OUR SERVICE TO SERRE CHEVALIER NOW BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE ENTIRE 2020 / 2021 SKI SEASON
Unfortunately, with the latest batch of flight cancellations into Grenoble we have have had to cancel our service to Serre Chevalier for the 2020 / 2021 ski season. We are very sorry to our customers for this.
However, we are still running a regular service to Bourg d’Oisans (the village at the bottom of the mountain) and the Lac du Chambon (a bus stop further up the mountain towards Serre Chevalier). You can select either of these stops from our online booking form. From both stops you can catch a taxi for the remaining journey. There also public buses but they are not that regular. Expand the sections at the bottom of this page to find a list of taxi companies or ask the Serre Chevalier Tourist Office for local taxis.
We do plan on re-instating this route for the 2021 / 2022 ski season. Once again, our sincere apologies to our customers for this.
Ben’s Bus operates shared transfers from Grenoble Airport to Serre Chevalier on Saturdays during the 2020 / 2021 ski season. We’ve been running low cost airport transfers for 15 years. Each year we transport more passengers as we expand our network. Our transfers are the cheapest on the market and our staff will ensure you have a smooth journey. We generally use transport our passenger in large coaches which reduces your carbon footprint.
There are 4 ski transfer buses on Saturdays to all the Serre Chevalier resorts and an additional 4 Saturday buses to Bourg d’Oisans and the Lac du Chambon. On Sundays and weekdays, we have services from Grenoble Airport to Bourg d’Oisans and Lyon Airport to Bourg d’Oisans. Expand our sections below for more details. Please note that our last direct bus to Serre Chevalier on Saturday departs at 16:40 (13:15 on the 3rd April) but we have later services to Bourg d’Oisans and the Lac du Chambon.
TRANSFERS FROM GRENOBLE AIRPORT TO SERRE CHEVALIER
A shared ski transfer from Grenoble Airport (GNB) to Serre Chevalier with Ben’s Bus will cost you just £82pp Return. With some great discounts for groups, you could pay as little as £72pp Return. A single costs just £44pp. If you are travelling with children under 12, they will receive a 10% discount. Get an Instant Quote for your group in seconds or view our Prices page for a full list of charges. We’re sure you won’t find a cheaper way of getting from Grenoble Airport to Serre Chevalier.
GRENOBLE AIRPORT TO SERRE CHEVALIER TRANSFER TIME
The transfer time from Grenoble Airport to Serre Chevalier is about 3 hours, depending on the date, time of day, the weather and traffic conditions. We allow more time for the journey when we know traffic may be bad. The distance from Grenoble Airport to Serre Chevalier is 153 km. We have up to 4 buses a day. Expand the section below for more details on this. Our vehicles usually take the A48 motorway to Grenoble, then the N85 to Vizille, then the D1091 to Bourg d’Oisans, where we may ask you to change buses. From Bourg d’Oisans we continue along the beautiful D1901, over the high pass, the Col du Lauteret. Don’t fall asleep, the views are stunning!
SERRE CHEVALIER BUS STOPS
Ben’s Bus reps will greet you at Grenoble Airport to give you all the information you may need and to help your journey to resort go as smoothly as possible. We have 4 bus stops in Serre Chevalier, at Briancon, Chantemerle, Villeneuve and Monetiers Les Bains. If you are staying at the UCPA centre, the stop you need is Villeneuve. You can see a map showing these stops if you expand the section below “BUS STOPS“. A map and a description of the bus stops will be on the eTicket that we send you when you book with us.;
INFORMATION ABOUT SERRE CHEVALIER AND GRENOBLE AIRPORT
Our buses run between Grenoble Airport and Serre Chevalier every Saturday from the 19th December 2020 – 10th April 2021.
If your flight arrives too late for our last service (at 16:40 or 13:15 on the 3rd April), you can take our bus to Bourg d’Oisans and make your own onward travel arrangements from there.
Please Note The Following Exceptions:
– On the 19th December 2020 we only have a service from Grenoble Airport
– On the 10th April 2021 we only have a service to Grenoble Airport
SUNDAYS AND WEEKDAYS
We don’t run a service to Serre Chevalier on Sundays and weekdays but we do have services from Grenoble Airport to Bourg d’Oisans connecting with every scheduled flight. Bourg d’Oisans is about half way to Serre Chevalier. From here you can take the public bus which runs past all the Serre Chevalier resorts – the LER 35 – but it is not that regular. More details can be found on the LER Website. At other times, you could consider a private taxi.
We have 4 buses on Saturdays to the Serre Chevalier resorts but we do not service any flights arriving onto Grenoble Airport after 15:50. If you arrive on a flight after this time, you can take our service to Bourg d’Oisans and make your own onward travel arrangements from there.
Our bus timetable may not work well for your particular flight, as there may be a delay between your flight landing / departing and our bus leaving / arriving. We would advise you to put your dates into our Instant Quote form to see what time our buses leave. If the times don’t suit your flight, try searching again but to either Bourg d’Oisans or Lac du Chambon, as we have twice as many buses from these points. You can take a taxi or public bus to/from your resort to these points and you can find details about that on our Bourg d’Oisans page.
The transfer time between Grenoble Airport & Serre Chevalier Monetiers Les Bains is usually about 2 hours 50 minutes. These times are approximations. We allow extra time on certain dates & certain times of the day when we know the traffic may be bad. With years of experience running shared ski transfers, we know how long to allow for the journey depending on the time and date of the transfer. Once you put your details into our online booking system, we will show you a list of the available bus times.
Serre Chevalier Villeneuve is 10 minutes further down the road, Serre Chevalier Chantemerle a further 5 minutes and then 10 minutes later our bus will arrive at Briancon.
On the following dates, the traffic is expected to be very bad due to the school holidays in France and Europe. Please prepare for a longer than expected journey and bring something to entertain you during the journey. If you need a comfort break and there is no toilet on board, just ask the driver to pull over at the next safe place with facilities.
TO RESORT : 19th & 26th Dec, 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th Feb
FROM RESORT : 26th Dec, 2nd Jan, 13th, 20th & 27th Feb, 6th March
Please note that we may ask you to change buses at Bourg d’Oisans, which is about half way to Serre Chevailer. Our drivers and / or reps will help you with this.
Serre Chevalier is split into 4 main towns, each with their own name. Further down this section you will see exactly where are stops are in each resort. Below is a map of the whole Serre Chevalier valley showing each town.
We will pick you up and drop you off at the stops marked below. The Serre Chevalier Tourist Office map of the resort will help you find your accommodation so you can see how close our stop is to your accommodation. The free shuttle buses that circulate the resort all depart from or very close to the Ben’s Bus stops. The correct map below will be shown on your e-Ticket along with the pick up time.
BRIANCON BUS STOP
CHANTEMERLE BUS STOP
At the bus stop “ST CHAFFREY CHANTEMERLE” on side of the road heading to Grenoble. There is a wooden bus shelter there and you should see the “Grand Hotel” off to your left. View it in google maps here. Click this link to see the Tourist Office map of Chantemerle.
VILLENEUVE BUS STOP
Also known as “La Salle les Alpes”. If you are staying at the UCPA, this is the stop for you. We use the stop “LA SALLE FREJUS-PRELONG” on side of the road heading to Grenoble, opposite the Centre Commercial. See the stop in google maps here. Click this link to see the Tourist Office map of Villeneuve.
MONETIERS LES BAINS BUS STOP
We use the stop “LE MONETIERS LES BAINS L’EGLISE” on side of the road heading to Grenoble, just in front of the church. View it in google maps here. Click this link to see the Tourist Office map of Monetiers.
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 transfer service 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.
- We typically use large coaches which are kinder on the environmentally.
- 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 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.