Courchevel’s valley is the most western, the largest and the most exclusive of the Three Valleys. It was the site for the Nordic events of the Albertville 1992 Winter Olympics and as a result Courchevel’s popularity as a ski destination there are a variety of transfer option available to manage the high demand. Rail access is easy with the nearest train station located half an hour away in Moutiers and Chambery and Geneva are conveniently situated for resort transfers. For the more extravagant, the resort boasts an airstrip that can be reached aboard Air Courchevel from all major airports and helipads within France.
Chambery Airport - 109 km / approx 1 hours 25 mins
Private and shared transfers can be booked with Ski Lifts
Geneva Airport - 188 km / approx 2 hours 10 mins
For a private transfer or shared transfer try Ski Lifts. AlpyBus offers private transfers and our clients receive a 5% discount using promotional code P0WDERB$DS. Please note this code is only valid if you have booked your accommodation through Powderbeds.
The train from Geneva Airport is probably not the best option, but it can be done. It requires two changes, and then a bus, taxi or private transfer from Moutiers up to resort.
Lyon Airport - 186 km / approx 2 hours 10 mins
You can arrange a Ski Lifts private transfer or rent a car.
Grenoble Airport - 175 km / approx 2 hours 10 mins
Grenoble is not the easiest airport for arranging transfers from, however there are still options. Book a hire car or arrange a private transfer in advance
If you require a hire car for your ski holiday, there are a number of fantastic car rental companies based in Europe.
Travelling by train is a viable, and carbon friendly. alternative to flying. There are daily services to Moutiers, which will involve changing in Paris from Gare du Nord to Paris Austerlitz, for the direct TGV service that will get you to Moutiers later that afternoon. To book and to see the times visit SNCF Connect.
Driving to the French Alps is certainly possible, provided that you don’t mind a full day behind the wheel and you have a good selection of music prepared! Typically the journey will take between 7 and 10 hours from Calais depending on traffic, the weather and how fast you drive. Remember that you are likely to need snow chains, and it’s probably worth having a quick check of the weather before you go. The police have been known to check cars for snow tires or chains when the weather is particularly bad.
For good directions we recommend ViaMichelin which also provides fairly reliable toll costs, and fuel estimations.
Underground parking is available at each level of the resort but prices increase the higher you go up the mountain, between €50 and €80 for the week. Two free car parks are available down at Courchevel 1300, however these are outdoor and you must check for the snow clearing times so you can move your car during the process and avoid it getting towed!