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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 2018/19 season (5th November 2018 to 16th June 2019).

The journey takes 1h15, and costs €13.40 adult single, €22.70 adult return (online price). 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 2018 to 14th April 2019, but some are only from 22nd or 29th December 2018 to 23rd March 2019 - see full timetable for details.

The table below shows the times on Saturdays in winter 2018/19. There is a reduced service on other days of the week.

Geneva - Val Thorens
Depart Geneva 1000 1115 1215 1330 1430 1600 1800 1930
Arrive Moûtiers 1200 1315 1415 1540 1630 1800 2000 2130
Arrive Val Thorens 1400 1500 1615 1745 1830 1945 2130 2300

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.

Val Thorens - Geneva
Depart Val Thorens 0145 0600 0815 1130 1445 1600
Depart Moûtiers 0315 0745 1000 1300 1610 1750
Arrive Geneva 0500 0940 1210 1500 1800 1950

See full 2018/19 Geneva-Val Thorens timetable.

Book on the Altibus website. The table below shows the online rates.

Booking and prices
2018/19 prices Adult single Adult return Child single Child return Group single Group return
Online
Saturday
€68 €115 €34 €57.50 €50 €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.

Services start on Saturday 15th December 2018 (from the airport to resort only, or 'only climb' as the timetable rather charmingly puts it) and run to Saturday 6th April 2019 (from resort to the airport only). 

The table below shows the times of buses to Val Thorens on Saturdays. See the timetable for bus times on Fridays and Sundays.

Lyon - Val Thorens
Depart Lyon 1020 1130 1530
1845
Moûtiers 1240 1345 1745 2100
Arrive Val Thorens 1445
1515 1915
2215

The table below shows the times of buses from Val Thorens to Lyon on Saturdays. See the timetable for bus times on Fridays and Sundays.

Val Thorens - Lyon
Depart Val Thorens 0410 0540
0845
1345
Moûtiers 0530 0700 1015 1530
Arrive Lyon 0730 0900
1230
1730

See the full 2018/19 Lyon-Val Thorens timetable

Booking and prices

Book on the Altibus website or the Satobus website

The 2018/19 rates online appear to be €73 adult single, €115 adult return; children 4-11 years €63 return, children under 4 years free; young persons 12-24 years €94 return.

Val Thorens public buses: buses 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 Saturday 24th March 2018.

Chambéry - Val Thorens

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

Chambéry - 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 - Chambéry

Val Thorens Moutiers Chambéry
Saturday 0505 0635 0800

0815 0945 1145

1130 1300 1425
Sunday 0715 0845 1000

See the full 2018/19 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.

Grenoble
Grenoble, by sylaf, Licence CC BY 2.0

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, consult information about transfer companies and taxis. 

Read more on Val Thorens transfers.

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 higher 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. 

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

Easy Jet plane GenevaBen's Bus, Val ThorensResort shuttle, Val Thorens