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Val Thorens public buses

Ben's Bus in Val Thorens

Here, you can find information about buses to Val Thorens: buses from Moûtiers to Val Thorens, and buses from Geneva, Lyon, Chambéry, and Grenoble airports to Val Thorens. See also Val Thorens resort shuttle bus

Read about Val Thorens buses here.

Val Thorens public buses: buses to Val Thorens from Moûtiers

There are regular buses from Moûtiers to Val Thorens. This is the winter timetable for the 2017/18 season (6th November 2017 to 17th June 2018). I'll add the 2018/19 timetable when it becomes available.

The journey takes 1h15, and costs €13 adult single, €22.10 adult return. Book on the Transavoie website or the Altibus website.

Val Thorens public buses: buses to Val Thorens from Geneva airport

Easy Jet plane at Geneva airport

Easy Jet plane at Geneva airport, by Alec Wilson, Licence CC BY-SA 2.0

There are buses from Geneva airport to Val Thorens.

Val Thorens public buses: Ben's Bus to Val Thorens from Geneva airport

Ben's Bus airport transfers to Val Thorens

Ben's Bus run buses from Geneva to Val Thorens, on Saturdays from 8th December 2018 to 20th April 2019, and on Sundays from 16th December 2018 to 7th April 2019. The times are based on flight arrival and departure times - enter your dates and flight details into their Instant Quote box to see the most appropriate bus time and for a quote.

The rates are £49.25 single (but with a group discount, the fare is less, down to a minimum of £42.11), and £85.50 return (or less with a group discount, to a minimum of £74.81). £5 surcharge for Sunday travel, and £10 last-minute booking fee.

Val Thorens public buses: AltiBus to Val Thorens from Geneva airport

Most of the services below run from 1st December 2017 to 15th April 2018, but some are only from 23rd or 30th December 2017 to 24th March 2018 - see full timetable for details. 2018/19 details to follow when they are available.

Geneva - Val Thorens

The table below shows the times on Saturdays in winter 2017/18. See the full timetable for the reduced service on other days of the week.

Depart Geneva 1000 1115 1330 1430 1600 1800 2030
Arrive Moûtiers 1200 1315 1540 1630 1800 2000 2230
Arrive Val Thorens 1400 1500 1745 1830 1945 2130 2359

Val Thorens - Geneva

These are the times of buses on Saturdays from Val Thorens via Moûtiers to Geneva airport. The service on other days of the week is slightly different - see full timetable

Depart Val Thorens 0145 0600 0815 1130 1445 1600
Depart Moûtiers 0315 0745 1000 1300 1600 1750
Arrive Geneva 0500 0940 1210 1500 1800 1950

See full 2017/18 Geneva-Val Thorens timetable.

Booking and prices

Book on the Altibus website. The table below shows the online rates. Or see the bus company's 2017-18 rates for online bookings leaflet.

2017/18 prices Adult single Adult return Child single Child return Group single Group return
Online
Saturday
€68 €115 €34 €58 €59 €100
Online
Sunday to Friday
€90 €152 €45 €76 €77 €131

Children are 4-12 years old; a group is four or more adults travelling together

The rates if you buy tickets at the airport or bus station in resort are slightly higher.

Val Thorens public buses: buses to Val Thorens from Lyon airport

Val Thorens public buses: Ben's Bus to Val Thorens from Lyon airport

Ben's Bus airport transfers to Val Thorens

Ben's Bus run buses from Lyon airport to Val Thorens, on Fridays from 14th December 2018 to 29th March 2019, on Saturdays from 15th December 2018 to 6th April 2019, and on Sundays from 16th December 2018 to 31st March 2019.

On 14th, 15th, & 16th December 2018, the services are from Lyon to Val Thorens only (not in the other direction), and on 29th & 31st March and 6th April 2019, they are from Val Thorens to Lyon only.

The rates are £64.50 adult single, and £99.80 adult return. Groups of 8 or more receive one free seat. There are also discounts for children under 12 (35% discount) and young people 12-25 years (15% discount). Last-minute booking fee of £10.

Val Thorens public buses: AltiBus to Val Thorens from Lyon airport

There are buses from Lyon St Exupéry airport to Val Thorens, on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Most services involve a change at Moûtiers, but there are some services to Saint-Martin-de-Belleville/Les Menuires/Val Thorens on Saturdays, where you stay on the same bus at Moûtiers.

Services start on Saturday 16th December 2017 (from the airport to resort only) and run to Saturday 7th April 2018 (from resort to the airport only). 

Lyon - Val Thorens

The table below shows the times of buses to Val Thorens on Saturdays. The two middle services go to Val Thorens without changing buses. The first and last service are listed on the timetable as on the Lyon-Val d'Isère line, and you have to change buses at Moûtiers for Val Thorens.

Also see the timetable for bus times on Fridays and Sundays (again, look at the Lyon-Val d'Isère line times).

Depart Lyon 1015 1120 1530
1845
Moûtiers 1235 1335 1745 2100
Arrive Val Thorens
1505 1915

Val Thorens - Lyon

The table below shows the times of buses from Val Thorens to Lyon on Saturdays. Only two services are listed on the timetable as on the Val Thorens-Lyon line (the 0410 and the 0845); the others are on the Val d'Isère-Lyon line, but I assume you can join them at Moûtiers.

Also see the timetable for bus times on Fridays and Sundays (again, look at the Lyon-Val d'Isère line times).

Depart Val Thorens
0410
0845

Moûtiers 0530 0550 0700 1015 1530
Arrive Lyon 0730 0750 0900
1230
1730

See the full 2017/18 Lyon-Val Thorens timetable

Booking and prices

Book on the Altibus website or the Satobus website

The 2016/17 rates were €73 adult single, €115 adult return. (Children 4-11 years €63 return, children under 4 years free; young persons 12-24 years €94 return). Prices in 2017-18 will be similar - to be confirmed when they are published. 

Val Thorens public buses: buses to Val Thorens from Chambéry airport

Val Thorens public buses: AltiBus to Val Thorens from Chambéry airport

Scheduled buses run from Chambéry airport to Val Thorens, on Saturdays and Sundays, from Saturday 23rd December 2017 (to Val Thorens only on 23rd & 24th December) to Saturday 24th March 2018.

Chambéry - Val Thorens

The timetable below shows the times from Chambéry to Val Thorens.


Chambéry Moutiers Val Thorens
Saturday 1015 1205  1345

1610 1725 1920
Sunday 1200 1315  1445

Val Thorens - Chambéry

The table below shows the times from Val Thorens to Chambéry. 


Val Thorens Moutiers Chambéry
Saturday 0505 0635 0800

0815 0945 1145

1130 1300 1425
Sunday 0715 0845 1000

See the full 2017/18 Chambéry-Val Thorens timetable.

Booking and prices

The price is €39 adult single, €65 adult return, or €58.60 group adult return, per person for a group of four people or more.

Book on the Altibus website. For further information, call + 33 178 66 20 15.

Val Thorens public buses: buses to Val Thorens from Grenoble airport

Ben's Bus airport transfers to Val Thorens

Ben's Bus run a weekend service from Grenoble airport to Val Thorens, on Saturdays from 15th December 2018 to 13th April 2019, and on Sundays from 16th December 2018 to 7th April 2019. (On Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th December 2018, the service is from Grenoble to Val Thorens only; on Sunday 7th & Saturday 13th April 2019, the service is from Val Thorens to Grenoble only).

The bus times are based on flight arrival and departure times, which vary from week to week. For the most appropriate bus, enter your dates and flight details in the Ben's Bus Instant Quote box.

Price £48 adult single, £86.80 adult return. Groups of 6 or more receive one free place. 10% discount for under 12s. £6 surcharge on Sundays. Last-minute booking fee of £10.

Have a good journey on one of the Val Thorens public buses.

Val Thorens travel: transfers

Transfer minibus in Val Thorens

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 travel: resort shuttle

Val Thorens resort shuttle

Val Thorens has a free resort shuttle bus, which runs from 8am to 8pm every day during the winter season. There are two loops - one up from the place des Arolles, serving the upper part of resort, and one down, serving the lower part of the resort. 

There are also a small number of free shuttles between Val Thorens and Les Menuires, for walkers and cross-country skiers. 

We have the exact route and full timetable for the free resort shuttle bus on our Val Thorens resort shuttle bus page.

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