Located close to the French-Italian border, and next to half-a-dozen very well-known resorts in the French Alps, Sainte Foy offers the best of both worlds. With its own ski area Sainte Foy offers quiet slopes as well as easy road access to close the resorts such as Les Arcs, La Plagne, Val d’Isere, and Tignes.
There are a few airports to choose from and Bourg Saint Maurice train station is just 10km away, opening up the benefits of the direct Eurostar With such a variety of transport options available, you’ll find that the journey to Sainte Foy fairly straight forward.
Chambery Airport - 115km / approx 1 hours 30 mins
Private transfers are a good option and are available from Ski Lifts or car hire is available
Altibus operate a regular transfer to Bourg Saint Maurice From here there are buses but it’s probably easier just to take the 20 minute taxi up to resort.
Geneva Airport - 200 km / approx 2 hours 20 mins
Altibus operate a regular service from Geneva to Bourg Saint Maurice from where you catch a 20 minute taxi up to resort
Alternatively or you can drive in a hire car or take a private transfers with Ski Lifts
Lyon Airport - 220 km / approx 2 hours 20 mins
Other than hiring a car and driving to St Foy, you can take a private transfer with Ski Lifts as above
You can also take one of the regular Altibus coach transfers directly into resort
Grenoble Airport -145 km / approx 1 hours 45
Altibus run a service between Grenoble and Bourg Saint Maurice from where you catch a 20 minute taxi up to resort
Alternatively, Ski Lifts (see above) have private transfers and of course, there hire car option.
If you require a hire car for your ski holiday, there are a number of fantastic car rental companies based in Europe.
Bourg Saint Maurice train station, only 15km away from Sainte Foy, enjoys two direct links a week from London by Eurostar’s Ski train. A Friday night service that travels through the night and arrives in the morning and another that departs on the Saturday morning and arrives later that evening. The great thing about the overnight service is whilst you might lose some sleep travelling through the night, you will gain an extra half day on the mountain either side of your ski holiday. To book tickets and have a look at the train times go to www.eurostar.com.
If you can’t travel at the weekends there are daily services that require a couple of changes along the way. The first of which is a change of stations in Paris from Gare du Nord to Paris Austerlitz station. From here you can catch a direct TGV service down to Bourg St Maurice (ww.raileurope.com), again with an evening arrival time. Whilst this option is not quite so easy, it offers flexibility as you can travel to Sainte Foy any day of the week.
The drive to St Foy is certainly possible but it does require a good few hours behind the wheel. Typically the journey takes between 7 and 10 hours from Calais depending on traffic and road conditions. You will be met in the Alps with spectacular scenery as you drive up though the Tarentaise.
Make sure you leave yourself enough time to get to resort accounting for a bit of traffic if you can avoid peak time travel. Snow chains are a must, especially in the height of the winter, the gendarmerie have been known to pull over cars without chains or snow tires when the weather closes in so make sure you add a set to your check list.
On arrival at resort there is free public parking available with both covered and uncovered levels. This is however subject to availability.
For good directions to St Foy viamichelin.com, they also offer estimations on your toll cost and fuel costs for the journey.