Getting to Villars
Villars is only 90 minutes’ drive from Geneva airport and it’s even closer to the smaller international airport at Sion. True romantics can come by train, using the scenic cog railway from Bex to Villars.
Nearest Airports to Villars-Gryon and Les Diablerets
The nearest airport to Villars is Sion, just 61km away, but Geneva airport has a greater choice of flights. Below is a summary of the distances to the resort from the 3 closest airports and the estimated drive time in good traffic conditions.
Sion 61km / 50 minutes
Geneva 120km / 1 hour 30 minutes
Zurich 243km / 1 hours 40 minutes
Airport transfers to Villars-Gryon and Les Diablerets
The quickest and most convenient way to get to the resort is via a private transfer using a specialist ski transfer service.
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Directions for driving to Villars
With Geneva airport as a starting point, driving to Villars is easy and should take no more than one hour and thirty minutes given a clear run. Follow the A1/E25/E62 to Lausanne and then the A9/E27/E62 to Aigle. On the E27 out of Aigle, follow the signposts to Ollon and the steep and winding road will take you to the centre of Villars.
Getting to Villars from the airport by train
You can also get to Villars from Geneva airport by train. There is a station at the heart of the airport which has services to Aigle and Bex (usually on a train bound for Brig).
If speed is of the essence, get off at Aigle and change onto the local bus service (the bus should be included in the price of your ticket to Villars but check) for the short but steep journey from Aigle to Villars. This final leg of the journey takes around 30 minutes with stops en route and arrives at the bus station in the centre of Villars. Alternatively, take a taxi from Aigle to Villars – you can reserve one online in advance through Ski-Lifts – which will wait for your train and take you to the door of your accommodation.
The more scenic route is to continue on the train from Geneva as far as Bex, the stop after Aigle. From here you can take the cog railway from Bex to Villars (45 minutes) for a comfortable journey with beautiful views of vineyards, forests and mountains.
For train timetables and to book online go to www.sbb.ch/en
Driving all the way to Villars
Distances and times to drive to Villars from major European cities are approximately as follows:
Paris – 589km – 6 hours 20 minutes
Milan – 294km – 3 hours 30 minutes
Brussels – 785km – 8 hours 10 minutes
London – 987km – 11 hours 25 minutes
Amsterdam – 949km – 9 hours 30 minutes
Frankfurt – 542km – 5 hours 30 minutes
Villars taxi services
Taxi Zorro, Villars / Tel: +41 (0) 24 495 84 84
Gryon Excursions, Gryon / Tel: +41 (0) 24 498 26 46