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Flight / Airport Information

Chambery (1 ½ hours), Lyon (2 ¼ hours), Geneva (2 ¼ hours), Grenoble (2 ½ hours), St Etienne (3 hours). 

FROM 1ST NOVEMBER 2021  : With this new provision, light vehicles, commercial vehicles and motorhomes will have to either have removable non-slip devices (metal or textile snow chains) to equip at least two-wheel drive, or be equipped with four winter tires.


ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENT :  When travelling from the airport its a good to take either a coach, train or a shared airport transfer.  If you have booked an airport transfer then it is possible to ask the transfer company to open up your transfer as a shared option for anyone travelling on the same flight (or an earlier one) and drop them off in the valley on route.  When hiring a car an option to try and fill any spare seats is to register your transfer onto www.blablacar.fr .  A great way to meeting new people and sharing the costs.

Packed Lunch Solutions :  rather than buying pre-wrapped snadwiches on-route stop at the service stations with restaurants or a bakery offering sandwiches.  A great idea is to bring your own packed lunch :  my niece bought me some reusable sandwich warppers from www.re-wrap-it.co.uk .  Alternatively if you already have tupperware at home then use this plus reusable water bottles.  I am sure there are more ideas out there so just let me know and I will add them :)

Hot drinks on route :  don't forget to bring your own reusable cup!  Some service stations offer coffee not from a vending machine which is a great way to cut down on waste.  Don't forget to bring your own teaspoon though as they often give you a plastic stirer.

In flight catering :  it is difficult to avoid packaging in this situation.  We have bought food in the shopping area before boarding and used our sandwich bags (when we don't forget them!) plus we try and remember to take our reusable cups with us for drinks supplied.

Shared airport transfers :  https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=tarentaise%20transfers%20notice%20board



Return Bus Transfers (prices 2017-18) :  Geneva : £96, Grenoble £56, Lyon £124


Private Airport Transfers

Private transfers booked will only meet your flight, so there will be no hanging around for other flights.  The driver will meet you as you come through arrivals with a sign with your name.  Payment direct to driver by cash euros or beforehand by credit card.




For small and larger groups :   16 seater Sprinter Minicoach



Airport Transfer prices for two companies  :

These prices are from four companies we use regularly.  They are very competitive which is why we are happy to recommend them.  However, they do get booked up quickly so if you are interested just let me know and I will ask them to contact you direct.

Please note that if your flight involves very early or very late pick ups then an extra 50 euros is payable. 

Return Airport Transfers  (2016/17 prices – return)

Less Ski-La Source 10% Discount


1-4 people

 5-6 people

 7-8 people


















Geneva International Airport Lausanne (GVA)

Tel: 00 41 22 717 71 11 (Swiss side)

Tel:  00 41 22 798 2000 (French side)

Gare Routiere :  00 41 22 732 0230

www.gva.ch (click on EN at top of right for English)

Cars hired in French sector


If you have hired a car in the French sector, you can reach the French sector, even if you land in the international one.

How to proceed? At your arrival:

  1. collect your baggage;
  2. go up to the Check-in level and follow the "destination France" signs;
  3. go through customs (to the right of the check-in hall, next to the Air France (KLM) ticket counters.
  4. cross the customs (on the right of the check-in hall, near the Air France KLM desks). Attention: you necessarily have to show your contract for car hiring.


For departure, you can return your car in the French sector. For some airlines flying to countries other than France, you can check-in in the French Sector. For most airlines, however, you have to go to the Swiss side to check in. You can reach the international sector through the transit area.

If you rent a car in France sector but return it to Switzerland, your car rental company may charge you a fee

www.genevaairport.net (unofficial guide in English) 

Geneva Airport Transfers:  195kms 

Chambry Aix Les Bains (CMS)

Tel:  00 33 4 79 54 49 54

http://www.chambery-airport.com (in French or English)

www.chambery-aeroport.fr (unofficial guide in English) 

Chambery Airport Transfers : 112 kms

Lyon St Exupéry (LYS)

Tel:  0826 800 826 (from France);

Tel: +33 426 007 007 (international)

Airport  :  www.lyon.aeroport.fr
(in French or English)

Lyon Airport Transfers :  198 kms

  • Private Transfer
  • Coach from Lyon St Exupery to Lyon Part Dieu train station,, then train from Lyon Part Dieu to Landry (73) (www.voyages-sncf.com/billet-train).  About 30 euros.  There is also a tram which links called Rhone Express linking Lyon train station with the airport for about 13 euros each way, free for under 12 years old.
  • Coach to Aime https://fr.ouibus.com,  www.altibus.com (about 46€ single, 69€ return/person)
  • Car hire (tolls are about 16 euros each way) 

Grenoble-Isere Airport / AKA Grenoble Lyon Airport (GNB)

Tel: 00 33 4 76 65 48 48



Grenoble Airport Transfers : 178 kms

  • Private Transfer  
  • Coach from airport to Grenoble train station (1 every hour), https://fr.ouibus.com,   www.altibus.com,  (4.10€/person), then train (takes 3 to 4 hours) from Grenoble to Chambery change to Landry (about 25 euros) www.voyages-sncf.com/billet-train).
  • Coach from airport to Bourg St Maurice (takes 2 ¾ hours)  http://www.bensbus.co.uk/  (about 50€/person, 88€ return/person).  
  • Hire car (avis, europcar, hertz – can only book nearer the season as small airport)  

Car Hire

Don’t forget to order snow chains, these are required by law.  Also don't forget to add on the cost of insurance, damage waiver costs, snow chains, fuel and tolls.

Check that the chains are the right size (very important).  If you do need to put them on, then stop on the flat, preferably under a street lamp and have with you an old pair of gloves, a torch, the instructions and a sense of humor!

IMPORTANT : do not follow the signs up to La Plagne as this adds about 1.30 hours onto your journey.  Follow signs for Aime, Landry and then Montchavin, Les Coches.

If you have booked with a certain airline it might be worth looking at the other hire companies that are not linked to the airline you have booked your flight through as you may have to queue for ages as everybody will be doing the same.  Alternatively, one of you collects your bags while the other person goes straight to the car hire desk.

A couple of websites :  www.car-hire-booking.co.uk, www.rhinocarhire.com


These are just some of the companies we have found offering flights. 

www.snowjet.co.uk    (Simply click on the link at the top of the page)

  • Chambery
  • Geneva


  • Lyon
  • Gernoble
  • Geneva


  • Grenoble


  • Chambery
  • Geneva 


  • Belfast,
    Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle to Chambery
  • Blackpool,
    Leeds, Manchester to Geneva

www.bmibaby.com (Birmingham, Cardiff, East
Midlands, Manchester to Geneva and Grenoble) 

www.flybmi.com (Heathrow to Geneva) 

www.britishairways.com (London City and Heathrow
to Geneva, Gatwick and Heathrow to Lyon) 

www.airfrance.co.uk  (Various some are via Paris or Amsterdam) 


  • Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Gatwick, Leeds-Bradford, Manchester, Stansted to Chambery
  • Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted to Geneva
  • Bournemouth, Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted to Grenoble 



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