Getting to Samoens

Samoens is close to Geneva airport with a transfer time of about an hour. Morillon is even closer and Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval is only twelve minutes up the road. All three villages are also relatively easy to reach by train via Cluses, or by driving all the way from the UK or Northern Europe.

Nearest Airports to Samoens

Geneva Airport is the obvious gateway because it has plenty of flights including via low cost airlines, and Samoens is only about an hour away.

  • Geneva Airport to Samoens: 75 km; about 1 hour, 5 minutes drive.
  • Chambery Airport to Samoens: 114km; about 1 hour, 30 mins drive.
  • Grenoble Alpes-Isere Airport to Samoens: 200 km; about 2 hours 15 mins drive.
  • Lyon St Exupery Airport to Samoens: 195km; about 2 hours, 10 minutes drive.

Airport Transfers to Samoens, Morillon and Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval

The easiest way to get to Samoens from Geneva Airport is with a ski resort transfer service. This saves you the worry and hassle of driving to the resort in an unknown car on mountain roads in wintry conditions (putting on snowchains in a blizzard is a rotten way to start a holiday). 

GVA Transfers’ modern fleet of vehicles includes cars, minivans, minibuses and coaches, providing quick and comfortable private transfers for individuals and groups of any size. GVA offer competitive prices, wait if your flight’s delayed, and their 24/7 office is available in case your plans change. At Geneva you’re always met by a GVA representative and taken to your vehicle, which is just a short walk away due to priority parking. Get a transfer quote and book online >>>

Alps2Alps Airport Transfers to Samoens and nearby villages

Alps2Alps provides private and group transfers to Samoens, Morillon and Sixt Fer a Cheval from Geneva, Lyon, Grenoble and Chambery airports. Our 24/7 multilingual customer service assistance and dispatch centre keeps you informed. Get a real time quote in seconds!

Airport Car Hire / Car Rental for Samoens

In the centre of Samoens, parking is scarce and the ski bus service is good, so having a car is not necessary. But if your accommodation is further out or has private parking, having a car can be useful.  It also allows you to visit other nearby ski areas such as the Portes du Soleil (Les Gets is less than an hour’s drive away).

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Bus Services from Geneva Airport to Samoens

There is a bus service between Geneva Airport and Samoens, but you have to change at Cluses (see for details).

Getting to Samoens by Train

The nearest station to Samoëns is just 12 miles away at Cluses. See for train times. From Cluses to Samoens, you can take a taxi. Ski-Lifts lets you book a private transfer in advance online from the station that will wait if your train is delayed. Or you can wait for the public bus – see for the latest timetable.

Driving to Samoens

Samoëns is one of the easiest ski resorts in the Alps to drive to from the UK or Northern Europe, It’s about eight and a half  hours from Calais by car, and it’s motorway almost all the way (A26, A5, A31, A39, A40). You turn off the A40 at exit 18-Scionzier towards Scionzier/Cluses-La-Sardagne. Then the normal route is D19, D902B, D902 and D4 to Samoens (via Morillon) which should take you no more than 30 minutes unless you hit rush hour traffic. There is an alternative route via Taninges and the D907 in case of road closure or very heavy traffic. If you’re going onto Sixt allow a further 15 minutes.

Local Taxis in Samoens

Baudet Tél. +33 (0)4 50 34 43 82;
Acces Taxi Tél. +33 (0)6 87 52 29 86; Tél. +33 (0)4 50 90 30 08 ou +33 (0)6 12 98 12 50 ;



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