Nestled right in the middle of the world’s largest ski area, Meribel is one of the best located and liveliest ski resorts in the French Alps. Situated just 10km from Moutiers and about an hour from Chambery, there are no shortage of transfer links available. As with many of its neighbouring resorts of the Tarentaise Valley there are numerous airports to choose from, as well easy rail access from Moutiers. Chambery and Geneva are probably the most convenient airports for travel to Meribel.
Chambery Airport - 102 km / approx 1 hours 20 mins
Ski Lifts offer a good private transfer service or you can hire car hire.
Alternatively Altibus run transfers regularly to Meribel
Geneva Airport - 180 km / approx 2 hours
You can either hire a car or arrange a private transfer with Ski Lifts or AlpyBus. Ski Lifts and AlpyBus offer our clients a 5% discount, click the link here too book with Ski Lifts where your disocunt will be automatically applied or click here to book with AlpyBus and enter the promotional code P0WDERB$DS at the checkout. Please note this code is only valid if you have booked your accommodation through Powderbeds.
Ben's Bus operate weekend shared transfers from Geneva to Meribel and offer our clients a 5% discount. This is only available for clients who book their ski accommodation through Powderbeds. Please get in touch for the promotional code.
Altibus is also an option and run a reliable service to Meribel from Geneva
Taking the train is not hugely convenient involving two rail changes and a taxi ride from Moutiers to Meribel.
Lyon Airport - 180 km / approx 2 hours
You can take a private transfer with Ski Lifts (as above) or hire a car.
Ben's Bus operate weekend shared transfers from Lyon to the town of Moutiers on the valley floor from where you can take onwards buses or taxis to Meribel.. There is a 5% discount available for clients who book their ski accommodation through Powderbeds. Please get in touch for the promotional code.
Grenoble Airport - 170 km / approx 2 hours
There is always the option of hiring a car to drive up, or arrange a private transfer with Ski Lifts (as above)
Ben's Bus operate weekend shared transfers from Grenoble to the town of Moutiers on the valley floor from where you can take onwards buses or taxis to Meribel.. There is a 5% discount available for clients who book their ski accommodation through Powderbeds. Please get in touch for the promotional code.
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.
It is possible to drive to Meribel so long as you don’t mind a full day of driving. The journey takes between 7 and 10 hours from Calais depending on the weather, traffic, and driving style. It might be worth checking the weather forecast as this may impact your route, and sometimes, if you know it’s going to be really cold (probably between late December and February), you may want to top your radiator coolant with a heavier mix to avoid it freezing, and take a set of snow chains no matter what the forecast says. When the conditions are particularly bad the police sometimes restrict access to resort to only those with snow chains and/or snow tires.
On arrival, covered car parks are plentiful, available at Le Rond-Point, Les Ravines, Les Rhodos, and Mottaret le Chatalet. The maximum stay is 8 days and costs about €3 for 12 hours, alternately you can pay €43 for the whole week.
When organising your travel to Meribel we suggest ViaMichelin who offer great directions, toll road costs and petrol estimations.