TRANSFERS FROM LYON AIRPORT TO MERIBEL WITH BEN’S BUS
Ben’s Bus operates Lyon Airport to Meribel shared transfers on Saturdays throughout the 2017 / 2018 ski season. On Fridays and Sundays we also operate a service to Moutiers. We’ve been running low cost airport transfers to the French Alps for 11 years and this is our 2nd running our Lyon Airport to Meribel route. Our network also includes buses from Lyon Airport to Mottaret and Les Allues. 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 our dedicated staff ensure your journey goes smoothly. We generally transport passengers in large coaches which reduces your environmental impact and carbon footprint. Please ensure you book early as spaces are very limited on this service.
HOW MUCH DOES A SHARED TRANSFER FROM LYON AIRPORT TO MERIBEL COST?
A cheap ski transfer from Lyon St Exupery Airport (LYS) to Meribel with Ben’s Bus will cost you £99.80pp Return. With some great discounts for groups, you could pay as little as £87.30pp. If you are travelling with children under 12 years old, they will receive a 35% discount and Young Persons under 26 get a 15% discount. We won’t charge you any booking fees. We won’t charge you extra for travelling on a weekday or a Sunday and we don’t charge to carry skis. Click this link if you wish 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 Lyon Airport to Meribel.
HOW LONG DOES THE JOURNEY FROM LYON AIRPORT TO MERIBEL TAKE?
We have 4 well timed buses going back and forth each Saturday. Visit the section “BUS TIMES” below to find more details on this. The approximate transfer time from Lyon Airport to Meribel is between 2 hours 55 minutes – 3 hrs 25 mins. This is dependent on the date, time of day, the weather and traffic conditions. The distance from Lyon Airport to Meribel is 178 km. The route our vehicles usually take is the A43 (E70) motorway to Albertville, via Chambery, then the N90 national road to Moutiers. Our drivers will help you to change buses at Moutiers, where they may be a wait, before climbing the D90 mountain road up to Meribel.
WHERE IS THE BUS STOP IN MERIBEL AND MERIBEL VILLAGE?
Our service make stops at both Meribel and Meribel Village, which are 2 different resorts. They are a very short distance from each other by car but please do ensure you select the correct resort when you book with us. Your accommodation provider can clarify which resort you are staying in. Please see the section entitled “BUS STOP LOCATION” below to see where are stops are. We also have links in this section to the Tourist Office interactive maps and information about the free shuttle buses. From both our stops, you can take the free resort shuttles to almost anywhere in the resort.
USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT MERIBEL AND LYON AIRPORT
We run our shared ski transfers from Lyon Airport to Meribel on the following dates
Saturdays: Every Saturday from the 16th December 2017 until the 7th April 2018
We also have a service to and from Moutiers on the following dates. Moutiers is the village at the bottom of the mountain and the transport hub for all the Meribel Valley resorts. Information and advice on how to get from Moutiers to the Meribel Valley resorts can be found on our Lyon Airport to Moutiers page.
Fridays: Every Friday from the 22nd December 2017 until the 30th March 2018
Sundays: Every Sunday from the 17th December 2017 until the 1st April 2018
Other Days of The Week: We do not operate this service on other weekdays. We would recommend taking the shuttle bus service from Lyon Airport to Grenoble city centre. From Grenoble you can take a train to Moutiers with SNCF (to catch connecting local buses up to Meribel) or check out Altibus for details on public buses. Alternatively, you could book a private transfer from Lyon Airport with Actibus.
Please Note The Following Exceptions:
– On the 16th & 17th December 2017 we only have services from Lyon airport
– On the the 1st & 7th April 2017 we only have services from Moutiers / Meribel to Lyon 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. Here are our 2016 / 2017 Prices
- Adults (26 yrs and older) £99.80pp Return & £63.50pp Single
- Children under 12 receive a 35% discount
- Young Persons (12 – 25) receive a 15% 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 times from Lyon Airport to Meribel are:
Departing Lyon Airport on Saturdays: 10:15 | 11:20 | 15:30 | 18:45
Our bus times to Lyon Airport, from Meribel are:
Arriving at Lyon Airport on Saturdays: 07:30 | 09:00 | 12:30 | 17:30
Our bus times from Lyon Airport to Moutiers are:
Departing Lyon Airport on Fridays: 11:40 | 16:15
Departing Lyon Airport on Sundays: 12:30 | 15:35
Our bus times to Lyon Airport, from Moutiers are:
Arriving at Lyon Airport on Fridays: 09:20 | 13:30
Arriving at Lyon Airport on Sundays: 08:15 | 13:30
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 transfer time between Lyon Airport & Meribel is usually between 2 hrs 55 mins & 3 hrs 25 mins. These times are approximations. Please remember that driving in the mountains is not the same as driving elsewhere. Expected driving times are difficult to predict due to weather and traffic conditions.
We do allow extra time on certain dates & certain times of the day when we know the traffic may be bad. With years of experience driving this route, 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.
Our coaches depart from the bus bays, the “Gare Routiere” on the Ground Floor of Terminal 1 Hall A. There is a Transport Desk and, on Saturdays, a dedicated Ben’s Bus desk just inside the main doors. Our reps will be wearing blue Bens Bus uniforms. The quickest way from Hall B to Hall A is to walk outside, turn right and walk around the building, always keeping the airport on your right. You can see a map of the Terminals here. To find out which Terminal your flight will arrive at, expand the section below “AIRLINES OPERATING OUT OF LYON AIRPORT” on our Lyon Airport page.
From both our stops, you can take the free shuttle bus to all parts of the resort. Our bus will have a sign in the window & our reps will be on hand to assist you. Please ensure you are at the stop 10 minutes before departure time to allow us to pack your luggage onto the bus. The maps below will be shown on your e-Ticket along with the pick up time. The Tourist Office website has an excellent interactive map of the Meribel Resorts
Meribel Bus Stop
From Lyon Airport to Meribel, we pick up & drop off at the bus stop outside the Hotel Roc, close to the Tourist Office. The GPS coordinates are 45° 23′ 49.488″ 6° 33′ 58.1184″. Click here to view our Meribel stop on googlemaps
Meribel Village Bus Stop
From Lyon Airport to Meribel Village we pick up & drop off at the bus stop in the resort centre, just near the roundabout. The GPS coordinates are 45° 24′ 57.567″ 6° 33′ 52.9704″. Click here to view our Meribel Village stop on googlemaps
To see our policy on carrying children, including what discounts we offer for this particular route, please visit our Childrens Page and expand the section “LYON AIRPORT”.
Unfortunately, unlike our other routes, we cannot hold our transfers back to wait for people who might be delayed. This is because the driver hours are strictly controlled by the EU and they need to get back to their depot before their hours run out. Our transfer departure times are also closely monitored by the local authorities to ensure a timely service and penalties are levied for late running services.
If you are running late, you can call our manager at the airport (their number will be on your e-Ticket) and they will do their best to hold the bus back a few minutes. Otherwise, we will get you on our next service at no extra cost, provided there is space. We have many buses going back and forth each day and our staff are trained to do the very best by our customers to ensure your holiday starts off on the right note.
- We provide an emergency telephone number on your e-Ticket in case you need to contact us.
- At week-ends, we have English speaking reps at the Airport and 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
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.