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Getting to Val Thorens

By Air: The nearest airports to Val Thorens are Grenoble (144km) and Geneva (150km). Geneva is generally the airport of choice due to the abundance of cheap flights on offer from most UK destinations. 

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Airport Transfers:

We offer a variety of airport transfer services with our partner companies. If you would like to use this service please add ‘Airport Transfer’ under travel options on the booking screen. You will be allocated a place on the correct bus depending on the flight time you provide us with. Please check the additional information before making your booking.

Geneva:

We offer an airport transfer service from Geneva airport with our partner company Simply Transfers.

Saturday:

16 Dec - 21 April:
Depart Geneva: 09.30, 12.00, 14.15, 16:30, 18:30, 21:30 
Arrive Geneva: 09.00, 11.00, 14.00, 17.00, 20.00

For customers travelling outside of the main period a limited service will operate as follows:

2/12

Depart Geneva: 14:15, 18:30

9/12

Depart Geneva: 14:15, 16:30, 18:30

Arrive Geneva: 11:00, 14:00, 17:00

28/4

Depart Geneva: 16:30

Arrive Geneva: 14:00

Sunday

17 Dec – 21 April:

Depart Geneva: 09:55, 15:15 
Arrive Geneva: 11:05, 17:25

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.

 

Grenoble:

We offer an airport transfer service from Grenoble Airport and Lyon Airport with our partner company Ben’s Bus.  

We offer an airport transfer service from Grenoble Airport with our partner company Ben’s Bus.   

Transfers from Grenoble run up to 6 times per day from the 9th December to the 14th April. This service meets all scheduled UK flights arriving before 19:00, and all departing flights. There is no set timetable for this resort as flight times vary weekly. Ben’s Bus suggest that the wait time between a flight landing and the transfer departing the airport will be no longer than 2 hours, and will often be much less. 

Lyon:

16th December – 7th April

Saturdays

Depart Lyon 10:15, 11:20, 15:30, 18:45

Arrive Lyon 07:30, 09:00, 12:30, 17:30 

*Please note for shared transfers flights should arrive with plenty of time to pass through security and baggage collection, we estimate that it takes approximately 1 hour to go through the Airport however at peak times this may be significantly longer. Our partners operate on a timetable system and may be unable to alter departure times, customers on delayed flights will be moved where possible to the next available transfer. Customers delayed beyond the last transfer may be placed on the first bus the following morning. For customers on delayed flights to Lyon please contact the airport manager whose number will be found on the e-ticket you received a few days before departure.  Departing flights should allow at least 2 hours from arrival at the airport.

 

Additional Information:

Booster seats are available for children but must be booked in advance. 

For customers travelling on short breaks mid-week transfers may be available, we are awaiting confirmation. Please check back after the 30th of August. 

*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 1 hour to go through Geneva Airport however at peak times this may be significantly longer. Our partners operate on a timetable system and may be unable to alter departure times, customers on delayed flights will be moved where possible to the next available transfer. Customers delayed beyond the last transfer may be placed on the first bus the following morning. Departing flights should allow at least 2 hours from arrival at the airport. 


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 nearest train station of Val Thorens is Moutier (37km), from the station there is a fairly regular bus network and also a taxi service. The train line from Paris to Moutiers is a very easy and efficient service running through beautiful countryside although not always the cheapest option.


By Car: Val Thorens is easily accessible by road although the road leading up to the resort can become quite snowy so snow chains or winter tyres are extremely advisable. 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! The Val Thorens UCPA is a large circular building situated on the road 2km from the resort centre, you will see this on arrival from the road. Limited parking is available at the UCPA centre for approximately 50 euros for the week. The UCPA address is: UCPA Val Thorens, 73440 Val Thorens.  You can view the google map of the area here.


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VAL THORENS FACTS

Best For: Snowsure skiing
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Nearest Airport: Geneva (150km), Grenoble (144km)
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Fun Fact: The highest resort in Europe
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