Ben’s Bus operates Lyon Airport to Val Thorens transfers on Saturdays from the 8th January until the 26th March 2022. We’ve been running low cost transfers to the French Alps for 16 years. Our network includes more frequent airport shuttles from Geneva to Val Thorens and Grenoble to Val Thorens. Our prices 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. Upgrade to Ben’s Bus Plus for preferential refund terms.
LYON TO VAL THORENS TRANSFERS
Lyon to Val Thorens transfers cost £89.80 Return, £49.80 Single. Are you in a group of 6 or more, all on the same flights? Our group discounts will give you 1 seat for free, 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 for a full list of our fares. There are no surcharges for carrying skis or boards. We’re sure there’s no 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 see more details on our bus times. Our vehicles usually take 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. You can also find information on the free shuttle buses which circulate the resort.
USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT VAL THORENS AND LYON AIRPORT
This year Christmas Day falls on a Saturday, so our shared ski transfers from Lyon Airport to Val Thorens start later in the season than usual.
SATURDAYS: From the 8th January – 26th March 2022
AT ALL OTHER TIMES: Throughout the season we have more buses on more Saturdays, Sundays and some weekdays, from Geneva Airport to Val Thorens and Grenoble Airport to Val Thorens. You could fly into one airport and out of another and then make 2 separate, single bookings with us. If you fly into Lyon and we don’t have a bus suitable for you, you also have the option of public transport, a private transfer or a hire car.
Please Note The Following Exceptions:
– On the 8th January we only have services from Lyon airport.
– On the 26th March we only have services to Lyon airport.
We generally have a mid-morning and late afternoon service from Lyon Airport, and 2 services per day back to Lyon Airport. Our bus times can be found using our Booking Form. Select the route you are interested in, enter your dates and the number of Adults and Children and click “FIND MY TRANSFER”. Once you fill in your flight details, the page will refresh and show you our available buses.
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. If not, our drivers will help you but a Ben’s Bus rep will always be available 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. The UCPA stop is generally only used by people staying at the UCPA centre. This is because this accommodation centre is quite isolated and there is not much else around there.
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. 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.
Please note we may ask you to change buses at Moutiers. Our team will help with this changeover.