Getting to La Thuile

Getting to La Thuile is easy if you don't assume that you have to get to this Italian resort via an Italian airport because Geneva airport is actually closer and has better transfer services. But Turin airport is only a little further away.

Flying to La Thuile/Nearest Airports to La Thuile

Geneva in Switzerland is actually the closest and most convenient 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 from Geneva 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 blizard?). 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.

GVA Transfers operates out of Geneva and its private transfers can be booked in advance to take either one skier or a group of skiers to wherever they are staying in the Alps, including La Thuile and La Rosiere. As it's a specialist ski transfer company, their vehicles are equipped for mountain roads and they don't charge extra for ski carriage.

The AostaExpress is a shared transfer service from Geneva Airport that runs frequent shuttles and sells places on a seat by seat basis, but it currently only goes as far as Courmayeur. However there are public bus services and a regular free SkiBus (for those with a ski pass) as well as taxis (it's a 40 minute journey) for the onward journey from Courmayeur and La Thuile.  The public bus route is Line 642 - further details at www.savda.it  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: lathuile@turismo.vda.it ). 

Hiring a car to visit La Thuile is a reasonable option especailly if you are flying to Turin and most of the hotels offer parking facilities, though garaging may incur an additional charge.

Road access to La Thuile from Turin is from the Aosta Valley A5 toll motorway.  The motorway exit for La Thuile is Morgex, approximately 15km from the resort. The last part of the drive is on mountain roads and snow chains or winter tyres should be booked in advance.

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:

Italian buses www.savda.it and www.sadem.it

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 www.Savda.it. Or take a taxi (about 45 minute journey).

For Italian rail services and timetables see: www.trenitalia.com

Getting to from La Thuile to 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: lathuile@turismo.vda.it ).

 

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