Transfers from Chambery to Val Thorens shouldn’t be a fuss this ski season. If you’re looking forward to a trip to the French ski resort heavyweight, which is also the highest ski resort in Europe, be sure that you can rely on your airport transfer provider. Below is everything you need to know about your journey and Val Thorens ski area, and also a little bit about why you can trust Alps 2 Alps transfers.
On average, airport transfers from Chambery to Val Thorens will take around 2-3 hours depending on traffic, weather and road conditions. Val Thorens 3 Valleys is the largest ski resort in the world, if your travel is at peak times, you can expect to encounter some waiting and queries.
At Alps 2 Alps we will always ensure that you have a smooth and comfortable transfer. We always recommend travelling midweek to cut down on your journey time and guarantee more time on the slopes.
The standard route from Chambery to Val Thorens 3 Valleys (122km) will usually take you via Route de l'Aéroport heading towards D1201 (Voglans), than continuing towards Salins-les-Thermes and Saint-Martin-de-Belleville.
A second option is a route which is 45km longer (147km), you should use it if a standard route is closed due to weather conditions or there are other reasons why it can’t be used. You should use the same route via Route de l'Aéroport heading towards D1201 (Voglans), continue on D911, D912, D1508, D1212 towards Grande Rue (Saint-Martin-de-Belleville). Continue along the Grande Rue to you're your end destination.
You don’t have to go straight to your ski destination. If you’d like to stop at any stage to stretch your legs, we will happily accommodate this.
There are many supermarkets en-route to Val Thorens 3 Valleys. If you are feeling hungry on your way to the resort, you can choose a few snacks for the journey. You may find products bought on the way to Val Thorens 3 Valleys are cheaper than those found in the resort itself. Maybe that is better to get your travel essentials before your arrival to your destination.
Val Thorens ski area offers you to enjoy spectacular views of the legendary Glacier de Péclet from the Cime de Caron or according to the Michelin Green Guide “the most beautiful view in the Alps”.
A breath-taking 360°panoramic view over more than 100 Alpine summits (French, Swiss and Italian).
Renting skis? Don’t wait till you get to the resort, pick these up on your way. We have ski rental shops in Albertville (45 minutes from Chambery airport). See more information about our ski rental offerings later.
It’s important to know that your journey from Chambery airport to Val Thorens 3 Valleys will take you to a very high altitude. This presents its own potential complications.
Chambery airport sits at around 235m, while the main village of Val Thorens is at 2300m. Some passengers can experience discomfort, such as nausea, headaches and dizziness can be symptoms of the change in air pressure. Young children are often those at risk to feel unwell.
When you combine such air pressure change with steep, serpentine roads, the journey can be difficult for some people. If needed, ask your driver to lower the temperature in the vehicle to help you feel more comfortable.
It’s not the best feeling in the world when you are not feeling well, but the beautiful views can work as a perfect medicine for you.
Known as one of Europe’s highest altitude resorts (2300m) and also the highest point in the 3 Vallées ski area, Val Thorens is located at the head of the Belleville valley. Nestled in a vast natural cirque overlooked by 6 glaciers, famous Val Thorens ski resort offers a multitude of itineraries so you can ski in the sunshine all day long. The ski season in Val Thorens is the longest you can find in Europe: resort’s high altitude means that it is covered with snow from November to May. The snow cover is impressive and dependable.
Val Thorens ski resort is made up of three main villages: Val Thorens, Les Menuires and Saint-Martin de Belleville. Your ski pass will give you access to around 600km of pistes, serviced by 180 ski lifts. Whatever level of experience you have, the terrain of the Val Thorens suits every skier from beginner to expert.
Sitting approximately 5km from the city centre, Chambery Airport is the ideal starting point to set off and discover the Savoje Mont Blanc area. During high season, crowds of winter sports enthusiasts flock here in their droves. Make sure you book your ski transfer in advance to avoid any unnecessary waiting.
Flying with your own skis? Find out how much the airlines flying into Chambery airport will charge you.
If you’re looking for information about your flight to Chambery Airport, find it here.
At Alps 2 Alps, we aim to offer the best value transfers to all ski resorts in the Alps. We tend to take a transparent approach to our pricing structure. We take a number of factors into consideration when calculating our quotes. These important factors include:
When calculating fares, we start with our standard price and then reduce this based on the factors mentioned above. This dynamic approach means we only ever decrease our prices – never increase them.
Pricing is also affected by vehicle availability, transfer schedule, vehicle utilisation and additional costs such as road tolls and parking charges.
By travelling midweek you'll enjoy lower prices and will have more time for skiing. You will spend less time stuck in traffic and will enjoy hassle-free holidays! We strongly recommend you travelling midweek.
More discounts are available for the travelling off-season and off-peak, you can save up to 60%!
We also offer low-cost ski rentals when travelling from Chambery. We have a rental store situated 45 minutes from Chambery Airport. We will then pick you up from the airport and take you to the rental store to have your equipment fitted before continuing your journey to the resort.
Choosing the right ski or snowboard equipment sometimes can be difficult - we have plenty of service points across the Alps. If your equipment isn’t quite right, you can exchange it with minimal hassle or fuss.
Kids ski rental with Alps 2 Alps comes free with any full paying adult. We all love a bargain, don’t we?
Booking your airport transfer is very easy and completely stress-free! The simplest way to do so is online, but you can also email or phone us if you prefer.
Booking online takes less than 5 minutes and we’ll guarantee your booking immediately. If your chosen service or destination isn’t available, don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll do everything we can to assist you.