Complimentary transfers from Geneva or incredible upgrade rates for personal drivers and private transfers from any airport to all of our resorts.
Our holiday prices do not include flights so that you may choose from over 70 flights every day between the UK and our transport hub at Geneva and hundreds more to and from the other local French airports. We offer five complimentary scheduled transfer services from Geneva to and from each of our resorts at different times of the day on Wednesday throughout December and four transfers on Sunday for the rest of the season.
We will have a manned desk at Geneva to provide assistance to all arriving and departing VIP SKI guests throughout the day on a Sunday (Wednesday for December departures) from all the regional airports, you now have complete control over your flying at your, rather than our, convenience.
For those who might worry about being inconvenienced by flight delays or waiting unnecessarily at Geneva for a scheduled transfer departure, or indeed for those who would prefer to fly to Lyon, Grenoble, or Chambery, we have negotiated and subsidised some incredible rates so you can have your own personal driver and private transfer to and from resort with a supplement from only £12 per person return in the Portes du Soleil and from £48 per person return to the Tarentaise .
If you need our help researching flight options, availability and prices then of course we are more than happy to assist.
We have 5 transfers departing Geneva Airport each Wednesday throughout December and to 3 Jan, and 4 transfers departing Geneva on Sundays for the remainder of the season, and 4 return transfers to choose from. See here a full list of flights to Geneva which tie in with our transfer times.
Please note that we require confirmation of seat reservation and flight details at time of accommodation balance payment to secure a place on our complimentary transfer.
|Transfer No.||Depart Geneva**||For flights scheduled to land at or before:|
|BUS extra||12:00 (Dec & 3 Jan only)||11:10|
**Transfer departure from Geneva may be delayed up to 60 minutes (see transfer booking conditions below)
|Transfer No.||Arrive GVA||Depart Les Arcs / Val d'Isere||Depart Avoriaz||Depart Morzine / Les Gets|
*Departure times from resort are approximate and subject to road conditions. Times will be confirmed in resort.
*** BUS ①arrives Geneva 09:00 throughout December and on 3 Jan 2024, arrives 08.30 for all other dates.
COMPLIMENTARY TRANSFER BOOKING CONDITIONS
Seats are only provided on a complimentary basis if they are reserved together with flight details (essential) before the balance of the holiday becomes due.
If you are on a flight scheduled to land at Geneva at or before the stated transfer time rule then we will commit to hold the transfer for a period of 60 minutes in the event that your flight or bag delivery is delayed.
If all passengers booked on the transfer are present before the departure time then the transfer may leave early.
Transfers will not be delayed under any circumstances for anyone booked on a flight scheduled to arrive after the allotted time.
If you miss the departure because you arrive at our desk after the extended time allowance (12:00 for transfer 1, 14:00 for transfer 2, 16:00 for transfer 3 and 18:00 for transfer 4) then we will do our best to arrange an alternative transfer or private taxi but unfortunately this will be at your own cost. We have a desk at Geneva on each of our arrival days throughout the season to help organise an alternative method of transport to resort.
Transfers to and from Val d'Isère and Les Arcs may involve a vehicle change in Bourg St. Maurice. The vehicles are parked side by side, bags are transferred for you, and this normally causes a minimum of delay and inconvenience to guests.
If no guests are pre-booked then a transfer will not operate.
It is often neglected in the excitement of booking a ski holiday that the mountains (and airport!) can be a hostile environment in the winter and that road closures and traffic delays sometimes do happen, it is always worth double checking that your travel insurance will cover you in the unlikely event that you miss your return flight through circumstances beyond anyone’s control.
Whilst our complimentary scheduled coach transfers from Geneva are comfortable, reliable and efficient, we recognise that they may not suit everyone. You might worry about being inconvenienced by flight delays or waiting unnecessarily at the airport for others. You might also wish to fly to Lyon, Grenoble or Chambery and take advantage of a flight route, timing and price that suits you better. We have therefore negotiated with local taxi partners and subsidised the cost substantially so that you can upgrade to a private taxi transfer at some amazing prices.
If you would prefer the comfort and intimacy of your own driver and a private taxi to meet your flight and to take you and your party straight from the airport terminal to your chalet, and then from your chalet to the airport on your return, then this upgrade can cost as little as £29 per person to anywhere in the Portes du Soleil. With our incredible discounted rates even Val d’Isère and Les Arcs cost from only £62 per person.
This service is subject to availability with pricing confirmed at the time of payment. Pre-booking is absolutely essential and in order to avoid disappointment we recommend that you confirm your private transfer upgrade request when you make your accommodation booking. Prices are heavily subsidised by us and therefore only available with a full price accommodation booking. Note that infants are counted as a full passenger as special arrangements apply.
|From Geneva (GVA)|
|Portes du Soleil||£98||£48||£25||£58||£41||£29|
|From Lyon (LYS)|
|From Grenoble (GNB)|
|From Chambery (CMF)|
|From Bourg St Maurice|
The upgrade rates shown above are guide supplements per person for return transfers and may fluctuate due to exchange rates. Prices are confirmed at time of booking. We can quote upgrade prices for larger groups from Lyon, Grenoble and Chambery on request. Transfers are typically by Mercedes Vito or similar for groups of eight or less, small coaches for larger group sizes
Whilst our scheduled coach transfers are comfortable, reliable and efficient, they will not suit everybody, and we recognise that the alternative of a private transfer can be expensive.
For those comfortable with driving on the other side of the road and with the modern convenience of sat nav on your phone, driving to and from resort can be a cheaper, comfortable and relaxing alternative, allowing to you break the trip on the way.
We can give you the google coordinates of your chalet and all of our resorts have covered and convenient parking, most in our own buildings. Our spaces are limited, must be pre-booked and are allocated on a first come first serve basis. Please note vehicle height restrictions may apply for some covered parking garages. Parking charges for these spaces are as follows (per vehicle for 6 days):
Aspen House parking - £50
Bear Lodge parking - £50
Bellevarde Lodge parking (open air) - £25
Colibri parking - £50
It’s true that you might have to pop on a set of chains if there is a lot of snow around (this is a fairly rare occurrence, winter tyres are excellent), but modern chains are much easier than the struggles of old and you can always book a 4x4 for complete piece of mind.
The following car hire companies operate at Geneva airport. Make sure that you are booking on the Swiss side of the airport, even with GPS, the French side is a time-consuming detour and hideously complicated to find. Book as soon as you make your accommodation booking, particularly if you would like a 4x4 which are in limited supply during peak periods and during school holidays.
Driving to the Alps can offer great value and convenience. It's door to door, no hanging around, you can pack as much kit as your vehicle can carry, and choose your favourIte play list to accompany you en-route.
If you would rather drive out to resort you can explore travelling over sea or under ground! We've put together some self drive advice and directions to our chalets
Eurotunnel from Folkstone to Calais
Crossings from Dover to Calais
Crossings from Dover to Dunkirk
Our usual week operates Sunday to Sunday. We encourage travel on a Sunday morning to avoid the crowds at the airport and the cars on the road.
We will send you your essential pre-departure information via email. Please check these carefully and read all pre-departure information as it contains essential information regarding your holiday. It is also essential that you pass on all information to each member of your ski party.