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 2017 / 2018 ski season will be our 12th 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.
HOW MUCH DOES A SHARED TRANSFER FROM GRENOBLE AIRPORT TO ALPE D’HUEZ COST?
A cheap ski transfer from Grenoble Airport to Alpe d’Huez on Saturdays with Ben’s Bus will cost you just £47.80pp Return. With some great discounts for groups, you could pay as little as £41.80pp. A Saturday single costs just £27.80pp. 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.
HOW LONG DOES THE JOURNEY FROM GRENOBLE AIRPORT TO ALPE D’HUEZ TAKE?
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 2nd December 2017 - 21st April 2018.
We have a bus every day that there is scheduled flight into or out of Grenoble Airport, connecting with every scheduled flight. The exception to this is mid-April when we have a less frequent service.
Our bus timetable works around the flight arrivals and departures so you never have to wait long. Click on the Book Now button on the right and enter your dates and flights into our online booking form. Our bus times will appear on the proceeding pages.
Please Note The Following Exceptions:
– On the 15th and 21st April 2018 we only have a service to Grenoble airport
- Adults (over 12 yrs old) £47.80pp Return & £27.80pp Single
- Children under 12 receive a 10% discount
- Groups of 8 or more people receive 1 seat for free.
- There is a £1.50 surcharge for each Sunday you travel on and a £3 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
- To see our policy on carrying children, please read the section below or visit our page dedicated to children
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 9 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. 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
Grenoble Airport is an efficient little airport. On week-days, when there are few flights arriving, it generally only takes about 20 minutes to get off the plane, collect your bags and get onto our bus. On week-ends it can take a bit longer.
We understand that flights can be delayed and we try to be as flexible as we can be with this. Our bus will wait for you as long as you are on our bus within 30 minutes of its scheduled departure time. After that, our bus may have to leave as it needs to be back in the resort to run another transfer out of Alpe d'Huez. However, in the rare instance we have to leave without you on-board, we will always try our hardest to get you on the next bus at no extra cost. We have many shuttles going back and forth each day and we have an excellent record of getting our customers to the resort. Our staff will always go the extra mile for our customers and it is extremely rare that things go wrong.
A full list of airlines and flights coming into Grenoble Airport can be seen here
- 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.