Getting from Grenoble to Les Menuires (situated in the Three Valleys) needn’t be a chore this ski season. If you’re lucky enough to be spending some time on the slopes in this famous French ski resort make sure you can rely on your transfer provider to get you there quickly and comfortably to maximise your holiday time.
Here’s everything you need to know about your journey, including travel times, route options and reasons why you should trust Alps2Alps as your transfer provider.
The journey from Grenoble to Les Menuires usually takes around two and a half hours, although this depends on traffic, weather, and road conditions.Les Menuires is one of the most famous parts of the 3 Valleys ski area, so during weekends and peak season, you should expect journey times to be increased due to heavy traffic.
At Alps2Alps we always make sure we do everything we can to make your safety and comfort our top priorities during your trip. For those looking to make the most of the slopes, we recommend travelling between Tuesday and Thursday as ski resorts and traffic tend to be quieter mid-week.
The trip from Grenoble to Les Menuires will usually take you via the A43 to Albertville, the N90 to Moutiers, and then the D117 up to Les Menuires.
Of heavy traffic or adverse weather conditions, your driver may take an alternate route to get you to the resort as quickly as possible.
Although you'll probably be anxious to get on the slopes as soon as possible, there are a few things you might want to consider doing en-route. We’re happy to accommodate any stops you wish to make along the way, whether it's stopping for supplies or just getting out and stretching your legs.
There are a few supermarkets en-route, and supplies are often cheaper there than at the resort. If you want to stock up on food and drink, need to pick up a toothbrush or some other forgotten travel item, or just want a quick snack for the trip, then this could be a good opportunity to save a bit of money.
If you need to rent skis, Alps2Alps have a ski rental shop on the way from the airport. If you’re looking to arrive fully equipped and avoid queuing at the resort, then we can assist you; see the Ski Rental section for more information on what's available.
Finally, make sure you keep your camera at the ready for some stunning views of the 3 Valleys as you approach the resort(and make your friends back home extremely jealous!).
Your journey will involve travelling to high altitudes which can be difficult for some visitors.
With Grenoble Airport at an altitude of almost 400m and Les Menuires at 1,850m, the change in altitude and the winding roads during the journey can result in mild discomfort, nausea, headaches, and dizziness for some people, particularly in young children. If you need to recline your seat, lower the temperature, or stop to get a bit of fresh air, simply ask your driver; they’ll always be happy to help.
If you are feeling unwell, though, the beautiful mountain scenery of the 3 Valleys can be the perfect medicine to make you feel better! So get your camera out and distract yourself with some stunning views to take your mind off your discomfort.
Les Menuires offers “ski from the doorstep” access to the biggest linked ski area in the world. Nestled in the heart of the 3 Valleys ski area, the Savoyard resort of Les Menuires is listed as “Family Plus”, offering an endless variety of activities for winter sports enthusiasts., The resort is equipped with runs for all levels and areas, with some designed specifically for children and beginners.
The 3 Valleys ski area includes 8 French Alpine ski resorts -- Courchevel, Val Thorens, Méribel, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville, La Tania, Orelle, and Brides Les Bains – and your ski pass can give you access to 600km of pistes and 330 ski runs, all serviced by 180 ski lifts. Whatever your level of ability, Les Menuires will have plenty to offer!
Just a short distance from the city centre, Grenoble Airport is located near many popular ski resorts, so it’s worth booking your ski transfer in advance to avoid any unnecessary waiting around at the airport – you’ve come on holiday to ski, not stand in a queue for hours!
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Information about flights to Grenoble can be found here.
At Alps 2 Alps we aim to offer fantastic value transfers to all resorts in the Alps, so rather than stick with fixed prices, our transparent pricing policy considers a variety of factors for each individual booking.
These factors include:
Your journey time
The number of people travelling
The time and day you travel
Any additional discounts
When calculating your fare we start with our standard price and then reduce this based on your requirements; this approach means we only ever reduce our costs and never increase them!
Pricing is also affected by vehicle availability, transfer schedule, vehicle utilisation and any other additional costs (such as road tolls and parking charges).
If you want to lower your costs and spend less time in traffic we strongly suggest travelling midweek. A midweek transfer can save you up to 60% compared to weekend travel, and additional discounts are available if you’re travelling off-season and off-peak.
Want to avoid queuing for your equipment at the ski resort to get more time on the slopes? We also offer a low-cost ski rental service and have a rental store located en route just over an hour from Grenoble Airport.
We’ll 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.
Ensuring you have all the equipment necessary will make all the difference to your comfort, and Alps2Alps have plenty of service points across the Alps, so if you discover your gear isn’t quite right you can exchange it with minimal hassle or fuss.
That’s not all - kids ski rental with comes free with any full paying adult!
Who doesn’t love a bargain?
Booking your trip is simple and stress-free! The easiest way to do so is online with our 100% secure booking system, but we can be contacted by email and phone if you prefer.
Booking online takes less than 5 minutes, and we’ll guarantee your booking immediately. If your preferred service or destination isn't available, contact us directly and we’ll do everything we can to assist you.