This page will tell you all you need to know about airport transfers to Leysin a ski resort in Alpes Vaudoises, Swiss Alps with 60km of Piste and altitudes ranging from 1257m to 2331m. This resort is part of the Alpes Vaudoises ski area with access to. In addition to the skiing in Leysin itself (60km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Alpes Vaudoises ski resorts of Les Diablerets and Villars - Gryon. With skiing above 2000 metres, snow cover is generally reliable. Leysin's 60km (37 miles) of runs is actually quite an impressive 'single area' figure and the amount of skiing available in a week long Alpes Vaudoises Pass is as much as the biggest in the world. The local vertical of 1000 metres is good too and those nervous at the relatively low top lift height and south facing slopes can be reassured by the proximity of one of Europe's top year round ski centres, the glacier at Les Diablerets only half an hour away and included on the pass.
We have listed the airports in order of 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, if available, are given towards the end of the page.
Leysin is a municipality of the canton of Vaud in the Aigle district of Switzerland. It is first mentioned around 1231–32 as Leissins, in 1352 as Leisins. Located in the Vaudoises Alps, Leysin is a sunny alpine resort village at the eastern end of Lake Geneva in proximity to Montreux, Lausanne, and Geneva. In prior years, Leysin was known for its sanatoriums for tuberculosis; today its spectacular Alpine views across the Rhône Valley towards the Dents du Midi invite year-round mountain sports and recreation. The entire village of Leysin and hamlet of Veyges are designated as part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites. Mountain restaurants include the Kuklos 250 seat revolving restaurant at 2048 metres. As it turns 360 degrees in a 90 minute rotation it takes in panoramas of Lake Geneva, the Rhone Valley and famous mountains including Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and the Eiger. The ski school offers ski touring and heli-skiing with its mountain guides for one or more days duration according to demand. There are 39km (24 miles) of cross-country trails in the area.
There are four Airports within two hours’ drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Leysin are perfectly feasible. Sion Airport is just one hour’s drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly. The following airports link Leysin to other parts of the world:
There are buses which ply to the resort from all the airports listed above. Train optons are available from Basel and Basel Mulhouse Freiburg airports with trains running Mon-Sun, 8 times per day and the journey takes about 4 hours. From Berne airport trains ply Mon-Sun: 6 AM–7:30 PM every 60 min and take 3 hours and 34 minutes to reach Leysin.From Geneva too trains are available Mon-Sun: 6:30 AM–9 PM every 60 min and the journey takes 2 hours and 2 minutes. From Sion airport also trains are available.
While many people do use the public transport listed above they can sometimes be time consuming like some train journeys from airports not listed above may take up a long time to reach the resort. You are much better off booking an airport transfer from the airport where you land especially if you are travelling as a group. 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 this beautiful ski resort.