The Ben’s Bus Service from Lyon Airport to Val d’Isere
Ben’s Bus operates Lyon Airport to Val d’Isere shared transfers on Fridays, 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 & Geneva Airports to Val d’Isere. 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 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.
How Much Does A Ski Transfer Cost From Lyon Airport to Val d’Isere?
A cheap ski transfer from Lyon St Exupery Airport (LYS) to Val d’Isere 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 Val d’Isere.
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 should never have to wait long. Visit the section “BUS TIMES” below to find more details on this. The transfer time from Lyon Airport to Val d’Isere is between 3 hours 35 minutes and 4 hours, depending 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 Val d’Isere is 221 km. Our buses usually take the A43 (E70) motorway to Albertville, via Chambery, then the N90 national road to Bourg St Maurice before climbing the D902 up to Val d’Isere.
Where Does The Bus Stop in Val d’Isere?
Our service stops at the main bus station in Val d’Isere, the Gare Routiere, as well as the area known as La Daille. La Daille is the purpose built part of Val d’Isere, about 5 minutes away 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. You will also see information about the free in-resort shuttle buses which can take you to your accommodation.
If you cannot find the information you are looking for on this page, we may have it on our page for Val d’Isere, our Lyon Airport Ski Transfer Questions page or our Lyon Airport page. A useful source of information on the resort is the Val d’Isere Tourist Office website. The snowforecast website for Val d’Isere is fairly accurate. We also have resort shuttle buses from Geneva Airport to Val d’Isere & Grenoble Airport to Val d’Isere.
We run our shared ski transfers from Lyon Airport to Val d’Isere on the following dates
Fridays: Every Friday from the 23rd December 2016 until the 7th April 2017
Saturdays: Every Saturday from the 17th December 2016 until the 8th 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 Val d’Isere and Monday 2nd January from Val d’Isere. 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 Bourg St Maurice with SNCF (to catch connecting local buses up to Val d’Isere) 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 to Val d’Isere.
– 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 Val d’Isere 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 Val d’Isere are:
Departing Lyon Airport on Fridays: 11:35 | 16:35
Departing Lyon Airport on Saturdays: 10:15 | 11:20 | 15:30 | 18:45
Departing Lyon Airport on Sundays: 11:20 | 15:35
Our bus times to Lyon Airport, from Val d’Isere are:
Arriving at Lyon Airport on Fridays: 09:20 | 13:30
Arriving at Lyon Airport on Saturdays: 07:50 | 09:00 | 12:30 | 17:30
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.
The distance between Lyon Airport and Val d’Isere is about 221 kilometres and the transfer time for this journey is between 3 hours 35 minutes & 4 hours, depending on the weather and traffic. We allow extra time on certain dates and certain times of the day when we know traffic may be bad. Our years of experience has enabled us to time our buses to get you to the airport in good time for your flight.
We pick up and drop off at the main bus station, the ‘Gare Routiere‘, in the centre of Val d’Isere and at a bus stop in La Daille. Our bus will have a sign in the window. Please ensure you are at the stop 10 minutes before departure time to allow us to pack your luggage onto the bus and that you get on the right bus – we have buses going to other Airports too!!!
Click the following link to see the Val d’Isere Tourist Office Interactive map of the resort which will help you find your accommodation in Val d’Isere. Click the following link to see details about the free Val d’Isere In Resort Shuttle Buses which go around the resort.
Val d’Isere Gare Routiere
The main bus station in the centre of town can get quite busy on a Saturday, so please do keep an eye out for our bus. The GPS coordinates are 45.450348, 6.976998 (45°27’01.2″N 6°58’37.2″E) and you can see it on google maps here.
La Daille Stop
On the side of the road heading out of resort, just past the building with the big sign “Hotel, Restaurant, Pizzeria” is a bus stop with the words “ARRET, LIGNES REGULIERES”. The GPS coordinates are 45.462, 6.9647 (45°27’43.2″N 6°57’52.9″E) and you can see it on google maps here.
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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