Although we do not offer direct Vaujany airport transfers, we can take you most of the way. Vaujany 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 on the valley floor. From these towns you would need to make your own travel arrangements for the short journey to Vaujany. More details about this can be found in the section below. We therefore do not offer direct Vaujany airport transfers from Grenoble Airport and you would need to select a transfer to Rochetaillee or Bourg d’Oisans on our online booking form.
Our buses will connect you with Grenoble International Airport throughout the 2016 / 2017 winter ski season. We start on the 10th December 2016 and finish on the 16th April 2017. We have a service that connects with every single scheduled flight into and out of Grenoble Airport. Our prices to Rochetaillee are £44pp Return & £26pp Single, but with our group and child discounts, you could pay as little as £38.50pp Return. We will drop you off at and pick you up from the main bus stop in Rochetaillee, next to the Hotel Belledonne. Please see our ‘Children’ page to see our policy on carrying children. Click this link if you wish to Book Now or receive an Instant Quote for your group.
Vaujany is a beautiful ski resort sitting at an altitude of 1250m. It is linked to Alpe d’Huez by ski lifts and forms part of the Grand Massif ski domain. The Telepherique Alpette will take you from Vaujany to an altitude of 2050m in about 7 min. From here you can access the whole ski area. Vaujany is very popular with families due to its tranquil environment and varied accommodation options. It retains the charm of a traditional French alpine resort, with most of the chalets built of wood and stone. It’s not exactly a party town, with very few bars, so it’s not an ideal place for young groups. It has great facilities for such a small resort, including an ice rink and a leisure centre with a swimming pool and Turkish bath.
The distance to Grenoble airport is 100km and the transfer time, in good driving conditions, is usually about 1hr 45 minutes. For more information about Vaujany, please visit the Vaujany Tourist Office website http://www.vaujany.com/en
To get from Rochetaillee to Vaujany 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 Vaujany at week-ends, although they are less frequent on weekdays. All these services do pass through and stop at Rochetaillee. 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 serice is run by a local company, the VFD. Visit the Transisere website and put your dates and times into the left hand side booking form "Itineraire" to find the times of connecting buses.
A private taxi from Rochetaillee to Vaujany costs around 40€ 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.
Michel knows the area really well and is very reliable. More Details can be found here http://www.alp-taxi-vaujany.fr/
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.com, their email address firstname.lastname@example.org and their mobile number 00 33 (0)6 87 41 99 96
Taxi Mooncab This company has a 5 seater vehicle and is run by a guy called Munir, who speaks English. His website is www.mooncab.fr his email address is email@example.com and their mobile number is 00 33 (0)6 51 77 72 52
FREE VAUJANY SHUTTLE BUS
There is a free shuttle bus that runs up and down from Vaujany to Rochetaillee and the Tourist Office can help you with details of this. It is not that regular and the timings may not work for your Ben's Bus so it is strongly advised to check this all out in advance with the Tourist Office. A copy of the timetable, as we believe it to be, can be seen below but these times should be checked with the tourist office.
If you have booked a flight to another airport, such as Chambery, Lyon or Geneva, it may be worth looking at changing your flight so you arrive into Grenoble. Otherwise you may have to pay for expensive private transfers or use various public transport options (trains, buses) which can take a long time. It may be cheaper to change your flight so you can use our service.
If you really cannot fly into Grenoble, we would recommend checking out the Tourist Office for Vaujany for alternative travel options.
Bus Stop in Rochetaillee.
The map below shows the location of the bus stop in Rochetaillee where Ben's Bus will pick you up. 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 (the number will be on your e-Ticket) so they know you are waiting there! The GPS coordinates of our stop are 45.114736, 6.004774 and you can see it on google maps here
Vaujany Tourist Office
The Vaujany Tourist Office is located at 4 Place du Téléphérique - 38114 Vaujany, just up the hill from the Hotel L'Etendard on the Route du col du Sabot. They are very helpful and they can help you find accommodation, arrange taxis and offer advice on the resort and its facilities.
The Tourist office can be contacted by phone on +33 (0)4 76 80 72 37. More information can be found on the official Vaujany Tourist Office website
Vaujany has a large selection of accommodation options, including hotels, chalet, apartments and French style "Residence". It also has a few shops and small supermarkets, cafes and restaurants, a cash machine and a few sports shops. It has a very good leisure centre with a swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath, ice rink and 4-lane bowling alley.
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For more information about Grenoble Airport, please visit their website at http://www.grenoble-airport.com/
For more information about Geneva Airport, please visit their website at http://www.gva.ch/en/desktopdefault.aspx
For more information about Chambery Airport, please visit their website at http://www.chambery-airport.com/
For more information about Lyon Airport, please visit their website at http://www.lyonaeroports.com/