Getting to La Thuile

Getting to La Thuile is easy. Geneva is actually the closest airport but Turin airport is only a little further away. Geneva also has the most choice of transfer services for the journey from the airport to the resort.

Flying to La Thuile/Nearest Airports to La Thuile

Geneva in Switzerland is actually the closest airport to fly to for winter sports holidays in La Thuile, and is well served by airlines like BA, Swiss and EasyJet. The closest and most convenient Italian airport for La Thuile is Turin Caselle. Approximate distances and driving times from the major airports to La Thuile are as follows:

  • Turin - 165 km / about 2 hours, 5 minutes drive.
  • Geneva - 142 km / about 2 hours drive.
  • Milan Malpensa - 220 km / about 2 hours 45 minutes drive.
  • Milan Linate - 245 km / about 3 hours drive.

Airport Transfers to La Thuile

Private or shared airport transfers are easy to book online and the quickest and simplest way to reach the resort, particularly if you don't like driving on mountain roads in wintry conditions in a car you're not familar with (does anyone like fixing snowchains in the dark in a blizzard?). The transfer services are also good value compared to hiring a car once you've added the cost of petrol, parking, motorway and tunnel tolls onto your quoted hire car charge. There is very little need to drive inside the resort because it's reasonably compact and there are good buses.

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The AostaExpress is a good value shared transfer service from Geneva Airport that runs frequent shuttles and sells places on a seat by seat basis. It goes to Courmayeur but stops at the village of Pre St Didier which is just 10 km from la Thuile. From Pre la Didier you can either catch a bus onto la Thuile ( Line 642 - see ) or take a taxi.

Gettting to La Thuile by public bus

If travelling on a restricted budget, public transport is a feasible, but time consuming alternative. There are limited bus services from Turin airport and Milan Lampugnano to Pre San Didier at the bottom of the La Thuile valley, with connecting buses to the resort. See the Italian bus and train wesbites for travel options and timetables:

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Getting to La Thuile by train/Getting from La Thuile to Pila or Aosta

Aosta is the nearest station. The station is about 750m from the skilift going up the mountain to the ski resort at Pila. From the railway station take the Line 665 bus to Pre-St-Didier then the Line 642 bus to La Thuile (departures hourly during the day and total travel time of about 2 hours) . See Or take a taxi (about 45 minute journey).

For Italian rail services and timetables see:

Getting to La Thuile from Courmayeur

There are up to 7 free SkiBuses between Courmayeur and La Thuile every day, but the timetable is subject to change so best to check with the La Thuile Tourist board (Telephone: +39 (0)165.884179; E-mail: ).


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