Getting to La Plagne

By Air: The closest airport to La Plagne is Chambery although most people fly to Geneva due to the greater availability of flights and transfers to the resorts. Flying to Geneva is easy from most UK airports.

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Airport Transfers: 

We offer an airport transfer service from Geneva airport on Saturdays with our partner company Simply Transfers. If you would like to use this service please add ‘Airport Transfer’ under travel options on the booking screen. Transfer dates and times are below. You will be allocated a place on a bus depending on the flight times you provide us with (which will be at least 1hr after your plane ​arrives, to allow time to pass through security. On the return, you will be booked on a bus to arrive in Geneva around 2hrs or more before your flight departs)

Saturdays: HIGH SEASON (22 Dec-05 Jan , 02 Feb- 23 March)

Depart Geneva: 10:00, 12:15, 14:15, 16:45, 18:30, 20:15, 21:30*

Arrive in Geneva: 08:00*, 10:25, 12:20, 14:30, 15:55, 17:25, 18:45

Saturdays: LOW SEASON (15 Dec, 12-26 Jan & 30 March-27 April)

Depart Geneva: 10:00, 12:30, 14:50, 17:10, 19:30, 21:30*

Arrive in Geneva: 08:00*, 10:30, 12:30, 14:30, 17:05, 18:05

The transfer has an approximate time of 3.5hrs, however this may vary significantly depending on weather and traffic conditions. Please be aware that where disruptions are forecast transfers to the airport may depart significantly earlier.

Additional Information: 

*Please note for shared transfers you must arrive with plenty of time to pass through security and baggage collection, we estimate that it takes approximately an hour to go through Geneva Airport however at peak times this may be significantly longer. Simply Transfers operate on a timetable system and aim to depart on time, customers on delayed flights will be moved to the next available transfer, and customers delayed beyond the 21:30 transfer may be placed on the first bus the following morning. Flights should depart Geneva no earlier than 10:00.

Family Week: 

Booster seats are not provided with this shared transfer service. Children under the age of 4 years old will not be accepted on these services. If you wish your child (aged 4+) to travel on a booster seat, please provide your own. Children between the ages of 4 and 12 must have a booked seat and use it. There will not be any WC facilities on the transfer, this is a direct service. This transfer will not stop, so for the comfort ​of all involved, please ensure children have a toilet stop before commencement of the journey. 

By Coach: Our partner company Snowexpress offers affordable and hassle free transport to the Alps, perfect for avoiding busy airports and peak season air fares! The coaches travel through the night arriving in resort on Saturday afternoon. The return coach departs resort Saturday evening giving you a full day in resort.  

By Train: The closest train station to La Plagne is in Aime which is 19km away.  There is a regular bus service operating between Aime and La Plagne you can check times here: Getting to Aime is easy from Paris and takes in some lovely scenery along the way, a good alternative to flying although not always the cheapest option. 

By Car: La Plagne is easily accessible by road. The drive from the UK takes about 10 hours and goes through some nice scenery along the way but don’t forget to budget for French toll roads! There are a few free car parking spaces available outside the centre and there is guarded/covered parking nearby however this is an additional cost. The UCPA address is: UCPA Le France, Plagne Centre, 73210 Mâcot-la-Plagne. Please view the location on google maps here. Please be aware there are two UCPA centres in La Plagne, make sure you have directions to the correct centre - UCPA La Plagne Le France.

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Nearest Airport: Geneva (192km), Chambery (104km)
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