St-Martin de Belleville is located about half an hour drive from Moutiers in the Belleville valley below Les Menuires and Val Thorens. It’s small enough to be able to walk around in just a few minutes and benefits from lift links to the enormous Three Valleys area through Meribel and Les Menuires. Its proximity to the world’s largest ski area means that St Martin de Belleville enjoys a variety of transport options to and from the airports as well as from the nearest train station in Moutiers. The easiest airports for travelling to St Martin from are Geneva and Chambéry.
Chambéry Airport - 102 km / approx 1 hours 17 mins
Alti bus schedules regular bus transfers to St-Martin from Chambéry
There is also the option of booking private transfers with Ski Lifts or even hire a car.
Geneva Airport - 178 km / approx 2 hours
Ski Lifts offer a variety of options between Geneva Airport and St Martin and you can or just rent a car and drive up.
The train is another alternative, though not as convenient requiring two rail changes, as well as transport by bus or taxi up to the resort from Moutiers.
Lyon Airport - 199 km / approx 2 hours 16 mins
From Lyon there are buses run by Alti Bus
If this doesn’t suit you can always arrange a private transfer with Alp Line (www.alp-line.com) or rent a car.
Grenoble Airport - 168 km / approx 2 hours
Grenoble airport is better suited for the resorts further south but if you are flying at the weekend there are bus transfers with Bens Bus that go to Moutiers, from where you can take a 20 minute taxi ride up to resort. Book in advance here www.bensbus.co.uk.
If you require a hire car for your ski holiday, there are a number of fantastic car rental companies based in Europe.
Eurostar operates a snow train that runs from London to Moutiers twice a week which is great if you don’t like flying. Running between London and Moutiers, you will need to arrange a bus, private transfer, or taxi from Moutiers to St Martin.
The Friday evening departure travels overnight, arriving in Moutiers the following morning. Which means you will get into resort early enough to go for a ski whilst everyone else is still travelling to the Alps. For those who value their sleep there is also a day time service that departs on the Saturday morning and arrives in resort later that afternoon. Tickets can be booked here www.eurostar.com.
If you prefer not travel at the weekends there are daily services between London and Moutiers, with a necessary rail change in Paris Gare du Nord to Gare Austerlitz. From here you can get the domestic TGV service down to Moutiers that arrives later that afternoon. To check times and book tickets go to rail-europe.com.
Driving to St Martin is certainly possible within a day as long as you don’t mind spending a lot of time in the driving seat. It can vary between 7 and 10 hours from Calais depending on the traffic, the road conditions. We recommend you take a set of snow chains, top up your radiator fluid with anti-freeze to combat the cold and keep an eye on the weather forecast. For comprehensive directions, and www.viamichelin.com offer a great service as well as toll costs, and petrol estimations. There is parking available at the Cochet car park opposite the chain lift in resort.