Ben’s Bus operates shared transfers from Grenoble Airport to Val Thorens on Saturdays and most Sunday mornings during the 2020 / 2021 ski winter season. This is our 15th year running our low cost airport transfers to the French Alps. Our network of routes includes shuttles from Lyon Airport to Val Thorens & Geneva Airport to Val Thorens. We are the cheapest ski transfers on the market and our dedicated staff ensure a reliable, quality and timely service. We usually transport passengers in coaches, which reduces the environmental impact of your journey.
TRANSFERS FROM GRENOBLE AIRPORT TO VAL THORENS
A shared ski transfer from Grenoble Airport (GNB) to Val Thorens with Ben’s Bus on a Saturday will cost you £91pp Return. With some great discounts for groups, you could pay as little as £76pp Return. A single starts at just £41.60pp. If you are travelling with children under 12, they will receive a 10% discount. Get an Instant Quote for your group in seconds. Alternatively, expand the PRICES Section below to see more details. We’re sure you won’t find a cheaper way of getting from Grenoble to Val Thorens.
GRENOBLE AIRPORT TO VAL THORENS TRANSFER TIME
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 road conditions. We allow more time for the journey when we know the 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. 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.
VAL THORENS BUS STOPS
Our service stops at the main bus station, the Val Thorens Gare Routiere. We also have a stop for those staying at the Val Thorens UCPA centre. You can select either of our stops when you book with us. Expand the section “BUS STOP LOCATION” below to see a map of our stops. There are also some details of the free in-resort shuttle bus service. This map will be shown on your eTicket. When you arrive at Grenoble Airport, a Ben’s Bus rep will be there to help you. 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.
INFORMATION ABOUT VAL THORENS AND GRENOBLE AIRPORT
Every SATURDAY from the 12th December 2020 until the 17th April 2021.
Every SUNDAY from the 20th Dec 2020 - 3rd Jan 2021 and from the 14th Feb - 11th April 2021. We also have a bus to Moutiers on the 7th February. If you are on a flight that does not land in the morning, please follow the advice for Weekdays below.
WEEKDAYS: 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 (with SNCF) or bus to Moutiers with and then a public bus from Moutiers to Val Thorens. Alternatively, you could book a direct private taxi.
Please Note The Following Exceptions:
– On the 12th and 20th December we only have services from Grenoble airport.
– On the 11th and 17th April we only have services to Grenoble airport.
The easiest way to get a price for your group is to use our Instant Quote form. All fees, charges and discounts will be applied automatically.
- Adults (over 12 yrs old) £91pp Return & £49.90pp 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.
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 you a list of all flights and our ski transfer bus times.
Please note that our last bus on Saturday evening departs Grenoble Airport at the following times:
- 14th Dec - 4th Jan - 19:50
- 18th Jan - 1st Feb - 18:15
- All other Saturdays - 19:10
On Sundays, we only operate a morning service to and from Val Thorens.
At all other times you can buy tickets for the service to Grenoble 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. We allow extra time on certain dates & certain times of the day when we know the traffic may be bad.
Please note that 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.
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. You can see it on google maps here.
Click to see the Val Thorens Tourist Office Interactive map of the resort which will help you find your accommodation in Val Thorens. This page shows details of 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. You can see the stop on google maps here.
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.
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 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.