Val Thorens public buses
In this section, you can find information about
- buses from Moutiers to Val Thorens
- buses from Geneva, Lyon, Chambéry, and Grenoble airports to Val Thorens
Buses from Moutiers
There are regular buses from Moutiers to Val Thorens. See the winter timetable (24th November 2012 to 16th June 2013).
The journey takes 1h15, and costs €10 adult single, €15 adult return. Book on the Transavoie website.
Buses from Geneva airport
There are buses from Geneva airport to Val Thorens, which start on 1st December 2012, and run until 14th April 2013.
Geneva - Val Thorens
The table below shows the times in winter 2012/13.
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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 2012/13 Geneva-Val Thorens timetable.
Booking and prices
The 2012/13 rate is €81 adult single, and €138 adult return. (Children 4-12 years half price, children under 4 years free. Group fare - 4 adults or more - €70 single, €119 return). See full price list.
Ben's Bus also run buses from Geneva to Val Thorens, on Saturdays from 8th December 2012 to 20th April 2013, and on Sundays from 23rd December 2012 to 7th April 2013.
Buses from Lyon airport
There are buses from Lyon St Exupery airport to Val Thorens,
on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. They start on
15th December 2012, and run to 1st April 2013.
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 2012/13 Lyon-Val Thorens timetable.
Booking and prices
The 2012/13 rate is €70 adult single, €98 adult return. (Children 4-11 years half price, children under 4 years free; young persons 12-24 years 25% discount; group of four or more adults €70 return per adult). Prices are shown at the bottom of the timetable.
Buses from Chambéry airport
Scheduled buses run from Chambéry airport to Val Thorens, on Saturdays and Sundays from 22nd December 2012 to 21st April 2013.
Chambéry - Val Thorens
The timetable only shows the times as far as Moutiers, but the prices below do include onward travel to Val Thorens. For this part of the journey, see the Moutiers-Val Thorens timetable.
Val Thorens - Chambéry
The table shows the times from Moutiers. Again, check the Moutiers-Val Thorens timetable for the first part of the journey.
See the full 2012/13 Chambéry-Val Thorens timetable.
Booking and prices
The price is €30.90 adult single, €51.50 adult return, or €46.40 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 from Grenoble airport
There will be a weekend service from Grenoble airport to Val Thorens, from 8th December 2012 to 13th April 2013, run by Agbus and Ben's Bus. It'll go to Val Thorens on Saturdays, and only as far as Moutiers on Sundays.
Price £46 adult single, £79.50 adult return.