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 this winter (1st November 2015 to 17th June 2016).
The journey takes 1h15, and costs (2015-16 rates, at the bus station) €12.30 adult single, €22.20 adult return. (There are slightly cheaper rates if you book online). 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
Scheduled buses run from Chambéry airport to Val Thorens, on Saturdays and Sundays, from Saturday 19th December 2015 (to Val Thorens only on 19th & 20th December) to Saturday 26th March 2016.
Chambéry - Val Thorens
The timetable below shows the times from Chambéry to Val Thorens.
|Saturday||1100||1215 (leave 1245)||1400|
|1400||1515 (leave 1530)||1645|
|1545||1700 (leave 1715)||1830|
|1710||1825 (leave 1830)||1945|
|Sunday||1200||1315 (leave 1330)||1445|
Val Thorens - Chambéry
The table below shows the times from Val Thorens to Chambéry.
|Saturday||0525||0640 (leave 0645)||0810|
|0730||0845 (leave 0915)||1040|
|0915||1030 (leave 1040)||1205|
|1045||1200 (leave 1220)||1400|
|Sunday||0640||0755 (leave 0810)||0925|
See the full 2015/16 Chambéry-Val Thorens timetable.
Booking and prices
The price is €37 adult single, €61.70 adult return, or €55.50 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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