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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Buses to Val Thorens from Moutiers
There are regular buses from Moutiers to Val Thorens. This is the winter timetable for last winter (22nd November 2014 to 15th June 2015). We'll publish the new timetable when it's available.
The journey takes 1h15, and costs (2014-15 rates) €12.00 adult single, €20.40 adult return. Book on the Transavoie website.
Buses to Val Thorens from Geneva airport
Buses to Val Thorens from Geneva airport: Ben's Bus
Ben's Bus run buses from Geneva to Val Thorens, on Saturdays from 5th December 2015 to 16th April 2016, and on Sundays from 20th December 2015 to 3rd April 2016.
The rates are £39-£44.50 single, and £66.50-£76 return (exact rate depends on group size).
Buses to Val Thorens from Geneva airport: AltiBus
There are buses from Geneva airport to Val Thorens.
Most of the services below run from 5th December 2015 to 9th April 2016, but some run between 28th/29th November 2015 and 17th/18th April 2016, while some are only from 19th December 2015 to 19th March 2016 - see full timetable for details.
Geneva - Val Thorens
The table below shows the times on Saturdays in winter 2015/16. See the full timetable for the reduced service on other days of the week.
|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 tell you 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 on Saturdays from Moutiers, and arriving at Geneva, are shown in the table below. From these, you can guess the approximate departure times from Val Thorens. The service on other days of the week is slightly different - see full timetable.
See full 2015/16 Geneva-Val Thorens timetable.
Booking and prices
|2015/16 prices||Adult single||Adult return||Child single||Child return||Group single||Group return|
Sunday to Friday
Sunday to Friday
The age of children isn't specified, but in previous years, it was 4-12 years old; a group is four or more adults.
Buses to Val Thorens from Lyon airport
Buses to Val Thorens from Lyon airport: Ben's Bus
Ben's Bus run buses from Lyon airport to Val Thorens, on Fridays from 18th December 2015 to 8th April 2016, on Saturdays from 12th December 2015 to 16th April 2016, and on Sundays from 13th December 2015 to 10th April 2016.
The rates are £45-£52 single, and £69-79 return (exact rate depends on group size).
Buses to Val Thorens from Lyon airport: AltiBus
There are buses from Lyon St Exupéry airport to Val Thorens, on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Most services involve a change at Moutiers, but new in 2015/16, there are some direct services to Les Menuires/Val Thorens on Saturdays. Services start on Friday 18th December 2015, and run to Sunday 3rd April 2016.
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, and at that point, you're given an exact departure time. 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 2015/16 Lyon-Val Thorens timetable.
Booking and prices
The 2015/16 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 on the timetable.
Buses to Val Thorens from Chambéry airport
Buses to Val Thorens from Chambéry airport: Ben's Bus
Ben's Bus run buses from Chambéry airport to Val Thorens on Saturdays from 12th December 2015 to 16th April 2016, and on Sundays from 13th December 2015 to 10th April 2016.
The rates are £27.80 single, and £44.80 return.
Buses to Val Thorens from Chambéry airport: AltiBus
The information which follows is for last winter, 2014-15. We'll publish the updated times and prices when they are available.
Scheduled buses run from Chambéry airport to Val Thorens, on Saturdays and Sundays, from Saturday 20th December 2014 (to Val Thorens only on that date) to Sunday 19th April 2015 (return from Val Thorens only on that date).
Chambéry - Val Thorens
The timetable below shows the times from Chambéry to Val Thorens.
|Saturday||1100 (note 1)||1215||1400|
|1445 (note 2)||1600||1800|
|1600 (note 3)||1715||1830|
|1700 (note 4)||1815||2015|
Note 1: On 4th & 11th April 2015, this bus leaves and arrives 15 minutes later
Note 2: This service runs until 28th March 2015 only. On 4th & 11th April 2015, there's a bus at 1330 instead, which arrives Moutiers at 1445 and VT at 1615
Note 3: until 4th April 2015
Note 4: until 28th March 2015
Val Thorens - Chambéry
The table below shows the times from Val Thorens to Chambéry.
|Saturday||0545 (note 1)||0700||0830|
|0900 (to 28th March 2015)||1015||1200|
Note 1: until 28th March 2015; on 4th, 11th, & 18th April 2015, the bus departs VT 0415, arrives Moutiers 0530, and Chambery 0700
See the full 2014/15 Chambéry-Val Thorens timetable.
Booking and prices
The price is €36 adult single, €60 adult return, or €54 group adult return, for a group of four people or more. Prices are shown on the timetable.
Book on the Transavoie website. For further information, call 00 33 479 68 32 96.
Buses to Val Thorens from Grenoble airport
Ben's Bus run a weekend service from Grenoble airport to Val Thorens, from 12th December 2015 to 16th April 2016. 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 £40.95-£46.80 adult single, £69.80-£79.80 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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