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Travelling to Val Thorens
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 Thorens is easy and accessible via various different routes and modes of transport. Here is some information that should help you, but if you need a little more than 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. (NB. In the unlikely event of our insolvency and where flights have been provided by us as part of a package, the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking).
The nearest airport to Val Thorens is Chambery Airport, but Geneva Airport is the most popular and has more international flights scheduled. Grenoble is also close by with Lyon Airport being slightly further away.
Night Train (Fridays)
Day Train (Saturdays)
|St Pancras International||dep 19:45||dep 09:45|
|Ashford International||dep 20:28||dep 10:28|
|Moutiers||arr 05:33||arr 18:11|
|Aime La Plagne||arr 05:57||arr 18:31|
|Bourg St Maurice||arr 06:16||arr 18:50|
Day Train (Saturdays)
|Bourg St Maurice||dep 09:34||dep 22:12|
|Moutiers||dep 10:14||dep 22:54|
|Ashford International||arr 15:37||arr 06:33|
|St Pancras International||arr 16:13||arr 07:16|
Keep in mind that the times given are a guide only and may vary slightly. Exact times for the train you choose will be available at the time of booking.
*Does not stop at Ashford International on 21th February 2016
Standard Class non-flexible return tickets start at £90 for children and £149 for adultsFirst Class non-flexible return tickets start at £200 for children and £299 for adult
From Bourg St Maurice Train Station you can take a prebooked private or shared transfer.
Please call the UK Operations Team on +44 (0) 208 877 8887 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.
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: 45.2981° N
Long: 6.5800° E
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.