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Grenoble Airport to Val Thorens Transfers

Transfers from Grenoble to Val Thorens couldn’t be easier this ski season. If you’re planning a trip to this incredible French ski resort, you need to be able to rely on your airport transfer provider.

Why choose Alps 2 Alps airport transfers? Selecting the right transfer provider is very important you need a service that’s on time and provides a comfortable experience. Whether you're travelling with family or friends, you can rest assured you’re in safe hands.


Transfers from Grenoble to Val Thorens 3 Valleys

Typically, airport transfers from Grenoble to Val Thorens will take around 3 hours 10 minutes depending on traffic, weather and road conditions.

Its should be noted that Val Thorens is the largest ski resort in the world and is situated on the highest mountain in Europe. If you plan to travel during peak season, you can expect a lot of queues and waiting.

At Alps2Alps we strive towards providing the most comfortable experience during your journey. We recommend travelling midweek to cut down on your journey time and ensure you more time on the slopes.


Route Details, Issues & Alternatives

The standard route from Grenoble to Val Thorens 3 Valleys (198km) will take you via route D117.

  • Take the road D119. From D1085, A48, A480, N87 and N90 head towards D117 (Salins-les-Thermes).

  • From N90, take exit 40. On the road D117 head to your destination (Saint-Martin-de-Belleville).

A second option is slightly different and will take you via route D1006.

  • Take the road D119. Head for Chemin Neuf, Route de Charavines and D50A towards Route de Chartreuse/D1075 (Chirens).

  • From D49, D520, D1006, N201 and N90 head towards D117 (Salins-les-Thermes). From N90, take exit 40.

  • On the road D117 head to your destination (Saint-Martin-de-Belleville).

A third option is via road D119.

  • Continue on the D119 to your destination (Oyeu).

  • Head for Route des Plaines/D17 and D50 towards Route de Grenoble / D1075 (La Bâtie-Divisin).

  • Continue on the D1075.  

  • Head for D592 towards Place de la Bouverie/D1516 (Saint-Genix-sur-Guiers).

  • Take D1516 in the direction of the D1504 (La Balme).

  • Continue driving on the D1504.

  • From N201, D1006, D1090 and N90 head towards D117 (Salins-les-Thermes).

  • Continue along D117 to your end destination (Saint-Martin-de-Belleville).


What to Do En-Route

If you wish to stop at any stage of the trip to stretch your legs or have a cup of coffee, we will happily accommodate your request.

There are numerous supermarkets en-route to Val Thorens where you can always grab a few snacks for the journey. Sometimes, you may even discover that products found en-route are cheaper than those in the resort itself. You can even use this opportunity to buy your travel essentials before you arrive at your destination.

Val Thorens is home to the grandiose spectacle of the legendary Glacier de Péclet from the Cime de Caron. The breath-taking 360° panoramic view over more than 100 Alpine summits (French, Swiss and Italian) is impressive as it is beautiful.


Journey Altitude

It’s important to know that your journey will take you to extremely high altitudes. This may cause issues for some visitors.

Grenoble airport sits at around 397m, while the main village of Val Thorens is at 2300m. Some passengers can experience discomfort, such as nausea, headaches and dizziness, which are common symptoms to the change in altitude. Young children are especially prone to these symptoms.

When you combine the change in air pressure with the steep, serpentine roads, the journey can become difficult for some. If needed, ask your driver to lower the temperature in the vehicle to help you feel more comfortable.


The Ski Resort

Val Thorens is one of Europe’s highest altitude resorts (2300m), located in the middle of the famous 3 Valleys in the French Alps. Sitting at the head of the beautiful Belleville Valley, Val Thorens is the highest point in the 3 Valleys ski area with one of the most impressive panoramas in the French Alps.

Nestled in a vast natural cirque overlooked by 6 glaciers, the famous ski resort offers a multitude of itineraries, keeping you occupied all day long.

The ski season in Val Thorens is the longest you’ll find in Europe: the resort’s high altitude means that it is covered with snow from November to May.

The resort is made up of three main villages: Val Thorens, Les Menuires and Saint-Martin de Belleville. Your ski pass will give you the access to 600km of pistes, serviced by 180 ski lifts. You can find pistes of every grade in the Val Thorens ski area, no matter their level of experience.

Find out more about Val Thorens here.


Grenoble Airport Transfers (GNB)

Grenoble Airport is the main airport of choice for your transfer, and is situated approximately 51km (40 minutes) North-West of Grenoble.


During peak season, crowds of winter sports enthusiasts flock here in droves. Make sure to book your ski transfer in advance to avoid any unnecessary waiting.

 Flying with your own skis? Find out how much the airlines flying into Grenoble airport will charge you.

If you’re looking for information about your flight to Grenoble Airport, find it here.


How Much Will Your Transfer Cost?

At Alps2Alps, we aim to offer the best value transfers to all ski resorts in the Alps. We always take a transparent approach to our pricing structure. A number of factors are taken into consideration when calculating our quotes, including:

  • Your journey

  • The number of people travelling

  • The date and time you travel

  • Available discounts

When calculating fares, we start with our standard price and reduce it based on these factors. This dynamic approach means we only ever reduce our prices and never increase them.

Pricing is also affected by vehicle availability, transfer schedule, vehicle utilisation and additional costs such as road tolls and parking charges.


Midweek Transfers

We strongly recommend travelling during the middle of the week. You’ll be amazed at how much money you can save if you will choose to travel midweek - you'll enjoy lower prices spend less time stuck in traffic and have more time for skiing!

More discounts are available for travelling off-season and off-peak (you can save up to 60%)!


Alps 2 Alps Ski Rental – Kids Ski Free

Alps2Alps offers low-cost ski rentals, with a rental store situated 1 hour 20 minutes from Grenoble Airport. We’ll pick you up from the airport and take you to the rental store to have your equipment fitted before you arrive at the resort.

Choosing the right ski equipment is essential, hence why we provide plenty of service points across the Alps. If your equipment isn’t quite right, you can exchange it with minimal hassle or fuss.

As an added bonus, kids get their ski rental free when accompanied by a paying adult!

Book your ski rental here!


Book Your Transfer

Booking your airport transfer is very easy; all you need to do is complete our online booking form. If you prefer an alternative method, you can contact us via e-mail or telephone.

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.

Simply go to our booking page to get a quote and make a booking within seconds!