Geneva to Val Thorens Airport Transfers

Geneva airport to Val Thorens transfers will take about 2 hours and 30 minutes. Of course that is dependent on traffic and weather conditions - or a combination of both.

Val Thorens is one of Mountain Rescue's most popular private transport routes and it is usually the first place we visit at the beginning of the season - and last place  - due to the snowy climate. Our drivers love Val Thorens as it has the most amazing views along the drive, being the highest ski resort in Europe.

Book transfer from Geneva to Val Thorens using the quick quote form or go to our booking page.

Route Map from Geneva to Val Thorens

The Transfer Journey from Geneva to Val Thorens

Val Thorens is Europe's highest resort and the transfer from Geneva to Val Thorens is one of our most popular routes. Due to its popularity we have drivers based in the neighbouring resort of Les Menuires. Mountain Rescue offers a private airport transfer service direct to your accommodation in Val Thorens.

A 'private transfer' is a door to door service with sole occupancy of one or more of our Volkswagen Caravelle minibuses. We can also offer shared transfers - take a look at our shared transfer page.

All our vehicles are under 3 years old and completely Alpine ready. We use comfortable Volkswagen Caravelle minibuses that can seat up to 8 passengers including luggage and ski equipment. Our fleet of vehicles are all fitted with top quality snow tyres and each minibus also carries snow chains.

Other features include 4 wheel drive, privacy glass, individual client controls, as well all the latest driver assist options, these are top notch vans with no compromise on safety.

Our drivers are all very experienced and take great pride in making your skiing trip to Val Thoren as comfortable and safe as possible. We offer child seats at no extra cost but please do notify us on booking.

Mountain Rescue Transfers take your travel experience very seriously so you don't have to.

About our Transfers from Geneva to Val Thorens

Journey Distance

160 km

Estimated Transfer Time - Geneva to Val Thoren

2h 35m

Your friendly and helpful transfer driver will meet you in airport terminal.

Once you are in the vehicle, packed and ready to go, we head off in the direction of the French Alps.

We will  follow the A41 towards Annecy, then drive around the proximity of Lac d'Annecy (Annecy Lake). This is a very picturesque part of the journey, if you are lucky enough to be travelling in the day time. The mountains seem to rise up from behind the lake as we drive - you will start to feel that you are close to the slopes.

After Annecy we pass the city of Albertville on the motorway. Then the small town of Moûtiers. Moûtiers is the town situated at the break off point for two main routes heading up into The Three Valleys ski area, one road for Les Menuires and Val Thorens,  the other for Méribel and Courchevel.

From here we climb upwards for another 40km, so you have plenty of time to get excited and enjoy the twists of this extraordinarily long mountain road.

Our driver will have the GPS location of your accommodation (or know it by heart) and will take you directly to the door, helping you to unpack the vehicle.

Plan your journey from Geneva to Val Thorens

We recommend that Saturday travellers land at Geneva airport nice and early to avoid afternoon traffic build up, closer to the mountains. This is the same for the return journey. Saturdays can get really busy on the roads. Book either a very early flight or one that lands later afternoon to enjoy a swift transfer with little traffic.

We filmed the route 🙂

The Return Journey Val Thorens to Geneva

Prior to travelling with us we will send you confirmation of your pick up time. This is particularly handy for the return journey from Val Thorens.

When you book you get an estimated pick up time but we always confirm the time the night before. Just in case of changes in weather, which we keep a close eye on.

Mountain Rescue will send an email and SMS at 16:00 along with the drivers name and mobile number.

The transfer from Val Thorens to Geneva takes around 2.5 hours but can take a longer if there is traffic. Expect a pick up time of around 4.5 to 5 hour prior to your flight. Our main concern is getting you to your flight on time.

Supermarkets on the Way to Val Thorens

Supermarket stops must be booked in advance, and if you do arrange one it means that you arrive fully prepared at your accommodation. Resort supermarkets can be expensive. Our favoured shop stop on route from Geneva to Val Thoren is the Carrefour at Moûtiers.

Geneva airport to Val Thorens

At Geneva Airport

Geneva Airport has two terminals and we have designated meeting points at both. Meeting points are explained on our booking confirmation form for a nice and smooth meet and greet.

Geneva airport guide >

About Val Thorens

Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in The Three Valleys ski area - Les Trois Vallées - so it can't be beaten for snow sure skiing.

Sitting at an impressive 2,300 metres the purpose built resort has 140 km of its own pistes. There is access to a total 600 km of piste in the whole 3 Valleys ski area.

Après ski in Val Thorens is exceptional with plenty of live music on at the Saloon Bar. Head over to the highest British Pub in Europe - The Frog and Roast Beef - for a pint or two.

Find out more about Val Thorens ski resort >

Check out the top five reasons to visit The 3 Valleys >

Resorts Close to Val Thorens

Val Thorens is part of The Three Valleys which is a huge ski area so you'll probably not want to leave. It is connected to Méribel and the villages of Les Menuires & Reberty so you shouldn't run out of ski time or restaurants. It's also a high resort, so getting down the mountain is half of the journey.

However there  are always the more adventurous that want to visit another ski area for a day.

La Plagne is 1 hour 30 minutes from Val Thorens by road. La Plagne is connected with Peisey-Vallandry and Les Arcs by a huge cable car that spans the valley known as The Vanoise Express. The area is collectively known as Paradiski and is well worth a visit.

Summary of the Journey Geneva to Val Thoren

  • Transfer time -  approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, traffic and weather dependent.
  • Journey distance - 160km.
  • Private transfers - book a mini bus for your group, airport to resort accommodation.
  • Shared transfers - cheaper, shared service with a longer transfer journey time as there will be stops along the way.
  • Business class transfers - premium and private direct transfer from Geneva to Val Thoren accommodation.
  • Child seats - available for free when you book.
  • Supermarket stops - must be pre-arranged.
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