Getting to Serre Chevalier
Getting to Serre Chevalier is easiest via Turin and Grenoble airports, followed by a private transfer from the airport to your accommodation, which should take about two hours. Hiring a car is only recommended if your accommodation is a long way from the ski lifts and ski bus stops, or if you plan to visit nearby resorts like Montgenevre, Les Deux Alpes and la Grave. There is also a railway station at Briancon, so you can also come to Serre Chevalier by train.
Nearest Airports to Serre Chevalier
Serre Chevalier’s nearest and most convenient airports is Turin with typical transfer times of just under two hours by private transfer. Grenoble Alpes-Isere airport is about the same distance away if you’re staying near the north western end of Serre Chevalier near Le Monetier and has better public transport links, but fewer flights. Lyon St Exupery Airport is another viable option. If you are staying in Villeneuve travel times will be similar to those given for le Monetier, and if you are staying at Chantemerle travel times will be similar to those given for Briancon.
Airport distances and drive times to south eastern end of Serre Chevalier (Briancon)
Turin Caselle: 122km / 1 hour 45 mins;
Grenoble-Alpes-Isere 158km / 2 hours, 25 mins;
Lyon-St Exupery) 205km / 2 hours, 45 mins;
Airport distances and drive times to north western end of Serre Chevalier (Le Monêtier-les-Bains)
Turin Caselle: 136km / 2 hours
Grenoble-Alpes-Isere: 143km / 2 hours, 10 mins
Lyon St Exupery: 190km / 2 hours, 30 mins
Airport Transfers to Serre Chevalier
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Getting to Serre Chevalier from Grenoble airport by public transport
From Grenoble airport an airport mini bus service departs every 30 minutes and takes half an hour to reach Grenoble central bus and train station (Gare Routiere). There’s a bus service between Grenoble Gare Routiere and Briancon, twice daily in high sesason and once a day in low season, which takes two hours and 20 minutes to complete the 112km journey to Briancon. For more information visit: www.vfd.fr. There’s a train service daily between Grenoble Gare Routiere and Briancon but the journey time is over four hours as the train winds slowly through the mountains. For more information visit: www.voyages-sncf.com.
Getting to Serre Chevalier from Turin airport by public transport
Getting from Turin airport to Serre Chevalier by bus is not recommended because at best it is a complicated 4-legged journey (Turin Airport to Turin City Centre, Turin City Centre to Olux on the French/Italian border, Olux to Briancon train station, Briancon train station to your village in Serre Chevalier) and the Olux to Briancon bus service was suspended in 2023, so it may not even be possible.
Driving to Serre Chevalier from the airports
From Grenoble or Lyon the route to Serre Chevalier is via Motorway A51 as far as exit Pont de Claix, which is 80km from the resort. The road from Pont de Claix via the Col de Lautaret to Serre Chevalier is occasionally closed in bad weather, but there is an Info Line (Tel: +33 4 92 24 44 44) with daily updates on road conditions and more general weather information available from Meteo. Tel: +33 8 92 68 02 05.
From Turin take the exit for Oulx and Montgenevre, 35km from Serre Chevalier.
Travelling by train to Serre Chevalier
Briancon has a railway station with a direct rail link to Paris including a night train service. There are also train services between Briancon and Grenoble, Marseille, Lyon, Brussels and Amsterdam. For more information visit: www.voyages-sncf.com.
Serre Chevalier Taxi Services
Chantemerle – Saint Chaffrey
Taxi Abecedaire Tel: +33 (0) 6 87 82 21 21
Taxi Abeille Tel: +33 (0) 6 84 99 26 03
Taxi Arduin Tel: +33 (0) 6 77 98 05 07
Taxi Vallee Tel: +33 (0) 6 03 05 61 44
Villeneuve – La Salle-les-Alpes
Taxi Abecedaire Tel: +33 (0) 6 87 82 21 21
Taxi Caillaud Tel: +33 (0) 6 13 51 17 66
Taxi Vauban Tel: +33 (0) 6 08 61 20 63
Taxi Altitude Tel: +33 (0) 6 26 24 15 05