Ben’s Bus operates transfers from Lyon Airport to Alpe d’Huez during the 2023 / 2024 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 £72.50 Return. With some great discounts for groups, you could pay as little as £64pp Return. A Saturday single costs from £35pp. If you are travelling with children under 12, they will receive a 10% discount. 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.
OUR BUS STOPS
Ben’s Bus reps will greet you at Lyon Airport. We also have reps in the resort 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.
SATURDAYS : We operate every Saturday from the 23rd December 2023 – 30th March 2024
On the 16th December we also have a bus to Bourg d’Oisans, the town on the valley floor and a short taxi ride from Alpe d’Huez.
(On the 30th March we only have buses from Alpe d’Huez)
Visit our Alternative Transport page for recommendations and advice on other ways of getting to your resort.
FLYING IN ON FRIDAY EVENING?
You could stay in a hotel at Lyon Airport and take our Saturday morning service. When you book, choose ‘Hotel’ for the Airline and Airport and then select the first flight arrival time.
FLYING ON ANY OTHER WEEKDAY?
We do not operate any transfers from Lyon Airport on weekdays. We do have some weekday services between Grenoble Airport and Alpe d’Huez. Use our Booking Form to see if we have a bus on your dates. You could take a taxi between Lyon and Grenoble Airport if the timings work for your flights.
FLYING ON SUNDAY?
We do not have any transfers on Sundays. However, we do have Sunday services between Grenoble Airport and Alpe d’Huez. Use our Booking Form to find our bus times. If they work for you, you could take a taxi between Lyon and Grenoble Airport.
A taxi between Grenoble and Lyon Airport takes about 45 minutes and costs about €110. Consult our Alternative Transport page to view other travel options.
We only have 1 late-morning bus from Lyon Airport (and a mid-afternoon service to Bourg d’Oisans on some Saturdays in January and March).
From Alpe d’Huez, we generally only have 1 early-morning bus from Alpe d’Huez to Lyon Airport. However, on some dates in January and March, we also have a later morning bus from Bourg d’Oisans, which is a short taxi ride away.
Enter your travel details into our Booking Form. The next page will ask for your flight details and the page will then show our bus times.
ADVICE IF OUR BUS TIMES ARE NOT SUITABLE :
If your flight time is not listed, then we are sorry but we do not have a bus to suit you. It may be cheaper for you to change your flight so it arrives into Lyon before the last flight arrival time we list. You could also consider a taxi between Lyon and Grenoble Airport (around 45 minutes, costing around €110) and then book our bus from there.
If none of the advice helps, then we are sorry but we cannot help you. Visit this page of our website to see what public transport and private taxi options we recommend.
Remember, you could book a Single with us for one leg of your journey and travel the other way with another company.
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.
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 do have other customers who might have already been waiting a while so we have to consider them as well. We also need to adhere to EU regulations concerning driver hours, so our bus may have to depart on time.
If you do miss your transfer with us, if we have a later service to Bourg d’Oisans and there is space on it, you can travel on that for free. If not, you could either take public transport or ask our team if you could get a taxi to Grenoble Airport and use one of our frequent services from there. A taxi to Grenoble Airport costs around €110.
Please note that we are only a bus company and we can’t be held liable if you miss your bus and we can’t find a solution for you. You would need to arrange your own transport at your own cost.
- 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 our transfers to and from Lyon Airport will probably make a stop at Bourg d’Oisans, where you may need to change over to another feeder vehicle. Our reps and / or drivers will help you with this and we will try and keep this inconvenience to a minimum.