Ben’s Bus operates a Lyon Airport to Aime ski transfer service on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays during the 2018 / 2019 ski season. Aime is a village on the valley floor and the transport hub for all the La Plagne resorts as well as Landry, Peisey & Les Coches. The transport connections from Aime are very good and the public buses are very regular. The sections below will show you more exact information about our service as well as the different transport options available to take you to your final destination, including taxis, private transfers & public buses. Ben’s Bus customers get a 10% discount on our chosen taxi partner from Aime to the La Plagne resorts!
We pride ourselves on offering the cheapest shared transfers on the market whilst still offering a fantastic service. Our shuttle buses are regular and timely and on weekends we have many staff to help your journey from the airport or from the resort go as smoothly as possible. Our prices from Lyon Airport to Aime are £87.80pp Return, but with our group discounts, you could pay as little as £77pp. We also have discounts for children under 12 (35% off) and Young Persons under 26 (15% off). Click this link if you wish to Book Now or receive an Instant Quote for your group. We cannot find a cheaper way of getting from Lyon St Exupery Airport (LYS) to Aime.
Our shared ski transfers from Lyon Airport to Aime run on the following dates
Fridays: Every Friday from the 14th December 2018 until the 29th March 2019
Saturdays: Every Saturday from the 15th December 2018 until the 6th April 2019
Sundays: Every Sunday from the 16th December 2018 until the 31st March 2019
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 Aime with SNCF, 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 14th, 15th & 16th December 2018 we only have services from Lyon airport to Aime.
– On the the 29th and 31st March and the 6th April 2019 we only have services from Aime to Lyon airport.
Click to Get A Quote and all fees, charges and discounts will be applied automatically. If you are making your booking from outside the EU and you decide to pay by Credit Card, a further 2.5% fee will be added to the ‘Final Price’.
To find out the cost of your onward travel from Aime, please see the section “Onward Transport from Aime” further down this page
- Adults (26 yrs and older) £87.80pp Return & £55pp Single 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.
- 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.
LYON AIRPORT > AIME
Departing Lyon Airport on Fridays: 11:40 | 16:15
Departing Lyon Airport on Saturdays: 10:20 | 11:30 | 15:30 | 18:45
Departing Lyon Airport on Sundays: 12:30 | 15:35
AIME > LYON AIRPORT
Arriving at Lyon Airport on Fridays: 09:20 | 13:30
Arriving at Lyon Airport on Saturdays: 07:30 | 09:00 | 12:30 | 17:30
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 GET A QUOTE NOW button on the right. Once you have selected your dates and flights, our ski transfer bus times will appear.
The distance between Lyon Airport and Aime is about 176 kilometres and the transfer time for this journey is between 2 hours 30 minutes & 3 hours, depending on the weather and traffic. These times are approximations. Please remember that expected journey times are difficult to predict in the mountains due to weather and traffic conditions.
We allow extra time for the journey when we know the traffic may be bad. With years of experience driving this route, we know how long the transfer time may be depending on the time and date of the transfer. Put your flight details into our booking system and we will show you a list of available bus times. We may ask you to change buses at Moutiers. Our reps or drivers will help you with this.
Our coaches to Aime depart from either Bus Bay 11 or 12 of the “Gare Routiere” on the Ground Floor of Terminal 1. There is a Transport Desk and, on Saturdays, a dedicated Ben’s Bus desk just inside the main doors opposite Bus Bay No. 2. Our reps will be wearing blue Bens Bus uniforms.
We will drop you at the main “Gare Routiere” in Aime. This is the bus and train station of Aime. It’s quite small but it does get busy on Saturdays. Our services may not be listed on the TV screens, so look out for a bus with “Ben’s Bus – Lyon Airport” in the window or ask a driver for help.
From Aime you can make your own way to many of the nearby ski resorts either by public transport or private taxi. Read the “Onward Transport from Aime” section on this page for more information on this.
When you arrive at Aime you have a variety of transport options to get you to your final destination, including trains, taxis and public buses.
To see detailed information on these different options, please visit our Aime page and expand the section at the bottom, “ONWARD TRANSPORT FROM AIME“.
Our buses are timed to give our customers at least 40 minutes (often more) to pass through Passport Control, Customs and Baggage Reclaim.
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.
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Aime is a small town and the bus station is located just off the main road, on the Avenue de la Gare. It is right next to the train station. Together, they are known as the “Gare Routiere”. There are only about 6 bus bays in the station, so please be alert for any vehicle with a Ben’s Bus sign in the windscreen. Please note that our bus information will not appear on the TV screens in the waiting area.
The bus station has a sheltered waiting area where you can buy drinks and snacks. During the winter it is open from 6.30am – 6.30pm on Saturdays and from 7.30am – 5.30pm on Sundays & weekdays. You can call them on +33(0)4 79 242 446.
Aime is the transport hub for the region and has excellent transport links to the surrounding ski resorts. The local buses are run mostly by Transavoie.
The train station has high speed trains (TGV) and regional trains to make connections to many cities and towns in France and Europe.
There is a taxi rank outside the bus station and there are usually taxis waiting there. There is also a taxi office right opposite the bus station.
The Aime Tourist Office is a short walk up the hill on the main road, the Avenue de Tarentaise, opposite the Mairie. Its phone number is +33 (0)4 79 55 67 00 . More information can be found on the official Aime Tourist Office website
Aime has a few shops, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants. It also has a petrol station and a post office.
The Gendarmerie can be found at 500, avenue de la Tarentaise
73210 Aime and can be contacted on +33 (0)4 79 55 61 17