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Dependable travel

By carefully choosing our airline partners, airports and slot times we are able to ensure you a comfortable and reliable Sunday service from Gatwick and Manchester to the Alps. We can’t pretend that the fun of the holiday begins at the airport (particularly if you are travelling with young children) but we can try and get you to your chalet with the minimum of fuss.

For those interested in Business Class flights and private transfers please click here for details of our bespoke premium travel options.

Flights for the 2015/16 season are detailed below...

 

All VIP SKI holidays include return flights except on 29 Nov & 6 Dec 2015. Please call us to discuss any requirement for regional departures serving resorts other than detailed below. Where possible we will endeavour to meet your needs.

VAL D’ISERE - Flights from Gatwick or Manchester with coach transfer. Into Geneva or Grenoble, choice of times.

  • Gatwick North – Grenoble, BA; 1145-1430 / 1530-1610 – CLUB Seats Available £100pp supp* 
  • Gatwick South – Grenoble, Monarch; 0650-0930 / 1040-1125 (£20pp discount) 
  • Gatwick South – Geneva, Monarch; 0705-0955 / 1110-1155 (£20pp discount) 
  • Manchester T1 – Geneva, Jet 2; 0645-0955 / 1100-1200 (£30pp supp)

LA PLAGNE - Flights from Gatwick or Manchester with coach transfer. Into Geneva or Grenoble, choice of times.

  • Gatwick North – Grenoble, BA; 1145-1430 / 1530-1610 – CLUB Seats Available £100pp supp* 
  • Gatwick South – Geneva, Monarch; 0705-0955 / 1110-1155 (£20pp discount) 
  • Manchester T1 – Geneva, Jet 2; 0645-0955 / 1100-1200 (£30pp supp) 

MORZINE, LES GETS & AVORIAZ - Flights from Gatwick or Manchester with coach transfer.

  • Gatwick South – Geneva, Aer Lingus; 1120-1355 / 1440-1520 
  • Manchester T1 – Geneva, Jet 2; 0645-0955 / 1100-1200 (£30pp supp) 
  • Gatwick South - Geneva, Swiss Air; 1620-1855 / 1455-1540 (£30pp supp) - Morzine Only

ALPE D’HUEZ - Flights from Gatwick with coach transfer.  

  • Gatwick North – Grenoble, BA; 1145-1430 / 1530-1610 – CLUB Seats Available £100pp supp* 

MERIBEL - Flights from Gatwick or Manchester with coach transfer. Into Geneva or Grenoble, choice of times.  

  • Gatwick North – Grenoble, BA; 1145-1430 / 1530-1610 – CLUB Seats Available £100pp supp* 
  • Gatwick South – Grenoble, Monarch; 0650-0930 / 1040-1125 (£20pp discount) 
  • Gatwick South - Geneva, Monarch; 0705-0955 / 1110-1155 (£20pp discount) 
  • Manchester T1 – Geneva, Jet 2; 0645-0955 / 1100-1200 (£30pp supp) 

ST ANTON - Flights from Gatwick with coach transfer.

  • Gatwick South – Friedrichshafen, Germania; 1155-1435 / 1615-1700 

VERBIER & ZERMATT - Flights from Gatwick with coach transfer.

  • Gatwick South – Geneva, Aer Lingus; 1120-1355 / 1440-1520 

All flights are booked on a first come first served basis, and are subject to availability. On occasions we may allocate alternative flights for certain resorts over and above those listed above. Please double check your allocated flight at the time of booking and on receipt of invoice.

As our travel arrangements are made many months in advance, flight details are provisional and may change up to the date of departure. Exact details of your flight numbers, carriers, baggage allowances and timings will be confirmed when tickets are issued via email approximately 1 week before departure.

*BA CLUB Class upgrade - £250pp supp on w/c 14 Feb 2016. £100pp supp all other dates.

Departure details

  • Our British Airways flight departs from Gatwick North terminal, all other Gatwick flights depart from the South Terminal, our Manchester flight departs from Terminal 1 ground floor 
  • Check-in is minimum 2 hours prior to departure 
  • Check-in desks will close 45 minutes prior to the departure take off time. Any passenger who tries to check in later than this time will be denied access to the flight, regardless of circumstances. It is therefore essential that you allow ample time to reach the airport and to check in 
  • Luggage allowance on our Gatwick flights is one bag per person weighing no more than 20kg. Manchester flights allow one bag per person weighing no more than 22kg. Hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person weighing no more than 10kg with the exception of our Gatwick – Friedrichshafen flight which allows 6kg hand luggage. Full details of baggage allowance will be detailed in pre-departure information and in the 'luggage' tab above. 
  • Ski carriage is charged at £30 return per set of skis/board and must be pre-booked to ensure there is space on the aircraft. Our BA CLUB Class upgrade includes ski carriage. 
  • If we have bought in seats for you either on the flights above or on a separate scheduled flight please check the departure and baggage allowance information on your boarding pass/flight itinerary and on the aircraft carrier's website prior to travel.

Luggage Allowance

 

Luggage allowance does vary from flight to flight, and the rules are often confusing with regards to skis, snowboards and boots. As a guide to what is included within our holiday booking when travelling on our Charter flights please see the details below. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to call us on 020 8875 1957.

Baggage Allowance

  • Each passenger is allowed one piece of hold luggage, maximum weight of 20kg on all our flights from Gatwick, 22kgs on our chartered allocation from Manchester
  • Excess baggage over this limit will be charged per kilo at check-in
  • No single piece of luggage can exceed 32kgs (this is an international airline standard)
  • Hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person weighing no more than 10kg on our flights to Geneva and Grenoble and 6kg on our flight to Friedrichshafen 

Ski / Snowboard Carriage

  • Equipment carriage is £30 return per bag for all of flights. Our BA CLUB Class upgrade includes ski carriage.
  • Equipment carriage covers ONE set of skis and poles in ONE bag, or ONE snowboard in ONE bag. Ski boots are also included in your pre-booked ski/snowboard carriage if you are also bringing skis with you on all of our flights. If you have skis/snowboard then ski boots can be brought in a separate bag (NOT applicable on Germania flight). 
  • The airlines allow approximately 6-7kgs in weight for ski/ board bag, so you should NOT pack additional luggage in ski or snowboard bag

Ski Boots – if you are only bringing ski boots and no skis

  • If you do not wish to pay for additional Ski Boot Carriage all our flight accept ski boots to be included in the overall hold weight allowance but they must be packed into your one suitcase/bag. If you wish to carry Ski boots in a separate bag then this must be pre-booked at £20 return per bag (Not available with Germania). 
  • Our flights to Geneva & Grenoble also allow for ski boots to be carried in a separate bag if purchasing Ski Carriage. Carriage is £30 return per bag on all our Charter flights. 
  • Alternatively, ski boots may be carried on board as your one piece of hand luggage provided that the bag keeps within dimensions instructed by the flight operator.

Bought-in Flights
If we do buy in seats on a scheduled service for you, even if the flight has the same flight numbers as our chartered flights, your seats will have been booked as per the Flight Operator's scheduled services terms and conditions and thus your baggage allowances and charges may differ to those set out above. We therefore advise that you look at the Flight Operator's website for information on their baggage policy. If you have any questions or queries on how their policy differs to ours please do call us on 0208 875 1957.

Airport Parking

 

We are working in partnership with I Love Meet and Greet to offer you a discount on your airport parking at Gatwick, Manchester and Heathrow. On the day you travel, simply drive to the terminal where one of the I Love Meet and Greet drivers will take your car back to their secure car park. On your return, you telephone them when you have passed customs and they will bring your car right back outside the terminal for you.

Pre-booking with I Love Meet and Greet means you can enjoy the additional benefits of:

No queuing in the car park

No scrambling onto buses with ski gear

Driving direct to the terminal forecourt  

10% discount on bookings as a VIP SKI referral

Simply click here to make your booking and take advantage of our discounted rates.

Private taxi transfers

Be whisked into resort in the most glamorous and exciting way possible - in a helicopter! Click here for more details.

If you would prefer the comfort or intimacy of a private taxi straight from the airport terminal to your chalet, we can arrange this for you. Pre-booking is essential.

The costs detailed below are guide prices per person, for return transfers. Prices shown below are a guide and may fluctuate due to exchange rates.

From GRENOBLE to MERIBEL via Autoroute

  • Taxi for 8 - £116 pp
  • Taxi for 7 - £125 pp
  • Taxi for 6 - £137 pp
  • Taxi for 5 - £154 pp
  • Taxi for 4 - £180 pp
  • Taxi for 3 - £223 pp
  • Taxi for 2 - £335 pp
  • Taxi for 1 - £669 pp

From GENEVA to MERIBEL via Annecy

  • Taxi for 8 - £98 pp
  • Taxi for 7 - £104 pp
  • Taxi for 6 - £110 pp
  • Taxi for 5 - £126 pp
  • Taxi for 4 - £149 pp
  • Taxi for 3 - £187 pp
  • Taxi for 2 - £280 pp
  • Taxi for 1 - £559 pp

From GRENOBLE to VAL D'ISERE or LA PLAGNE

  • Taxi for 8 - £117 pp
  • Taxi for 7 - £126 pp
  • Taxi for 6 - £139 pp
  • Taxi for 5 - £156 pp
  • Taxi for 4 - £187 pp
  • Taxi for 3 - £237 pp
  • Taxi for 2 - £356 pp
  • Taxi for 1 - £711 pp

From GENEVA to VAL D'ISERE or LA PLAGNE

  • Taxi for 8 - £104 pp
  • Taxi for 7 - £109 pp
  • Taxi for 6 - £119 pp
  • Taxi for 5 - £132 pp
  • Taxi for 4 - £153 pp
  • Taxi for 3 - £198 pp
  • Taxi for 2 - £297 pp
  • Taxi for 1 - £593 pp

From BOURG ST MAURICE to VAL D'ISERE 

  • Taxi for 8 - £28 pp
  • Taxi for 7 - £30 pp
  • Taxi for 6 - £32 pp
  • Taxi for 5 - £35 pp
  • Taxi for 4 - £41 pp
  • Taxi for 3 - £51 pp
  • Taxi for 2 - £77 pp
  • Taxi for 1 - £153 pp

From GRENOBLE to ALPE D'HUEZ 

  • Taxi for 8 - £80 pp
  • Taxi for 7 - £91 pp
  • Taxi for 6 - £91 pp
  • Taxi for 5 - £110 pp
  • Taxi for 4 - £123 pp
  • Taxi for 3 - £164 pp
  • Taxi for 2 - £246 pp
  • Taxi for 1 - £491 pp

From GENEVA to ALPE D'HUEZ 

  • Taxi for 8 - £153 pp
  • Taxi for 7 - £175 pp
  • Taxi for 6 - £167 pp
  • Taxi for 5 - £200 pp
  • Taxi for 4 - £237 pp
  • Taxi for 3 - £316 pp
  • Taxi for 2 - £473 pp
  • Taxi for 1 - £946 pp

From GENEVA to MORZINE or LES GETS or PRODAINS

  • Taxi for 8 - £42 pp
  • Taxi for 7 - £47 pp
  • Taxi for 6 - £55 pp
  • Taxi for 5 - £66 pp
  • Taxi for 4 - £83 pp
  • Taxi for 3 - £110 pp
  • Taxi for 2 - £165 pp
  • Taxi for 1 - £329 pp

From GENEVA to AVORIAZ

  • Taxi for 8 - £46 pp
  • Taxi for 7 - £53 pp
  • Taxi for 6 - £61 pp
  • Taxi for 5 - £74 pp
  • Taxi for 4 - £92 pp
  • Taxi for 3 - £122 pp
  • Taxi for 2 - £183 pp
  • Taxi for 1 - £366 pp

From GENEVA to ZERMATT

  • Taxi for 8 - £165pp
  • Taxi for 7 - £188 pp
  • Taxi for 6 - £220 pp
  • Taxi for 5 - £264 pp
  • Taxi for 4 - £279 pp
  • Taxi for 3 - £372 pp
  • Taxi for 2 - £557 pp
  • Taxi for 1 - £1114 pp

From GENEVA to VERBIER

  • Taxi for 8 - £142 pp
  • Taxi for 7 - £162 pp
  • Taxi for 6 - £189 pp
  • Taxi for 5 - £226 pp
  • Taxi for 4 - £245 pp
  • Taxi for 3 - £327 pp
  • Taxi for 2 - £490 pp
  • Taxi for 1 - £980 pp

From FREIDRICHSHAFEN to ST ANTON

  • Taxi for 8 - £58 pp
  • Taxi for 7 - £66 pp
  • Taxi for 6 - £77 pp
  • Taxi for 5 - £92 pp
  • Taxi for 4 - £115 pp
  • Taxi for 3 - £130 pp
  • Taxi for 2 - £195 pp
  • Taxi for 1 - £390 pp

From INNSBRUCK to ST ANTON

  • Taxi for 8 - £45 pp
  • Taxi for 7 - £51 pp
  • Taxi for 6 - £60 pp
  • Taxi for 5 - £72 pp
  • Taxi for 4 - £89 pp
  • Taxi for 3 - £108 pp
  • Taxi for 2 - £161 pp
  • Taxi for 1 - £322 pp

From ZURICH to ST ANTON

  • Taxi for 8 - £77 pp
  • Taxi for 7 - £88 pp
  • Taxi for 6 - £102 pp
  • Taxi for 5 - £122 pp
  • Taxi for 4 - £153 pp
  • Taxi for 3 - £181 pp
  • Taxi for 2 - £271 pp
  • Taxi for 1 - £542 pp

Train transfers

Swiss Rail offers a cost effective, comfortable, efficient and stress free travel option for anyone travelling to Zermatt, Verbier or St Anton.

The costs detailed below are for tickets pre-booked through us at least 1 week prior to travel. Prices are per person, for return train tickets. 

From GENEVA to VERBIER via Chable (bus from Chable)

• First class - £161 pp 
• 2nd class - £100 pp

From GENEVA to VERBIER via Tasch

• First class - £152 pp 
• 2nd class - £95 pp

From ZURICH to ST ANTON

• First class - £140 pp 
• 2nd class - £80 pp

Please call us on 0208 875 1957 with any questions or to book.

Taking the stress out of independent travel

 

Interested in making your own way out to resort but not sure how to go about it? 

We’ve done the preliminary leg-work for you to make it that much easier. We hope you find the information below helpful but please note that is only a guide and may be subject to change.

We have collated a list of regional and scheduled flying to help you source the flights, please click here. 

Flying from London to Geneva 

Flying from regional airports to Geneva

Flying to Grenoble

Car hire

Car hire at Geneva airport is split into two sectors, Swiss and French. Car hire companies operate in both sectors of the airport. The Swiss sector is the international sector but it is possible to cross over to the French sector if you have hired a car there. Please make sure you check when you hire your car whereabouts in the airport you are going to collect it. 

Car hire companies operating at Geneva airport; 

Transfers from Geneva Airport Geneva coach station

Bus information

Private transfers

Taking your own car

If you would rather drive out to resort you can either book your ferry crossing direct with the operator or through an agent. Click here for self drive advice and directions to our chalets.

Crossings from Dover to Calais 

Crossings from Dover to Dunkirk 

Alternatively, if you would rather have an agent search through more options for you, here are a few to try; 

Flights on Sunday

Our week operates Sunday to Sunday. We fly on a Sunday morning to avoid the crowds at the airport and the cars on the road. We operate smaller aircraft that are quicker to load and unload. All this helps.

Regional Flights

Where possible we will endeavour to meet your needs, therefore we we have collated a list of regional and scheduled flying to help you source your desired flights, please click here.

Travel details & tickets

We will send you your travel documents and essential pre-departure information via email approximately one week prior to departure. 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 as some details may have changed since the booking was made, and the website may have been updated.

Non-VIP Flights & regional flights

Our flights sell out fast on busy dates, and we may sometimes purchase seats and transfers with other operators to satisfy demand. There is usually a supplement payable for these flights and we will always advise you prior to booking if this is the case. In addition to our main flights from Gatwick and Manchester, we can sometimes offer other regional departures for a supplementary charge. This is always subject to availability and naturally we have no control over the timings or levels of service provided by any alternative carriers.

Flight only sales for independent travellers

We charter our own aircraft and so from time to time we have seats which can be sold as 'flight only'. Travelling on a Sunday also means that you benefit from quieter airports. All round it's a much more pleasant experience than most independent traveller options. If you are interested in buying a seat on one of our flights please email ski@vip-chalets.com or alternatively call us on 0208 875 1957.