This page will tell you all you need to know about airport transfers to Megève a ski resort in Ski Pass Mont Blanc, French Alps with 445km of Piste and altitudes ranging from 1050m to 2350m.
In addition to the skiing in Megève itself (445km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Ski Pass Mont Blanc ski resorts of Argentière, Chamonix, Combloux, Cordon, Le Tour, Les Contamines, Les Houches, Passy Plaine Joux and St Gervais Mont-Blanc. On an area of 8 km² there are 116 lifts providing access to 217 slopes totalling 445 km. The slopes are thus divided: (from hardest to easiest) 33 blacks, 84 reds, 63 blues and 378 greens. The lifts: 67 platter lifts, 35 chairlifts and 13 gondola lifts and 1 cable car. In addition, the "Domaine Évasion Mont-Blanc" includes 18 cross-country skiing trails totalling 95 km.
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.
Megève is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France with a population of over 4,000 residents. The town is well-known due its popularity as a ski resort near the Mont-Blanc in the French Alps. Conceived in the 1920s as a French alternative to Saint-Moritz by the Rothschilds, it was the first purpose-built resort in the Alps. Originally it was a prime destination for the French Aristocracy. It remains one of the most famous and fanciest ski resorts in the world.
The town started its development as a ski resort in the 1910s when the Rothschild family started to spend their winter vacations there after becoming disenchanted with a Swiss resort, St. Moritz. In 1921, Baroness Noémie de Rothschild opened an important hotel which boosted the resort's development. By the 1950s Megève was one of the most popular ski resorts in Europe and attracted many wealthy individuals and celebrities.
Megève has a huge ski area with 320 km (198 miles) of trails spread across three areas. The largest links the resort over Mont d'Arbois to St Gervais. On the other side, the Rochebrune ski area is exclusive to Megève, whilst the third area, Jaillet, is shared with the villages of Combloux and La Giettaz. Mont d'Arbois and Rochebrune are connected at their bases by cable-car.These three areas are together known as the Evasion Mont Blanc and form only a part of Ski Pass Mont Blanc which gives access to a dozen resorts in the Mont Blanc area, including Chamonix.
There are six Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Megève are perfectly feasible. Chambery Airport and Geneva Airport are just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly
The following airports link Megeve to other parts of the world:
There are buses which ply to the resort from all the airports listed above. Train options to the resort from the above listed airports are not available Directions from Geneva: 80 Km almost entirely on toll ways, “A40” direction Chamonix, turn off at Sallanches and a 20 minute drive to Megeve in the direction of Albertville.
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.