Chatel is ideally located just 72km from Geneva airport making it a handy destination for both traditional week long ski holidays and short ski breaks. Thanks to its position in the Northern Alps, it is a resort that is easy to reach by both car and by train, Aigle train station is just a short transfer away.

Les Portes du Soleil is a well-linked area, however it can be advantageous to have a car as some of the links require skiers to take a bus.

Travelling to Chatel - France; Copyright: Jean-François Vuarand – Châtel Tourisme

By Plane

Geneva Airport - 72km / approx 1 hour 15 mins

The easiest airport for Chatel is Geneva. You can either hire a car or take a private or shared transfer from Ski Lifts.

Chambéry Airport - 161km / approx 2 hours

Chambery isn't the handiest for getting public transport to Chatel, but it doesn't take too long to drive so you can hire a car or book a private transfer with Ski Lifts.

Lyon Airport - 234 km / approx 2 hours 50 mins

The options for getting from Lyon to Chatel include hiring a car or taking a private transfer with Ski Lifts as above.

Turin Airport - 230 km / approx 3 hours

To get to Chatel from Turin airport you need to either take a taxi or hire a car.

Car Rental

If you require a hire car for your ski holiday, there are a number of fantastic car rental companies based in Europe.

By Train

Travelling by train to Chatel is an option, however, it’s not an obvious choice. You start at London, St Pancras, and take a train to Paris, Gard du Nord, then you change stations to Paris Gare de Lyon from where you can take a domestic TGV service down to Annecy. From Annecy there are connections to Aigle. In Aigle you need to catch a bus or a taxi up to the resort. Prices and ticket information are available on


An excellent idea is to drive to Chatel if you can. It is very helpful for reaching the huge Portes du Soleil ski area and the journey time from Calais to takes about 9 hours.