La Grave is a small skiing and mountaineering village located on the road between Bourg d’Oisans & Serre Chevalier. Ben’s Bus only offers a shared airport shuttle to the Lac du Chambon, which is situated half way up the road from Bourg d’Oisans to Les 2 Alpes. Here the road splits to head off to La Grave and you would need to book a private taxi to La Grave, which costs around 30EUR. Ben’s Bus therefore does not offer a transfer directly to La Grave and you would need to select the Lac du Chambon in our online booking form.
Our buses will connect you with Grenoble International Airport throughout the 2014 / 2015 winter ski season. We start on the 6th December 2014 and finish on the 18th April 2015. We have a service that connects with every single scheduled flight into and out of Grenoble Airport. Our prices to Lac du Chambon are £46.50pp Return & £26pp Single, but with our group and child discounts, you could pay as little as £41pp Return. More details can be found by expanding a section below.
La Grave is an international off-piste mecca situated at the foot of the La Meije mountain. It is a unique village offering a unique skiing experience. Mostly made of stone, due to the scarceness of wood and the history of fires in the town, there is a good selection of accommodation although no luxury hotels. It is a resort for true mountain lovers – and not one for beginners! It is strongly advised to hire a guide to explore this area as the pistes are not groomed and there is no formal avalanche control.
If you have booked a flight to another airport, such as Chambery, Lyon, Turin or Geneva, it may be worth looking at changing your flight, if possible, so you arrive into Grenoble. Otherwise you may have to pay for expensive private transfers or use various public transport options (trains, buses) which can take a long time. It may be cheaper to change your flight so you can use our service.
If you really cannot fly into Grenoble, we would recommend checking out the Tourist Office for La Grave for alternative travel options.
To get from the Lac du Chambon to La Grave you have 2 options. We would recommend a booking a taxi as the cost is very reasonable and it gives you the flexibility should you arrive late, due to traffic or weather conditions.
A private taxi from the Lac du Chambon to La Grave costs around 30€ for up to 4 of you and takes around 20 minutes. There are a few taxi companies in the area and we would strongly recommend you book these as far in advance as possible, as they can get very busy. Jean from "Taxi de la Meije" is the taxi man from La Grave so we would recommend trying him first as he knows the area and resort better than anyone.
Taxi de la Meije
Jean Paul and his wife have a website www.taxidelameije.com and can also be contacted by email email@example.com and by phone on 0033 (0)6 79534567 or 0033 (0)6 72676933. They both speak good English and have a 6 & 8 seater which is capable of carrying skis and boards.
Jacki knows the area really well and has been operating for a long time. He does not really speak English though. His mobile number is 00 33 (0)6 74 53 13 56. More Details can be found here http://www.vaujany.com/en/come-vaujany
Patrik speaks good enough English and has a few vehicles which can accommodate skis and babies. His website is www.allemont-taxis.fr, his email address firstname.lastname@example.org, his mobile number 00 33 (0)6 99 69 38 38 and his landline 00 33 (0)4 76 79 89 98
This company has a few vehicles which can accommodate skis and babies. They also speak English and the best way to contact them is by email. Their website is www.taxi-oz.com, their email address is email@example.com and their mobile number is 00 33 (0)6 87 41 99 96
Our ski transfer buses will arrive at the Lac du Chambon about 1hour 40 minutes after they depart Grenoble Airport. The taxi company should supply you with details on how you co-ordinate meeting in Rochetaillee.
If you wish to travel by bus instead of a taxi, we would suggest booking our ski transfer service to Bourg d'Oisans and not Lac du Chambon. Bourg d'Oisans is the main transport hub for the area and a village which amenities to shelter you should the weather be bad. Our stop at the Lac du Chambon is very isolated with no amenties apart from a cafe opposite, overlooking the lake. You will need to catch the No.35 bus from Bourg d'Oisans which is the service between Grenoble centre and Briancon. The service is run by a local company, the VFD. You can find the timetables of the buses on the VFD website, although it is in French. You may also like to visit the Transaltitude website which is dedicated to holiday makers wishing to book public buses.
Bus Stop in Lac du Chambon.
The map below shows the location of the bus stop at the Lac du Chambon where Ben's Bus will drop you off & pick you up from.
For a very well respected and popular lodge in La Grave, we would recommend the Skiers Lodge
For more information about Grenoble Airport, please visit their website at http://www.grenoble-airport.com/
For more information about La Grave itself, please visit the La Grave Tourist Office website