Although we do not offer direct Oz en Oisans ski transfers, we can take you most of the way. Oz en Oisans is connected by pistes to Alpe d’Huez but it is accessed by a completely separate road which comes up from Rochetaillee, a small hamlet close to Bourg d’Oisans on the valley floor. Ben’s Bus only offers an airport shuttle to Rochetaillee or Bourg d’Oisans and from there you will need to make your own transport arrangements for the short journey up to Oz en Oisans. More details about this can be found in the section below. We therefore do not offer direct Oz en Oisans ski transfers from Grenoble Airport as such and you would need to select a transfer to Rochetaillee or Bourg d’Oisans on our online booking form.
Our buses connect you with Grenoble International Airport throughout the 2016 / 2017 winter ski season. We start on the 10th December 2016 and finish on the 16th April 2017. We have a service that connects with every single scheduled flight into and out of Grenoble Airport. Our prices to Rochetaillee are £44pp Return & £26pp Single, but with our group and child discounts, you could pay as little as £38.50pp Return. Please see our ‘Children’ page to see our policy and pricing on carrying children. Click this link if you wish to Book Now or receive an Instant Quote for your group. We will drop you off at and pick you up from the main bus stop in Rochetaillee, next to the Hotel Belledonne.
Oz en Oisans sits at an altitude of 1350m in the department of Isere in the Southern Alps. It is linked to Alpe d’Huez by ski lifts and forms part of the Grand Domaine ski area, offering 250km of varied piste. It is popular with families as it has 3 easy ski lifts and runs and has a village ski resort feel to it. Although built recently (1989) the construction was tastefully done and most of the chalets and apartment blocks are clad in wood and stone, creating an authentic mountain atmosphere amongst the many fir trees. There is a public swimming pool, an ice rink and floodlit night skiing and tobogganing. The resort is quite small which makes it a perfect family destination as everything is within easy walking distance of your accommodation.
Grenoble airport is about 100km from Oz en Oisans and the journey, in good driving conditions, usually takes about 1hr 45 minutes. For more information about Oz en Oisans, please visit the local Tourist Office website.
To get from Rochetaillee to Oz en Oisans 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 in Rochetaillee late, due to traffic or weather conditions. Our ski transfer buses will arrive in Rochetaillee about 1hour 15 minutes after they depart Grenoble Airport. The taxi company should supply you with details on how you co-ordinate meeting in Rochetaillee.
Bourg d'Oisans is the main transport hub for the area. There is a frequent bus service that departs from Bourg d'Oisans for Oz en Oisans at week-ends, although they are less frequent on weekdays. All these services do pass through and stop at Rochetaillee. However, if you decide to take this option, we would strongly recommend you book our service to Bourg d'Oisans and not Rochetaillee, since the Rochetaillee bus stop is quite isolated and there are better waiting facilities at Bourg d'Oisans. The serice is run by a local company, the VFD. Visit the Transisere website and put your dates and times into the left hand side booking form "Itineraire" to find the times of connecting buses.
A private taxi from Rochetaillee to Oz en Oisans costs around 40€ for up to 4 of you and takes around 25 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.
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
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
Taxi Mooncab This company has a 5 seater vehicle and is run by a guy called Munir, who speaks English. His website is www.mooncab.fr his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and their mobile number is 00 33 (0)6 51 77 72 52
If you have booked a flight to another airport, such as Chambery, Lyon or Geneva, it may be worth looking at changing your flight so you arrive into Grenoble Airport. 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 Oz en Oisans for alternative travel options.
Bus Stop in Rochetaillee.
The map below shows the location of the bus stop in Rochetaillee where Ben's Bus will pick you up. Please remember that driving conditions in the mountains can sometimes be very difficult and can result in delays. If you need to take shelter, you can pop into one of the 2 hotels there and buy a coffee. If you do take shelter, please remember to call either your taxi or Ben's Bus (the number will be on your e-Ticket) so they know you are waiting there! The GPS coordinates of our stop are 45.114736, 6.004774 and you can see it on google maps here
Oz en Oisans Tourist Office
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For more information about Grenoble Airport, please visit their website at http://www.grenoble-airport.com/
For more information about Geneva Airport, please visit their website at http://www.gva.ch/en/desktopdefault.aspx
For more information about Chambery Airport, please visit their website at http://www.chambery-airport.com/
For more information about Lyon Airport, please visit their website at http://www.lyonaeroports.com/