Alps2Alps offer hassle-free airport transfers to your desired ski resort. If you’re planning a holiday in Val Thorens, located in the Three Valleys, make sure you can rely on your airport transfer.
Here’s everything you need to know about a transfer from Geneva airport to Val Thorens and some reasons why you can trust Alps2Alps to deliver a reliable service.
Geneva to Val Thorens Transfer
On average, transfers from Geneva to Val Thorens will take around 3 hours 15 minutes, though this may vary depending on when you travel.
The 3 Valleys is the largest linked ski area in the world, so if travelling at peak times, you can expect to encounter some delays.
We will always ensure that you have a smooth and comfortable transfer. We strongly recommend travelling midweek to cut down your journey time and guarantee you more time on the slopes.
Route Details, Issues & Alternatives
Wondering how to get to Val Thorens? The standard route from Geneva to Val Thorens 3 Valleys(155km) will usually take you via Annecy. This route starts on the motorway, heading towards Annecy /Albertville. This journey is quicker than continuing down the motorway towards Chambery.
An alternative route will take you via the Moutiers, before travelling up the Belleville valley. This route can be very difficult when it’s cold as there are certain corners where ice forms.
A third option would be to use the motorway in extreme weather conditions.
What to Do En-Route
You don’t have to go directly to your destination. Your legs will thank you when you get out to stretch, and we will happily accommodate this.
There are plenty of supermarkets en-route to Val Thorens in the 3 Valleys. If you’re hungry on your way to the resort, choose a few snacks for the journey. You may find products bought on the way to Val Thorens are cheaper than those found in the resort itself. Val Thorens offers enjoy grandiose views of the legendary Glacier de Péclet from the Cime de Caron. According to the Michelin Green Guide, this is known as “the most beautiful view in the Alps”.
Alternatively, witness 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 Geneva and Albertville. See more information about our ski rental offerings later.
It’s important to remember that getting to Val Thorens will take you to a very high altitude. This presents its own potential complications.
Geneva airport sits at 430m, while the main village of Val Thorens 3 Valleys is at 2300m. Passengers can experience some discomfort, such as nausea, headaches and dizziness due to the change in air pressure. Young children are often particularly prone to feeling unwell.
When you combine this 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.
If you are feeling unwell, the beautiful scenery can be the perfect medicine for you.
Closest Train Stations to Val Thorens
If you’re looking for alternative travel arrangements, the closest train stations to Val Thorens are:
Alps2Alps also offer transfers from a train station to your chosen resort!
Val Thorens Ski Resort
Val Thorens is one of Europe’s highest altitude resorts (2300m) and is also the highest point in the Trois Vallées ski area, located at the head of the Belleville valley.
The ski season here is the longest you’ll find in Europe! Val Thorens high altitude means that the resort is snow-sure from November to May. The snow cover is impressive and dependable.
The Three Valleys ski area is made up of three main resorts: 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 Val Thorens is sure to suit you.
Geneva Airport Transfers (GVA)
Sitting approximately 5km from the city centre, Geneva Airport is one of the busiest airports to service the Alps. During peak season, crowds of skiers flock here in their droves. Make sure you book your airport transfer in advance to avoid any unnecessary waiting.
If you’re looking for information about your flight to Geneva Airport, find it here.
How Much Will a Geneva to Val Thorens Transfer Cost?
At Alps 2 Alps, we aim to offer the best value transfers to all resorts in the Alps. We take a transparent approach to pricing structure. We take a number of factors into consideration when calculating our quotes. These factors include:
• Your journey
• The number of people travelling
• The day and time you travel
• Any discounts available
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.
For lower prices and less traffic, we strongly recommend travelling midweek. A midweek transfer can cut your costs by up to 60%!
More discounts are available for travelling off-season and off-peak.
Alps 2 Alps Ski Rental – Kids Ski Free
We also offer low-cost ski rentals when travelling from Geneva. We have a rental store situated only 15 minutes from Geneva Airport. Your Alps2Alps driver will pick you up from the airport and take you to the rental store to have your equipment fitted before continuing with your journey to the resort.
Choosing the right ski or snowboard equipment can be difficult – so we offer a professional and personalised service. . 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 like a bargain, don’t we?
Book your ski rental here!
Book Your Geneva to Val Thorens Transfer
We're happy to provide your transfer to the resort, and your return journey from Val Thorens to Geneva.
Booking your transfer is easy and 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.