The Ben’s Bus Transfer Service from Grenoble Airport to Alpe d’Huez
Ben’s Bus operates Grenoble Airport to Alpe d’Huez ski transfers throughout the 2016 / 2017 ski season. This will be our 10th year operating airport shuttle buses on this route. Nobody transports more people from Grenoble airport to Alpe d’Huez than us. We pride ourselves on offering the cheapest transfers on the market whilst still providing a fantastic service. Our service connects with every scheduled flight arriving into Grenoble Airport. Our ski transfer buses are regular and timely and we have many staff to help your transfer go smoothly. Please note that we do not operate from any other airport nor from Grenoble train station. That service is operated by Transaltitude.
How Much Does A Ski Transfer Cost From Grenoble Airport to Alpe d’Huez?
A cheap ski transfer from Grenoble Airport (GNB) to Alpe d’Huez with Ben’s Bus will cost you £46.80pp Return. With some great discounts for groups, you could pay as little as £40.95pp Return. A single costs just £27pp. If you are travelling with children under 12 years old, they will receive a 10% discount. We won’t charge you any booking fees and we won’t charge you for carrying 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 Grenoble Airport to Alpe d’Huez.
What is the Bus Timetable and How Long Does the Journey Take?
Grenoble Airport is easily the closest airport to Alpe d’Huez. The transfer time is just 1 hour 45 minutes in good conditions, covering a distance of 105 km. This means you could be in Alpe d’Huez within 5 hours of leaving your home! We have up to 8 buses a day which means the maximum time you’ll be waiting for our bus at Grenoble Airport is 1 hour 30 minutes, often much less. Our vehicles generally take the A48 motorway to Grenoble, then the N85 to Vizille, then the D1091 to Bourg d’Oisans, before climbing the famous 21 hairpins of the D211F to Alpe d’Huez. However, our local drivers may take alternative routes when the traffic is bad.
Where Does The Bus Stop in Alpe d’Huez?
Ben’s Bus reps will greet you at Grenoble Airport to give you all the information you may need and to help your journey to resort go as smoothly as possible. We also have reps in the resort on Saturdays to ensure you find our bus ok. We have 4 bus stops in Alpe d’Huez. You can see a map showing these stops if you expand the section below “BUS STOP LOCATION“. You will also see information on the free resort shuttles buses which can take you onto your accommodation.
If you can’t find the information you are looking for in a section below, we may have it on our Alpe d’Huez page, our Grenoble Airport Ski Transfers page or our Grenoble Airport FAQ page. The Alpe d’Huez Tourist Office & the SkiNets websites are useful sources of information about Alpe d’Huez.
Our shuttle buses run between Grenoble Airport & Alpe d'Huez from the 10th December 2016 - 23rd April 2017.
We have a bus every day that there is scheduled flight into or out of Grenoble Airport, connecting with every scheduled flight.
Our bus timetable works around the flight arrivals and departures so you never have to wait long. Click on the Book Now button on the right and enter your dates and flights into our online booking form. Our bus times will appear on the proceeding pages.
Please Note: We do not have a service from Grenoble Airport to Alpe d'Huez on the 22nd and 23rd April.
- Adults (over 12 yrs old) £46.80pp Return & £27pp Single
- Children under 12 receive a 10% discount
- Groups of 8 or more people receive 1 seat for free.
- There are no surcharges for travelling on Sundays or weekdays.
- Bookings made the day before or day of your first transfer will be charged a Last Minute Booking Fee of £10 per booking
- We do not charge anything extra for carrying skis
- For a full list of our prices to all the ski resorts we cover, please visit our prices page
- To see our policy on carrying children, please read the section below or visit our page dedicated to children
Our bus timetable works around the flight arrivals and departures so you never have to wait long. The easiest way to find the bus time that connects with your flight is to put your details into our booking form by clicking the Book Now button on the right. Once you have selected your dates and flights, our ski transfer bus times will appear. The maximum time you will wait at the airport is 1 hour 30 minutes, but it is often much less.
We allow different amounts of time for the journey between Alpe d'Huez and Grenoble Airport, depending on the date you are travelling and the time of day. Generally speaking the transfer time is 1 hour 45 minutes.
With 9 years of experience running this route, we know exactly when the traffic is expected to be bad and when it is going to be free flowing. With mountainous weather being as unpredictable as it is, we allow a generous amount of time to get you to the airport in time for your flight. We also know the cheeky short-cuts to bypass the busy roads on busy days. Ben's Bus has special permission to use the Grenoble bus lanes so sometimes we will make a detour to use these when we think it will save us time.
However, you do not need to worry about any of this. All you need to do is select your flight from the list and we'll do the rest! The times of our buses will appear and you will automatically be put on the right bus for you
Below is a map of showing our bus stops in Alpe d'Huez and underneath the map, a description of each stop. The Free Shuttle Buses operated by Alpe d'Huez stop at all of our bus stops. Click here to visit the Interactive Map of Alpe d'Huez to see how to get to your accommodation.
Gare Routiere: In the old part of town, below the Tourist Office at the bus station, the "VFD Gare Routiere".
For Accommodations: All Chalets in "Old Town Alpe d'Huez", Le Mariandre, Montagne du Pregentil
Palais des Sports: At the bus stop outside the main Sports Hall. Three out of the four free resort shuttles pass by here. The GPS coordinates are 45.090146, 6.069820 (45°05'24.5"N 6°04'11.3"E) and you can see it on google maps here
For Accommodations: P&V Ours Blanc, Hotel Printemps de Juliette, Hotel Gentianes & everything in the L'Eclose area.
Place Jean Moulin: At the bus stop on the roundabout in front of the Sphere Bar. Sometimes we may have to use the bus stop opposite the Residence "Cristal de l'Alpe". The GPS coordinates are 45.093210, 6.068447 (45°05'35.6"N 6°04'06.4"E) and you can see it on google maps here
For Accommodations: Hotel Christiana, Grand Rousse, L'Hermitage. Walk down the Route du Signal for Castillan, Les Cimes, Petit Prince
Bergers: Please wait directly outside the large Residence "Pierre & Vacances Les Bergers". The GPS coordinates are 45.088405, 6.077174 (45°05'18.3"N 6°04'37.8"E) and you can see it on google maps here
For Accommodations: Pic Blanc, P&V Les Bergers, MMV Les Bergers, Maeva Les Melezes, Franceloc L'Ecrin d'Huez, Residence Christiana (not Hotel Christiana!), and use "Citron" free shuttle bus for the Altiport Chalets & Club Med.
Infants Under 2
Infants under 2 may sit on their parents laps as the journey usually only takes about 1hr 45 minutes. You therefore do not need to book or pay for a seat if they are to sit on your lap. However, we would ask you to email us their name so we have a full list of passengers. Please note that you would not be able to sit on any of the front seats.
If you would prefer your child to sit in a baby seat, we regrettably cannot provide these and so we will need you to bring your own. If your infant sits in a baby seat, you will need to book them on our bus as a Child and then email us so we can reserve an appropriate seat for you.
Children Aged 2 - 11
Children between 2 and 11 receive a 10% discount when booking. We unfortunately cannot provide booster seats so we would advise customers to bring their own.
Children 12 and over
Children 12 years and over must pay the full adult fare. We're still pretty cheap at £42.80pp Return so hopefully you'll still decide to bring them with you?
Grenoble Airport is an efficient little airport. On week-days, when there are few flights arriving, it generally only takes about 20 minutes to get off the plane, collect your bags and get onto our bus. On week-ends it can take a bit longer.
We understand that flights can be delayed and we try to be as flexible as we can be with this. Our bus will wait for you as long as you are on our bus within 30 minutes of its scheduled departure time. After that, our bus may have to leave as it needs to be back in the resort to run another transfer out of Alpe d'Huez. However, in the rare instance we have to leave without you on-board, we will always try our hardest to get you on the next bus at no extra cost. We have many shuttles going back and forth each day and we have an excellent record of getting our customers to the resort. Our staff will always go the extra mile for our customers and it is extremely rare that things go wrong.
A full list of airlines and flights coming into Grenoble Airport can be seen here
- We provide a telephone number on your e-Ticket in case you need to contact us.
- We always try to call our missing passengers to help them out.
- We have bilingual managers to greet you at the the Airport and reps in resort to help you with your transfer.
- We typically use large coaches which are kinder on the environmentally.
- 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 Grenoble Airport may require a stop at Bourg d'Oisans, 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.
We are currently looking for ski lessons partners in Alpe d'Huez so we can offer you some kind of discount.
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