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Transfers to Val Thorens - Centre & UCPA

Val Thorens Danger Of FallingAs the highest ski resort in Europe at 2300m, the town of Val Thorens rises above the tree line and has built itself a reputation based on hard skiing and equally hard partying.

A purpose-built town, Val Thorens has developed in a more harmonious way than many other ski resorts in the area. A wide range of hotels have been built to cater for all budgets, and most accommodation is close to the slopes for easy access to lifts.

Restaurants to suit all tastes exist in Val Thorens, as well as a livelier apres-ski and nightlife than is found in the majority of French resorts. Being extremely popular with British students and young Scandanavians, Val Thorens keeps the party going until the early hours.

Val Thorens SnowboardingThe high altitude makes Val Thorens one of France’s most snow-sure resorts. The north facing slopes give it excellent snow cover and piste reliability plus shelter from the wind on the majority of popular pistes. The local ski runs around Val Thorens are largely aimed at intermediate skiers, but with easy access to the massive Trois Vallees ski area every level is catered for in the surrounding terrain. 

Away from the slopes, a large sports centre operates in the centre of town and there are plenty of other activities such as ice driving, paragliding and snowmobiling for those seeking a alternative kind of adrenalin rush.


Getting to Val Thorens

Val Thorens popularity during the winter months mean plenty of transport options exist to and from the resort. For European and International travellers the easiest method of travel will be a flight to one of the local airports followed by either a shared or private transfer. 

Four local airports are recommended for trips to Val Thorens. Chambery is the closest airport to Val Thorens, but is also small with a limited range of commercial flights. Geneva airport is the most popular of the local transport hubs. Despite being just over the border in Switzerland it is much larger, and as such can provide cheaper and more convenient flights for getting to Val Thorens. Grenoble and Lyon airports are further away than Chambery, and deal with less low-cost flights than Geneva, but provide a good option if you can find a keenly priced flight to either.

There are a number of airport transfer options to Val Thorens depending on your group size and budget. Private taxi transfers operate from any of the airports, although we would always recommend booking them well in advance. Most companies will operate 8 seat vehicles, and Snowbus are one of the very few who can offer larger vehicles for big groups. For smaller groups and those skiing on a budget shared transfers will be a much better option. Snowbus run low-cost shared transfers from both Geneva and Grenoble airports to Val Thorens where you pay a cheap, per person price for a scheduled transfer journey.


Airport Transfer Times & Distances to Val Thorens

All timings based on a private transfer journey in good weather and traffic conditions.

  • Chambery airport to Val Thorens - 122km / 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Geneva airport to Val Thorens - 157km / 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Grenoble airport to Val Thorens - 194km / 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Lyon airport to Val Thorens - 199km / 2 hours 40 minutes


Private Transfers to Val Thorens

Snowbus run private taxi transfers between the airports of Chambery, Geneva, Grenoble & Lyon and Val Thorens ski resort. Booking a private ski transfer means you are hiring the whole vehicle and driver just for your journey. Your driver will meet you straight from your flight and take you directly to the vehicle. Once your luggage is loaded we'll get you right to your accommodation door as quickly and safely as possible. There's no waiting around with a private transfer - leaving you as much holiday time as possible.

We use a range of vehicles for private ski transfers to Val Thorens. All minibuses are clean, well maintained and comfortable. Snowbus are one of the very few companies with the correct licenses to run larger vehicles for big groups. We have vehicles available to Val Thorens for up to 19 passengers, and larger coaches can be arranged on request. If you want your large group to all travel together on their private transfer to Val Thorens then this is a great option.

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Shared Transfers From Geneva Airport to Val Thorens

Our shared transfers from Geneva airport are a cheap, budget-friendly way of travelling to Val Thorens ski resort. As the busiest airport in the area, Geneva handles thousands of skiers and snowboarders every winter and therefore deserves a regular bus service linking it with Val Thorens.

The coach timings are set at regular and convenient spaces so you know exactly when you're travelling on our transfers. Our reps will meet you in the international arrivals hall at Geneva airport and will let you know exactly what is going to happen. We have a stop at the UCPA building in Val Thorens, and then at the main bus station in the centre of town.

Snowbus shared transfers to Val Thorens are a cheap travel option starting at just £55 per person. We make the journey as quick as possible, and keep stops along the way down to a bare minimum. Our shared transfer service runs between Val Thorens and Geneva airport every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday throughout the winter and is a great option for smaller groups or those travelling on a budget.

  • Wednesday Shared Transfer Times

Bus departs Geneva airport at 19:30

Bus departs Val Thorens ski resort at 14:00

  • Friday Shared Transfer Times

Bus departs Geneva airport at 17:00

Bus departs Val Thorens ski resort at 12:50

  • Saturday Shared Transfer Times

Buses depart Geneva airport at 10:30, 12:00, 14:15, 16:30, 19:30, 21:30

Buses depart Val Thorens ski resort at 05:45, 07:45, 10:45, 13:45, 15:45

  • Sunday Shared Transfer Times

Bus departs Geneva airport at 15:15

Bus departs Val Thorens ski resort at 08:00


Shared Transfers from Grenoble Airport to Val Thorens

Grenoble airport provides a convenient arrival point in France for journeys to Val Thorens ski resort. Low-cost airlines fly in and out during the winter - mostly on weekends - and Snowbus runs a Saturday shared transfer service between Grenoble and Val Thorens. Providing a much cheaper alternative to private or taxi transfer, these shared transfers depart Grenoble airport regularly on Saturdays and travel quickly and safely up to both Val Thorens UCPA and Val Thorens centre. 

Prices for shared transfers between Grenoble airport and Val Thorens start from just £62 and we aim to use smaller vehicles rather than coaches on these journeys for a smoother, more comfortable trip for all Snowbus customers.

  • Saturday Shared Transfer Times

Buses depart Geneva airport at 12:00, 14:30, 16:00, 18:45

Buses depart Val Thorens ski resort at 06:30, 09:25, 10:50, 12:55


Google Maps of Shared Transfer Bus Stops

Val Thorens Google Map

Val Thorens UCPA Google Map


Resort Maps & Shared Transfer Bus Stops