Ben’s Bus shared transfers operate from Lyon Airport to Val Thorens on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays during the 2018 / 2019 ski season. This is our 12th year running low cost transfers to the French Alps and our 4th running our Lyon Airport to Val Thorens route. Our network also covers 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. We usually transport passengers on our transfers to Val Thorens in coaches, which reduces your carbon footprint.
TRANSFERS FROM LYON AIRPORT TO VAL THORENS
A Ben’s Bus shared ski transfer from Lyon Airport to Val Thorens will cost you £99.80pp Return. With our amazing discounts for groups, you could pay only £87.30pp. Children under 12 receive a whopping 35% discount and Young Persons under 26 get a 15% 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.
LYON AIRPORT TO VAL THORENS TRANSFER TIME
We have 4 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 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 travel conditions may be bad. The distance from Lyon Airport to Val Thorens is 199 km. 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.
WHERE IS THE 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 from the 14th December 2018 until the 29th March 2019
Saturdays: Every Saturday from the 15th December 2018 until the 6th April 2019
Sundays: Every Sunday from the 16th December 2018 until the 31st March 2019
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 Moutiers with SNCF (to catch connecting local buses up to Val Thorens) 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 the 29th and 31st March and the 6th April 2019 we only have services to Lyon airport.
Click to Get A Quote 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 (26 yrs and older) £99.80pp Return & £64.50pp Single, any day of the week
- 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.
- 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.
LYON AIRPORT > VAL THORENS
Departing Lyon Airport on Fridays: 11:40 | 16:15
Departing Lyon Airport on Saturdays: 10:20 | 11:30 | 15:30 | 18:45
Departing Lyon Airport on Sundays: 12:30 | 15:35
VAL THORENS > LYON AIRPORT
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 GET A QUOTE 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 & 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 depart from either Bus Bay 11 or 12 of the “Gare Routiere” on the Ground Floor of Terminal 1. There is a Transport Desk and, on Saturdays, a dedicated Ben’s Bus desk just inside the main doors opposite Bus Bay No. 11. Our reps will be wearing blue Bens Bus uniforms.
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. The GPS coordinates are 45°17’51.9″N 6°34’47.9″E and you can see it on 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. The GPS coordinates are 45°17’58.7″N 6°34’09.3″E and you can see it on google maps here.
Our buses are timed to give our customers at least 40 minutes (often more) to pass through Passport Control, Customs and Baggage Reclaim.
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.
- We provide an emergency telephone number on your e-Ticket in case you need to contact us.
- At week-ends, 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.
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