Skiing in Val Thorens this winter? 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 pricier but can be timed perfectly for your flights. Hire cars offer the flexibility you may need, as long as you’re ok driving on potentially snowy, congested roads and you’re prepared to pay for tolls, petrol and parking.
Our transfers to Val Thorens run from Geneva, Grenoble and Lyon airports throughout the 2023 / 24 ski season. We offer the best value shared transfers to Val Thorens and its neighbouring resorts. We have regular airport shuttles from GENEVA to Val Thorens, GRENOBLE to Val Thorens and LYON to Val Thorens. All our services stop at the main bus station and the UCPA.
GENEVA, GRENOBLE & LYON AIRPORT TRANSFERS TO VAL THORENS
Our transfers from Geneva to Val Thorens operate on Saturdays and Sundays. Grenoble Airport services run on weekends but our Lyon Airport service only runs on Saturdays. Our transfers are available from the 2nd December 2023 – 27th April 2024, depending on which airport you use. There are many shuttle buses each day and we usually transport passengers in coaches, offering cheaper fares and more space than private transfers. Prices start from just over £79 Return.
TRANSFER TIMES TO VAL THORENS
The closest airport to Val Thorens is Chambery, but it has a limited choice of flights. Geneva (GVA) is the next closest, followed by Grenoble (GNB), then Lyon (LYS). The transfer time to Val Thorens is just over 3 hours, although this depends on the traffic and weather. We know when the roads are likely to be busy and therefore when to allow more time for the journey. 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 20 mins. A Return costs from £79.20pp. 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 £82pp. Get directions from Lyon Airport to Val Thorens.
Grenoble Airport to Val Thorens is 187 km
The transfer time is about 3 hours 30 mins. A Return costs from £82pp. 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. This is because the UCPA stop is quite isolated and there is not much else around there.
The free in-resort shuttle buses dart around the resort making multiple stops in convenient locations, so you can get from the bus station 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 THE SKI RESORT
Val Thorens sits at an altitude of 2300m, claiming 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 only resorts rivaling it for all-round appeal are Tignes and Val d’Isere.
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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