An independent guide to Val Thorens
If you need a transfer to Val Thorens, from an airport or train station, and back again, you can use a transfer company or taxi. There's information and contact details here. Prices vary, but expect to pay around €130 from Moutiers to Val Thorens, and €400 from Geneva to Val Thorens. Read about Val Thorens transfers here.
Cool Runnings Airport Transfers is a British transfer company based in Val Thorens. It's run by Andrew Harris, who is originally from East Yorkshire, but who has lived in Val Thorens for many years. His business is licensed by the French Ministry of Transport, and he offers a professional service, with competitive rates.
The advantage of using Cool Runnings is that their polite and friendly drivers care about providing the best service to each client. Their vehicles are well-maintained VW Caravelle minibuses.
Cool Runnings do tranfers to Val Thorens for up to eight people from Moûtiers, Chambéry, Geneva, Lyon, and Grenoble, as well as Milan Malpensa and Turin. (They also serve other resorts in the 3 Valleys, including Les Menuires, St Martin de Belleville, Courchevel, Méribel, Mottaret, and La Tania).
As well as private transfers just for your party, you can ask them about shared private transfers. If they already have a transfer booked on a particular route, there may be seats available. This service can reduce the costs for individuals or smaller groups.
Tel: 00 33 646 05 89 41
Cool Bus are based in Bourg Saint Maurice, and cover Tignes, Val d'Isère, Les Arcs, La Plagne, and the resorts of the 3 Valleys. They have a fleet of diesel VW minibuses, and in a pioneering spirit, a Tesla electric Model X.
Tel: UK - 00 44 207 183 4886 / FR - 00 33 632 192 962
Alpes Savoie Tours have a full range of vehicles, with cars, minibuses of various sizes, and 50-seater buses.
Tel: 00 33 479 00 65 82
BW Shuttle Services is a transfer company serving the Three Valleys, plus Les Arcs, Tignes and Val d' Isere.
Tel: 00 33 642 10 01 62
Transport Prestige offers transfers to Val Thorens, plus the rest of the Three Valleys, Val d'Isere, and further afield. They have a range of expensive vehicles, including a Porsche.
Tel: 00 33 661 24 00 62
Ben's Bus runs scheduled, shared transfers from Geneva, Lyon, and Grenoble airports to Val Thorens, Les Menuires, and many more resorts. Their shared transfers are cheaper than private transfers. Group and child discounts are available on most of their routes, but it's advisable to book early as they are popular.
These are the taxis listed by the Val Thorens tourist office. Not all are based in Val Thorens, but they are in the Belleville valley, and serve Val Thorens.
|Taxi company/driver||Telephone number|
|Station de taxis||00 33 479 00 69 54|
|Gaston Hudry||00 33 479 00 63 41|
|Jean-Claude Guigonnet||00 33 607 97 92 14|
|Maxime Hudry||00 33 633 00 87 76|
|Michel Perret||00 33 687 41 74 93|
|Pascal Favre||00 33 479 00 64 59|
|Marc Hudry||00 33 683 46 70 51|
|Nodari||00 33 682 23 52 83|
|Alpes Taxis Transports Leray||00 33 608 06 80 05|
|Allo 73 Taxi||00 33 659 81 04 25|
|Algera Taxi||00 33 676 22 23 25|
|VAG Transfers||00 33 650 84 19 90|
|Belleville Taxi||00 33 479 00 28 74|
|Thierry Hudry||00 33 682 11 95 86|
|Jean-Gilles Messerli||00 33 479 00 66 74|
Val Thorens has a free resort shuttle bus, which runs from 8am to 8pm every day during the winter season.
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 our Val Thorens resort shuttle bus page.