Geneva to Val d’Isère Transfers

Geneva to Val d’Isère transfers will take around 3 hours, dependent on traffic and weather. Mountain Rescue offer the safest and most reliable way to travel to and from the mountains.

Choose our Private transfer service and enjoy comfortable 4 wheel drive VW Caravelle minibuses including Privacy glass, climate control and plenty of space for luggage.

Direct, door to door service with no waiting for other groups. USB charging ports, child facilities, booster and baby seats at no extra cost. For even more space and comfort take a look at our Business Class options.

Other airports near Val d’Isère are Lyon or Grenoble which take a similar transfer time of 3 hours. Chambéry is the closest airport to Val d’Isère at around 1 hour 30 minutes.

Use the quick quote form to get our best prices and travel options from Geneva to Val d’Isère. Send us your request. We always reply promptly.

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Journey from Geneva to Val d’Isère

Journey Distance

175 km

Estimated Travel Time Geneva to Val d’Isère

3h 00m

The journey from Geneva airport 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 is known to be one of Europe's cleanest lakes. It is quite cold in the winter though.

The road you'll travel on is close to lake side and makes 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. Travelling onwards towards Moûtiers and then to Bourg Saint Maurice - part of the Les Arcs ski area, although it is much lower than Les Arcs.

The transfer takes you through 'Bourg' (as it is known locally) and out the other side, heading up past Sainte Foy and onto Tignes Les Brévières at 1550m.

From Tignes Les Brévières we continue past the famous Chevril Dam, which was built in 1952 and holds back the mighty Lac de Chevril. As we pass it will be on your right. We then head through several long and quite tight tunnels towards Val d’Isère.

Once though, the sight of the ski area appears 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.

Plan your Journey from Geneva to Val d’Isère

To avoid midday Saturday traffic in the winter season we recommend arriving at the airport as early in the morning as flights allow. Or that you leave the airport as late in the day as you can.

Geneva to Val d’Isère transfers

At Geneva Airport

At Geneva airport, once you have disembarked the 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 but if you've booked a shared transfers you may have to wait.

Geneva airport guide >

Supermarkets on the Route from Geneva to Val d’Isère

Supermarket stops must be booked in advance but are a brilliant way to arrive fully prepared at your accommodation. Supermarkets on the valley floor are usually much cheaper than those in resort. Our preferred shop on route to Val d’Isère is the Super U in Bourg St Maurice.

Why not pre-order your shopping and pick it up on the day of the journey? This would save a lot of time.

Return Journey from Val d’Isère to Geneva

For a journey from Tignes back to Geneva airport the transfer departure time will be 5 hours 30 minutes before the flight, normally. This gives you 2 hours at the airport.

The journey time will be extended on certain weeks/weekends of the season, such as French or English school holidays, so your group may be picked up much earlier. Take this into account when booking flights.

About Val d’Isère Ski Resort

Val d’Isère - which was established during the 1930s - is famous for its chalet-style architecture and the Saint-Bernard de Menthon baroque church, which are surrounded by stunning mountain scenary. See the Val d’Isère webcams here.

The lift system within the ski resort includes high-volume gondola which easily transports skiers to and from the slopes.

There is a free shuttle bus running between the villages of Val d’Isère and La Daille, which also links the other villages between.

Find out more about Val d’Isère resort >

Val d’Isère Mobile App

Download the Val d’Isère Mobile App

Weather reports, webcams, GPS tracking, top speed, piste updates and interactive piste map. As well as an events calendar and information on where to eat and drink.

The app also includes a series of podcasts –  in English as well as in French –  entitled Murmures de Val d’Isère.  Learn Val d’Isère through authentic accounts from the locals, and discover lots of new facts about the ski resort.

Available on Apple and Android. Just search Val d’Isère (no need for the accents) and choose the one with the black Val d’Isère logo.

Ski Resorts Close to Val d’Isère

Tignes is part of the same ski area as Val d’Isère. Together they are called L'Espace Killy and they are 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 beautiful untouched off-piste. Sainte Foy offers long rolling runs for all levels and excellent facilities for children.

Villaroger is a very 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. Villaroger 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 - then ski back down through the windy tree lined runs.

If you are planning a trip to Villaroger then we recommend:

Frequently Ask Questions

Have you got any more questions about your transfer between airport and resort? Visit our frequently asked questions page.

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