Transport... often the one thing that people put at the bottom of their ‘to do’ list and end up leaving until the last minute! Getting to Val d'Isere is easy, accessible via various different routes and modes of transport. Here is some information that should help you, but if you need a little more, please don't hesitate to contact our team in the office who will be more than happy to point you in the right direction...literally.
Powder White hold an Air Travel Organiser's Licence granted by The Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 6860. We can offer you a range of different flight options and whether you prefer to book low cost airline flights yourself or have us book charter or scheduled seats, executive jets and helicopters on your behalf, you can choose the most suitable options available. Also, if you are travelling from outside of the UK you have the freedom to book a direct flight to your destination without having to go via London, therefore saving you time, money and a unnecessary additional journey.
The nearest airport to Val d'Isere is Chambery Airport, but Geneva Airport is the most popular and has more international flights scheduled and the largest range of transfer companies. Although Grenoble and Lyon Airport are closer than Geneva, we have found that Transfers are most costly and often have more limited availability.
Getting the Eurostar is a great alternative to flying out to resort or driving. You can get the Eurostar from King’s Cross St Pancras to the French Alps directly, and it avoids the hassle of early check in times and the lengthy transfer to resort, as Moutiers is 45 mins from Val d'Isere. Depending on which trains you pick you can also get 8 days of skiing into your 7 night holiday. There is an overnight train leaving on Friday evenings so you can ski on Saturday, or a Saturday morning train that arrives early evening in time for dinner. For your return journey you can depart on Saturday mornings and Saturday evenings.
Standard Class Non-flexible return tickets start at £90 for children and £149 for adults. First Class Non-flexible return tickets start at £200 for children and £299 for adults
From Bourg St Maurice Train Station, you can take a pre booked private or shared transfer, taxi or local bus from the bus station close by.
Choosing to book a private transfer is great if you and your party want to be greeted at the airport with a vehicle to yourselves. You will receive a great service that operates door to door. Powder White runs its own private transfer service and we have a great relationship with a number of transfer companies too. Due to private transfers being one of the most popular modes of transportation to resort, it is always best to book in advance and advisable not to leave until the last minute! So, book now to avoid disappointment!
Please call the UK Operations Team on +44 (0) 208 877 8882 and they can advise and book your transfers for you or you can add on a private transfer by logging into your booking using your booking reference and password.
Shared transfers are fantastic if you want to cut the cost of travelling to resort – that is, if you don’t mind travelling with people you don't know. Prices will suit single passengers, couples and smaller groups the best.
Prices start from €65 per person one way and €130 per person return. It is advisable to pre book your seats in advance! However, if you are a bit of a last minute Larry, you can 'like' us on our Shared Transfer Facebook page and we will send you last minute deals on shared transfer seats, where available. If you would like more information on shared transfers before booking, please contact the UK Operations Team on +44 (0) 208 877 8882
For shared transfers from Chambery, Grenoble and Lyon airports, we advise on Bensbus and Snowbound Transfers.
If you are thinking you are going to brave the drive – look no further than CarHire3000. They guarantee the cheapest car hire around and they have a great range of vehicles on offer. You can book your car hire on their website – here www.carhire3000.com. If you don’t trust your sat nav, we have directions below to help you.
Co-ordinates for your Sat Nav:
Lat: 45'28'28.23 N
Long: 6'58'34.69 E
NB: In an alpine environment Sat Navs are not always accurate and they will not be aware of road closures.
For driving in France, it is important that you check you have the following:
Green card. This is international comprehensive car insurance.
Spare set of car light bulbs
Car documentation (registration, insurance, MOT etc)
Valid Road Tax
Valid Driving Licence
*Do also remember your snow chains, you may not be allowed up to resort without them. Also recommended by motoring organisations (and in some cases a legal requirement) for continental travel in winter are the following items: Small spares kit, fire extinguisher, spare keys, manufacturer’s handbook, & shovel.
In France, it is now a legal requirement from November 2012 to carry a breathalyzer in your car at all times. You will be fined by police if you cannot produce one on request.
Snow Express provides coach transfers to Val d'Isere directly, dropping you at a convenient section of Val d'Isere with a short walk to the resort centre. Coaches leave London Victoria Coach station on Friday evening and they also do a pick up at Dover. Prices for Val d'Isere start at £45.
For information, call Snow Express on +44 (0) 845 890 0390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings.
Why stick to the windy roads and lengthy journey? The quickest and most stylish way to arrive in resort is by helicopter, with breath taking views of the Alps included too. You can travel in a single or twin engine helicopter, private or shared from most airports. From Geneva the journey time is 35 minutes by helicopter to Val d'Isere. Please note that this is a helicopter transfer only and does not include transport from Helipad to accommodation. If you are interested in booking a helicopter, please call our UK Operations Team on +44 (0) 208 877 8888.