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Lyon Airport to Alpe d’Huez Transfers

Alps2Alps can make your transfer from and to Alpe d’Huez easy and trouble-free. If you’re planning a trip to this beautiful French ski resort, make sure that your booking is done with a trusted and reliable airport transfer service provider.

Here you will find all the necessary information you need regarding your journey as well as some insight as to why our clients choose Alps2Alps for their transfer service.

 

The Transfer

Usually, transfers from Lyon to Alpe d’Huez will take up to 2 hours depending on seasonal traffic and road conditions.  Alpe d’Huez is one of Europe’s premier ski resorts, so it can get very busy and If you’re travelling at peak season times, you can expect some traffic and waiting time.

At Alps2Alps we will always do whatever we can to make your journey as smooth as possible. We highly recommend that you travel midweek to cut down on your journey time and guarantee more time on the slopes.

 

Route Details, Issues & Alternatives

The standard route from Lyon airport to Alpe d’Huez (152km) will usually take you via route A48. Continue to your destination (Saint-Laurent-de-Mure). Take the A43, A48 and A480 in the direction of the Route Napoléon/N85 (Vizille). Take the D1091 in the direction of D211 (Huez).

If there is bad weather and snow, allow a little bit more time to get to your destination.

 

What to Do En-Route

If you want to stop at any stage of the trip to stretch your legs or to have a cup of coffee, our drivers will be more than happy to accommodate you.

There are plenty of supermarkets en-route, so if hunger strikes you can buy some snacks for the journey ahead.

If need be, you can also grab some last minute holiday essentials. This could save you some money, as supermarket prices tend to be cheaper than the shops in the resort.

As Alpe d’Huez is nestled in the heart of the Grandes Rousses Mountain, you can guarantee some spectacular Alpine views during your trip.

 

Journey Altitude

It is important to remember that your journey will take you through very high altitudes, which can cause potential problems for some visitors.

Lyon airport sits at around 200m, while the main village of Alpe d’Huez is at 3,.300m. Some passengers may experience discomfort, nausea, headaches and dizziness,  all of which are symptoms of the pressure changes.

Young children are often prone to be affected.

When you combine the air pressure change with steep, curved roads, the journey can be difficult for some people. Let your driver know if you’re experiencing any issues and they’ll be willing to help you in any way possible.

The spectacular mountain scenery during the trip to Alpe d’Huez can be a great distraction if you’re feeling unwell. Don’t miss capturing these moments, so get your camera ready! 

 

Alpe d’Huez The Ski Resort

Alpe d’Huez is one of the oldest ski resorts in France, is known locally as the I'Ile au Soleil - Island of the sun. Founded in 1936 and located high in the Oisans Alpes at 1869 metres above sea level, the resort is built above the original village of Huez.

Alpe d’Huez - is part of the fabulous 'Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine Ski Area'. This incredible ski area offers you 389km of downhill skiing, with 304 individual pistes, served by 150 ski lifts. The appropriate ski Lift pass will give you ski or snowboard access in the other Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski resorts, which include  Auris-en-Oisans, Huez-en-Oisans, Villard Reculas, Vaujany and Oz-en-Oisans.

Find out more about Alpe d’Huez the ski resort here.

 

Lyon Airport Transfers (LYS)

Situated around 26km from the city centre, Lyon Airport is east of the biggest city of the Auvergne-Rhone-Alps.  During peak travel time, we strongly recommend you to prebook your Alpe d’Huez airport transfers to avoid any unnecessary waiting.

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

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

 

How Much Will Your Transfer From Lyon to Alpe d’Huez Cost?

At Alps 2 Alps, we aim to offer amazing value transfers to all resorts in the Alps. We like to take a transparent approach to our 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 subtract based on the factors mentioned above. This dynamic approach means we only ever reduce our prices and never increase them!

The transfer price is also affected by vehicle availability, transfer schedule, vehicle use and other costs such as road tolls and parking charges.

 

Midweek Transfers

You will be surprised how much time and money you could save by travelling in the middle of the week! You can avoid long traffic jams and enjoy lower prices along with fewer crowds. A midweek transfer can save you up to 60%!

More discounts are also available for the off-season and off-peak.

 

Alps 2 Alps Ski Rental – Kids Ski Free

Want to rent ski equipment for your holiday? Of course, you do!

Alps2Alps also offers low-cost ski rentals that get delivered to your airport, so you don’t have to wait until you get to the resort.

Getting good quality equipment will make a huge difference to your comfort and enjoyment.  If the equipment isn’t quite right for you, you can exchange it with minimal hassle or fuss.

But wait, it gets better! Kids get their equipment free when accompanied by a paying adult!

Book your ski rental online here with your transfer here!

 

Book Your Transfer Now!

Booking your airport transfer is very quick and easy. The easiest way to do so is online, but we can also be reached by email and phone.

Booking online takes less than 5 minutes and we will guarantee your booking immediately. If your chosen service or destination is not available, then don’t hesitate to contact us and we will do everything we can to help you.

Head over to our booking page to get a real-time quote within seconds.