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Bus Services in Val d'Isere

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Val d'Isère is nestled in a beautiful valley at the foot of the mountains, with its chocolate box chalets and hotels spread between the central town and its outlying villages. All of them are connected via free and regular shuttle buses.

Airport Bus Services to Bourg Saint Maurice & Val d'Isere

FlixBus International Coaches, Europe

The nearby town of Bourg St Maurice is home to an international train station and this is where you will alight if you take the TGV or Eurostar to resort in the winter. There is also a mainline bus station here, where bus services from all of the nearby airports make a stop. 

Airport Bus Services to Bourg Saint Maurice - Winter only
Routes Timetables
Chambery Airport - Bourg Saint Maurice Altibus
Lyon Airport - Bourg Saint Maurice Altibus
Geneva Airport - Bourg Saint Maurice Altibus
Grenoble Airport - Bourg Saint Maurice Ben's Bus
  • Chambery airport buses to Bourg Saint Maurice operate twice a day on Saturdays and once on Sundays during the ski season. It takes around 2h30 to get to Bourg Saint Maurice from Chambery airport and then approximately another 1h15 to get up to Val d'Isère.
  • Lyon airport buses to Bourg Saint Maurice run on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the ski season and take around three hours to get here. They operate once a day on Fridays, four times on Saturdays and once on Sundays. A connecting bus will then take you up to resort.
  • Geneva airport buses to Bourg Saint Maurice operate every day of the week in winter with eight buses on Saturdays, one on Sundays and three on all the other days of the week. This route takes around 2h45 hours to reach Bourg St Maurice, but these buses then continue on up the mountain, first to Tignes (calling at Les Brevieres, Tignes 1800, Le Lac and Val Claret) and then on to Val d'Isère (stopping at La Daille and Val d'Isère centre). The total journey time from Geneva to Val d'Isere is around four hours.
  • Grenoble airport buses to Bourg Saint Maurice operate up to six times per day on Saturdays and once on Sunday morning in winter. It takes around 2h45 to get to Bourg Saint Maurice from this airport and a total of 3h45 to get all the way to Val d'Isère, depending on weather and traffic conditions.

For more information on the best transport options from the airport see our Getting Here Guide.

NB: These timetables may vary throughout the year and during holidays, contact the transport companies in advance to avoid disappointment.

For national and international travel take a look at our coaches page.


Val d'Isere Local Buses

Model bus in the snow

Val d'Isère has greatly reduced the volume of car traffic in resort courtesy of its network of shuttle buses which are offered free of charge to visitors. There are three routes: Red, Blue and Yellow, that link the different areas of the resort from morning to night every day of the season.

Red Line: Operates between Le Fornet and La Daille from 07:00 to 02:50. Frequency varies between every five to 20 minutes depending on the time of day. (The Red Line shuttle also operates during the summer season, circulating daily every 15 minutes from 08:00 to 19:45. The frequency drops slightly to every 30 minutes during the first and last weeks of the season).

Blue Line: Runs between Legettaz and the Rond Point des Pistes from 08:30 to 21:45 every 15 minutes.

Yellow Line: Operates from the Gare Routière to Le Manchet (via the tourist office) from 08:30 to 23:30 every 18 minutes. All of the buses go to the Rond Point des Pistes making access to the slopes super easy wherever you are staying in resort.

Les Arcs Local Shuttle Buses
Route Winter Timetables Summer Timetables
Val d'Isère Village Shuttles Winter Timetable Summer Timetable

NB: These timetables may vary throughout the year and during holidays, contact the transport companies in advance to avoid disappointment.


Val d'Isere Regional Buses

The funicular from Bourg Saint Maurice

If you wish to explore a little further afield during your stay, then there is a bus terminus (Gare Routière) in the centre of Val d'Isère where a couple of international coaches also stop.

From the gare routière you can take the bus down to the nearest town, Bourg St Maurice, located approximately 30km away at the bottom of the mountain. The local bus (Line T14) takes around one hour to get to Bourg from Val d'Isère, stopping at La Daille, St Foy and Séez en route. Once in Bourg, you can take onward services to the neighbouring ski resorts of Tignes and La Rosiere, or the funicular railway directly up to Les Arcs.

Val d'Isère Regional Buses
Route Winter Timetables Summer Timetables
Line T14: Bourg Saint Maurice - Val d'Isère Winter Timetable Summer Timetable
Line T15: Bourg Saint Maurice - Tignes Winter Timetable Summer Timetable
Line T13: Bourg Saint Maurice - Sainte Foy Winter Timetable
*Lines T14/T15 also call into St Foy
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Val d'Isere - Tignes (direct*) Winter Timetable -

*The direct bus services between Val d'Isère and Tignes only operate during the winter season. Click on the route map for more details of the local bus network and connection points.

NB: These timetables may vary throughout the year and during holidays, contact the transport companies in advance to avoid disappointment.

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