Travelling in Verbier
Travelling to the resort is 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 Verbier 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, 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.
Wide area map of airports and stations to Verbier
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).
Sion is just 45 minutes from Verbier - far closer than alternative airports, so you spend less time travelling & more time skiing. Plus the airport handles a low volume of passengers, so no long waits at baggage reclaim or at check-in, which means even longer on the slopes. Geneva Airport is the most popular airport that serves Verbier with lots of international flights and shared transfers leaving throughout the day on weekends.
The nearest main line rail station to Verbier is at Martigny, from here it is possible to take a local train to Le Châble, a small village just below Verbier. From Le Châble, there is a telecabine with departures every minute taking you on a 9 minute journey direct to the Medran in Verbier. The telecabines run daily from 08:30 - 19:30 and costs 13CHF for an adult single and 6CHF for a child; other options are a direct bus or 24-hour taxi service from Le Chable which should take approximately 15 minutes.
Travelling from the UK...
Although you can get to Verbier by train from the UK, it is not the quickest or easiest option available. There is no direct route, so changes cannot be avoided. If you want to take the train, the best route is by Eurostar from London St. Pancras Station to Paris (Gare du Nord). You will need to get off here and make your way to Paris (Gare du Lyon) which is accessible by the Paris Metro.
When you get off the Eurostar at Paris (Gare du Nord) follow signs to RER line D, buy a metro ticket and go to Platform 44. Trains to Paris (Gare du Lyon) run every 3-6 minutes and there are only two stops, taking approximately 6 minutes. When you are here you will need to get the TGV Lyria from Paris (Gare du Lyon) to Geneva Station and change here for a train to Martigny.
Martigny Station is just over half an hour from Verbier and you can board a bus, private transfer or taxi from here to resort, or get to Le Chable by train from Martigny. From Le Chable you can take a cable car all the way up to Verbier providing you have your lift pass in advance.
Travelling from Geneva...
There are 11 departures from Geneva Airport almost hourly from 06h27. Last departure from Geneva airport is 17h27 -The journey takes between 2h45 and 3h30. The Geneva train station is located 300 metres from the Geneva airport departures/arrivals levels. On arrival in Geneva Airport, exit customs and you will find yourself in a long hallway. Head to your left to the end of the arrivals hall where there is a huge revolving door through which you go with your trolley into the Train Station.
Travelling from Zurich...
Train trips from Zurich Airport to Verbier via Lausanne take between 4h45 and 4h25 with last departure from Zurich Airport at 15h43 - there are 12 departures from Zurich Airport almost hourly from 05h00. The Zurich train station is also at the airport - follow the signs to the train station.
Travelling from Sion...
Train trips from Sion to Verbier take between 1h20 and 1h50 with last departure from Sion at 18h40 - there are 10 departures from Sion Station almost hourly from 07h40. You need to taxi from the airport to the station.
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. 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 this 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.
We can help you book your shared transfer from Geneva Airport, prices start at 75 CHF one way. If you are interested in booking your shared transfer to Verbier, please contact the UK Operations team on +44 (0) 208 877 8888.
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. If you don’t trust your sat nav, we have directions below to help you.
Coordinates for your Sat Nav:
Latitude (DMS): 46° 6' 0 N
Longitude (DMS): 7° 13' 0 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 & Switzerland, 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.