Lyon Airport to Val Thorens transfers run on Saturdays and Sundays (and most Fridays to Moutiers) during the 2019 / 2020 ski season. This is our 14th year running low cost transfers to the Alps and our 5th running the Lyon to Val Thorens route. The Ben’s Bus network also includes shuttles from Geneva Airport to Val Thorens & Grenoble Airport to Val Thorens. We have the cheapest ski transfers and our staff will ensure your journey is safe and comfortable. Furthermore, 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. With our amazing discounts for groups (of 6 or more in one booking) you could pay just £75pp Return. If you’re travelling with children under 12, they receive a 10% discount. Get an Instant Quote for your group in seconds or expand the PRICES Section below to see more details. Skis and Boards travel for free! 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. We have up to 5 well timed buses going back and forth each Saturday, which means you shouldn’t have to wait long. Visit the section BUS TIMES below to find more details on this. The route our vehicles usually take is the A43 (E70) 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
Our shared ski transfers from Lyon Airport to Val Thorens run on the following dates.
FRIDAYS: Every Friday (except in February) from the 20th December 2019 until the 10th April 2020 (to Moutiers only)
SATURDAYS: Every Saturday from the 14th December 2019 until the 18th April 2020
SUNDAYS: Every Sunday from the 22nd December 2019 until the 12th April 2020
AT ALL OTHER TIMES: 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 (with SNCF) or bus to Moutiers and then the a local bus or taxi to Val Thorens. The Tourist Office can help you with this. Alternatively, you could book a private taxi.
Please Note The Following Exceptions:
– On the 14th, 22nd, 27th and 29th December 2019 we only have services from Lyon airport.
– On the 20th December 2019 and the 10th, 12th and 18th April 2020 we only have services to Lyon airport.
To get a price for your group in just a few seconds, use our Instant Quote Form 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’.
- Adults (12 yrs and older) £89.80pp Return & £49.80pp Single
- Children under 12 receive a 10% discount
- Groups of 6 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
- There is a £6 charge for each Sunday or weekday you travel on, but we don’t charge anything for carrying skis
- For a full list of our prices to all the ski resorts we cover, please visit our prices page
The times below are only a guide to our bus times. For accurate bus times, use our Online Booking Form and enter your flight details to see what buses we have available on your dates. If we do not have a bus to suit your flight, expand the DATES section above to see what advice we offer on alternative methods of transport.
Please consider that you could still travel with us on one leg of your journey as you may be able to book a Single with us and travel the other leg of your journey with another company.
LYON AIRPORT > VAL THORENS
FRIDAYS: Departing Lyon Airport (to Moutiers only) at: 11:50 | 16:15
SATURDAYS: Departing Lyon Airport at: 11:15* | 12:35** | 14:30 | 17:50***
*We also have a 10:15 service to Moutiers
**This service only operates on the 1st February.
***18:50 on the 28th December and the 4th January
SUNDAYS: Departing Lyon Airport at: 11:50 (11:20 on the 12th & 19th January)
VAL THORENS > LYON AIRPORT
FRIDAYS (from Moutiers only): Expected Arrival at Lyon Airport at: 13:40
SATURDAYS: Expected Arrival at Lyon Airport at: 07:20 | 09:00 | 13:10 | 16:55
SUNDAYS: Expected Arrival at Lyon Airport at: 07:50
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.