TRANSFERS FROM GRENOBLE AIRPORT TO VAL THORENS WITH BEN’S BUS
Ben’s Bus operates shared transfers from Grenoble Airport to Val Thorens on Saturdays (and Sundays to Moutiers) throughout the 2017 / 2018 ski season. We’ve been running low cost airport transfers to the French Alps for 11 years now. Each year we transport more passengers and expand our network. Our other routes include shuttles from Lyon Airport to Val Thorens & Geneva Airport to Val Thorens. We pride ourselves on offering the cheapest ski transfers on the market whilst still offering a fantastic service. Our 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 VAL THORENS COST?
A cheap ski transfer from Grenoble Airport (GNB) to Val Thorens with Ben’s Bus will cost you £85.50pp Return. With some great discounts for groups, you could pay as little as £71.25pp Return. A single starts at just £39pp. If you are travelling with children under 12, they will receive a 10% discount. We don’t charge you any booking fees and we don’t charge you for carrying skis. Click to Book Now or receive an Instant Quote for your group. Or you can 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 Val Thorens.
HOW LONG DOES THE JOURNEY FROM GRENOBLE AIRPORT TO VAL THORENS TAKE?
The transfer time from Grenoble Airport to Val Thorens is about 3 hours 20 minutes, 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 Val Thorens is 187 km. We have up to 6 buses going back and forth each Saturday and 1 Sunday morning service to and from Moutiers. Visit the section “BUS TIMES” below to find more details on this. The route our vehicles usually take is the A43 (E70) motorway to Albertville, then the N90 national road to Moutiers before climbing the D117 to Val Thorens.
WHERE IS THE BUS STOP IN VAL THORENS?
Our service stops at the main bus station, the Val Thorens Gare Routiere, as well as the Val Thorens UCPA centre, 5 minutes down the road from the main resort. Expand the section “BUS STOP LOCATION” below to see a map of our stops and details of the free in-resort shuttle bus service. You can select any of our stops when you book with us.
USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT VAL THORENS AND GRENOBLE AIRPORT
We run our shared ski transfers between Grenoble Airport & Val Thorens on Saturdays from the 9th December 2017 to the 14th April 2018
We operate a Sunday morning service between Grenoble Airport and Moutiers between the 17th December 2017 until the 1st April 2018. If you are on a flight that does not land in the morning, please follow the advice for Weekdays below.
We do not operate a weekday service for this route. However, there is a shuttle bus from Grenoble Airport to Grenoble city centre. From Grenoble you would need to take a train or bus to Moutiers with SNCF, and then a public bus from Moutiers to Val Thorens with Altibus. Alternatively, you could book a private transfer from Grenoble Airport to Val Thorens with Actibus.
Please Note The Following Exceptions:
– On the 9th and 17th December 2017 we only have a service from Grenoble airport
– On the 14th April 2018 we only have a service to Grenoble airport
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) £85.50pp Return & £46.80pp Single
- Children under 12 receive a 10% discount
- Groups of 6 or more people receive 1 seat for free.
- There is a £6pp surcharge for each Sunday 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
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. Please note that on Sundays we only operate an early morning service to and from Moutiers. At all other times you can buy tickets for the service to Grenoble city centre and from there you can take public transport to and from Val Thorens.
The transfer time between Grenoble Airport and Val Thorens is usually between 3 hours 10 minutes & 3 hours 40 minutes. Between Grenoble Airport & Moutiers the transfer takes between 2 hrs & 2 hrs 30 mins. We allow extra time on certain dates & certain times of the day when we know the traffic may be bad.
Please note that on Saturdays, we may ask you to change buses at Moutiers, the village at the bottom of the mountain. Our reps and / or drivers will help you with this.
We have 2 stops in Val Thorens, both of which are detailed below. The majority of our customers will wish to use our Gare Routiere stop. If you are staying at the UCPA, then scroll further down to see details on this stop.
Val Thorens Gare Routiere Bus Stop
We pick up and drop off at the main bus station, the 'Gare Routiere', in the centre of Val Thorens. Our bus will have a sign in the window. Please ensure you are at the stop 10 minutes before departure time to allow us to pack your luggage onto the bus and that you get on the right bus - we have buses going to other Airports too! The GPS coordinates are 45.297747 6.579969 (45°17'51.9"N 6°34'47.9"E) and you can see it on google maps here.
Click the following link to see the Val Thorens Tourist Office Interactive map of the resort which will help you find your accommodation in Val Thorens. The following page shows details on the free Val Thorens In Resort Shuttle Buses which circulate the resort.
Val Thorens UCPA Bus Stop
Walk out of the main entrance of the UCPA and take the track to the left, leading onto the main road. Our bus will stop in the lay-by directly opposite, on the side of the road heading down the mountain. The GPS coordinates are 45.299627 6.569243 (45°17'58.7"N 6°34'09.3"E) and you can see it on google maps here.
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 and 30 minutes is enough time to get through Customs and Baggage Reclaim. If your flight is delayed we will wait for you but we may not be able to hold our bus for longer than 30 minutes after its scheduled departure time. After that we will do everything we can to get you on our next bus at no extra cost. We have many buses going back and forth each day.
- 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.
Please note that from time to time, our transfers from Grenoble Airport may require a stop at Moutiers, 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.