Ben’s Bus operates a Lyon Airport to Bourg St Maurice ski transfer service on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays during the 2017 / 2018 ski season. Bourg St Maurice is a town at the bottom of the mountain and the transport hub for many ski resorts. If you need to get from Lyon Airport to Val d’Isere, Tignes or St Foy, we probably have a bus that will take you all the way there, so there is no need to get off at Bourg. If you are heading to, Les Arcs or La Rosiere, then please scroll further down this page so you can see the information on our service from Lyon Airport to Bourg St Maurice and onward transport options to your resort. These sections also give you more exact information about our services.
The transport connections from Bourg St Maurice are very good and very regular. More details can be found in the below section “Onward Transport from Bourg St Maurice“. This will show you the different travel options available to take you to your final destination, including taxis, private transfers, public buses and the funicular to Les Arcs.
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 go smoothly. Our prices from Lyon Airport to Bourg St Maurice are £86.80pp Return, but with our group discounts, you could pay as little as £76pp. We also have discounts for Children under 12 (35% off) and Young Persons under 26 (15% off). Click this link to Book Now or get an Instant Quote. We believe we are the cheapest way of getting from Lyon St Exupery Airport (LYS) to Bourg St Maurice.
If you cannot find the information you are looking for in a section below, we may have it on our Bourg St Maurice Airport Ski Transfers page, our Lyon Airport Ski Transfer Questions page or our Lyon Airport page. We also have airport buses to Bourg St Maurice from Geneva Airport & Grenoble Airport.
We run our shared ski transfers from Lyon Airport to Bourg St Maurice, where you can catch onward transport to many ski resorts including Les Arcs & La Rosiere (expand the section below for more details on this), on the following dates
Fridays: Every Friday from the 22nd December 2017 until the 30th March 2018
Saturdays: Every Saturday from the 16th December 2017 until the 7th April 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 Bourg St Maurice 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 16th & 17th December 2017 we only have services from Lyon airport to Bourg St Maurice.
– On the the 1st & 7th April 2018 we only have services from Bourg St Maurice 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.
To find out the cost of your onward travel from Bourg St Maurice, please see the section “Onward Transport from Bourg St Maurice” further down this page
- Adults (26 yrs and older) £86.80pp Return & £53.80pp 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 Bourg St Maurice are:
Departing Lyon Airport on Fridays: 11:40 | 16:15
Departing Lyon Airport on Saturdays: 10:15 | 11:20 | 15:30 | 18:45
Departing Lyon Airport on Sundays: 12:30 | 15:35
Our bus times to Lyon Airport, from Bourg St Maurice are:
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 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 and Bourg St Maurice is usually between 2 hours 45 minutes and 3 hours 15 minutes, covering a distance of 188 km. Please note that the above times are approximations. We 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 exactly 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 buses.
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.
We will drop you off at and pick you up from Bay Number 13 of the main bus station in Bourg St Maurice, the “Gare Routiere”. This is the bus and train station, which can be located in the centre of town. From here, you can get onward transport with the local bus network, Altibus, and it is a short walk to the Funicular station, which will take you up to Les Arcs in minutes. We do ask our customers to keep an eye out for our vehicles as the bus station can get very busy and it is not always possible to park at Bay Number 13. 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 Bourg St Maurice you have a variety of transport options to get you to your final destination. We have listed them below.
Bourg St Maurice is the main transport hub for the area. It has frequent services to the surrounding ski resorts at week-ends, including Val d’Isere, Tignes, Les Arcs, St Foy and La Rosiere. The Altibus website has information about local buses.
Don’t Forget! Ben’s Bus runs a service from Lyon, Geneva & Grenoble Airports to most of the ski resorts listed above.
The funicular, which whisks you up to Les Arcs 1600 in 7 mins, is a 5 min walk from the bus station. On Saturdays there should be a free bus service that shuttles you between the two terminal buildings. Once in Arcs 1600, you can get a free inter-resort shuttle bus to Arc 1800, 1950 or 2000.
The funicular operates every 20 mins between 07.30 – 21:00 on Saturdays (20:00 on other days). It costs €8 per Adult and €5 for a child. It is free if you have a Les Arcs ski pass in your possession (or a voucher to collect a ski pass). More information can be found here
There are usually many taxis hanging around the bus station in Bourg St Maurice. However, we would always advise booking taxis in advance as they can be very busy on transfer day. Once you book our service to Bourg St Maurice, we will give you details about how to get a 10% discount off private transfers with our local taxi partners.
To Les Arcs: Depending on which Les Arcs resort you are going to, the 30km journey will take about 55 minutes and costs between 85€ – 115€ for up to 4 people. We would recommend taking the funicular if you can.
To Tignes: Depending on which Tignes you’re going to, the journey will take about 45 minutes and costs about 85€ for up to 4 people
To Val d’Isere: The 32km journey takes about 45 minutes and costs about 85€ for up to 4 people
To La Rosiere: The 20km journey takes about 30 minutes and costs about 70€ for up to 4 people
We’ve negotiated a 10% discount with our friends at AlloBK taxi for Ben’s Bus customers travelling on from Bourg St Maurice. Their prices, with the 10% discount included, can be seen below:
Bourg St Maurice train station shares the same building as the bus station and together they are called the “Gare Routiere”. This is where Ben’s Bus will drop you. The eurostar, high speed trains (TGV) from Paris and Lyon and many regional trains all terminate here. Check out the SNCF website for more train information.
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.
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”.
- We provide an emergency telephone number on your e-Ticket in case you need to contact us.
- 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.
Bourg St Maurice is a large town and the bus station is located near the centre, on the main road the goes through the town. It sits right next to the train station and together they are known as the “Gare Routiere”. We usually pick up and drop off at Bay No 15. However, we may pick up from a different bay number 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 7am – 6.30pm on Saturdays and from 7.30am – 5.30pm on Sundays & weekdays. You can call them on +33 (0)4 79 070 449
Bourg St Maurice is the transport hub for the region and has excellent transport links to the surrounding ski resorts. The local buses are run mostly by Autocars Martin.
The train station has high speed trains (TGV) and regional trains to make connections to many cities and towns in France and Europe. Check out the SNCF website for train information.
There is a large taxi rank outside the bus station with usually many taxis waiting there.
The Bourg St Maurice Tourist Office is inside the bus station, opposite the shop. They can help you find accommodation and arrange local travel tours. If you walk into the old town, you will find a nice collection of tourist shops and eateries. The Tourist office is open between 9am – 7pm on Saturdays and 9am – 6.30pm on Sundays and weekdays (with 1hr lunch break). Their phone number is +33 (0)4 79 07 04 92 . More information can be found on the official Bourg St Maurice Tourist Office website
Bourg St Maurice has many shops, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants, souvenir shops, a post office, banks, petrol stations, large sports shops and a McDonalds.
The Gendarmerie can be found at 318, route d’Hauteville 73700 Bourg-Saint-Maurice and can be contacted on +33 (0)4 79 07 04 25