Plan your travel to the French Alps:
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Flights are available from various UK airports to Geneva, Chambery, Grenoble, Lyon and St Etienne. Chambery Airport is ideal for our resorts, with an easy 90 minute transfer journey. However, flights to Geneva Airport are more frequent, tending to be cheaper and less likely to be diverted.
Download our Travel By Air information pack, which contains a map showing UK airports with flights on a Sunday including details of the flights available from each airport.
We offer an exclusive transfer service, to and from Geneva airport and our chalets, which takes approximately three hours. A luxury coach collects guests on changeover days (Sundays) up to 1.30pm and returns guests the following week for flights leaving after 11:00am (arrival at the airport at around 9.15am). The cost of our transfer service is only €90 return, or €55 single, per guest, with parties of 6 or more qualifying for a group discount on their travel costs (€81 return or €50 single). This is the lowest cost transfer from Geneva airport, making it worthwhile to plan your flights to fit in with our transfer times.
Please download the terms and conditions of Ski Bonjour’s transfer service as a PDF here: Travel Terms and Conditions.
In addition to the exclusive Ski Bonjour transfer service, we can recommend private transfer services as well as public transport alternatives. A summary of these are given below but please feel free to give us a call in the office to discuss further.
Private Bus Transfer:
We recommend Coolbus and Mountain Rescue for private transfers from the main airports around our resorts. Both companies are are reliable and efficient, providing a high quality service at great value. You can get a quote directly from either company online.
Shared Bus Transfer:
For transfers from Geneva, Grenoble and Lyon Airports, we also recommend Ben’s Bus. Their regular buses run on the week-ends. For more information, visit their Val d’Isere Transfers webpage or their Tignes Transfers webpage. Simply Transfers also offer a good price and have conveniently timed, regular
shared buses from Geneva and Grenoble Airports on Saturdays and Sundays. Both companies have English speaking reps at the airports to assist you with your transfer.
This option is ideal for guests travelling in small groups and is an easy way of getting directly to our chalets. We recommend that you book car hire in advance, reserving snow chains and a roof rack for skis if needed. Parking varies between our chalets and further information about this can be found in our Travel by Road information pack.
From some of the airports you can travel by train to Bourg St Maurice, where you can take a bus or taxi into our resorts.
You can find further details on public transport journeys from each of the main airports in our Travel by Air pack.
If our recommended transfers are not suitable or convenient for you, we will be happy to advise you on the best value and most reliable alternative methods of travelling to the resorts and help you to arrange your transfer.
Travelling to the French Alps by road involves either a ferry crossing or using the Eurotunnel.
We recommend travelling via the Eurotunnel as it offers a fast and frequent service from Folkestone to Calais, taking under 35 minutes to cross and is not weather dependant!
If you choose to cross by ferry, both P&O and SeaFrance regularly cross from Dover to Calais, taking around an hour and a quarter to do so. For travellers coming from the north of England or Scotland, the overnight P&O ferry from Hull to Zeebrugge may be more suitable and guests further south may find Transeuropa Ferries from Ramsgate to Ostende better value.
Our chalets are approximately 600 miles from the channel ports. It takes about 10 hours to drive down, mainly on motorways or dual carriageways. Detailed driving directions to each chalet can be found on the location tab of each chalet page. Driving in France is much less hassle than in the UK, as the main roads tend to be less crowded and is a fun way to travel down to us! Snow chains may be needed when you get into the Alps, but are not expensive and can be purchased at most of the larger supermarkets near our resorts.
If you plan to stop overnight on your journey, we suggest that you aim to do so in Lyon, Chambery or Albertville, in order to give you a shorter, more manageable journey and maximise your skiing time. There are a variety of hotels available in these towns, Ibis, Formule 1, Campanile etc., all of which can be found and booked online.
If you want to stay more locally, Bourg Saint Maurice is only a thirty five minute drive from Tignes and Val d’Isère and two suggested hotels are:
There is more information online regarding these hotels.
When you arrive in our resorts, there is a variety of parking available which differs between chalets. More information about this can be found in our Travel by Road information pack.
For further information check out our ‘Guide to Driving to Tignes or Val d’Isère’ packed with tips, directions, parking and places to stay along the way!
The Eurostar is an easy and flexible way to travel right into the heart of the French Alps. Free of the hassle and costs involved in flying, a great option is to travel overnight and arrive early in the morning which means you can ski for 8 days, whilst staying for 7.
Overnight Travel: The overnight Eurostar departs from London on Saturday afternoons. You will change to a sleeper train in Paris and arrive in Bourg St Maurice on Sunday morning in time to join us for breakfast at the chalet (must be booked in advance, charged in resort). On your return, you will arrive back in London early on the Monday morning, following eight full days of skiing.
Daytime Travel: In order to arrive in Bourg St Maurice early on Sunday evening, the Eurostar needs to be caught from London to Lille or Paris early on Sunday morning and then the fast TGV train taken directly there. Our advice is to travel via Lille, which involves a change in platform when transferring trains, whereas travelling via Paris involves changing to a new station!
From the railway station in Bourg St Maurice, it is only a short taxi or bus journey to our resorts, taking no more than approximately half an hour. Both can be caught directly from outside the train station, with buses timetabled to fit in with the arrival of trains to avoid long waits, bus information can be found at: Altibus.
You can also travel by Helicopter with Whitetracks Helicopters! Here are their flight times, please enquire directly for their prices.
Geneva > Val d’Isere / Tignes – Flight time: Approx. 35 mins
Chambery > Val d’Isere / Tignes – Flight time: Approx. 30 mins
Grenoble > Val d’Isere / Tignes – Flight time: Approx. 40 mins
Lyon > Val d’Isere / Tignes – Flight time: Approx. 45 mins
To contact us feel free to call us at our UK office, email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively please complete our online enquiry form below and we will contact you to discuss your enquiry.