The traditional village of Vaujany is located in the Southern French alps, set into the sunny hillside which lies across a valley from Alp d’Huez and the giant Grand Rousses ski area. With investment from the hydroelectric company located down the valley, Vaujany has a range of excellent facilities and modern escalators to help tired legs up the hill after skiing. Grenoble is the most convenient airport for the resort, about an hour away by bus with Chambery, about an hour and a half, and Lyon about two hours.
Grenoble Airport - 60km / approx 1 hour
There is the option of private transfers with Ski Lifts or hire a car if you prefer.
Bens Bus runs regular transfers to Vaujany which tie in with most departing and arriving flights to and from the UK
If travelling on Saturday there is a bus from Grenoble bus station
Chambery Airport - 114 km / approx 1 hour 30 mins
The best option is taking a private transfer with Ski Lifts or hiring a car.
We wouldn’t recommend this journey by public transport, but if you’re determined it can be done. It involves getting to Chambery centre, taking the train to Grenoble. Once in Grenoble it’s a short walk to the coach station from where you can take the bus bound for Vaujany. Check the SNCF website for train times.
Lyon Airport -163 km / approx 2 hours
There are regular busses from Lyon Airport to Grenoble coach station, from where you can take a direct bus to Vaujany
If your budget suits hire car would significantly cut the journey time, as would a private transfer
Turin Airport - 191 km / approx 3 hours
Turin is not the most convenient option, but it can be done. There is car rental, failing this there is always the option of a very expensive taxi ride!
If you require a hire car for your ski holiday, there are a number of fantastic car rental companies based in Europe.
Vaujany is not as convenient a resort as those in the Tarrentaise Valley to reach by train, but it can be done providing you don’t mind making a couple of changes. There are a number of options available. The first is to take the Eurostar to Paris Gare du Nord, get in a taxi to Gare de Lyon and take TGV to Grenoble. From here you can either take a Bus or taxi to the resort. You can book tickets and check train times at rail-europe.com.
The second is to take the snow train, which leaves from London and arrives at Bourg St Maurice. From Bourg the journey is not particularly straight forward. The easiest thing to do is pay for an expensive and 2 hour taxi ride to Vaujany, or take the train to Grenoble, which involves a change in Chambery, and then the bus from Grenoble to the resort. The snow train is operated by Eurostar eurostar.com
Driving to Vaujany will take between 7 and 10 hours from Calaishours depending on the conditions and how fast you drive. You can get comprehensive directions from viamichelin.com.
When coming out of Grenoble, make sure you look out for junction 8 off the A480 as it is well not signposted and easily missed if you are not familiar with the local regional names. The sign refers to Vaujany and its neighboring resorts as “Stations de l’Oisans-Vizille”. Parking is very rarely a problem in resort, with free covered car parking in the village center.
Travel in the resort
Vaujany is small enough to walk everywhere in the village on foot. The money from the hydro-electric plant has clearly been put to good use as there are even escalators built recently for those travelling up the hill with tired legs from a hard days skiing!