Ben’s Bus has transfers from Grenoble Airport to Alpe d’Huez throughout the 2021 / 2022 ski season. This will be our 16th winter running shared airport shuttles on this route. Our regular transfers to Alpe d’Huez are timely and our many staff will ensure your journey is safe and comfortable. We usually transport passengers to Alpe d’Huez from Grenoble Airport in large coaches, which reduces your holiday’s carbon footprint. We also have a Saturday shared transfer service from Lyon Airport to Alpe d’Huez.
TRANSFERS FROM GRENOBLE AIRPORT TO ALPE D’HUEZ
A ski transfer from Grenoble Airport to Alpe d’Huez on Saturdays with Ben’s Bus will cost you just £52pp Return. With some great discounts for groups, you could pay as little as £46pp. A Saturday single costs just £30pp. Children under 12 enjoy a 10% discount. Visit our Prices page to see more details. We pride ourselves on offering the cheapest transfers on the market so we’re sure you won’t find a cheaper way of getting from Grenoble 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 6 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.
ALPE D’HUEZ BUS STOPS
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 STOPS” below to see a map of these stops and details of 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.
INFORMATION ABOUT ALPE D’HUEZ AND GRENOBLE AIRPORT
Our shuttle buses run between Grenoble Airport & Alpe d’Huez from the 11th December 2021 – 23rd April 2022.
We have a bus that will connect with every scheduled flight into or out of Grenoble Airport on these dates, except as listed below.
Our bus timetable works around the flight arrivals and departures so you never have to wait long. Click the image at the top of this page and enter your dates into our online booking form. All our bus times will then appear on the following page, under the list of flights.
Please Note The Following Exceptions:
– On the 11th, 12th & 13th December 2021 we only have a service from Grenoble Airport
– On the 23rd April we only have a service to Grenoble Airport
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.
Generally speaking the transfer time is about 1 hour 45 minutes in good conditions. 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. With 15 years of experience running this route, we know when the traffic is expected to be bad and we always allow a generous amount of time to get you to the airport in time for your flight.
However, you do not need to worry about any of this. All you need to do is select your flight from the list, the times of our buses will appear and you will automatically be put on the right bus.
If you travelling between the hours of 10am – 2pm, then the roads can be quite busy and you should prepare yourself for a journey of around 2.5 hours. However, this can increase to about 3-4 hours during the French school holidays, so bring along a book, a downloaded video or game and something to keep the kids occupied. Some of our vehicles may not have toilets on board so just ask the driver to pull over at the next safe place with amenities and he will be happy to oblige.
You can select your stop when you first make your booking with us. If you have already made the booking, you can log into your account and select your stop. Please note that we are unable to offer any advice on which stop is best for you, as you will need to decide this yourself.
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. If you need a taxi from our stops to your chalet / hotel, try Alpexpress for a quote. Click 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, just below the bakery and opposite the Bar Le QG. The road is very wide here with space for a bus to park up. See it in google maps.
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. See it in google maps
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”. View it in google maps
For Accommodations: Hotel Christiana, Grand Rousse, L’Hermitage, Cristal de l’Alpe. Walk down the Route du Signal for Hotel Le Castillan, Les Cimes and Petit Prince
Bergers: Please wait directly outside the large Residence “Pierre & Vacances Les Bergers”. See it in google maps
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. The road up to the Altiport is uphill and can be steep in places.
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 you are delayed, 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 to Alpe d’Huez at no extra cost.
Our team at the airport monitor flight arrivals so you don’t need to contact us if you are delayed. Our team will be busy juggling buses around to try to accommodate you on another service – or we may be holding the bus back. 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.