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Bus to Val Thorens

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 will be updated for winter 2014/15 as soon as the information is available.

Buses to Val Thorens from Moutiers

There are regular buses from Moutiers to Val Thorens. See the winter timetable (28th October 2013 to 15th June 2014). 

The journey takes 1h15, and costs €10.60 adult single, €15.90 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. 

Bus number 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78
Depart Geneva 1000 1100 1215 1330 1430 1530 1645 1915
Arrive Moutiers 1200 1300 1415 1540 1630 1730 1845 2115
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).

Bus number 70 79 80 81 82 83
Depart Moutiers 0515 0845 1000 1225 1600 1750
Arrive Geneva 0700 1040 1210 1425 1800 1950

See full 2013/14 Geneva-Val Thorens timetable.

Booking and prices

Book on the Altibus website or the Alpski website. (They are not the world's most user-friendly sites). 

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

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

Friday 1130 1530 1945
Saturday 0930 1230 1530 1830
Sunday 1230 1530 1945

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

Friday 1000 1400 1800
Saturday 0815 1100 1330 1700
Sunday 1100 1400 1800

See the full 2014/15 Lyon-Val Thorens timetable

Booking and prices

Book on the Altibus website or the Satobus website

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.

Chambéry Moutiers Val Thorens
Saturday 1045 1200 1345
1445 1600 1745
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. 

Val Thorens Moutiers Chambéry
Saturday 0520 0645 0800
0745 1000 1145
0915 (to 29th March 2014) 1100 1245
1145 1345 1500
Sunday 0630 0800 0915

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.

Val Thorens buses: resort shuttle

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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