Perfectly timed for the 1st November, the lovely weather people are predicting a massive dump over the week-end and into the start of next week. Most resorts are expecting about 50cm of snow between now and Wednesday.
What’s even better is that from Tuesday, the temperatures in resorts will drop to well below-zero. The freezing level is also pretty low at about 1600m. These are the perfect conditions for the all-important base to form. This is probably the only time we’re grateful to the piste bashers for pounding that lovely fresh powder into a rock hard pack!
GET YOUR TRANSFER SORTED NOW. GENEVA, GRENOBLE AND LYON AIRPORTS TO LOADS OF SKI RESORTS
If you haven’t already, you should get your ski transfer booked now. We have loads of routes available out of Geneva Airport, Grenoble Airport and Lyon Airport. Last year lots of our buses sold out. So if you’ve already got your holiday booked, what are you waiting for? Use the form at the bottom of this page to get a quote in seconds.
Our transfers, depending on the route you’re travelling on, cost between £45 – £90 for a Return. If you’re heading up to the wonderful Alpe d’Huez or Les Deux Alpes, and you’re in a group, you could be paying just £26pp One Way!
Posted 1st November 2019
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Airport Transfers Tomorrowland Alpe d’Huez
AIRPORT TRANSFERS TO TOMORROWLAND WINTER ALPE D’HUEZ
Ben’s Bus has added extra buses to their timetable for their transfers from Grenoble Airport to Alpe d’Huez and Lyon Airport to Alpe d’Huez for the Tomorrowland Winter Festival. If you’re flying into Grenoble or Lyon St Exupery and need a transfer to Tomorrowland Winter 2019 in Alpe d’Huez, we can help you. We have many buses each day which means you’ll be off your plane and heading up to the Tomorrowland music festival with minimal waiting around. Prices start at £26pp.
USE THE FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE TO GET A QUOTE
TOMORROWLAND WINTER FESTIVAL
Tomorrowland is the legendary music festival that’s usually held in Boom, Belgium. It’s well known as one of the best electronic music festivals in the world and has, in the past, attracted the likes of David Guetta, Carl Cox, Martin Garrix, Armin Van Buuren and Steve Aoki to name but a few.
This year the Tomorrowland team have created a Winter version and Alpe d’Huez, with its 300 days of sunshine a year, is the lucky ‘chosen one’! The event takes place between the 14th – 21st March 2020 and you can choose between a 4-day or a 7-day package, which includes festival access, accommodation, and ski pass. The Tomorrowland magic will be present throughout the resort and their trademark attention to detail, decor, atmosphere and exciting food and drinks stalls will surely transform the resort into a wonderland. Tickets are on sale now.
TRANSFERS TO ALPE D’HUEZ
Visit the Alpe d’Huez Tourist Office for additional information about the resort and the event. Our shared low cost transfers to Alpe d’Huez includes a meet and greet from our manager at your Airport, who will get you onto our coach. The transfer time to Alpe d’Huez from Lyon Saint Exupery is about 2 hours 25 minutes and from Grenoble it’s about 2 hours. We have 4 conveniently placed stops in the resort, all close to the big accommodation areas.
The now infamous RISE Festival is returning to Les Deux Alpes for 2019! The pre-Christmas party in the Alps will run from the 14th December 2019 – 21st December 2019. It promises to be one of the best high-altitude ski parties of the season. Previous guests include Craig David, Sigma, Annie Mac and more. The resort offers fantastic skiing and even better apres ski. With the Main Stage and the Indoor Arena playing host to big names later in the evening, it’s a party not to be missed. All our RISE festival airport transfer buses make 3 stops in the resort so you won’t be far from your accommodation.
RISE FESTIVAL AIRPORT TRANSFERS FROM GRENOBLE
Ben’s Bus has laid on extra buses for the festival dates, with up to 8 running a day. This means you’ll be out of your plane and on your way to the RISE festival with minimal wait. Our prices are an unbeatable £51.50pp Return, £29.80pp Single, but with our group discounts, you could pay just £26pp Single. Grenoble Airport is the closest airport to Les Deux Alpes, with a transfer time of about 1 hour 45 minutes. This service will be popular so make sure you book early. Find out more on our Grenoble Airport to Les Deux Alpes page.
LYON AIRPORT TO RISE FESTIVAL TRANSFERS
Lyon Airport to Les Deux Alpes Transfers take just a little longer than from Grenoble Airport, at just over 2 hours. Most buses are direct to the RISE Festival. One of our 3 stops in resort is right outside the main meeting point for the festival. A Return costs £63pp Return but with our group discounts, you could be paying just £55pp Return. As always with Ben’s Bus, a rep will meet you at Lyon Airport and in resort to make sure you get on the bus.
Posted 8th October 2019
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Thomas Cook Liquidation
Posted 23rd September 2019
THOMAS COOK CEASES TRADING
Following the very sad news that Thomas Cook, the 170 year old travel company, has ceased trading, Ben’s Bus would like to pass all the Thomas Cook staff, their families and their customers all the best. This must be a very distressing time for all involved and we hope those people can find some gainful employment elsewhere. Hopefully their customers holiday plans will not be disrupted too much.
If you were booked on a Thomas Cook Airlines flight and you had a Ben’s Bus Ski Transfer booked to your ski resort, please check your emails. We have been in touch with you let you know that we can either change your booking free or charge or offer you a refund.
CHANGING YOUR AIRLINE BUT STILL FLYING INTO THE SAME AIRPORT?
No problem. Just email us your Ben’s Bus Booking Reference Number (located on your eTicket which you can re-send to yourself here) and your new flight details and we’ll make those changes for you for free.
FLYING INTO A DIFFERENT AIRPORT AND STILL WISH TO USE BEN’S BUS?
It is very possible that we will still have a ski transfer from your new airport to your resort. You can see a list of all our routes here. If you are now flying into a new airport, simply email us your Ben’s Bus Booking Reference Number (located on your eTicket which you can re-send to yourself here). We will then need to cancel your booking and ask you to book back on again via our website. Ben’s Bus will waive all cancellation fees (except credit card fees which the banks take) provided we are notified before Monday 30th September.
WISH TO CANCEL YOUR BOOKING WITH US?
No problem, we understand. Just email us your Ben’s Bus Booking Reference Number (located on your eTicket which you can re-send to yourself here) and we will cancel your booking with no fuss and refund your card immediately. Ben’s Bus will waive all cancellation fees (except credit card fees which the banks take) provided we are notified before Monday 30th September.
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NEW! Lyon Airport to Alpe d’Huez & Les Deux Alpes
Posted 27th August 2019
WEEKDAY AND WEEK-END TRANSFERS FROM LYON AIRPORT TO LES 2 ALPES AND ALPE D’HUEZ
Following the success of our shared transfer service from Grenoble Airport to Alpe d’Huez and Grenoble Airport to Les Deux Alpes, we’re delighted to launch our new route from Lyon Airport to both resorts. Although Grenoble Airport remains the closest airport, with a transfer time of only 1 hour 45 minutes, Lyon St Exupery is also quite close, with an average transfer time of about 2 hours 30 minutes. That’s why we’ve started this route, to give our customers more choice and flexibility in choosing their holiday travel plans.
LYON AIRPORT TO ALPE D’HUEZ
Alpe d’Huez is a great all-round resort, suitable for families, young groups, beginners and experts alike. Our new Lyon Airport to Alpe d’Huez service operates from the 14th December 2019 until the 18th April 2020, almost every day of the week. Our prices are £63pp Return and £35pp Single. Groups of 8 or more get one seat for free and Children get a 10% discount. Lyon Airport is a much larger airport than Grenoble, with more flights from more UK, European and Worldwide destinations.
LYON AIRPORT TO LES DEUX ALPES
Les Deux Alpes benefits from having the largest skiable glacier in Europe. This stretches the ski season out much further than other resorts. It’s very popular with young groups as it has a legendary nightlife. Lyon Airport has loads of weekday and Sunday flights and with our regular Lyon Airport to Les Deux Alpes Transfer service running throughout the week, it makes it a perfect short break destination. Our transfers cost £63pp Return, £35pp Single, with discounts for groups and children.
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Geneva, Grenoble & Lyon Airport Ski Transfers
Posted 1st August 2019
GENEVA, GRENOBLE and LYON AIRPORT 2019 / 2020 SHARED SKI TRANSFERS NOW ON SALE!
Get an Instant Quote to any of the resorts that we cover from Geneva Airport, Grenoble Airport or Lyon Airport using our booking form on our Home Page. Just fill in where you’re going, on what dates and how many people are travelling and you’ll get a price in seconds. Carry on through the booking pathway to see our bus times and to pay and confirm your transfer reservation.
GRENOBLE and LYON AIRPORT 2019 / 2020 SHARED SKI TRANSFERS NOW ON SALE!
We’ve been working hard over the summer to get our winter ski season transfer tickets on sale. We understand many of our customers want to get their cheap flights booked early but they want to know what time their transfer will leave first. So we’ve launched our sales much earlier this year.
You can now book to any of the resorts that we cover from Grenoble Airport or Lyon Airport via our Instant Quote box. Just fill in where you’re going, on what dates and how many people are travelling and you’ll get a quote in seconds. The following pages will then show all the flights on those dates and our corresponding bus times.
We’ve maintained our really low prices to all our resorts so we’re sure our transfers are the cheapest around. From Lyon Airport, we have slashed our prices by a massive 15%! See our Prices Page for a full list.
The lists of resorts we cover can be seen below. To find more details about what we offer to each resort, please visit our Grenoble Airport page or Lyon Airport page and then select the resort you are interested in.
Our dates of operations, depending on the route you are travelling on, are 7th December 2019 to the 18th April 2020. Our 2019 / 2020 Shared Transfers from Geneva Airport will go on sale in early August.
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Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2nd Consecutive Year
BEN’S BUS GRENOBLE AND LYON AIRPORT REVIEWS EARN 4.5 STARS!
Posted 24th May 2019
We are honoured to announce that Trip Advisor has just awarded our Grenoble and Lyon Airport Transfer Routes a Certificate of Excellence for the 2nd year running!
Everyone at Ben’s Bus is humbled and grateful to those kind people who took the time to write a review about us. We’re delighted we continue to exceed expectations. Rest assured, we’ll be working hard to make sure we continue to earn such high ratings for the 2019 / 2020 ski season.
To see what the travel community thinks about us, visit our Trip Advisor page. Or find out why more than 400 people rate us as “Excellent” on Trust Pilot.
We’ll be updating our website with information about next season as soon as we have it available. In the meantime, feel free to browse our website, select your airport from our Airports page or your ski resort from our Ski Resorts page to see what we have available.
Thank you again to all our lovely customers who reviewed us and we look forward to seeing you again next season.
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Charitable Donations 2019
Posted 24th April 2019
WE’VE RAISED ALMOST £2, 000 FOR CHARITY!
We’re so happy to announce that for the 2018 / 2019 ski season, Ben’s Bus and its lovely customers managed to generate an amazing £1, 857.25 towards good causes.
When our customers book a ski transfer, they can opt to add a 25p donation to their booking. Ben’s Bus then matches that, giving us a total of 50p per booking. We’d like to send out a MASSIVE THANK YOU to all our customers who opted in this year. Together they’ve given £928.50 which means, added to the £928.50 that Ben’s Bus gives, we’ve got £1, 857 to distribute to our chosen charities.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
SolarAid helps African villages use their natural resources to better their lives with minimal impact on the environment. We gave them £464.25
WaterAid has initiatives all over the world, delivering clean water and sanitation to the most vulnerable. We gave them £464.25
Shelter is a UK homelessness organisation, helping people get back on their feet. We gave them £464.25
Once again, a massive thank you from Ben’s Bus, our chosen charities and all who benefit from your kind donations. Hopefully next year we can generate even more money! Have a fantastic summer, and we’ll see you again in the snow next ski season.
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Best Ski Resorts for Spring Snow
The conditions in the French Alps are already pretty good for this time of year, as low temperatures for the last few weeks have kept the snow fresh, despite the glorious sunny days. Now nearly all resorts are expecting a dump of at least 30cm between Monday and Wednesday, we thought we’d give our insight into the best resorts to visit in April.
We’re showcasing the best 5 resorts with information on airports, transfer times, altitude, snow coverage and more to help you decide where to head to for that last ski trip of the year.
Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in europe and is therefore one of the most snow-sure. It’s your safest bet for a spring ski trip. As of the 29th March, 80 out of the 89 ski runs were open, and 30 out of the 33 ski lifts. It also has a great selection of apres ski bars to enjoy the early evening sunshine.
TOP TIP: Although it’s part of the massive 3 valleys ski area, be careful to check the snow conditions in the other valleys before you buy your ski pass. It might be worth just getting the Val Thorens valley pass and making use of the high glacial runs, where the snow will be the freshest.
Tignes’ Grande Motte glacier offers year round skiing. As of the 29th March, 74 out of the 77 ski runs were open, and 33 out of the 34 ski lifts. Before you book, be sure to check the Tignes snow report to see what condition the slopes are in and the Tignes Lift status to see which runs are open.
TOP TIP: The best of the Tignes resorts to stay in are Tignes Val Claret and Tigne Le Lac. It’s probably best not to stay in Tignes Les Brevieres as it’s quite low, so you’ll spend a bit of time each day getting up to a decent height to find the good snow.
Les Deux Alpes has enough high altitude, south facing runs in shadowing valleys to offer good snow late into the season. It’s also got the largest ski-able glacier in europe with beautiful views. With a 1 hr 45 min transfer time from Grenoble and a Return ticket with Ben’s Bus starting from only £49pp, it’s perfect for a short break.
TOP TIP: Stay in accommodation close to the centre of town, near our bus stop “Place 2 Alpes”. That’s where the high speed Jandri Express is which will take you up to the high altitude pistes.
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Please note that our service only operates to Sainte Foy village, NOT Sainte Foy Station, which is the ski resort. Sainte Foy village is a short taxi ride from the ski resort of Sainte Foy and you will need to arrange additional transport for this short journey. More details can be found on our Sainte Foy page.
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The following are our rules on carrying and charging for children.
A Child must be between the age of 2 and 11 (inclusive) at the time of travel to receive the 10% child discount. Anyone 12 or older at the time of travel is defined as an "Adult" and must pay the full Adult fare. If your child requires a booster seat, we will need you to provide this yourself.
An Infant is defined as any child that would normally require a baby seat. You have 2 options if you are travelling with an Infant:
Your infant may legally sit on your lap for this journey and in this case, you do not need to pay for your infant. However, you may not sit on the front seats of the bus - that is the seats that are exposed to the windscreen. We will need you to email us the infants name once you have booked so we have an accurate list of all passengers.
If you wish your infant to be strapped into a baby seat, you must provide this yourself. In this case, you must book a seat on our service for this infant. You can select a Child in our booking system and therefore receive the 10% child discount.
For more detailed information on carrying children on all our services, please visit our Children's Page.
If you have any questions about the above, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.
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It is regrettable that children under the age of 4 years are not allowed to travel on our services. Unfortunately, some of the coaches that we operate use two-point lap belts which are not compatible with the majority of baby seats. Under Swiss law it is forbidden to transport babies on the parents lap. Any children 4 years old and above can travel on our service but will have to occupy an individual seat and pay the full fare.