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The Swiss resort of Saas Fee is always one of the most popular ski destinations for thousands of visitors every year, some of whom end up spending far more time than they need to trying to get into town from the airport. With a little help from us though, you’ll be right in the thick of things in no time at all and with more money in your pocket – we’ve put together a guide with all you need to know. On this page you’ll find the details of all the closest airports along with which transfer services are the fastest in and out of Saas Fee.
With world-class facilities, stunning scenery and a delightfully car-free centre, Saas Fee makes the perfect place for family ski jaunts. There are upward of 100km of downhill runs to make use of, served by a growing gaggle of lifts, along with endless cross-country runs and some excellent opportunities for snowboarding. While the town seems to be fairly laid back and sleepy in the daytime, you’ll be surprised how it transforms come night. With throbbing clubs, bars, restaurants and more places for people-watching than you can shake a stick at, this is a 24-hour resort through and through.
Sion Airport is really the only hub that’s within what you’d call a ‘short’ drive of Saas Fee, so if you can get in through Sion you can certainly try your luck with a day trip or a short weekend away. Other than Sion though, it’s not easy to get into Saas Fee in less than two hours or so, meaning longer stays are more advisable. But then again, chances are you’ll always wish you could have stayed for longer when you see how gorgeous it is!
There are some very narrow and winding roads coming in and out of Saas Fee, so when it comes to transfer times you’re somewhat at the mercy of the weather and local traffic. As such, the best advice is to always allow plenty more time than you think you need, just in case.
Getting into and out of Saas Fee by standard local bus or train is possible, but not without having to take several connecting services and paying over the odds. Taxis are offered from nearby towns, but can cost a small fortune to say the least.
If looking to make the very most of the time and indeed the money you have available, the best advice is to always book ahead and ensure your place on an organised ski resort transfer service directly from the airport.
Find out how to get to other resorts: http://www.ski-transfers.com/ski-resort-listing.php