Ben’s Bus operates its transfers from Grenoble Airport to Bourg d’Oisans throughout the 2019 /2020 ski season, connecting with all scheduled flights. Transfers from Bourg d’Oisans to Lyon Airport run almost every day of the season, except Wednesdays. Both services will drop you off at and pick you up from the main bus station in Bourg d’Oisans, the “Gare Routiere”.
We also have a stop at Rochetaillee, which is located just before Bourg, at the junction of the road that goes up to Vaujany and Oz. Scroll down to find more information and advice about onward transport from either of these stops. Alternatively visit our Oz en Oisans webpage or our Vaujany webpage.
AIRPORT TRANSFERS TO BOURG D’OISANS
Our Grenoble Airport service starts on the 7th December 2019 and finishes on the 18th April 2020. Prices are £49.50pp Return & £29pp Single but we have some great discounts for groups and children. Click this link to get an Instant Quote for your group and the discounts will be applied automatically. The proceeding pages will then show our bus times. Lyon Airport transfers run from the 14th December to the 18th April and cost £60pp Return, £33 Single.
Bourg d’Oisans can be used as a base for ski holidays if you don’t mind travelling up to your resort and back again each day, a 25 minute journey. The main road that passes through is the D1091. It has a few hotels, accommodation centres and restaurants as well as a small old town. The Tourist Office for Bourg d’Oisans can provide more information on this. The local buses are operated by Transisere. The town has 3,000 inhabitants and is busiest in the summer, with cyclist and hikers using it as a base for the surrounding Ecrins National Park.
ALPE D’HUEZ AND LES DEUX ALPES AIRPORT TRANSFERS
We have a direct bus service to Alpe d’Huez and Les 2 Alpes and more information can be found on our Grenoble Airport to Alpe d’Huez or our Grenoble Airport to Les Deux Alpes pages. Visit our Lyon Airport to Alpe d’Huez page or our Lyon Airport to Les Deux Alpes page if you’re flying into Lyon St Exupery (LYS).
OZ EN OISANS AND VAUJANY AIRPORT TRANSFERS
If you are travelling to Oz en Oisans or Vaujany, you will need to book our service to Rochetaillee. More information can be found on the following pages Grenoble Airport to Oz en Oisans | Grenoble Airport to Vaujany | Lyon Airport to Oz en Oisans | Lyon Airport to Vaujany.
LA GRAVE AIRPORT TRANSFERS
If you need transport to La Grave, you can book our buses either directly from Grenoble Airport to La Grave (Saturdays only) or to the Lac du Chambon, about 10km before La Grave. More information can be found on our Grenoble Airport to La Grave page. If you’re flying into Lyon, you can book our service to either Bourg or Lac du Chambon. Visit our La Grave page for information and links to local transport providers to take you on the final leg of the journey.
SERRE CHEVALIER TRANSFERS
If you need transport to Serre Chevalier, you can book our buses direct to your resort on a Saturday. However, we have twice as many buses to Bourg d’Oisans and Lac du Chambon, from both Grenoble and Lyon Airports. So you may wish to book our bus there and then get a public bus or taxi onto your resort. The section below “Onward Transport from Bourg d’Oisans” can offer more advice on this.
AURIS EN OISANS AIRPORT TRANSFERS
If you need to get to Auris en Oisans, then booking our direct service to Bourg d’Oisans is the best thing for you. From here you will need to make travel arrangements for the short trip up to Auris. More information can be found on our Auris en Oisans page. The section “Onward Transport from Bourg d’Oisans” will be of particular help to you.
VENOSC AIRPORT TRANSFERS
Venosc is very close to Bourg d’Oisans. A lot of Chalets based in Venosc will arrange to come and pick you up in their minibus as it is so close. If not, you can catch the local bus, the BDO03 or arrange a local taxi (see sections below). More detailed information about our service can be found on our Grenoble Airport to Bourg d’Oisans page.
Grenoble Airport is easily the closest airport to Bourg d'Oisans, at less than 1 hour 15 minutes away. We have transfers from Grenoble Airport to Bourg d'Oisans connecting to all scheduled flights throughout the winter ski season.
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. 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 would probably be cheaper to change your flight and use our direct service.
If you really cannot fly into Grenoble, we would recommend checking out the Tourist Office for Bourg d'Oisans for alternative travel options.
You have 2 feasible transport options once you are in Bourg d'Oisans and we have listed them below.
Bourg d'Oisans is the main transport hub for the area. It has frequent services to the surrounding ski resorts at week-ends, although they are less frequent on weekdays. The service is run by a local company, the VFD and it is very cheap. You can find the timetables of the buses on the Transisere Transport site. Alternatively, you may also like to visit the Transaltitude website which is dedicated to holiday makers wishing to book public buses. For Serre Chevalier and La Grave, try the LER network.
A taxi from Bourg d'Oisans to either Alpe d'Huez or Les Deux Alpes only costs around 65€ for up to 4 of you and takes around 25 minutes. If you are heading to Vaujany or Oz-en-Oisans, it would be better to get off our bus at Rochetaille and get a taxi from there. Here are a few taxi companies in the area:
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 https://taxi-oisans.fr/ their email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and their mobile number is 00 33 (0)6 87 41 99 96
Taxi Mooncab This company https://www.mooncab.fr/ has a 5 seater vehicle and is run by a guy called Munir, who speaks English. His mobile number is 00 33 (0)6 51 77 72 52
Mark is local to Alpe d'Huez and can help you with any transport needs in his well equipped 9-seater https://alpexpress.net/
The bus station, known locally as the "Gare Routiere", is located close to the centre of town, on the main road, the avenue de la Gare.
The bus station has a sheltered waiting area within the ticket office.
There is not really a taxi rank outside the bus station so it is best to book one in advance. See the section above "Onward Transport from Bourg d'Oisans" for a list of local taxi companies.
The Bourg d'Oisans Tourist Office is located at Quai Docteur Girard, 38520 Bourg d'Oisans. From the bus station, head away from Grenoble (towards Les Deux Alpes). On the main road, turn the corner and continue for about 150m. the Tourist Office is on the left on the corner, just before the bridge. They can help you find accommodation and arrange local travel tours.
The Tourist office is open between 9am - 6.30pm (closes at 13:00 on Sundays) with a 2 hour lunch break between 12:30 - 14:30. Their phone number is +33 (0)4 76 80 03 25.
Bourg d'Oisans has a few hotels, many shops, a large supermarket with a petrol station, cafes and restaurants, souvenir shops, a post office, banks, and a few sports shops.
The Gendarmerie can be found at Avenue Aristide-Briand 38520 Le Bourg-d'Oisans and can be contacted on +33 (0)4 76 80 00 17
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 https://www.gva.ch/en/
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 https://www.lyonaeroports.com/