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Geneva to Val Thorens Transfer: A Guide for Your Journey

Planning a holiday to the highest ski resort in Europe?

To enjoy the bucket-loads of snow and thrills of Val Thorens in all their glory, it’s always handy to know a bit more about your journey before you travel.

We can help you get your destination. Here’s a closer look at everything you need to know about a Geneva to Val Thorens transfer - plus a bit more about your chosen resort.




How Long Will the Journey from Geneva Airport to Val Thorens Take?


Wondering how to get to Val Thorens? You can reach your resort in as little as 2 hours and 30 minutes with a ski transfer from Geneva!



How Much Will Your Ski Transfer Cost?


You can get a quote for your transfer in a matter of seconds. Simply tell us your requirements and we’ll work out your price.

We don’t have fixed prices - your quote will depend on a number of factors, such as number of travellers and the date of travel. 

At Alps2Alps, we always ensure to apply any additional discounts, which means our prices are only ever reduced - not increased.


Val Thorens Transfers FAQs


Here are some commonly asked questions about your journey:


Can Transfer Times Vary?


Your transfer from Geneva Airport can take longer due to adverse weather conditions. Bear in mind your driver will always choose the best possible route in any situation, never compromising on safety.

Also, remember that traffic can result in delays also. During peak ski season, such as school holidays, this is more likely to occur.

Can I Track My Driver?


With our Alps2Alps app, you can track your driver’s live location - straight from your phone. With a few clicks of a button, you can see exactly where they are and how long the journey is. 

This app also allows you to contact your driver directly, or our 24/7 help service.

How Can I Get as Much Slope Time as Possible?


Travelling midweek not only means quieter slopes, but also quieter roads! This means it’s more likely you’ll get to your resort in the best time possible, allowing you to spend more time skiing.

Is There Any Way to Save Money on My Transfer?

For the cheapest ski transfers, avoid weekends and school holidays. You can save as much as 60% by opting to travel midweek.

What's the Standard Route?

This will usually take you via Annecy. This route starts on the motorway, heading towards Annecy/Albertville. 

This is quicker than continuing down the motorway towards Chambery.

Can My Driver Make Any Stops Along the Way?

Should you need to, your transfer driver can make a stop to pick up some last minute holiday supplies.

Also, if you or your children feel unwell at the high altitude, simply ask your driver to pull over. 

Can I Fly to a Different Airport? 

It’s always handy to know alternative airports. Others located close to Geneva include Grenoble Airport (GNB) and Lyon Airport (LYS).

Contact us to make any changes to your booking.

Can My Driver Pick Me Up from a Train Station?

Yes - your Alps2Alps driver will happily collect you from a train station and take you to your resort. 

The closest to Val Thorens are:

  • Gare de Moûtiers –38km
  • Annecy –108km
  • Gare de Chambéry – 115km


Why Choose Private Transfers?

What are the benefits of this mode of travel over public transport?

Ski Rental En-Route

Why not take advantage of our ski rental store

Here, you can have your equipment fitted professionally en-route, saving you having to queue up and collect it at the resort. We have a conveniently located ski rental store in Geneva and we’re happy to take you there should you choose.

Some more good news - at Alps2Alps, we look out for all our customers. So, with any full-paying adult, kids’ ski hire is completely free!

Kids Ski Free with Alps2Alps. Book your ski rental here.


Flexible Pick Up Times

With a ski transfer, you don’t have to adhere to anyone else’s schedule. Your driver will collect you at a time that’s convenient for you, tracking when your flight gets in.

They’ll be waiting in the arrivals hall to take you to your final destination.

Door to Door Service

You simply won’t get the same level of comfort or find the same dedicated service with public transport. 

With private and shared transfers, your driver will drop you off and collect you from your chosen spots. There’s no need to travel to meet them.


For some, public transport might seem to be the obvious choice. However, it can result in significant delays and less time on the slopes, due to the frequent changes and waiting around.

Using a transfer company avoids these issues, which is particularly welcome if you’re travelling in the company of younger skiers.

Your Handy Guide to Val Thorens

Nestled in the heart of the French Alps, Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe and is well-loved by those going on a ski trip. 

This purpose-built resort hasn’t gained its immense popularity for no reason, and here’s why:

Largest Linked Ski Area

The Three Valleys’ ski area has plenty to boast about. It’s home to over 600km of pistes and 166 ski lifts, which your lift pass will give you access to.

It’s made up of a number of world-class and infamous resorts, from St Martin de Belleville to Les Menuires. Each one offers something unique. Within this, Val Thorens stands out as one of the most popular, home to a number of delights that keep keen skiers returning year after year. 

Excellent Snowfall

Due to being Europe’s highest ski resort, you can count on reliable snow cover in Val Thorens. Slushy patches simply aren’t something you’ll need to worry about, meaning you can cruise through the velvety cover with ease.

Home to Exciting Activities

From tobogganing to helicopter rides, there really is something for everyone at this resort. Even when you’re not skiing, there’s always something to do.

Located in the Belleville Valley, the village itself is home to a number of events, shops, bars and restaurants. The resort has found the perfect balance; boasting great apres alongside a family-friendly atmosphere.


Geneva Airport (GVA) Transfers

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.


Book Your Transfer from Geneva to Val Thorens 

If you can’t wait a minute longer to get your ski holiday off on the right foot, all that’s left to do is to book your ski transfer.

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.

See you at the airport!

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