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This page will tell you all you need to know about transfers to Riederalp a ski resort in Aletsch, Swiss Alps with 30km of Piste and altitudes ranging from 1900m to 2900m above sea level. This resort is part of the Aletsch ski area with access to 49 individual pistes. In addition to the skiing in Riederalp itself (30km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Aletsch ski resorts of Bettmeralp and Fiescheralp. The ski resort itself is above 1500m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With pistes above 2500 metres, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.
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.
Riederalp is a municipality in the district of Raron in the canton of Valais in Switzerland, itis a family-friendly, car-free summer and winter holiday resort in the Upper Valais, located on a sunny high plateau, surrounded by park-like countryside at an altitude of almost 2000 metres above sea level. This resort provides ideal access to the first UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in the Alps located by the Big Aletsch Glacier
The Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn region as a landscape of exceptional beauty has been included in the list of UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites. The majestic Aletsch Glacier which is 23 kilometres long is the biggest and most powerful glacier in the Alps consisting of 27 billion metric tonnes of ice. This exceptional holiday resort offers an impressive panorama view of the 4000-metre-high peaks of the Valais Alps, including the Matterhorn and Dom. Awarded the "Families Welcome" quality certificate, Riederalp operates a hire service for children's articles as well as children's activity programme. Golfers will find the highest 9-hole golf course in Europe in the middle of the village.
The ski resort itself consisting of the three areas Riederalp, Bettmeralp and Fiescheralp and equipped with 35 lifts and pistes catering for various abilities in total is big enough to accommodate skiers and snowboarders. At Riederalp winter sports enthusiasts enjoy the benefit of being able to ski right to their doorstep. It goes without saying that there is a snow sports school for children and adults as well.
There is an airport within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Riederalp are perfectly feasible.
The following airports link this resort to other parts of the world:
There are buses which ply to the resort from the airport listed above. Train options to this resort are available with trains leaving from Sion airport and running Mon-Sat: 7 AM–7:30 PM · every 60 min with a journey time of 1 hour and 57 minutes. From Geneva airport too trains run Mon-Sun: 6:30 AM–6 PM · every 60 min and the journey time is 3 hours and 33 minutes. From Basel airport trains also run Mon-Sun · 5 times per day and the travel time is 3 hours and 44 minutes. Trains from other airports may take a longer time to reach the resort.
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.