Getting to Alpe d’Huez

Grenoble Airport is about 90 minutes’ drive away from Alpe d’Huez. Lyon Airport is slightly further but is still within 2 hours range and has more international flights. Alpe d’Huez and the surrounding villages are also easy to reach by rail – Grenoble train station is only about an hour away and has high speed domestic and international services.

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Nearest Airports to Alpe d’Huez and its surrounding villages

Grenoble (Alpes-Isere Airport): 105km / about 1 hour 30 minutes drive time
Chambery Airport: 132km / about 1 hour 50 minutes drive time
Lyon (Saint Exupery Airport) 155km / about 2 hours drive time
Geneva Airport 215km / about 2 hours 45 minutes drive time

Because Villard Reculas, Oz-en-Oisans, Auris-en-Oisans, Vaujany and Huez are at lower altitude than Alpe d’Huez, they tend to have slightly shorter transfer times – about 10 to 15 minutes less on average.

Airport Transfers to Alpe d’Huez

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Alps2Alps provides private and group transfers to Alpe d’Huez and its surrounding villages, from Grenoble, Lyon, Chambery, Geneva and other airports. Our 24/7 multilingual customer service assistance and dispatch centre keeps you informed. Get a real time quote in seconds!

Ski-Lifts transfers to Alpe d’Huez from the airport, train station or city centre

Each year Ski-Lifts helps more than 100,000 skiers and boarders get to their accommodation in ski resorts including Alpe d’Huez and the surrounding villages with a range of hassle-free, door-to-door transfer options and 24/7 assistance. Get an immediate quote and book online>

Airport car rental / driving to Alpe d’Huez

Hiring a car at the airport gives you maximum flexibility but whether having car when you get there is useful or an unnecessary expense depends on where you are staying, and whether you think you might visit other nearby resorts such as Les Deux Alpes, La Grave and Serre Chevalier. If you’re staying in the centre. check that your accommodation includes parking.

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Getting to Alpe d’Huez by rail

Grenoble train station is just over an hour’s drive from Alpe d’Huez and the surrounding villages, and has TGV and SNCF services from other French cities including Paris, and international services. The fastest Eurostar train service from London to Grenoble takes just over 6 hours, but most services take about 9 hours.  Complete the journey from the station to the resort with a private transfer/taxi (get an online quote from Ski-Lifts) or wait for a bus (see below).

Bus transfers from the Airport and Train station.

There is a public bus service connecting the resort with Grenoble city centre and Grenoble train station, and there are buses from Grenoble airport to the city centre and the train station but very few direct buses between the airport and the resort. Full details are at







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