Travelling to Val Thorens this winter and thinking of flying? Then you need to consider how to get from your chosen airport to Val Thorens. Get it right and you could save a lot of time and money. You have a choice of 4 airports, Geneva, Grenoble, Lyon and Chambery and each one has its own pros and cons. We’ve listed the transfer times and prices from each airport further down this page.
The next decision is whether to book a shared or private transfer or a hire car. Shared transfers are the cheapest and most environmentally friendly option. Private transfers are a lot pricier but can be timed perfectly for your flights. Hire cars offer the flexibility you may need, as long as you’re happy to drive on snowy, congested roads and pay for tolls and parking.
Our transfers to Val Thorens operate from Geneva, Grenoble and Lyon airports throughout the 2020 / 2021 ski season. We offer the best value shared transfers to Val Thorens and its neighbouring resorts. Our network of buses includes regular shuttles from Geneva to Val Thorens, Grenoble to Val Thorens and Lyon to Val Thorens. All our airport transfer services stop at the main bus station and the UCPA. Check out what extra COVID-related safety measures we’re considering for this season.
GENEVA, GRENOBLE & LYON AIRPORT TRANSFERS TO VAL THORENS
Our transfers from Geneva to Val Thorens operate on Saturdays and Sundays, as do our Grenoble Airport and Lyon Airport services. Transfers run from the 5th December 2020 – 24th April 2021, depending on which airport you use. There are many shuttle buses each day and we usually transport passengers in large coaches, offering cheaper fares and more space than private transfers or hire cars. Our prices start from just £73.50pp Return. Read about our refund options in our latest blog post.
TRANSFER TIMES TO VAL THORENS
The nearest airport to Val Thorens is Chambery, but it has a limited choice of airlines and flights. The next closest airport is Geneva (GVA), followed by Grenoble (GNB) then Lyon (LYS). The transfer time to Val Thorens is just over 3 hours, although this depends on the traffic, weather and which airport you’re flying into. Compared to some other big French resorts, this is a relatively quick transfer. Ben’s Bus allows more time for the journey when travelling conditions may be difficult. Val Thorens sits at the end of the Belleville valley road, the D117. Our buses may stop along the way at Moutiers, St Martin de Belleville and Les Menuires.
Geneva Airport to Val Thorens is 155 km
The transfer time is about 3 hours 15 mins. A Return costs from £73.50pp. Get directions from Geneva Airport to Val Thorens.
Lyon Airport to Val Thorens is 199 km
The transfer time is about 3 hours 35 mins. A Return costs from £75pp. Get directions from Lyon Airport to Val Thorens.
Grenoble Airport to Val Thorens is 187 km
The transfer time is about 3 hours 25 mins. A Return costs from £76pp. Get directions from Grenoble Airport to Val Thorens.
Chambery Airport to Val Thorens is 122km
The transfer time is about 2 hours 30 minutes. Get directions from Chambery Airport to Val Thorens.
Moutiers Coach Station is 38 km away and the transfer time is about 1 hour 10 minutes. If you are looking for transfers from Moutiers train station, we’d recommend the local Val Thorens public buses or a private taxi.
BUS STOPS IN VAL THORENS
All our airport transfers to Val Thorens from Grenoble, Geneva and Lyon Airports stop at the main Bus Station, the “Gare Routiere”. We also have a stop at the UCPA centre but you should probably only use this stop if you are actually staying there. From the Bus Station, you can take the free in-resort shuttles to get to your accommodation. These shuttle buses also connect the UCPA centre to the main resort. You can see where the Bus Station is on google maps or click the map below to see Interactive Tourist Office Map. Our e-Tickets display this map as well as the pick up time for your stop.
A QUICK GUIDE TO TO THE SKI RESORT
Val Thorens sits at an altitude of 2300m, resulting in it holding the title of the “Highest Ski Resort in Europe”. Known for its party atmosphere, it’s a popular destination for young groups, as it has a great selection of bars, nightclubs and restaurants.
The village was constructed in the 1960’s as a purpose built ski resort. Despite this, some new and renovated developments have given it a more attractive alpine feel. It is part of the 3 Valleys ski area which offers over 600km of runs, serviced by 200 ski lifts. It has 49 blacks, 175 reds, 207 blues and 66 greens. If you have a 3 valleys ski pass, you can access 2 glaciers, ensuring your holiday is snow-sure.
TRANSPORT, WEATHER & RESORT INFORMATION
We offer the cheapest Val Thorens Airport Ski Transfers on the market.
Resort Information: Explore the Val Thorens Tourist Office website.
This website can show you The Three Valleys Piste Map
Car Hire: Remember to add on the cost of snow chains, petrol, tolls, parking in resort and the insurance excess.
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