Fly

The most popular and fastest option is to fly to the most convenient airport to resort where you will be staying. There are several airports available served by a variety of airlines. If you are taking advantage of our excellent, value-for-money, airport transfers, please read the terms and conditions below.

Which airline serves where

Lyon Airport

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Chambery Airport

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Grenoble

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Geneva

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By train

If you really want to relax in refined, smooth, comfort and watch the kilometres whisk by at an exceedingly quick 300km/hr while enjoying a glass of chilled bubbly, this, for many, is the only way to travel.

Every Friday night and Saturday morning the Eurostar Snow Train departs London’s St Pancras station and terminates at Bourg St Maurice, approximately 8 hours later.

The winter time table starts on or around Sat 20th Dec and finishes around April 10th each alpine season but book early as this mode of travel is very popular.

Drive yourself

Of course, many guests prefer the convenience of taking their own car to the French Alps. This is a particularly popular option for families and others that want to experience the pleasure of driving on well maintained highways that are, compared to the UK, mainly uncluttered by heavy volumes of traffic. Unlike the United Kingdom, on the French motorways there are rest areas every 20 Km by law and the service areas are generally superior.

Remember: It is almost always cheaper to travel by car during peak times of the ski season providing you fill the seats

 

By Ferry or Euro Tunnel

If you are taking your car to France you have the option of using the cross-Channel ferries or the faster Euro Tunnel Le Shuttle. Prices for crossing the Channel using either option vary depending on whether you travel in high or low season and how far ahead you book.

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Beware – the errant Sat-nav!

Remember: Whilst satellite navigation systems serve you well for most of the time – when it comes to navigating your way to the Alpine resorts of south-eastern France the route they offer you might be fraught with problems. More often than not, your sat-nav will direct you over mountain passes which are all shut during the wintery months.

If you are going to use your sat-nav, we suggest that you employ it only until you get close to the Alps and then follow signposts or the route below.

In order to try and assist you – Green Rides offers you the following well tried and tested route to the French Alps.

        • From Calais, follow the A26 to St Quentin, and continue onto Reims.
        • Then onto Troyes
        • From Troyes – continue onto the A5 which then merges onto the A31 towards Dijon
        • From here look out to merge onto the A6 towards MaconSeveral kms outside of Lyon, you will see signs for the A46, take this turn and follow this highway until it merges into the A432
        • Stay on this road until you reach the A43 and take this towards Chambery
        • Continue on the A43 in the direction of Albertville
        • Continue on the A43 after it becomes the A430 to Albertville
        • This road will become the N90 towards Moutiers
        • Upon reaching Moutiers, continue on the N90 towards Bourg St Maurice
        • When you reach Bourg St Maurice, follow the signs to your resort

 

Car parking at resorts

La Rosière – Apart from parking sensibly, there are very few parking restrictions in this resort. The only time you are likely to encounter a parking problem is in the main car park opposite the first lift Roche Noir where you could be fined for parking inappropriately

Val d’Isère – The situation is quite the opposite at this resort. A lot of restrictions apply and great care must be exercised over where and when you park. Chalet Thovex has off street parking so you will have no concerns if you are parking a vehicle there but at Chalet Acore & Chalet Gentians you will be required to park below the chalet locations.

Please visit the Parking Val d’Isère website to book your parking place for the week in P7