Travel Options to Val Thorens
Travelling to a ski resort can often be tricky business with snowy, busy mountain roads. Therefore, we believe you should be looked after by professionals if you are not driving yourself to the resort. Booking with us means that you can organise your own travel arrangements to suit you and your party.
Travel by air
With low-cost airlines operating regular serivce to france, this is often the best value and most convenient way to travel to resort. There are 4 main airports within easy travel distance to Val Thorens.
Geneva - 2 hours
Lyon - 2 hours
Chamberry - 1.5 hours
Grenoble - 1.5 hours
Often Chamberry airport is great Value, however it can often be closed due to poor weather conditions and many flights get diverted.
Small Groups of 1-4 people
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For groups of 4 or less we always recommend self-drive. It is the most cost-effective way of getting to resort and you can hire fully equipped cars (snow tyres &/or chains) at Geneva, Lyon or Chambery Airports. Please ask us for self-drive directions to Val Thorens.
From Geneva Airport we have negotiated a discounted rate with rhinocarhire.com. Please click here to book & benefit from a 5% discount.
For other airports we recommend:
Once you have landed your options are to hire a car or get a transfer. Please see below for more infromation.
Medium Sized Groups (4-8 people)
Three Vallee Transfers
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Great for shared or private transfers from Geneva, Lyon, Chambery & Grenoble Airports. Three Vallee Transfers are one of the longest standing transfer companies with an excellent record for great customer service and reliability. Prices start from as little as €37.50 per person and operate 7 days per week throughout the season.
For this season we have negotiated a discount for our clients who book with Three Vallee Transfers, Book any transfer and save 5% when quoting our promo code 'CAR_1718' or enter it into the voucher code box when making a booking online.
You can book online through their website at www.3vt.co.uk.
UK Phone: +44 1323 351 964
France Phone: +33 603 367 927
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Offering transfers from Geneva, Chambery, Grenoble & Lyon Airports as well as Moutiers train station SnowDrone focus on high levels of customer service and quality vehicles.
Each vehicle comes with a WiFi hotspot & 2 iPads with pre-loaded entertainment for the journey. They also have free neck pillows & chilled bottled water. Children & baby seats are provided free of charge.
For Saturday to Saturday transfers we have negotiated a €10 discount per transfer leg. Please quote the promo-code 'chaletsapartments' when making your booking by phone or enter it into the SnowDrone website when booking online at www.snow-drone.com.
UK Phone: +44 2 03 23 94 978
France Phone: +33 9 77 19 99 78
Mobile: +33 6 16 52 31 14
Transfer Ski Lifts
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We can provide you with a 5% discount with Transfer Ski Lifts. Please click on this link to access a webpage for our clients which will automatically apply the discount.
Alternatively you can make a reservation by contacting the team on
UK Phone: +44 (0)20 88 19 79 50
You may also want to try:
Snowbound Transfers: Small transfer company with personalised service
Alpine Ski Transfers: Small local transfer company based in Meribel & run by Paul offering friendly, personal service.
Bens Bus: Cheap and Cheerful weekend service, book online at www.bensbus.co.uk
Travel by Train
The Eurostar Train Service runs directly from London St Pancreas and Ashford International Train Terminal to Moutiers, the town at the bottom of the Méribel Valley.
Departing London every Friday evening, the Snow Train service arrives early in Moutiers on Saturday morning. You can travel by taxi or private/shared transfer to Val Thorens, in time for breakfast in one of the local bakeries or cafes and a day on the slopes.
Alternatively you can depart London on Saturday morning and arrive in Moutiers early on Saturday evening where you can then access your accommodation immediately.
Train tickets start from just £149.00 per person return.
Travel By Car
For those wishing to have additional flexibility of a car in resort and no airline luggage limits (especially handy with young children) we can provide self-drive directions from the UK to the 3 Valleys.
Val Thorens is approximately 650 miles from Dover Ferry Port.
Don’t forget to bring your snow chains and pack plenty of food & supplies for the journey. Check in with us during your journey as we will be able to provide an accurate assessment of current snow & road conditions.