Ben’s Bus operates Lyon Airport to Val Thorens transfers during the latter half of the 2020 / 2021 ski season. The DATES section below shows the exact days we run on. We’ve been running low cost transfers to the French Alps for 15 years. Our network includes more frequent airport shuttles from Geneva to Val Thorens and Grenoble to Val Thorens. Our prices from Lyon to Val Thorens are the cheapest on the market but our staff will ensure your journey is safe and comfortable. We usually transport passengers on our transfers to Val Thorens in coaches, which reduces your carbon footprint.
LYON TO VAL THORENS TRANSFERS
A Lyon to Val Thorens transfer will cost you £89.80 Return or £49.80 Single on Saturdays. 6 or more of you all on the same booking? Our group discounts will give you 1 free seat, which means you could pay just £75pp Return. Children under 12 benefit from a 10% discount. Get an Instant Quote for your group in seconds or visit our Prices page to see more details. There are no surcharges for carrying skis or a board. We’re sure you won’t find a cheaper way of getting from Lyon Airport to Val Thorens.
TRANSFER TIME FROM LYON AIRPORT TO VAL THORENS
The transfer time from Lyon Airport to Val Thorens is between 3 hours 20 minutes – 3 hrs 50 mins. This is dependent on the date, time of day, the weather and traffic. We allow more time for the journey when we know the road conditions may be bad. The distance from Lyon Airport to Val Thorens is 199 km. Visit the TIMETABLE section below to find more details on our bus times. The route our vehicles usually take is the A43 motorway to Albertville, via Chambery, then the N90 national road to Moutiers before climbing the D117 up to Val Thorens.
BUS STOP IN VAL THORENS
Our service stops at the main bus station, the Val Thorens Gare Routiere, as well as the Val Thorens UCPA centre, 5 minutes down the road from the main resort. You can select either of these stops when you book with us. Expand the section BUS STOP LOCATION below to see a map of our stops in resort. In this section you can also find information on the free shuttle buses which circulate the resort.
USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT VAL THORENS AND LYON AIRPORT
Due to the drop in demand and the reduced number of flights to and from Lyon Airport, we have reduced our dates of operation for the 2020 / 2021 ski season. We do have more regular services from Geneva Airport to Val Thorens and from Grenoble Airport to Val Thorens.
Our shared ski transfers from Lyon Airport to Val Thorens run on the following dates.
SATURDAYS: From the 6th March – 3rd April 2021
OTHER DAYS: 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 6th March we only have services from 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.
The transfer time between Lyon Airport & Val Thorens is usually between 3 hrs 20 mins & 3 hrs 50 mins. 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 Val Thorens depart from either Bus Bay 11 or 12 of the “Gare Routiere” on the Ground Floor of Terminal 1. On Saturdays, a uniformed Ben’s Bus rep will there to assist you. On all other days, our drivers will help you but a Ben’s Bus rep will be available to help you by telephone if needed. Our numbers will be on your eTicket once you book with us.
We have 2 stops in Val Thorens, both of which are detailed below. The majority of our customers will wish to use our Gare Routiere stop. If you are staying at the UCPA, then scroll further down.
Val Thorens Gare Routiere Bus Stop
We pick up and drop off at the main bus station, the ‘Gare Routiere’, in the centre of Val Thorens. You can see it in google maps here.
Click to see the Val Thorens Tourist Office Interactive map of the resort which will help you find your accommodation in Val Thorens. This page shows details of the free Val Thorens In Resort Shuttle Buses which circulate the resort.
Val Thorens UCPA Bus Stop
Walk out of the main entrance of the UCPA and take the track to the left, leading onto the main road. Our bus will stop in the lay-by directly opposite, on the side of the road heading down the mountain. You can see it in google maps here.
Our buses are timed to give our customers at least 45 minutes to pass through Passport Control, Customs and Baggage Reclaim.
We may be able to hold our bus back for up to 15 minutes in case you are delayed. After 15 minutes, our vehicle may have to leave. If you miss your transfer, we will put you on our next service, availability permitting, at no extra cost. 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 their holiday starts off on the right note.
- We provide an emergency telephone number on your e-Ticket in case you need to contact us.
- On Saturdays, 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.
We may ask you to change buses in Moutiers. Our team will help with this changeover.