Courchevel is by far one of the most exclusive ski destinations in the world and when it comes to the elite of the elite, Courchevel 1850 is where you’ll find the lot. One of the most famous resorts in the Alps and notoriously expensive no matter what it is you plan to do while here, there’s no better place to see how the other half lives and perhaps spend a weekend pretending you’re a billionaire. But if just a night or two is all your wallet can bear, we’ve got all the information you could ever need on how to get into and out of all Courchevel for the cheapest prices and in the fastest times possible. It might be alright for the oil tycoons in town to rely on their private helicopters, but for the rest having to brave those icy mountain roads, read on for the all the info on what to do and where to head.
Located at the top of the mountain above 1550 and 1650, Courchevel 1850 has a reputation for taking exclusivity and OTT enjoyment to all new heights. This is the type of place people head when money is no object and no price is too high to pay for the bets skiing in the world and round-the-clock five star services. Needless to say it’s not for everyone and if you head to town expecting to get by on a budget, you’re out of luck. But, splash the cash like the regulars and you’ll find yourself in a mecca of stunning scenery, heavenly après-ski and the kind of people-watching opportunities you just cannot put a price on!
The closest major airport serving Courchevel 1850 is Chambery, which is located just over an hour away from the resort. As such, time it well with the weather and the traffic and you can easily get into and out of Courchevel for a weekend trip or even just an overnight stay. And of course, given the likelihood of paying a pretty premium price for the privilege, a night or two in town might be all you’ll need! For longer stays, over half a dozen airports are within easy reach and offer some very competitively priced scheduled flights.
We always advise plenty of caution when it comes to booking airport transfer services, as poor weather and heavy traffic can seriously impact transfer times. As such, the following examples should be interpreted as guidelines only as it is impossible to guarantee any specific times when driving mountain roads.
It is technically possible to get to any of the Courchevel resorts by public bus, train or any combination of the two, but the idea doesn’t come highly recommended. In almost all instances, the journey will take you twice as long and cost you twice as much as it would have to book an organised airport transfer service that brings you right from the arrivals hall to your final destination.