One of France's original ski resorts and located just 70km outside the centre of Geneva, the rustic chic Megeve is a favourite spot for short weekend breaks. It is one of the most convenient resorts in the French Alps for arranging travel with fairly easy access by car as well as train links to the nearby station of St Gervais. However access by rail is not the easiest of journeys involving quite a few changes.
As some areas on the Mont Blanc Pass are not lift linked, Bus links are required. Having a car makes quick and easy travel between these areas possible as well as providing the opportunity to access resorts further afield.
Geneva Airport - 70km / approx 1 hour
By far the easiest airport to fly to for Megeve. Geneva Airport Transfers offer cheap and regular transfers and we'd recommend you try Ski Lifts
Chambéry Airport - 85km / approx 1 hours 15 mins
There’s not much in the way of public transport between Chambéry and Chamonix, but the drive isn’t too long so you can hire a car or take a private transfer with Ski Lifts
Lyon Airport - 190 km / approx 2 hours 20 mins
Other than hiring a car and driving you can take a private transfer with Ski Lifts as above
Turin Airport - 200 km / approx 2 hours 30 mins
Other than forking out a small fortune for a taxi, your only real option here is hire car, but at 2 hours it is an easily doable drive.
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 to Megeve is possible; however it’s not the easiest of journeys requiring several changes. The journey begins at London, St Pancras, where you take a train to Paris Gare du Nord, from here you have to change stations to Paris Gare de Lyon where you can catch a domestic TGV service down to Annecy. At Annecy there are connections directly to St Gervais Les Bains where you can catch a bus or arrange a taxi up to resort. To have a look at prices and tickets go to rail-europe.com.
If you want to reduce the number of changes and you don’t mind the additional cost you can take a direct TGV service from Paris Gare de Lyon to Cluses where you can take a fairly expensive taxi ride for the remaining 40km.
Having a car for your stay in Megeve can be a hugely attractive option for those that don’t mind the drive over. It is one of the easiest resorts in the Alps to travel to and takes between 7 and 10 hours from Calais depending on traffic and weather.