TRANSFERS FROM GRENOBLE AIRPORT TO ALPE D’HUEZ WITH BEN’S BUS
Ben’s Bus operates transfers from Grenoble Airport to Alpe d’Huez. The 2018 / 2019 ski season will be our 13th year running shared airport shuttles on this route. Nobody transports more passengers to Alpe d’Huez from Grenoble Airport (GNB). We pride ourselves on offering the cheapest transfers on the market whilst still providing a fantastic service. Our ski transfers are regular and timely and we have many staff to ensure you have a smooth journey. We generally use large coaches which reduces your environmental impact and carbon footprint.
ALPE D’HUEZ – GRENOBLE AIRPORT SHARED TRANSFER PRICES
A shared ski transfer from Grenoble Airport to Alpe d’Huez on Saturdays with Ben’s Bus will cost you just £49.50pp Return. With some great discounts for groups, you could pay as little as £43.30pp. A Saturday single costs just £28.75pp. If you are travelling with children under 12, they will receive a 10% discount. Get an Instant Quote for your group in seconds or expand the PRICES Section below to see more details. We’re sure you won’t find a cheaper way of getting from Grenoble Airport to Alpe d’Huez.
GRENOBLE AIRPORT TO ALPE D’HUEZ TRANSFER TIME
The transfer time from Grenoble Airport to Alpe d’Huez is about 1 hour 50 minutes, depending on the date, time of day, weather and traffic conditions. We allow more time when we know traffic may be bad. The distance from Grenoble Airport to Alpe d’Huez is 105 km. We have up to 8 buses a day so the average time you’ll wait for our bus is about 1 hour. Our vehicles usually take the A48 motorway to Grenoble, then the N85 to Vizille, then the D1091 to Bourg d’Oisans, before climbing the famous 21 hairpins of the D211F to Alpe d’Huez. Our local drivers may take alternative routes when the traffic is bad.
WHERE ARE THE BUS STOPS IN ALPE D’HUEZ?
Ben’s Bus reps will greet you at Grenoble Airport. We also have reps in the resort on Saturdays to ensure you find our bus and we’ll try to call you if you are not there on time. We have 4 bus stops in Alpe d’Huez, conveniently located around the resort, close to the main accommodation centres. Expand the section “BUS STOP LOCATION” below to see a map of these stops and information on the free shuttles buses which circulate the resort. This map and a description of the bus stops will be on the eTicket that we send you when you book with us.
USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT ALPE D’HUEZ AND GRENOBLE AIRPORT
Our shuttle buses run between Grenoble Airport & Alpe d'Huez from the 15th December 2018 - 20th April 2019.
We have a bus almost every day that there is scheduled flight into or out of Grenoble Airport, connecting with almost every scheduled flight.
Our bus timetable works around the flight arrivals and departures so you never have to wait long. Fill in your details on our Instant Quote form and our bus times will appear on the proceeding pages.
Please Note The Following Exceptions:
– On the 15th and 16th December 2018 we only have a service from Grenoble airport
– From the 15th - 20th April 2019 we only have a service to Grenoble airport
To find the price of your group quickly, use our Instant Quote form. It will automatically calculate the price of your group, including all discounts.
- Adults (over 12 yrs old) £49.50pp Return & £28.75pp Single
- Children under 12 receive a 10% discount
- Groups of 8 or more people receive 1 seat for free.
- There is a £1.65 surcharge for each Sunday you travel on and a £3.75 surcharge for each weekday you travel on.
- 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
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 Instant Quote form. Once you have selected your dates, the next page will show the price for your group and a list of all flights and our ski transfer bus times.
We allow different amounts of time for the journey between Alpe d'Huez and Grenoble Airport, depending on the date you are travelling and the time of day. Generally speaking the transfer time is 1 hour 45 minutes.
With 12 years of experience running this route, we know exactly when the traffic is expected to be bad and when it is going to be free flowing. With mountainous weather being as unpredictable as it is, we allow a generous amount of time to get you to the airport in time for your flight. We also know the cheeky short-cuts to bypass the busy roads on busy days. Ben's Bus has special permission to use the Grenoble bus lanes so sometimes we will make a detour to use these when we think it will save us time.
However, you do not need to worry about any of this. All you need to do is select your flight from the list and we'll do the rest! The times of our buses will appear and you will automatically be put on the right bus for you
Below is a map of showing our bus stops in Alpe d'Huez and underneath the map, a description of each stop. The Free Shuttle Buses operated by Alpe d'Huez stop at all of our bus stops. Click here to visit the Interactive Map of Alpe d'Huez to see how to get to your accommodation.
Gare Routiere: In the old part of town, below the Tourist Office at the bus station, the "VFD Gare Routiere".
For Accommodations: All Chalets in "Old Town Alpe d'Huez", Le Mariandre, Montagne du Pregentil
Palais des Sports: At the bus stop outside the main Sports Hall. Three out of the four free resort shuttles pass by here. The GPS coordinates are 45.090146, 6.069820 (45°05'24.5"N 6°04'11.3"E) and you can see it on google maps here
For Accommodations: P&V Ours Blanc, Hotel Printemps de Juliette, Hotel Gentianes & everything in the L'Eclose area.
Place Jean Moulin: At the bus stop on the roundabout in front of the Sphere Bar. Sometimes we may have to use the bus stop opposite the Residence "Cristal de l'Alpe". The GPS coordinates are 45.093210, 6.068447 (45°05'35.6"N 6°04'06.4"E) and you can see it on google maps here
For Accommodations: Hotel Christiana, Grand Rousse, L'Hermitage, Cristal de l'Alpe. Walk down the Route du Signal for Castillan, Les Cimes, Petit Prince
Bergers: Please wait directly outside the large Residence "Pierre & Vacances Les Bergers". The GPS coordinates are 45.088405, 6.077174 (45°05'18.3"N 6°04'37.8"E) and you can see it on google maps here
For Accommodations: Pic Blanc, P&V Les Bergers, MMV Les Bergers, Maeva Les Melezes, Franceloc L'Ecrin d'Huez, Residence Christiana (not Hotel Christiana!), and use "Citron" free shuttle bus for the Altiport Chalets & Club Med.
To see our policy on Children travelling on our services out of Grenoble Airport, please visit our Children Page and expand the section GRENOBLE AIRPORT
We allow a minimum of 45 minutes for customers to clear Passport Control and Baggage Reclaim. At busy times of the day, we allow even more time, but on weekdays, we allow less time.
If your flight is delayed or you are held up in Passport Control or Baggage Reclaim, we will wait for you but we may not be able to hold our bus for longer than 15 minutes after its scheduled departure time. After that we will do everything we can to get you on our next available ski transfer bus at no extra cost. We have many buses going back and forth each day and our record for getting people to resort is extremely good.
- We provide a telephone number on your e-Ticket in case you need to contact us.
- We always try to call our missing passengers to help them out.
- We have bilingual managers to greet you at the the Airport and reps in resort to help you with your transfer.
- We typically use large coaches which are kinder on the environment.
- 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.
Please note that from time to time, our transfers from Grenoble Airport may require a stop at Bourg d'Oisans, where you may need to change over to another feeder coach. Our reps and / or drivers will help you with this and we will try and keep this inconvenience to a minimum.
Discounted Ski Hire
Ben's Bus is please to be able to offer you a discount on ski hire with our chosen partners. Please visit our Discounted Ski Hire page to find more details about how you get your discounts.
Discounted Ski Travel Insurance
Ben's Bus is please to be able to offer you a discount on travel insurance with our chosen partners. Please visit our Discounted Travel Insurance page to find more details about how you get your discounts.
Discounted Ski Lessons & Guiding
Ben's Bus is please to be able to offer you a discount on ski lessons with our chosen partners. Please visit our Discounted Ski Lessons page to find more details about how you get your discounts.