This page explains the airport transfer options available to you in the ski resort of Val Thorens. Situated in the Trois Vallee – or three valley – region, Val Thorens is one of the most popular of all French resorts. We have listed all airport transfer options in order of distance and time from the resort. This enables you to find the right one for you. We have also included information and advice on alternative travel options, including public transport links and journey times on various routes.
Val Thorens is located in the popular Trois Vallee region. This is the largest ski area in the world with over 600km of pistes. At 2300m, Val Thorens is also the highest such resort in Europe. Development of the resort began in the 1960’s, and it has been constantly extended ever since. The skiing season is long thanks to the altitude, with snow available November through May. The lift system is extensive, and there is plentiful accommodation of all types in and around the Trois Vallee region. The region is one of great beauty and there are slopes to accommodate all levels of experience. There are also some excellent off-piste runs for experienced skiers, and there are more leisurely slopes for beginners and families.
You can reach Val Thorens from a number of airports such as Chambery, Geneva, Grenoble, Lyon, St-Exupery, Milan and Malpensa. Chambery is the nearest with a transfer time of two hours. Transfer time can vary with the furthest airports offering in excess of three hours journey time. As with most alpine resorts there is no direct rail connection. We strongly recommend you book an airport transfer. You might also consider hiring a car, and facilities are in place at all airports. Bear in mind also that if you fly into one of the Italian airports you will have to travel through the Mt Blanc tunnel to get to Val Thorens as all the mountain roads and passes are closed during the winter.
The Three Valleys region is served by many public transport links. However, with connections necessary, journey times can be long. Here are some options for getting to Val Thorens on public transport.
Visit our transfer request page should you want to submit an airport transfer to Val Thorens.
We strongly advise that you book an airport transfer from your airport. This is the most convenient and reliable way of getting to and from the resort. You will benefit from a direct journey to the resort and in the shortest time possible. The convenience and safety of airport transfers is another bonus. It is also the most cost-effective way of travelling. There are regular shuttle services from all the airports to Val Thorens.