View of Mt Blanc from Val Thorens

Val Thorens Flights

Jet 2 aircraft, Geneva

Information about flights to and from Val Thorens. The airports near Val Thorens are Chambéry, Geneva, Lyon, and Grenoble.

Flying is a carbon-intensive form of travel - not good for ski resorts, which depend on cold weather and snow. We all need to fly less, and look for alternatives.

Val Thorens Flights: Airlines


EasyJet plane wing
EasyJet plane wing

Easyjet fly from many airports in the UK to Geneva, Lyon, and Grenoble. For example, they fly to Geneva from:


Flybe went into administration in 2020, but was relaunched in April 2022.  It has flights from airports including Belfast, Birmingham, E Midlands, Glasgow, Heathrow and Leeds Bradford.


Jet 2 plane wing

Jet2 fly to Chambéry, Grenoble and Lyon.

Jet2 are quite cheerful, but are at least as desperate as the other low-cost airlines to sell you extras. When you book on their website, there's 'opportunity' after 'opportunity' to pay extra.

When you check in online, it all starts again - inviting you to pick a seat for a fee. They even make you print off your own boarding card with an advert for a sandwich on it.

When you get on the plane it all starts again, with sales of drinks, snacks, perfume, alcohol, scratch cards, and everything else under the sun.

British Airways

British Airways fly to Lyon, Chambéry, and Geneva. They are not always more expensive than the low-cost airlines. 


Swiss go to Geneva from London City and London Heathrow airports.

Air France

Air France have flights to Lyon.

Darwin Airline

Darwin Airline wasn't the fittest and didn't survive the competition in the industry. It went extinct in December 2017.

Val Thorens Flights: Transfer Distances and Times


95 miles/ 3 hours approx


76 miles/ 2 hours approx


124 miles/ 2 hours 45 approx


116 miles/ 3 hours approx

Val Thorens Flights: Airport Transfers

Cool Runnings transfer minibus

If you need a transfer to Val Thorens, from an airport or train station, we have information and contact details for transfer companies and taxis. 

Read more on our Val Thorens transfers page.

Val Thorens Flights: Heliport

Since winter 2015-16, Val Thorens has a heliport capable of accommodating three helicopters at any one time. It is used for helicopter transfers to and from resort, and panoramic helicopter flights.

It must be questionable whether a ski resort, which relies on cold weather and snow, should be encouraging and facilitating one of the most carbon-intensive forms of transport.

Skiing Made Easy

Skiing Made Easy

Skiing Made Easy is a Kindle ebook and paperback. It's a practical guide to learning to ski, based on many happy seasons of ski teaching in Val Thorens.

'This is the book I wish I'd had when I started skiing' - Amazon reviewer.

Read more about Skiing Made Easy.

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OutdoorMaster Ski Googles

OutdoorMaster Ski Goggles

OutdoorMaster ski and snowboard goggles from Amazon - £36.99 as at 2nd November 2022.

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