Geneva to Val d’Isère transfers
Transfers from Geneva to Val d’Isère will take around 3 hours traffic dependant. Traveling to Val d’Isère from Lyon or Grenoble airports will take a similar amount of time. Chambery is the closest at around 1 hour 30 minutes.
As part of the Espace Killy ski area Val d’Isère is connected by ski lifts to nearby Tignes, if you are traveling on a Saturday we recommend traveling early morning or late in the day to avoid delays.
Geneva to Val d’Isère map
Journey from Geneva to Val d’Isère
Your airport transfer starts on the A41 towards the beautiful town of Annecy and its famous lake, Lac d'Annecy which is a staggering 14.6km long and renowned as one of Europes cleanest (and coldest) lakes!
Our driver will take the road close to the side of the lake, a very beautiful part of the journey. As the route unfolds the mountains appear to rise up from behind the water.
Once past Lac d'Annecy you follow main road, reaching Albertville. Traveling on wards towards Moûtiers and then to Bourg Saint Maurice, which is part of the Les Arcs ski area connected by the funicular there. This has just been updated in the summer of 2019.
Through 'Bourg' (as it is known to locals) and out the other side heading up past Sainte Foy and on to Tignes Les Brévières at 1550m.
From Tignes Les Brévières you continue on past the famous Chevril Dam (built in 1952) holding back the mighty Lac de Chevril and pass it on your right and you head through the tunnels towards Vald Isére.
Once though several long and quite tight tunnels the sight of the ski lifts area apears ahead of you. La Daille is the first of the Val d’Isère villages, then Le Crêt, Portillo, Val village itself, Richardes, Le Laisinant and finally the excellent Le Fornet village and ski area.
At Geneva airport
At Geneva airport, once you have disembarked your plane head to the Swiss side of the international airport. Our driver will meet you in the arrivals hall and take you directly to your vehicle. Private transfers mean no waiting for other passengers.
Plan your journey from Geneva to Val d’Isère
We recommend you land in Geneva early morning if travelling on a Saturday. This will help you avoid any traffic build up that usually occurs later in the day.
Supermarkets on the way to Val d’Isère
Supermarket stops can and must be booked in advance - a great way to arrive prepared at your accommodation. Our favoured shop stop on route to Val d’Isère is Super U at Bourg St Maurice. Why not pre order your shopping and pick it up on the day. (super quick)
Return journey from Val d’Isère to Geneva
Departure time from Tignes to Geneva will normally be around 5 hours 30 minutes before your flight time. This is subject to change on the certain weeks of the season.
About Val d’Isère
Less than three hours from Geneva airport, Val d’Isère which was established during the 1930s, is easy to get to.
On-site transport includes high-volume gondola and traditional chair lifts to transport guests to and from the slopes as well as a free shuttle bus that runs between Val d’Isère and the village of La Daille.
Val d’Isère is famous for its chalet-style architecture and the Saint-Bernard de Menthon baroque church, which are surrounded by stunning mountains.
Val d’Isère APP
Download the Val d’Isère app for weather reports and piste updates.
Resorts close to Val d’Isère
Tignes is part of the same ski area as Val d’Isère, L'Espace Killy and is linked directly by chairlift giving you a great run down to Tignes Val Claret - the highest village in the Tignes area.
Sainte Foy is around a 45 minute drive and makes a great day trip, offering some of the most untouched off-piste in the area. The ski resort is small but very beautiful. It offers long rolling runs for all levels and excellent facilities for children.
Villaroger is a small resort based in the far corner of the Les Arcs ski area. Only a 45 minute drive from Val d’Isère and also well worth a visit. Villager is easy to miss if you don't know the area but a real gem in the terms of quiet skiing. The village itself is based at the foot of a fabulously long run. Head up to the Aiguille Rouge, the highest point in Les Arcs, and ski back down through the windy tree lined runs.
If you are planning a trip to Villaroger then we can recommend: www.skivillaroger.com