Ben’s Bus operates transfers from Lyon Airport to Alpe d’Huez on Saturdays and some Sundays during the 2020 / 2021 ski season. Please expand the DATES section below for more details on this. There are lots more shared transfers available from Grenoble Airport to Alpe d’Huez, which is a shorter and cheaper journey. We pride ourselves on offering the cheapest transfers on the market whilst still providing a fantastic service. We generally use large coaches which reduces your carbon footprint.
TRANSFERS TO ALPE D’HUEZ FROM LYON AIRPORT
A cheap Alpe d’Huez ski transfer from Lyon St Exupery Airport (LYS) on Saturdays will cost you just £64pp Return. With some great discounts for groups, you could pay as little as £56pp Return. A Saturday single costs from £31.50pp. If you are travelling with children under 12, they will receive a 10% discount. We don’t charge you 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 view our Prices page for more details. We’re sure you won’t find a cheaper way of getting from Lyon Airport to Alpe d’Huez.
LYON AIRPORT TO ALPE D’HUEZ TRANSFER TIME
The transfer time from Lyon Airport to Alpe d’Huez is about 2 hours 30 minutes, depending on the date, time of day, weather and traffic conditions. We allow more time when we know the traffic may be bad. The distance from Lyon Airport to Alpe d’Huez is 152 km. Our vehicles usually take the A43 motorway, then the A48 to Grenoble, then the N85 to Vizille, then the D1091 to Bourg d’Oisans, before climbing the famous 21 hairpins of the D211F to Alpe d’Huez. On Sundays our service may pass by Grenoble Airport to drop off / pick up passengers. This does not add significant time to the overall journey.
OUR BUS STOPS IN ALPE D’HUEZ
On Saturdays, Ben’s Bus reps will greet you at Lyon Airport. We also have reps in the resort on Saturdays and Sundays to ensure you find our bus. If we can’t find you, we’ll try to call you. We have 4 bus stops in Alpe d’Huez, conveniently located around the resort, close to the main accommodation centres. Expand the section BUS STOP LOCATION below to see a map of these stops and information on the free shuttle buses which circulate the resort. This map and a description of the bus stops will be on your eTicket.
USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT ALPE D’HUEZ AND LYON AIRPORT
We operate our Lyon Airport to Alpe d’Huez transfer service on the following dates:
SATURDAYS : From the 19th December 2020 until the 10th April 2020.
SUNDAYS : From the 20th December 2020 until the 3rd January 2021.
We also have services to Bourg d’Oisans on the 12th December and from Bourg d’Oisans on the 19th December.
Our Sunday service usually make a short detour via Grenoble Airport to pick up or drop off passengers. This adds a small amount of time to the journey but we’re pretty organised and you will find that it is a very short and efficiently handled stop.
On WEEKDAYS, you have the option of public transport, a private transfer or a hire car. Visit this page of our website to see what we recommend.
Please Note The Following Exceptions:
– On the 19th and 20th December we only have services from Lyon airport.
– On the 3rd January and 10th April we only have services to Lyon airport.
For accurate bus times, use our Online Booking Form and enter your dates, the route you are interested in and the number of Adults and Children in your group. The next page will ask for your flight details and the page will then refresh to show you our available buses.
If you arrive into Lyon too late on a Saturday evening for our last service, you could stay in one of the many hotels close to the Airport and take our Sunday morning service to your resort.
Remember, you could book a Single with us for one leg of your journey and travel the other way with another company. Visit this page of our website to see what public transport and private taxi options we recommend.
You can select your stop when you first make your booking with us. If you have already made the booking, you can log into your account and select your stop. Please note that we are unable to offer any advice on which stop is best for you, as you will need to decide this yourself.
Below is a map of showing our bus stops in Alpe d’Huez and underneath the map, a description of each stop. The Free Shuttle Buses operated by Alpe d’Huez stop at all of our bus stops. If you need a taxi from our stops to your chalet / hotel, try Alpexpress for a quote. Click to visit the Interactive Map of Alpe d’Huez to see how to get to your accommodation.
Gare Routiere: In the old part of town, just below the bakery and opposite the Bar Le QG. The road is very wide here with space for a bus to park up. See it in google maps.
For Accommodations: All Chalets in “Old Town Alpe d’Huez”, Le Mariandre, Montagne du Pregentil
Palais des Sports: At the bus stop outside the main Sports Hall. Three out of the four free resort shuttles pass by here. See this stop in google maps
For Accommodations: P&V Ours Blanc, Hotel Printemps de Juliette, Hotel Gentianes & everything in the L’Eclose area.
Place Jean Moulin: At the bus stop on the roundabout in front of the Sphere Bar. Sometimes we may have to use the bus stop opposite the Residence “Cristal de l’Alpe”. View it in google maps
For Accommodations: Hotel Christiana, Grand Rousse, L’Hermitage, Cristal de l’Alpe. Walk down the Route du Signal for Hotel Le Castillan, Les Cimes and Petit Prince
Bergers: Please wait directly outside the large Residence “Pierre & Vacances Les Bergers”. See it in google maps
For Accommodations: Pic Blanc, P&V Les Bergers, MMV Les Bergers, Maeva Les Melezes, Franceloc L’Ecrin d’Huez, Residence Christiana (not Hotel Christiana!), and use “Citron” free shuttle bus for the Altiport Chalets & Club Med. The road up to the Altiport is uphill and can be steep in places.
Lyon Airport has undergone a recent expansion, resulting in much a quicker journey through passport control and baggage reclaim.
We understand that flights can be delayed and we try to be as flexible as we can be with this. Our bus will wait for you if it can. However, we need to consider our other customers and also the driver hours, which are strictly regulated by EU law.
If you do miss your transfer because you are delayed, we will always try our hardest to get you on the next bus at no extra cost. We leave more and more empty seats on our services as the day goes on for exactly this reason. Our staff will always go the extra mile for our customers and it is extremely rare that things go wrong.
- 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 on Sundays and weekdays, our transfers to and from Lyon Airport will probably make a stop Grenoble Airport and 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.