Planning a skiing holiday to the French resort of Les Arcs this season?
Booking a reliable ski transfer from the airport can save you valuable time and take away some of the stresses of travelling!
Here’s everything you need to know about your Geneva to Les Arcs transfer, and why you can trust Alps 2 Alps to provide the safest, low-cost transfer for your trip.
Transfers to Les Arcs are simple if you opt for a private transfer or shared transfer with us.
On average, transfer times from Geneva airport to Les Arcs are around 3 hours 30 minutes door to door. However, this can change depending on the time you travel.
As Les Arcs is part of the popular Paradiski ski area, you may experience some congestion on the roads during peak times. Be assured that our friendly drivers will do everything possible to ensure you and your family are comfortable throughout your journey.
If possible, we recommend travelling midweek to cut down on your journey time and guarantee more time on the slopes.
The most direct route from Geneva to Les Arcs will take you via Annecy and Albertville, climbing to an impressive 32km up the mountain road of Bourg St Maurice. This route offers magnificent mountain views, and by avoiding the motorway, cuts 40km off your journey!
Another option is to travel by motorway via Chambéry. This route is longer and can experience more traffic, but may be necessary if poor weather effects the smaller roads.
A third option would be to travel via La Clusaz / Megève. This is a much longer drive so should only be used in an emergency if all other options are closed.
Our experienced drivers will take all factors into consideration when planning your transfer to ensure you have the safest, most efficient journey possible.
We understand that spending over 3 hours in a car can be difficult, no matter how comfortable the journey is. That’s why our drivers will be more than happy to accommodate if you want to take a break and stretch your legs.
Why not pick up some supplies on your way? There are plenty of supermarkets en-route to Les Arcs where you can grab the basics (and maybe a few snacks for the journey!) These supermarkets tend to be cheaper than the ones in the resort.
The benefit of travelling through this region by car means you can take in the stunning alpine scenery in comfort. Don’t forget your camera!
Renting skis? Don’t wait till you get to the resort, pick these up on your way. We have ski rental shops in Geneva and Albertville.
(More about our ski rental offerings later)
Geneva airport sits at 430m, the village of Les Arcs at 2000m. When you combine this air pressure change with steep, serpentine roads, the journey can prove difficult for some.
Although high altitude is great for skiers, it can cause mild discomfort until you get used to it. Symptoms can include nausea, dizziness, weakness and headaches.
However, these are the more extreme sides of the condition, and not everyone is affected.
Don’t hesitate to ask our friendly drivers if you want to stop or change the temperature in the vehicle to make yourself more comfortable.
Les Arcs is one of the first purpose built ski resorts in Europe. Les Arcs 1600 was the original ski village, opening in 1968. This grew to include Arc 1800, Arc 1950 and Arc 2000.
The family friendly Les Arcs resort is part of Paradiski, the second largest ski area in the world! Skiing in Les Arcs means having access to the whole of this area, including the resorts of Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne. Les Arcs is connected to La Plagne via the Vanoise Express cable car, the longest and fastest in the world!
The Paradiski ski pass has something to offer every level of skier with over 425km of pistes serviced by 141 ski lifts. Beginners will enjoy the wide, well-groomed pistes, while intermediates can experiment in the snow parks and off-piste runs.
There’s also a huge playground at the entrance to the Vanoise National Park; a protected area of 53,000 hectares with fast, comfortable lifts and a variety of areas for all styles of skiers.
Take in the breath-taking panoramic views at Aiguille Rouge, the highest point in the area at over 3226 m.
The nearest airport to Les Arcs is Chambery airport, however, Geneva airport tends to offer more flights to Les Arcs.
Sitting approximately 5km from the city centre, Geneva Airport is ideally placed to serve all major ski destinations in the Alps. During high season, crowds of skiers flock here in droves. Make sure you book your ski transfer in advance to avoid any unnecessary waiting.
Flying with your own skis? Find out if the airline charges are worth it before you travel. You don’t want any unwanted, costly surprises at the airport!
Here at Alps 2 Alps, our team’s work culture is based on reliability, honesty and effectiveness. It’s our mission to deliver the best service at the lowest price.
In an effort to remain completely transparent, here are the different factors we take into consideration when calculating your Geneva transfer:
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.
A midweek transfer can cut your costs by up to 60%.
We highly recommend travelling midweek to escape the crowds and spend less time stuck in traffic.
There are also more discounts available when you travel off-season and off-peak!
It’s not just airport transfers on offer here at Alps to Alps!
We also provide low-cost ski rental from our handy shop just 15 minutes from Geneva airport. We’ll pick you up and take you for your expert fitting before carrying on to your resort.
We have plenty of service points across the Alps. If your equipment isn’t quite right, you can exchange it with minimal fuss. We also have a 24/7 customer service team on call if you need to speak to someone.
But wait, that’s not all!
Kids ski rental with Alps 2 Alps comes free with any full paying adult. Who doesn’t love a bargain?
Booking your ski transfer with Alps2Alps is simple and stress-free. The easiest way to book is online but if you prefer, we do take reservations over the phone or by email.
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.
See you at the airport!