Although we do not offer direct Oz en Oisans airport transfers, we can take you most of the way, from either Grenoble Airport or Lyon Airport. Oz en Oisans is connected by pistes to Alpe d’Huez but it is accessed by a completely separate road which comes up from Rochetaillee, a small hamlet close to Bourg d’Oisans. Ben’s Bus only offers an airport shuttle to Rochetaillee (from Grenoble Airport) or Bourg d’Oisans (from Grenoble and Lyon Airports). From there you will need to make your own transport arrangements for the short journey up to Oz.
AIRPORT TRANSFERS TO OZ EN OISANS
Our buses from Grenoble Airport run throughout the 2023 / 2024 winter ski season, connecting with every scheduled flight. Visit our Grenoble Airport to Oz page for details on dates, times and prices. We run a Saturday only service from Lyon Airport. Visit our Lyon Airport to Oz en Oisans page for more details about this. Our Saturday prices from Grenoble to Rochetaillee are just £55pp Return, but with our group and child discounts, you could pay just £48pp Return. Please see our children page for more details on this.
OZ EN OISANS SKI RESORT
Oz en Oisans sits at an altitude of 1350m in the department of Isere in the Southern Alps. It is linked to Alpe d’Huez by ski lifts and forms part of the Grand Domaine ski area, offering 250km of varied piste. It is popular with families as it has 3 easy ski lifts and runs and has a village ski resort feel to it. Although built recently (1989) the construction was tastefully done and most of the chalets and apartment blocks are clad in wood and stone, creating an authentic mountain atmosphere amongst the many fir trees. There is a public swimming pool, an ice rink and floodlit night skiing and tobogganing. The resort is quite small which makes it a perfect family destination as everything is within easy walking distance of your accommodation.
The map below shows the location of the bus stop in Rochetaillee where Ben’s Bus will pick you up on its way to Grenoble Airport. Please remember that driving conditions in the mountains can sometimes be very difficult and can result in delays. If you need to take shelter, you can pop into one of the 2 hotels there and buy a coffee. If you do take shelter, please remember to call either your taxi or Ben’s Bus so they know you are waiting there! You can see the stop on google maps here
We pick up and drop off from the only bus station in Bourg d’Oisans, the VFD Gare Routiere. It is located about 100m from the main town centre.
To get from Rochetaillee to Oz en Oisans you have 3 options. We would recommend a booking a taxi as the cost is very reasonable and it gives you the flexibility should you arrive in Rochetaillee late, due to traffic or weather conditions. Our ski transfer buses will arrive in Rochetaillee about 1 hour 15 minutes after they depart Grenoble Airport. The taxi company should supply you with details on how you co-ordinate meeting in Rochetaillee.
Bourg d’Oisans is the main transport hub for the area. There is a frequent bus service that departs from Bourg d’Oisans for Oz en Oisans at week-ends, although they are less frequent on weekdays. All these services do pass through and stop at Rochetaillee. However, if you decide to take this option, we would strongly recommend you book our service to Bourg d’Oisans and not Rochetaillee, since the Rochetaillee bus stop is quite isolated and there are better waiting facilities at Bourg d’Oisans. The service is run by a local company, Transisere.
NEW! TELECABINE FROM ALLEMOND TO OZ
There is a new telecabine from Allemond, called the L’Eau d’Olle Express, which can take you directly up to Oz en Oisans in a few minutes. Allemond is a 6 minute drive from our stop in Rochetaillee and there is a free shuttle running between these stops. You can find out about that on the ccoisans.fr website and then click on the icon for the bus. Otherwise you can book a taxi. The Oz Tourist Office can provide more information.
A private taxi from Rochetaillee to Oz en Oisans costs around 50€ for up to 4 of you and takes around 25 minutes. There are a few taxi companies in the area and we would strongly recommend you book these as far in advance as possible, as they can get very busy.
This company has a few vehicles which can accommodate skis and babies. They also speak English and the best way to contact them is by email. Their website is www.taxi-oz.fr and their mobile number is 00 33 (0)6 87 41 99 96
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