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).
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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.
Getting to Samoens by Train
The nearest station to Samoëns is just 12 miles away at Cluses. See www.sncf.com 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 take a public bus or taxi.
Local Taxis in Samoens
Baudet Tél. +33 (0)4 50 34 43 82;
Acces Taxi Tél. +33 (0)6 87 52 29 86;
Alps-direct.com Tél. +33 (0)4 50 90 30 08 ou +33 (0)6 12 98 12 50;
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.
Parking in the centre of Samoens 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.