The Ben’s Bus Transfer Service from Grenoble Airport to Bourg d’Oisans
If you are travelling from Grenoble Airport to Bourg d’Oisans on any day of the week, Ben’s Bus will have a bus service that will leave Grenoble Airport a maximum of 2 hours after your flight arrives.
Bourg d’Oisans is the village at the bottom of the mountain and the transport hub for Alpe d’Huez, Les Deux Alpes, Auris en Oisans, La Grave and more. It is also the last decent-sized town on the way to Serre Chevalier, before you hit the “Col du Lauteret” . From Bourg d’Oisans you can catch connecting taxis and buses to all these resorts. More details can be found below.
How Much Does A Ski Transfer Cost From Grenoble Airport to Bourg d’Oisans?
We pride ourselves on offering the cheapest rates on the market whilst still offering a fantastic level of service. Our ski transfers buses are regular and timely and we have many English speaking staff to help your transfer go as smoothly as possible. A Return ski transfer from Grenoble to Bourg d’Oisans with Ben’s Bus will cost just £44pp Return. With some great discounts for groups you could be paying as little as just over £38.50pp Return. We also offer a 10% discount for children under 12. We cannot find a cheaper way of getting from Grenoble Airport to Bourg d’Oisans. Click this link if you wish to Book Now or receive an Instant Quote for your group.
Please select the option below to read more about our service. If you cannot find the information you are looking for below, we may have it on our Grenoble Airport Ski Transfer Questions page.
Our ski transfer buses run between Grenoble Airport & Bourg d'Oisans from the 10th December 2016 - 23rd April 2017. We have a bus every day of the week that there is a scheduled flight into or out of Grenoble Airport.
If you are arriving into Grenoble Airport between these dates, no matter what day of the week, as long as you are on a scheduled flight, we will have a bus that will get you up to Bourg d'Oisans.
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 ski transfer bus times will appear.
Please Note: We do not have a service from Grenoble Airport to Bourg d'Oisans on the 22nd and 23rd April.
Our Prices and Group & Child Discounts from Grenoble Airport to Bourg d'Oisans can be seen below.
To find the price of your group quickly, use the Book Now button on the right. It will automatically calculate the price of your group, including all discounts.
- Adults (over 12 yrs old) £44pp Return & £26pp Single
- Children under 12 receive a 10% discount
- Groups of 8 or more people receive 1 seat for free.
- There are no surcharges for travelling on Sundays or weekdays.
- 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
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 booking form by clicking the Book Now button on the right. Once you have selected your dates and flights, our ski transfer bus times will appear. The maximum time you will wait at the airport is 1 hour 30 minutes, but it is often much less.
We allow different amounts of time for the journey between Bourg d'Oisans and Grenoble Airport, depending on the date you are travelling and the time of day. Generally speaking we allow 1 hour 20 minutes for the journey.
With 8 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
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. You can find the timetables of the buses on the VFD website, although it is in French. You may also like to visit the Transaltitude website which is dedicated to holiday makers wishing to book public buses.
A taxi from Bourg d'Oisans to either Alpe d'Huez, Les Deux Alpes, Oz en Oisans or Vaujany only costs around 45€ for up to 4 of you and takes around 25 minutes. You can also take taxis to Venosc & Auris en Oisans, which should cost slightly less. Here are a few taxi companies in the area:
Jacki knows the area really well and is very reliable. More Details can be found here http://www.alp-taxi-vaujany.fr/
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 www.taxi-oz.com, their email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and their mobile number is 00 33 (0)6 87 41 99 96
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
Infants Under 2
Infants under 2 may sit on their parents laps as the journey is only 1hr 45 minutes. You therefore do not need to book or pay for a seat for children under 2. However, we would ask you to email us with their name so we have a full list of passengers on our manifests. If you would prefer your child to sit in a baby seat, we can can provide you with a suitable seat, availability permitting. You may also bring your own child seat but you need to contact us in advance to ensure we allocate you one of the front 4 seats. If your infants sits in a baby seat, they will need to book a seat on our bus as a Child.
Children Aged 2 - 12
Children between 2 and 12 receive a 10% discount when booking. We regretfully cannot provide booster seats so we would advise customers to bring their own.
Children Over 12
Children over 12 must pay the full adult fare. We're still pretty cheap at £45pp Return so hopefully you'll still decide to bring them with you!
- 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 larger vehicles which are more environmentally friendly.
- 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.
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.
The bus station is located close to the centre of town, on the main road that goes through the town, the avenue de la Gare. It is known as the "Gare Routiere".
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 150m. It 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 2hr lunch break between 12:30 - 14:30. Their phone number is +33 (0)4 76 80 03 25. More information can be found on the official Bourg d'Oisans Tourist Office website
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 http://www.gva.ch/en/desktopdefault.aspx
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 http://www.lyonaeroports.com/