How to get to La Plagne or Val d’Isère
There are many ways you can get to our resorts in the Tarentaise valley. Below you will find a quick breakdown of the most popular options...
If you choose to drive to resort there are a number of places you can drive from such as England, from an airport, from a train station or ferry dock.
Driving on a french motor way for an English person can seem like a dream. You can easily cruise at 80mph (130km). Please note though that you do have to pay for this privilege. If you don't want to pay however you can take other roads but it will take you longer!
When driving in France by law you must have a European driving kit in you car. Inside there must be a warning triangle, hi vis jacket and a first aid kit. If you are driving from another country you must also have your country sticker and headlamp beam converters if you normally drive on the other side of the road.
Finally, when driving to the snowy mountains make sure you have chains in the back of your car or snow tyres already on. If you do not have these and there is a large amount of snow then you can get stuck or the police/ gendarmerie will pull you over.
- (940km) 585 miles from Calais
- (650km) 400 miles from Paris
- (400km) 250 miles from Marseille
- (190km) 120 miles from Lyon
- (150km) 92 miles from Geneva and Grenoble
- (100km) 62 miles from Chambery
- (33km) 21 miles from Moutiers and Bourg St Maurice
- (18km) 12 miles from Aime
Take the autoroute to Albertville then the dual carriageway RN90 to Moutiers. Then take the turing off at Aime (D221) and drive through the village. Follow road up the mountain for around 12 miles (18km). You will pass 22 hairpin bends before arriving in La Plagne. Afterwards follow the signpost to the La Plagne village you are after: Plagne 1800, Plagne Centre, Aime la Plagne, Plagne Villages, Plagne Soleil, Plagne Bellecôte, Belle Plagne.
- (965km) 600 miles from Calais
- (670km) 415 miles from Paris
- (426km) 265 miles from Marseille
- (217km) 135 miles from Lyon
- (175km) 110 miles from Geneva and Grenoble
- (128km) 80 miles from Chambery
- (32km) 20 miles from Bourg St Maurice
Take the autoroute to Albertville then the dual carriageway RN90 to Moutiers. Afterwards follow directions to Bourg-Saint-Maurice on the D902. Once you arrive in Bourg continue on the D902 up the mountain for 20 miles (32km) until you reach Val d’Isère.
By Train, Bus or Taxi
Before heading up to La Plagne or Val d’Isère you can arrive at the bottom of the valley by train, bus or taxi. In Aime and Bourg St Maurice there’s the regular train route, including TGVs, to and from all of the main French cities and airports close to the Alps. There’s also a weekly Eurostar Ski Train to and from Ashford International and London St Pancras.
You can also take a bus journey from England, Paris, another French city, train station or airport.
Probably though, the most comfortable option which fits around your schedule would be to book a private taxi transfer. They can pick you up from the airport, bus station or train station and take you directly to your door.
Below is a list of useful train, bus or transfer companies:
- Taxi - Taxi Bouzon www.taxi-bouzon.com.
- Bus - www.altibus.com, Transavoie +33 (0)4 79 68 32 80, or Geneva Aéroski-bus +41 227 98 20 00.
- Train - Eurostar Ski Train eurostar.com or SNCF www.voyages-sncf.com, 36 35 (within France), +33 (0) 8 92 35 35 35 (outside France).
You can travel to the Alps by plane too. There are 4 main airports you can fly into that connect easily to our resorts. Lyon, Geneva, Grenoble, Chambery. Once you arrive at the airport you can either get on a train, take a bus, book a private transfer or rent a car from the airport. Distances from these airports are above.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as poosible.