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Val Thorens Public Buses

Departure boards showing bus times to Val Thorens
Buses to Val Thorens, by Florian Pépellin, CC BY-SA 4.0

Here, you can find information about buses to Val Thorens - buses from Moûtiers to Val Thorens, and buses from Geneva, Lyon, and Grenoble airports to Val Thorens.

See also Val Thorens resort shuttle bus.

Read about Val Thorens buses here.

Moûtiers | Geneva | Lyon | Chambéry | Grenoble

Val Thorens Public Buses: Buses to Val Thorens from Moûtiers

There are regular buses from Moûtiers to Val Thorens. This is the Winter 2023-24 timetable, for 9th December 2023 to 5th May 2024.

These are the bus times from Moûtiers to Val Thorens on Saturdays.

Saturday bus times Moutiers to Val Thorens

And these are the bus times from Val Thorens to Moûtiers on Saturdays.

Saturday bus times Moutiers to Val Thorens

Note that some services only run between certain dates, as indicated on the timetables above.

The journey takes 1h15, or 1h30 on Saturdays. It costs:

There's 10% off if you book online at least 48h in advance.

Book on 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.

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Altibus to Val Thorens from Geneva Airport

The Altibus Saturday service runs from 25th November 2023 to 30th March 2024.

The service on other days of the week starts on 16th December 2023 and is less frequent - see the full timetable.

The table below shows the times of buses from Geneva airport to Val Thorens on Saturdays in Winter 2023/24.

Geneva - Val Thorens
Depart Geneva 1100 1200 1430 1530 1630 1930
Depart Moûtiers 1330
1650
1930 2145 (taxi)
Arrive Val Thorens 1445 1530 1820 1850 2100 2315

The next table shows the times of buses from Val Thorens to Geneva airport on Saturdays.

Val Thorens - Geneva
Depart Val Thorens 0145 0530 0745 1105 1500
Depart Moûtiers 0315 0700 0915 1235 1630
Arrive Geneva 0500 0915 1130 1530 1815

See the full 2023/24 Geneva-Val Thorens timetable.

Booking and prices

Book on the Altibus website.

The table below shows the rates if you book online, based on test bookings on the web booking page. I haven't found a comprehensive price list.

Rates
2023/24 prices Adult single Adult return Child single Child return Group single Group return
Rate €94 €157 €47 €78.50 €84.60 €141.30

Children are 4-12 years old; up to two infants 0-3 years old go free; a group is four or more adults travelling together and the price given is per person.

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

Val Thorens Public Buses: Buses to Val Thorens from Lyon Airport

Lyon
Lyon, by Pedro Szekely, Licence CC BY-SA 2.0

Buses from Lyon airport to Val Thorens.

Altibus to Val Thorens from Lyon Airport

There are buses from Lyon St Exupéry airport to Val Thorens on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Services start on Friday 15th December 2023 and run to Sunday 31st March 2024. They may involve changing buses at Moûtiers.

The table below shows the times of buses from Lyon to Val Thorens on Saturdays. The slightly different times on Saturdays during the French school holidays, 10th February to 10th March 2024, are shown in brackets. For travel on Fridays or Sundays, see the official timetable.

Lyon - Val Thorens
Depart Lyon 1020 1210 (*1200) 1530 (*1500)
Moûtiers 1235 (*1350) 1530 (*1500) 1930 (*1800)
Arrive Val Thorens 1445 (*1420)
1700 (*1615) 2000 (*1935)

*Times on Saturdays during the French school holidays 10th February to 10th March 2024.

The table below shows the times of buses from Val Thorens to Lyon on Saturdays. The slightly different times on Saturdays during the French school holidays, 10th February to 10th March 2024, are shown in brackets. For travel on Fridays or Sundays, see the official timetable.

Val Thorens - Lyon
Depart Val Thorens 0400 (*no service) 0600 (*0600) 0725 (*0700)
Moûtiers 0545 0745 (*0745) 0855 (*0845/0900)
Arrive Lyon 0745 1000 (*1045) 1200 (*1230)

*Times on Saturdays during the French school holidays 10th February to 10th March 2024.

See the full 2023/24 Lyon-Val Thorens timetable.

Booking and Prices

Book on the Altibus website.

From a brief look at the booking page, the 2023/24 rates appear to be:

There may be some promotional offers, and small variations in prices according to exact dates of travel.

Val Thorens Public Buses: Buses to Val Thorens from Chambéry Airport

The Altibus website indicates that there are no scheduled buses from Chambéry airport to Val Thorens in Winter 2023-24.

There are private transfers from Chambéry to Val Thorens.

Val Thorens Public Buses: Buses to Val Thorens from Grenoble Airport

Grenoble
Grenoble téléphérique, public domain image

Ben's Bus run a weekend service from Grenoble airport to Val Thorens on Saturdays from 16th December 2023 to 13th April 2024.

They offer buses as far as Moûtiers on Sundays from 17th December 2023 to 24th March 2024.

On Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th December 2023, the service is from Grenoble to Val Thorens only; on Sunday 24th March & Saturday 13th April 2024, the service is from Val Thorens to Grenoble only.

The bus times vary but are:

For private transfers, see the transfers page.

Shared and Private Transfers with Alpine Fleet

Alpine Fleet offer shared and private transfers to Val Thorens. Use the form below to get a quote.



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