Getting to La Plagne

La Plagne is under two hours’ drive from Chambery airport, and within about two and a half hours’ drive of the larger airports at Geneva, Grenoble and Lyon. To complete the journey, there are specialist ski resort transfer companies, buses or you can rent a car. La Plagne’s villages can also be reached by rail via the train stations at Aime, Landry, Moutiers and Bourg-St-Maurice.

Nearest Airports to La Plagne

La Plagne can be easily accessed from the airports of Geneva, Lyon, Chambéry or Grenoble. Approximate distances and drive times are:

Chambery Airport 119km / 1 hour 35 minutes;
Geneva International Airport 197km / 2 hours 25 minutes;
Grenoble Alpes-Isere Airport 192km / 2 hours 20 minutes;
Lyon St. Exupery Airport 196km / 2 hours 25 minutes.

Airport Transfers to La Plagne

Ski-Lifts Airport Transfers to La Plagne

Each year Ski-Lifts helps thousands of skiers and boarders get to their accommodation in ski resorts, with a range of hassle-free, door-to-door transfer options from all major airports and train stations, and 24/7 English language assistance if needed. Get an immediate quote and book online >>>

Mountain Rescue Airport Transfers to La Plagne

Mountain Rescue Airport Transfers offer direct and private transfers from Geneva, Lyon, Grenoble and Chambery to La Plagne. Mountain Rescue offer a low cost and comfortable way for your group to get from the plane to your holiday accommodation in resort.  Mountain Rescue operates 8-seater minibuses with child facilities and ski carriage all included in the price. Last minute bookings available and secure online booking and payment system. Tel: +33 (0) 6 03 05 22 17. Request a ski transfer quote >

Airport Car Hire / Car Rental for La Plagne

Normally you won’t need a car much when you get to La Plagne because each village is relatively compact. Some of the lower villages are a bit strung-out, however, so if your accommodation is a long way from the lift it can be useful. And if you’re staying in Champagny en Vanoise, it also gives you the option of driving to Courchevel for a day’s skiing in the 3 Valleys (it only takes about 30 minutes, and some lift passes include this). And of course, hiring a car is a quick and flexible way of getting from the airport to the resort.

Getting to La Plagne by Rail 

Nearest Railway Stations to La Plagne

The nearest train stations are Aime (best for Plagne Centre, Aime La Plagne/ Aime 2000, Plagne 1800, Plagne Villages, Plagne Soleil,  Plagne Bellecote, Belle Plagne and Plagne Montalbert); Landry (best for Montchavin and Les Coches) and Moutiers (best for Champagny en Vanoise). All three stations are on the same train line which also goes to Bourg St Maurice (which is an alternative stop for Montchavin and Les Coches).

Rail Routes from London via Paris to La Plagne

Trains from Paris depart from the Gare de Lyon and normally take between four and six hours. There are direct trains from Paris and also indirect services which usually involve taking a TGV to Chambery, Aix Les Bains or Lyon, then completing the journey to Aime or Bourg on either a regional TER train service or a bus.

From the UK, Eurostar operates from London St Pancras, and the train service takes between eight and ten hours. There are some direct trains with no changes, but there are more with one change in Paris, which necessitates getting from the Gare du Nord to the Gare de Lyon. If you take the Metro this is just two stops on RER line D (Direction Melun). Even allowing time to buy tickets and walk to and from platforms, this should not take more than 30 to 40 minutes. But if you have a lot of baggage, a taxi ride might be a better option. 

There are also international Thalys train services direct from Belgium and the Netherlands to Aime, Moutiers and Bourg St Maurice. From Southern and Eastern Europe, services from Geneva and Milan go via Chambery.

Getting from Nearest Train Stations to La Plagne

Journey times from the nearest railway stations takes between 30 minutes and an hour depending on which La Plagne village you’re staying in. Local bus services are available but it’s easier and quicker to pre-book a private transfer from the station.  Ski-Lifts cover all nearby train stations as well as airports and has a useful 24/7 English language helpline services if things don’t go exactly according to plan. 

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