Here’s a lovely French ski resort you really need in your life – the gorgeous village of Villard de Lans. As can probably be expected, when a small town finds itself in huge demand there can be one or two ‘hiccups’ when it comes to congestion on the road and getting in and out at the busiest times. And that’s where we come into the equation – we’ve put together the following mini-guide to bring to your attention the very best ways to get in and out of Villard de Lans safely, quickly and for the cheapest prices every time. We know the airports, we know the transfer times and we know what you’re looking for in a ski trip to Villard de Lans!
Tradition is the order of the day at Villard de Lans, but this doesn’t mean there isn’t also every modern convenience under the sun. A total of 32 pistes combine to deliver a good 130km of runs, while 28 lifts get you from the bottom to where the action is higher up. This is one of the most highly-rated resorts of all for groups travelling with skiers of differing abilities. Beginners are catered for with superb schools and the gentlest of runs, while some of the most challenging black runs on the face of the earth await the pros. Whether it’s your first time with a pair of skis or you’ve been a pro for years, Villard de Lans won’t disappoint!
Most of the major airports serving Villard de Lans can be found no more than a couple of hours away by car or ski resort transfer service, so no matter which airport you choose you’ll be where you need to be fast enough. That being said, the best choice of all is Grenoble – if you can score yourself a cheap flight here you’ll be on the slopes in less than an hour! Geneva Airport is often one of the best choices for getting the cheapest possible tickets, though with a two-hour transfer time is a little further away. But still, the savings can be huge if you strike it lucky with the budget carriers!
Something to bear in mind when travelling to Villard de Lans or indeed any resort across the French Alps is the way in which the weather can seriously impact how long it takes you to get to and from the airport. The same also applies to gridlock during the busiest times, so always allow plenty more time than you think you need.
With such close proximity to Villard de Lans, it is of course perfectly possible to get from Grenoble or Chambery into the centre of the resort by means of public transport. However, it’s important to understand that direct services are largely non-existent and even if you don’t have to transfer a couple of times along the way, dozens of stops will see the journey take a great deal longer than it needs to.
Instead, we always recommend booking your ticket in advance with a safe, fast, reliable and affordable ski resort transfer service and lighten the load from the very moment you arrive.
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