Booking an airport transfer from Lyon to Chamonix will help you to solve all the problems of having to organise all transportation to and from the ski resort. If you’re planning to spend your holidays in this incredible French ski resort, make sure that you can rely on your airport transfer provider.
Here you will find all important information you need to know about your journey from plane to powder, and some facts why our clients trust Alps2Alps to deliver a reliable & friendly transfer service.
On average, the transfer from Lyon to Chamonix will take approximately 2,5 hours depending on time, traffic and road conditions. Chamonix is spectacular ski resort with beautiful panorama views towards Mont Blanc mountains, which can be very busy and if you are travelling at peak times you can expect to encounter some traffic and waiting.
At Alps2Alps we will always make sure that you are comfortable for the duration of your transfer. We highly recommend travelling midweek to cut down on your journey time and guarantee more time on the slopes.
The shortest route from Lyon airport to Chamonix (2 hours 10 minutes and 221km), will usually take you via Saint-Laurent-de-Mure. A43, A41, A410 and A40/E25 head towards Route Blanche/D1506 (Chamonix-Mont-Blanc). With the N205 exit onto Congress D1506. On Route Blanche/D1506, Avenue de Sigmaeye Allée Recteur Payot head to the destination.
The second option is with toll roads. Head towards airport Lyon Saint-Exupéry and D517E route towards D302/D332. On A42/E611 and A40, head towards Route Blanche / D1506 (Chamonix-Mont-Blanc). With the N205 exit onto Congress D1506. On Route Blanche/D1506, Avenue de Sigmaeye Allée Recteur Payot head to the destination.
Always ask the driver about the best possible route. If there is bad weather or snow, just plan extra time for your transfer.
You don’t have to go right to your ski destination. 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 many supermarkets on your way to Chamonix. You can buy some snacks for the journey or necessary ski holiday essentials before you get to the ski resort. Sometimes products bought on the way to ski resort can be cheaper compared to those found in the resort stores.
Chamonix village is located in the heart of the Mont Blanc mountain area, you can enjoy incredible views during your trip. 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. We have ski rental shop near Geneva. It's right on the way to Chamonix. Find out more about our ski rental offerings later.
It’s important to know that your journey from Lyon to Chamonix ski resort will take you to a very high altitude. This can present its own potential complications.
Lyon airport sits at almost 200m, the highest lift in Chamonix has an altitude of 3,840m. This journey can present some passengers with mild discomfort. Nausea, headaches and dizziness can be symptoms of the change in air pressure. 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. If needed, ask your driver to lower the temperature in the vehicle to help you feel more comfortable.
When feeling especially unwell, the picturesque side of Mont Blanc can be the right medicine for you.
Chamonix valley is a worldwide popular ski destination. Chamonix ski resort is part of Ski Pass Mont Blanc ski area.
Chamonix is a true alpine legend with access to 952km of downhill skiing, 507 individual pistes, served by 248 ski lifts. Appropriate ski Lift pass will give you the access to ski or snowboard in the other Ski Pass Mont Blanc ski resorts of St.Gervais Mont-Blanc, Cordon, Argentiere, Combloux, Megeve, Le Tour, Les Contamines, Les Houches and Passy plaine Joux.
Sitting approximately 26km from the city centre, Lyon Airport is located east of the biggest city of the Auvergne-Rhone-Alps. During peak season, it is definitely advisable to prebook your Chamonix 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.
At Alps 2 Alps, we aim to offer the amazing value transfers to all ski resorts in the Alps. For the service we offer, we think that’s amazing value for money. We like to take a transparent approach to pricing structure. We take a number of factors into consideration when calculating our prices. These include:
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.
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 highly recommend travelling midweek.
Travelling during the off-peak season can mean also cheaper flights and cheaper hotels. Take a look at more discounts available for the travelling off-season and off-peak.
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.
Alps2Alps have plenty of service points across the Alps. Getting right equipment is a must – it will 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. Grab this opportunity now!
Booking your transfer is fast, easy and completely stress-free! 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.