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Lyon Airport to La Plagne Transfers

Transfers from Lyon to La Plagne – at Alps2Alps we are committed to providing you with safe, comfortable and fast airport transfers services. Here are some tips which can be helpful for your holidays in this amazing French ski resort. Find out all you need to know about your trip from plane to the ski resort.  

Alps2Alps will ensure you get the best airport transfer service. We are driven to deliver reliable and value-for-money airport transfers.

Transfers from Lyon Airport to La Plagne

On average, a transfer from Lyon to La Plagne will take approximately 2,5 -3 hours depending on the time of year, weather and road conditions. La Plagne with its average of 2.5 million visitors per season is one of the most popular ski resorts in the world. Be aware that if travelling at peak times, the resort can become very busy and you can expect to encounter some traffic and waiting. At Alps2Alps we will always make sure that that your journey is comfortable and on-time.  We highly recommend travelling midweek to cut down on your journey time and guarantee more time on the slopes.


Route Details, Issues & Alternatives

The shortest route from Lyon airport to La Plagne (2 hours 18 minutes and 195km), will usually take you via Saint-Laurent-de-Mure. Take A43, E70, A430 and N90 and head to the destination (Aime). Take the A43/E70 motorway towards Turin/Albertville/Saint-Jean-De-Maurienne/Milan. Take the A430 motorway (Albertville). Continue on the A430 motorway. Take the N90 road. Then go to Aime, just before the Aime takes the exit to the right towards Aime and La Plagne. Continue on the D221 towards D223 (La Plagne Tarentaise).

Always ask the driver about the best possible route. If there is bad weather or snow, just plan extra time for your transfer.


What to Do En-Route

You don’t need to go immediately to your ski destination, if needed you can ask your driver for a short stop (up to 10 minutes).  If you wish to stop at any stage of the trip to stretch your legs or breathe a fresh air, we will happily accommodate this.

There are some supermarkets en-route to La Plagne. You can buy some snacks for the journey or necessary ski holiday essentials before you get to the ski resort. La Plagne ski resort has numerous supermarkets and shops, but sometimes products bought on the way to ski resort can be cheaper comparing to those found in the resort stores. Please, bear in mind, that all shop visits should be pre-booked with Customer Support prior your arrival.

La Plagne is located in the alpine valley of the Tarentaise, on the edge of the Vanoise National Park. Enjoy the wonderful sights of the mountains during your airport transfer. Take your camera in order not to miss fantastic pictures!

Renting skis? Don’t wait until you get to the resort; pick these up on your way. Alps2Alps have ski rental shop in Albertville. Learn more about our ski rental offerings later.


Journey Altitude

It’s important to know that your journey from Lyon to La Plagne ski resort will take you to a very high altitude. This can present its own potential problems and complications.

Lyon airport sits at almost 200m, while the main village of La Plagne is at 1930m. This journey can present some passengers with further problems, such as: nausea, headaches and dizziness. Young children are the ones at risk group to feel unwell.

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

When feeling especially unwell, the beautiful mountain scenery can be the perfect medicine for you.


La Plagne Ski Resort

La Plagne ski resort is made up of 11 small, purposely built villages, connected by ski lifts and shuttle buses. La Plagne ski area offers you over 225 km of downhill skiing and 134 individual pistes, accessible with a single pass. La Plagne is ideal place for beginners and intermediates. With the majority of slopes north-facing and set between 2,000m and 2700m, making most of La Plagne’s slopes snow sure. In addition, La Plagne is part of the famous Paradiski ski area and is linked to Les Arcs by the Vanoise Express - world’s largest cable car. The spectacular double-decker Vanoise Express will get you to the neighbouring Les Arcs in just 4 minutes! Paradiski ski area of La Plagne and Les Arcs offers over 425kms of skiing.

The resort has a wide selection of family-friendly activities such as dog sledging, zip lining, ice climbing and bobsleighing. Visitors can enjoy the only Olympic Bobsleigh Piste in France, which is still used for the famous world and European events and is the most popular of La Plagne’s attractions.

Find out more about La Plagne ski resort here.

Find out more about Paradiski ski area here.


Lyon Airport Transfers (LYS)

Located approximately 26km from the city centre, Lyon Airport is 4th biggest airport in France.  

If your holidays will be during peak season time, it is definitely advisable to prebook your La Plagne airport transfers to avoid any unnecessary waiting and complications.

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.

Find out more about Lyon Airport here.


How Much Will Your Transfer From Lyon to La Plagne Cost?

At Alps2Alps, we aim to offer our customers the amazing value transfers to all ski resorts in the Alps. We like to take a transparent approach to price structure. We take a number of factors into consideration when calculating our prices. These important 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.


Midweek Transfers

If you want to lower your costs up to 60%, spend less time stuck in traffic and see your dream ski destination at a less frenetic time, we strongly advise that you travel in the middle of the week. You will benefit from lower prices and better deals – cheaper flights and cheaper hotels. Take a look at more discounts available for the travelling off-season and off-peak.


Alps 2 Alps Ski Rental – Kids Ski Free

We also offer low-cost ski rentals when travelling from Lyon. We have a rental store situated 1 hour 30 minutes from Lyon Airport. We will then pick you up from the airport and take you to the rental store to have your equipment fitted before continuing your journey to the ski resort.

Making a decision about which ski or snowboard equipment you need can be hard - Alps2Alps have plenty of service points across the Alps.  The right equipment can make all the difference to your skiing comfort. If your equipment isn’t quite right, you can exchange it with minimal hassle or fuss.

Wait - that’s not all -kids ski rental with Alps2Alps comes free with any full paying adult. Get the best deal now!

Book your ski rental online here with your transfer here!


Book Your Lyon to La Plagne Transfer

Booking your airport transfer to La Plagne is fast, easy and totally stress-free! All you need to do is to complete our online booking form. You can also 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.

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


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