Val Thorens public buses
In this section, you can find information about buses to Val Thorens, specifically: buses from Moutiers to Val Thorens; and buses from Geneva, Lyon, Chambéry, and Grenoble airports to Val Thorens. There's also a link to our page on the Val Thorens resort shuttle bus.
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All prices and timetables are being updated for winter 2014/15 as the information becomes available.
Buses to Val Thorens from Moutiers
There are regular buses from Moutiers to Val Thorens. See the winter timetable (22nd November 2014 to 15th June 2015).
The journey takes 1h15, and costs €12.00 adult single, €20.40 adult return. Book on the Transavoie website.
Buses to Val Thorens from Geneva airport
There are buses from Geneva airport to Val Thorens. All services below run from 7th December 2013 to 12th April 2014, and some start earlier (30th November 2013) and finish later (22nd April 2014) - see full timetable for details.
Geneva - Val Thorens
The table below shows the times in winter 2013/14.
|Arrive Val Thorens||1330||1430||1540||1710||1800||1900||2015||2245|
Val Thorens - Geneva
You have to confirm the return journey 48 hours beforehand, at the bus station in place des Arolles, and when you do, they confirm the exact departure time. (It may be a minibus or taxi that takes you as far as Moutiers, depending on how many people there are). The times from Moutiers, and arriving at Geneva, are shown in the table below. (From these, you can guess the approximate departure times from Val Thorens).
See full 2013/14 Geneva-Val Thorens timetable.
Booking and prices
The 2013/14 rate is €85 adult single, and €144 adult return. (Children 4-12 years half price, children under 4 years free. Group fare - 4 adults or more - €73 single, €124 return). The prices are given on the bus company's timetable.
Ben's Bus also run buses from Geneva to Val Thorens, on Saturdays from 6th December 2014 to 18th April 2015, and on Sundays from 21st December 2014 to 5th April 2015.
The rates are £39-£44.50 single, and £66.50-£76 return (exact rate depends on group size).
Buses to Val Thorens from Lyon airport
There are buses from Lyon St Exupery airport to Val Thorens,
on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. They start on
19th December 2014, and run to 29th March 2014.
Lyon - Val Thorens
The table below shows the departure times. The arrival times are not provided by the bus company, but it generally takes 2 hours to Moutiers (where you may have to change buses), plus a further 1h15 to Val Thorens.
Departure times from Lyon St Exupery airport
Val Thorens - Lyon
You have to confirm your return 48 hours beforehand, at the bus station in place des Arolles. The table below shows the times given by the bus company for arrival at Lyon.
Arrival times at Lyon St Exupery airport
See the full 2014/15 Lyon-Val Thorens timetable.
Booking and prices
The 2014/15 rate is €73 adult single, €115 adult return. (Children 4-11 years €63 return, children under 4 years free; young persons 12-24 years €94 return). Prices are shown at the bottom of the timetable.
Buses to Val Thorens from Chambéry airport
Scheduled buses run from Chambéry airport to Val Thorens, on Saturdays and Sundays, from Saturday 21st December 2013 (to Val Thorens only on that date) to Saturday 19th April 2014 (return from Val Thorens only on that date).
Chambéry - Val Thorens
The timetable below shows the times from Chambéry to Val Thorens.
|1615 (note 1)||1730||1915|
|1715 (note 2)||1830||2000|
|Sunday||1330 (up to 23rd March 2014)||1430||1600|
|1145 (from 29th March to 13th April 2014)||1245||1445|
Note 1: This time is valid only until 29th March 2014
Note 2: On 15th & 22nd February 2014, the projected arrival time in Val Thorens is 2045, instead of 2000
Val Thorens - Chambéry
The table below shows the times from Val Thorens to Chambéry.
|0915 (to 29th March 2014)||1100||1245|
See the full 2013/14 Chambéry-Val Thorens timetable.
Booking and prices
The price is €31.80 adult single, €53.00 adult return, or €47.80 group adult return, for a group of four people or more. Prices are shown at the bottom of the timetable.
Book on the Transavoie website. For further information, call 00 33 479 68 32 96.
Buses to Val Thorens from Grenoble airport
There's a weekend service from Grenoble airport to Val Thorens, from 13th December 2014 to 18th April 2015, run by Agbus and Ben's Bus. It goes to Val Thorens on Saturdays, and only as far as Moutiers on Sundays. For the bus times, you have to enter your flight details on the Ben's Bus website.
Price £41.10-£47 adult single, £69.90-£79.90 adult return. The applicable rate depends on group size. 10% discount for under 12s.
There's a free shuttle bus around the resort of Val Thorens, plus a very limited service between Val Thorens and Les Menuires. See our Val Thorens resort shuttle page...
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