The traditional mountain town of Morzine is set just below Avoriaz in the huge Portes du Soleil area. Morzine is one of the most convenient resorts in the French Alps to get to, with Geneva airport a little over one hour’s drive away. The there is also a comprehensive bus service for getting around town and to the nearby resorts, and it even has a couple of electric buses.
Geneva Airport 87km / approx 1h15m
Geneva is without a doubt the best airport for travel to Morzine. Altibus run a regular public bus service to resort from Geneva. Alternatively you can organise a private transfer or shared transfer with Ski Lifts or rent a car and drive.
Chambéry Airport - 130km / approx 1h30m
Unfortunately the main bus services don’t run to Morzine, so the best option is getting a private transfer with Ski Lifts or by renting a car.
Lyon Airport - 210 km / approx 2h15m
Again the main coach services don’t serve the route between Lyon airport and Morzine. You can however book a private transfer with Skin Lifts as above or hire a car and drive.
Turin Airport - 230 km / approx 3 hours
There are no direct transfer links between Morzine and Turin, if you don’t mind driving for three hours after a flight though, it is certainly possible.
If you require a hire car for your ski holiday, there are a number of fantastic car rental companies based in Europe.
Unfortunately taking the train to Morzine requires a bit of a trickier journey that that of the resorts further south in the Tarrentaise. It involves taking an early service from London to Paris Gare du Nord, a change of station in Paris to Gare de Lyon and from here you can take the domestic TGV service to Cluses, about 30 km from Morzine.
From Cluses you need to take a half hour taxi up to resort. If you want to try and limit your costs, the train from Paris to Geneva Airport is an option as from here you can take a public bus from Geneva to Morzine with Altibus. Whatever route you take you will be arriving at some time in the evening.
There are positives and negatives to having a car in Morzine. The roads in resort are particularly busy and the one-way system is quite hard to get your head round. On the up side though, having a car provides easier access to the further away resorts in the Portes du Soleil means that you won’t have to worry about making it back to Morzine before the lifts close. It is also a particularly an easy resort to reach by car too.
When arranging your route try using www.viamichelin.com, as they provide great directions, toll road costs, and fuel estimations. The journey is easily doable in a day at between 7 and 10 hours from Calais. We strongly suggest you add snow chains to your travel check list, top up your radiator fluid with a heavy mix of anti-freeze, and check the weather forecast before you set off. Parking in Morzine is no problem with three main pay and display car parks located near the tourist information office and cost between €30 and €40 euros per week.
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