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Best Transfer Options for Val d'Isere

Discover the top Val d'Isere airport shuttle options

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About Transfers to Val d'Isere

Are you wondering how long do Val d'Isere transfers take? Which is the closest airport for Val d'Isere? Is it best to book a shared or a private transfer from Geneva to Val d'Isere? If you want to know how to get from the airport to the slopes or how to book your seats with the best Val d'Isere transfer companies, we’ve got the inside track on what to know and watch out for.

The best airport for Val d'Isere is Geneva as it offers the greatest choice of airlines, frequent flight times and the most competitive prices. Geneva to Val d'Isere transfer times are around 2 hours 50 minutes but will be longer on snowy days and in peak weeks, such as Christmas, New Year, school holidays and Easter.

Airport to Val d'Isere Transfer Times
1. Geneva to Val d'Isere 2hrs50 225km
2. Grenoble to Val d'Isere 2hrs45 217km
3. Lyon to Val d'Isere 2hrs45 221km
4. Chambery to Val d'Isere 2hrs 144km

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The closest airport to Val d'Isere is Chambery, a little over 140km from the centre of resort. While it’s faster to get to Val d'Isere from Chambery, flights are generally more expensive and rarer, as they are usually tour operator charters.

Also see our Getting Here Guide

How much do Val d'Isere airport transfers cost?

The price of a one-way shared transfer from Geneva to Val d'Isere starts at around €70, going up to €850 for a private transfer. From other airports, most Val d'Isere transfers are on a private basis, with a one-way starting at around €550. If you’re after something a bit fancier and most definitely faster, the sky can literally be the limit with a private helicopter transfer taking off from €3600.

Val d'Isere transfer prices will vary depending on dates, times, availability, vehicle and/or group size, etc.

Airport to Val d'Isere Transfer Prices
1. Geneva to Val d'Isere From €70 (shared)
2. Grenoble to Val d'Isere From €745 (private)
3. Lyon to Val d'Isere From €745 (private)
4. Chambery to Val d'Isere From €550 (private)

Don’t forget that hiring a car from the airport to Val d'Isere is another option if you can't easily find transfers for the flight times you have chosen, plus it gives you the freedom to move around and visit neighbouring resorts. Nevertheless, driving on the snow means that you have safety and potential damage to consider, while snow tyres should be added to the final cost on the hire options.

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What is the difference between shared and private transfers?

Shared transfers are cheaper than private transfers, the trade-off is that they usually involve longer waiting and travel times. Transfer companies group passengers arriving at a similar time in the same vehicle, so you’ll share costs with other people. However, this means that you’ll have to wait until everyone’s plane lands, even if waiting times are usually under an hour. There will also be several stops on the way to drop people off, increasing the journey’s length.

Private transfers are generally much more convenient than shared transfers but they’re also more expensive. As the vehicle will be reserved for your party only, they’re the best option for groups and a good alternative when you can’t find a shared transfer around your flight time. Private transfers will leave the airport as soon as you arrive and go straight to your accommodation, making the waiting and journey times shorter. Those who prefer to travel in style will be able to book the latest luxury eco-friendly car or even fly high in a helicopter.

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Are there public bus transfers to Val d'Isere?

Public bus transfers run from the airports to Val d'Isere in the winter season, especially during weekends. However, they can take considerably longer than a shared or private transfer as they usually stop several times along the way and you may need to make a connection in Bourg Saint Maurice. This is the closest train station to Val d'Isere and where Eurostar ski trains from London St Pancras stop.

There are private and shared transfers running from Bourg Saint Maurice to Val d'Isere. The Bourg Saint Maurice to Val d'Isere transfer time is around 45min, with prices starting at €40. Public transport lines also travel between Bourg Saint Maurice and Val d'Isere a few times per day in summer and winter. You can find the latest bus timetables on our Bus Services in Val d'Isere page.

Bus Services in Val d'Isere