The Ben’s Bus Service from Lyon Airport to Val Thorens
Ben’s Bus operates Lyon Airport to Val Thorens shared ski 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 Thorens. 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 Val Thorens?
A cheap ski transfer from Lyon St Exupery Airport (LYS) to Val Thorens 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 Thorens.
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 transfer time from Lyon Airport to Val Thorens is between 3 hours 20 minutes – 3 hrs 50 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 Val Thorens is 199 km. Our buses usually take the A43 (E70) motorway to Albertville, via Chambery, then the N90 national road to Moutiers before climbing the D117 up to Val Thorens.
Where Does The Bus Stop in Val Thorens?
Our service 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 on this page, we may have it on our page for Val Thorens, our Lyon Airport Ski Transfer Questions page or our Lyon Airport page which has information on flights and airlines into Lyon Airport. 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 Geneva Airport to Val Thorens, & Grenoble Airport to Val Thorens
We run our shared ski transfers from Lyon Airport to Val Thorens 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 Thorens and Monday 2nd January from Moutiers only. 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 Val Thorens) 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 Thorens.
– 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 Thorens 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 Thorens 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 Thorens 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 Thorens is about 199 kilometres and the transfer time for this journey is between 3 hours 20 minutes & 3 hours 50 minutes, 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.
Please note that we may ask you to change buses at Moutiers. Our reps &/or drivers will help you with this.
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. 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! 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.
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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