Getting to Les MenuiresLes Menuires is located in the 3 Valleys ski area and there are plenty of options to get you there. The train connection is excellent thanks to the the international railway station at Moutiers and transfers to and from Geneva airport and other airports are easily arranged.
Nearest Airports to Les Menuires
Les Menuires can be easily accessed from four airports within two and a half hours’ drive:
Chambery Airport: 112km, about 1 hour 30 mins drive
Geneva Airport: 193km, about 2 hours 25 mins drive
Grenoble-Isere Airport: 185km, about 2 hours 15 mins drive
Lyon St Exupery Airport: 190km, about 2 hours, 20 mins drive
Chambery and Grenoble are the nearest airports but have the fewest international flights. Genveva airport and to a lesser extent Lyons St Exupery are the main gateways. Milan airport is also just about within range – 374km , 4 hours and 30 mins drive time.
Getting from the Airport to Les Menuires
Hiring a car is one option but you’re unlikely to use it much, and maybe not at all, during your holiday, and parking can be expensive. So pre-booking with a specialist airport transfer company that will take you all the way to your accommodation is generally more convenient and it saves you the worry and hassle of driving on mountain roads in wintry conditions. (Putting on snowchains in the dark in a blizzard is not a pleasant way to start a holiday.) For those trying to save money, AlpyBus offers fixed fare shared transfers as well as private transfers, and even cheaper are the public buses – further details below.
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Public Bus Services from the Airport to Val Thorens
There is also a public bus service between Les Menuires and Geneva, Chambery and Lyons aiports provided by AltiBus. To/from Geneva there are normally three buses a day on weekdays, up to seven on Saturdays and up to four on Sundays. The journey takes about three and a half hours, including a stop in Moutiers where you often have to change buses. BetweenLes Menuires and Chambery Airport there are usually between two and four buses a day on a Saturday, one on Sunday and none on weekdays. The journey takes between 2 and 4 hours, depending on the length of the stop at Moutiers. Between Les Menuires and Lyons Saint Exupery airport there are usually 2 buses a day on Saturday and 1 on Fridays and Sundays – journey time is about three and a half. You are strongly advised to buy tickets in advance because if the bus is full they won’t let you on. Full schedules and online ticket purchasing is at www.altibus.com
Getting to Les Menuires by Train
The nearest railway station to Les Menuires is Moutiers, about 29kms away (40 mins by taxi). On railway timetables, Moutiers station is also sometimes called Moutiers-Salins-Brides Les Bains.
Trains from Paris for Moutiers 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 onto Moutiers on either a regional TER train service or a bus.
From the UK, Eurostar operates services to Moutiers from London St Pancras, which takes between seven and a half hours and ten hours. There are some direct trains with no changes, but these can take longer than services 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 Moutiers. From Southern and Eastern Europe, services from Geneva and Milan go via Chambery.
To get from Moutiers station to Les Menuires, there are several buses a day – up to 9 on Saturdays and 3 on other days: see www.mobisavoie.fr (look for the T3 line) and www.altibus.com for bus times. Alternatively you take a taxi – see taxi firms listed at the bottom of this page. The 38km taxi ride takes about 40 to 50 minutes door to door.
Driving to Les Menuires
Les Menuires is less than 30km from Moutiers, and is easily reached via the A430 motorway to Albertville, then the D117 to Les Menuires. From Calais it is about 960km by the fastest route (usually the A26 but the A6 is an alternative if theer are known stoppages). It takes between 9 and 10 hours in normal conditions. Other approximate distances to/from major European cities are:
Local Taxi Services in Les Menuires
Taxi Rank Tel: +33 4 79 00 69 54
Taxi de Montagne Tel: +33 4 79 00 65 82
Michel Perret Tel: +33 6 87 41 74 93
Thierry Hudry Tel: +33 6 82 11 95 86
Maxime Hudry Tel: +33 6 33 00 87 76
J-Claude Guigonnet Tel: +33 6 07 97 92 14
Pascal Favre Tel: +33 4 79 00 64 59
J-Gilles Messerli Tel: + 33 4 79 00 66 74
Taxi Nodari Tel: + 33 6 82 23 52 83
Algera Taxi Tel: + 33 6 76 22 23 25
Belleville Taxi Tel: + 33 4 79 00 28 74
Allo 73 Taxi Tel: + 33 6 59 81 04 25
Alfred Jay Tel: +33 6 88 64 78 90
Marc Hudry Tel: +33 6 83 46 70 51
Gaston Hudry Tel: + 33 4 79 00 63 41