Airport Transfer to Courchevel, 3 Valley
This page will tell you all you need to know about airport transfers to Courchevel, one of the top ski resorts in the Three Valley area in France. We have listed the airports in order of time and distance from the resort, with the nearest at the top. This should give you the best idea of the airport transfer you need. We have also taken a look at alternative transport methods to and from the resort. Public transport options are given towards the end of the page.
Some Facts about Courchevel
Courchevel is one of the resorts that make up the massive Three Valley ski area in France. This is the largest linked ski area in the world. There are in fact four separate towns called Courchevel, each at different altitudes in the mountains. The ski lift system is highly praised and the ski area offers a choice of slopes to suit any experience level. There are also off-piste runs for more experience and adventurous skiers. Oddly for an Alpine resort Courchevel actually hosts an airport, but it is used by only very specialised pilots. Be aware also that the resort is known as one of the more expensive in France. Courchevel is a very popular resort, as is all of the Three Valleys area, so book ahead.
From which airport can I reach Courchevel?
The closest commercial airport to Courchevel is either Chambery or Lyon. Both Grenoble and Geneva are also viable options but transfer time can be over three hours during peak travel time. Transfer times to most resorts in the Trois Vallee domain are roughly the same. There are no direct rail links and a tenuous air transport link, so we recommend you consider airport transfers for the best method of getting to and from the resort. Some visitors choose to hire a car, and there are facilities at all the airports. A number of Italian airports also offer transfers to Courchevel, but these should be avoided unless very cheap. Please note if you fly into one of the Italian airports you will have to travel through the Mt Blanc tunnel to get to Courchevel as all the mountain roads and passes are closed during the winter.
Is there public transport to Courchevel?
Without a direct rail link public transport options are limited. There are some bus services that can get you to the resort. However, with many changes necessary, journey times can be lengthy. Below are some of the possible public transport links you could use:
- There are regular scheduled bus services from Geneva airport to Courchevel
- Also, regular scheduled bus service from Lyon to Courchevel
- Take a train from Lyon airport to Moutiers, then the scheduled bus from Moutiers to Courchevel
- You could use the scheduled bus service from Chambery to Courchevel
- There is also a scheduled bus service from Grenoble to Courchevel
Visit our transfer request page should you want to submit an airport transfer to Courchevel.
Advice on Transportation to Courchevel
While many people do use the above public transport links they are time consuming. You are much better off booking an airport transfer from the airport where you land. You will benefit from a shorter journey time and a direct route. You also get the added bonus of travelling in comfort, and of a guaranteed journey that is pre-booked. Airport transfers are also the most cost-effective method of getting to Courchevel.