The Ben’s Bus Service from Lyon Airport to Meribel
Ben’s Bus operates Lyon Airport to Meribel & Meribel Village shared ski transfers on Saturdays only 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 people as we continue to expand our routes and services. Our network also covers shuttle buses from Geneva Airport to Meribel and Grenoble Airport to Moutiers. We pride ourselves on offering the cheapest transfers on the market whilst still offering a fantastic level of service. Our ski buses are regular and timely and at weekends 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 Lyon Airport to Meribel?
A cheap ski transfer from Lyon St Exupery Airport (LYS) to Meribel with Ben’s Bus will cost you £95.80pp Return. With some great discounts for groups, you could pay as little as £83.80pp. If you are travelling with children under 12 years old, they will receive a 35% discount and Young Persons under 26 get a 13.5% discount. We won’t charge you any booking fees. We won’t charge you extra for travelling on a weekday or a Sunday and we don’t charge to carry 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 Lyon Airport to Meribel.
What is the Bus Timetable and How Long Does the Journey Take?
We have 4 well timed buses going back and forth each Saturday, which means you shouldn’t have to wait long. Visit the section “BUS TIMES” below to find more details on this. The approximate transfer time from Lyon Airport to Meribel is between 2 hours 55 minutes – 3 hrs 25 mins. This is dependent on the date, time of day, the weather and traffic conditions. We allow more time for the journey when we know the traffic may be bad. The distance from Lyon Airport to Meribel is 178 km. Our buses usually take the A43 (E70) motorway to Albertville, via Chambery, then the N90 national road to Moutiers. We will ask you to change buses at Moutiers before climbing the D90 mountain road up to Meribel. There may be a wait at Moutiers for your connecting bus but our drivers and/or reps will help you with this connection.
Where Does The Bus Stop in Meribel & Meribel Village?
Our service make stops at both Meribel and Meribel Village, which are 2 different resorts. They are a very short distance from each other by car but please do ensure you select the correct resort when you book with us. Your accommodation provider can clarify which resort you are staying in. Please see the section entitled “BUS STOP LOCATION” below to see where are stops are. We also have links in this section to the Tourist Office interactive maps and information about the free shuttle buses. From both our stops, you can take the free resort shuttles to almost anywhere in the resort.
If you cannot find the information you are looking for on this page, we may have it on our page for Meribel, our Lyon Airport Ski Transfer Questions page or our Lyon Airport page which has information on flights and airlines into Lyon Airport. A useful website for information on the resort is the Meribel Tourist Office. The snowforecast website for Meribel has fairly accurate snow predictions. We also have resort shuttle buses from Geneva Airport to Meribel & Grenoble Airport to Moutiers
We run our shared ski transfers from Lyon Airport to Meribel on the following dates
Saturdays: Every Saturday from the 17th December 2016 until the 8th April 2017
We also have a service to and from Moutiers on the following dates. Moutiers is the village at the bottom of the mountain and the transport hub for all the Meribel Valley resorts. Information and advice on how to get from Moutiers to the Meribel Valley resorts can be found on our Lyon Airport to Moutiers page.
Fridays: Every Friday from the 23rd December 2016 until the 7th April 2017
Sundays: Every Sunday from the 18th December 2016 until the 2nd April 2017
Other Days of The Week: We also have a special service on Monday 26th December to Moutiers and Monday 2nd January from Moutiers. We do not operate this service on other weekdays. We would recommend taking the shuttle bus service from Lyon Airport to Grenoble city centre. From Grenoble you can take a train to Moutiers with SNCF (to catch connecting local buses up to Meribel) or check out Altibus for details on public buses. Alternatively, you could book a private transfer from Lyon Airport with Actibus.
Please Note The Following Exceptions:
– On the 17th & 18th December 2016 we only have services from Lyon airport.
– There will be no service at all on Sunday 25th December 2016
– There will be no early morning service from resort on Sunday 1st January 2017
– On the the 7th & 8th April 2017 we only have services from Moutiers / Meribel to Lyon airport
To find the price of your group quickly, use the Book Now button on the right. It will automatically calculate the price of your group, including all discounts. Here are our 2016 / 2017 Prices
- Adults (26 yrs and older) £95.80pp Return & £61pp Single
- Children under 12 receive a 35% discount
- Young Persons (12 – 25) receive a 13.5% 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 times from Lyon Airport to Meribel are:
Departing Lyon Airport on Saturdays: 10:15 | 11:20 | 15:30 | 18:45
Our bus times to Lyon Airport, from Meribel are:
Arriving at Lyon Airport on Saturdays: 07:50 | 09:00 | 12:30 | 17:30
Our bus times from Lyon Airport to Moutiers are:
Departing Lyon Airport on Fridays: 11:35 | 16:35
Departing Lyon Airport on Sundays: 11:20 | 15:35
Our bus times to Lyon Airport, from Moutiers are:
Arriving at Lyon Airport on Fridays: 09:20 | 13:30
Arriving at Lyon Airport on Sundays: 08:15 | 13:30
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.
From both our stops, you can take the free shuttle bus to all parts of the resort. Our bus will have a sign in the window & our reps will be on hand to assist you. Please ensure you are at the stop 10 minutes before departure time to allow us to pack your luggage onto the bus. The maps below will be shown on your e-Ticket along with the pick up time. The Tourist Office website has an excellent interactive map of the Meribel Resorts
Meribel Bus Stop
From Lyon Airport to Meribel, we pick up & drop off at the bus stop outside the Hotel Roc, close to the Tourist Office. The GPS coordinates are 45° 23′ 49.488″ 6° 33′ 58.1184″. Click here to view our Meribel stop on googlemaps
Meribel Village Bus Stop
From Lyon Airport to Meribel Village we pick up & drop off at the bus stop in the resort centre, just near the roundabout. The GPS coordinates are 45° 24′ 57.567″ 6° 33′ 52.9704″. Click here to view our Meribel Village stop on googlemaps
To see our policy on carrying children, including what discounts we offer for this particular route, please visit our Childrens Page and expand the section “LYON AIRPORT”.
Unfortunately, unlike our other routes, we cannot hold our transfers back to wait for people who might be delayed. This is because the driver hours are strictly controlled by the EU and they need to get back to their depot before their hours run out. Our transfer departure times are also closely monitored by the local authorities to ensure a timely service and penalties are levied for late running services.
If you are running late, you can call our manager at the airport (their number will be on your e-Ticket) and they will do their best to hold the bus back a few minutes. Otherwise, we will get you on our next service at no extra cost, provided there is space. We have many buses going back and forth each day and our staff are trained to do the very best by our customers to ensure your holiday starts off on the right note.
- We provide an emergency telephone number on your e-Ticket in case you need to contact us.
- At week-ends, we have English speaking reps at the Airport and in resort to help you with your transfer.
- We typically use larger vehicles 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.
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