Getting to Morzine
Only 50 miles (80kms) from Geneva, with frequent shared and private transfer services running between the airport and the ski resort, Morzine is easy to get to. There are also nearby train stations at Cluses and Thonon les Baines. And Morzine’s location and relatively low altitude make it one of the simpler Alpine ski resorts to drive to from the UK.
Flying to Morzine: Nearest Airports
Geneva airport is the obvious gateway because it has plenty of flights and is only 80km (50 miles) from Morzine by road.
- Geneva Airport to Morzine: 80 km; about 1 hour, 15 minutes drive.
- Chambery Airport to Morzine: 135km; about 1 hour, 40 mins drive.
- Grenoble-Isere Airport to Morzine: 215 km; about 2 hours 15 mins drive.
- Lyon St Exupery Airport to Morzine: 210km; about 2 hours, 15 minutes drive.
Getting to Morzine from Geneva Airport
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Transfers to Morzine from other airports
Geneva is definitely the most convenient gateway airport but if you can’t get a flight there and have to fly into Chambery, Lyon or Grenoble, you can still arrange a private transfer to Morzine through Ski-Lifts.
Airport Car Hire / Car Rental for Morzine
Morzine is a big place, especially when you include its outlying hamlets and suburbs, If you’re staying out in the sticks, or fancy making day trips to Samoens (part of the Grand Massif ski area with Flaine), having a rental car is useful.
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Directions for driving to Morzine
Your options are to drive along the Lake to Thonon and then cut right up the Valley d’Aulps; or take the A40 from the airport departing at Junction 15 for the Vallee Verte (also marked for the Portes du Soleil); or carry on further along the A40 to Exit 18, and take the D902 to Taninges, Les Gets and finally Morzine. The first of these options is the shortest (just 73 kms) and avoids most of the motorway tolls, but the last is usually the quickest if the roads are busy, and the middle option is a bit of a compromise between the other two.
Getting to Morzine by train
There are rail stations at Thonon les Baines (33kms away) and Cluses (29kms) – both take about 35 to 45 minutes to reach Morzine by taxi / private transfer. You can arrange a private transfer to Morzine online in adavance through Ski-Lifts.
There are also much cheaper but slower scheduled public bus services from these stations as well – see www.altibus.com for details.
Both Cluses and Thonon-les-Baines have direct TGV service from Paris Gare de Lyon which take about four and a half hours. But there are not many direct trains to either station, so often you have to change onto a local TER service at Bellegarde, Annecy or Lyons. The fastest indirect services can be slightly quicker than the direct service. Full details are at www.voyages-sncf.com.
Neither Cluses nor Thonon-les-Baines currently have direct Eurostar services from London but this is subject to change.