Thorens
Ben’s Bus operates Geneva Airport to Val Thorens shared ski transfers on Saturdays & Sundays throughout the 2016 / 2017 ski season. We’ve been running low cost airport transfers to the French Alps for 10 years now. Each year we transport more and more people as we continue to expand our routes and services. Our network also covers shuttle buses from Grenoble & Lyon Airports to Val Thorens. We pride ourselves on offering the cheapest transfers on the market whilst still offering a fantastic service. Our ski buses are regular and timely and we have many staff to help your journey go as smoothly as possible. Take a look at the sections further down the page for more exact details about our service.
How Much Does A Ski Transfer Cost From Geneva Airport to Val Thorens?
A cheap ski transfer from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Val Thorens with Ben’s Bus will cost you £79.50pp Return. With some great discounts for groups, you could pay as little as £69.50pp. A Single will cost you £46pp but with our group discounts, you could be paying just £39.30pp! For the service we offer, we think that’s amazing value for money. We won’t charge you any booking fees and we won’t charge anything to carry your skis. Click this link if you wish to Book Now or receive an Instant Quote for your group. Or you can expand the “PRICES” Section below to see more details. We’re sure you won’t find a cheaper way of getting from Geneva Airport to Val Thorens.
What is the Bus Timetable and How Long Does the Journey Take?
We have up to 7 well timed buses every Saturday which means you never have to wait long. Expand the section “BUS TIMES” below to see more details about our bus timetable. The transfer time from Geneva Airport to Val Thorens is between 3 hours 10 minutes and 3 hours 40 mins, depending on the date, time of day, the weather and traffic conditions. We allow more time for the journey when we know traffic conditions may be bad. The distance from Geneva Airport to Val Thorens is 155km (96 miles). Our vehicles usually go via the A41 motorway and the N90 national road before climbing the D117 mountain road to Val Thorens.
Where Does The Bus Stop in Val Thorens?
Our service from Geneva Airport stops at the main bus station, the Val Thorens Gare Routiere, as well as the Val Thorens UCPA centre, 5 minutes down the road from the main resort. You can select either of these stops when you book with us. Expand the section “BUS STOP LOCATION” below to see a map of our stops in resort. In this section you can also find information on the free shuttle buses which circulate the resort.
If you cannot find the information you are looking for in one of the sections below, we may have it on our page for Val Thorens, our Geneva Airport Ski Transfer Questions page or our Geneva Airport page. A useful source of information on the resort is the Val Thorens Tourist Office website. The snowforecast website for Val Thorens has fairly accurate snow predictions. We also have resort shuttle buses from Grenoble Airport to Val Thorens and Lyon Airport to Val Thorens
We run our shared ski transfers between Geneva Airport and Val Thorens on the following dates:
Saturdays: Every Saturday from the 3rd December 2016 until the 22nd April 2017
Sundays: Every Sunday from 11th December 2016 to the 9th April 2017
Other Days: We do not operate this route on weekdays. Please contact the Tourist Office for alternative transport options.
Please Note The Following Exceptions:
– On the 3rd & 11th December 2016 we only have buses from Geneva airport to Val Thorens
– On the 9th & 22nd April 2017 we only have buses from Val Thorens to Geneva airport
– There will be no service at all on Christmas Day, Sunday 25th December 2016
However, with our group discounts, you would be paying as little as £69.56pp for a Return and £39.33 for a Single.
Click the Book Now button to the right to get a instant quote for your group. All discounts & surcharges will be automatically applied.
Saturday Group Discounts
- If there are 6 or more of you in one booking on a Saturday - Saturday Return or Saturday - Sunday Return, 1 person goes free
- Saturday Single Tickets: 14.5% discount when 5 or more passengers booked together
Sunday Group Discounts
- Sunday to Sunday Return Tickets 25% discount when 4 or more passengers booked together
- Sunday Single Tickets: 25% discount when 4 or more passengers booked together
- For each Sunday you travel on, we charge an extra £5 on top of the prices above.
- Bookings made the day before or day of your transfer will incur a £10 Late Booking Fee.
- We will charge a 2.5% surcharge if you pay by credit card. We do not charge you anything if you pay by a bank debit card.
Our bus times work around the flight arrivals and departures so you never have to wait long. The easiest way to see the times of our shared ski transfers is to enter your details into our Instant Quote box and continue through the booking process. The nearest bus time to your flight will be displayed within 2 pages of you starting the booking process. Click on the Book Now button to the right to start the booking process.
The transfer time between Geneva Airport & Val Thorens is usually between 3hrs & 3hrs 30mins, covering a distance of 155km. The above times are approximations. We allow extra time on certain dates & certain times of the day when we know the traffic may be bad. With years of experience driving this route, we know how long to allow for the journey depending on the time and date of the transfer. Once you put your details into our online booking system, we will show you a list of the available bus times.
We have 2 stops in Val Thorens, both of which are detailed below. The majority of our customers will wish to use our Gare Routiere stop. If you are staying at the UCPA, then scroll further down to see details on this stop.
Val Thorens Gare Routiere Bus Stop
We pick up and drop off at the main bus station, the 'Gare Routiere', in the centre of Val Thorens. Please ensure you are at the stop 10 minutes before departure time to allow us to pack your luggage onto the bus. On a Saturday there are lots of coaches lined up. Our bus will have a sign in the window & our reps will be on hand to assist you, but please be sure to get on the right bus - we have buses going to other Airports too! The GPS coordinates are 45.297747 6.579969 (45°17'51.9"N 6°34'47.9"E) and you can see it on google maps here.
Click the following link to see the Val Thorens Tourist Office Interactive map of the resort which will help you find your accommodation in Val Thorens. The following page shows details on the free Val Thorens In Resort Shuttle Buses which circulate the resort.
Val Thorens UCPA Bus Stop
Walk out of the main entrance of the UCPA and take the track to the left, leading onto the main road. Our bus will stop in the lay-by directly opposite, on the side of the road heading down the mountain. The GPS coordinates are 45.299627 6.569243 (45°17'58.7"N 6°34'09.3"E) and you can see it on google maps here.
The following is our Children's Policy from Geneva Airport. If your child is big enough to sit in a seat themselves whilst safely strapped into a 2 point lap seat belt, then they must purchase a ticket at the full price & travel like any other passenger. If your child is so small that they need a baby seat, then regretfully we are unable to arrange to transport them. This is due to the fact that we often use large coaches which are not suitable for safely securing a baby seat.
- We provide an emergency telephone number on your e-Ticket in case you need to contact us.
- We have English speaking reps at the Airport and in resort to help you with your transfer.
- We typically use larger coaches which are more environmentally friendly.
- We use experienced drivers who know the mountainous terrain.
- We are a well established company who have been operating in the Alps for many years.
Please note that from time to time, our transfers from Geneva Airport may require a stop at Moutiers, where you may need to change over to another feeder coach. Our reps and / or drivers will help you with this and we will try and keep this inconvenience to a minimum.
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