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Bus Services in Val Thorens

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Val Thorens is Europe's highest ski resort, made up of three main villages: Val Thorens, Les Menuires and Saint-Martin de Belleville. There is a good public transport system in winter and summer linking Val Thorens and each of the different villages in the Belleville Valley, as well as over to the neighbouring resorts of Courchevel and Méribel, via Moutiers. 

Airport bus services to Moutiers & Val Thorens


Below is information on getting to Moutiers from the airport if you haven't booked a transfer in advance. Please note, we advise that you book a transfer from the airport directly to resort before your holiday via this page: Val Thorens Transfers. Here is our transfer guide for further information: Val Thorens Transfer Guide.

The closest bus station to Val Thorens is in Moutiers, the town at the bottom of the mountain. This is also where you will alight if you are coming by train. Buses from the nearest airports usually stop at Moutiers, from where you can catch a connecting bus to Val Thorens and other destinations in the Belleville Valley (see above).

Airport Bus Services to Moutiers - Winter only
Routes Timetables
Chambery Airport - Moutiers Altibus
Lyon Airport - Moutiers Ben's BusAltibus
Geneva Airport - Moutiers Ben's BusAltibus
Grenoble Airport - Moutiers Ben's Bus
  • Buses from Chambery airport operate twice a day on Saturdays and once on Sundays during the ski season. It takes around 1h15 to get to Moutiers, and then a further 1h15 to 1h30 to get up to Val Thorens, stopping at St Martin de Belleville and Les Menuires en route.
  • Buses from Lyon airport run on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the ski season and take around 3h45 to get to Val Thorens, also changing at Moutiers. They operate once a day on Fridays and Sunday and four times a day on Saturdays.
  • Buses from Grenoble airport operate on Saturdays and Sundays in winter and are scheduled to meet arriving flights. It takes around 2h to 2h30 to get to Moutiers from where you pick up a connecting bus onto Val Thorens.
  • Buses from Geneva airport operate every day in winter, with eight buses on Saturdays, four on Sundays and three on all the other days of the week. This route takes approximately 2h to Moutiers where you will then change onto a connecting bus to Val Thorens.

For more information on the best transport options from the airport see our Getting Here Guide.

NB: These timetables may vary throughout the year and during holidays, contact the transport companies in advance to avoid disappointment.

For national and international travel take a look at our coaches page.

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Val Thorens Local Buses


There is a free shuttle bus service that operates in and around Val Thorens from 08:00 to 20:00, seven days a week in winter. There are two circuits: Red and Green.

The Green Line is the most comprehensive one that runs every 20 minutes from the Gare Routiere and does a full circuit of the resort.

The shorter Red Line is a 10 minute circuit between the Gare Routiere and Parking P3 beside the UCPA (and Parking P4 when open). Buses run every 30 minutes on Saturdays and around hourly during the rest of the week. 

Val Thorens Local Shuttle Buses
Route Winter Timetables Summer Timetables
Val Thorens Shuttle Buses Winter Timetable Summer Timetable

NB: These timetables may vary throughout the year and during holidays, contact the transport companies in advance to avoid disappointment.

Ben's Bus Airport Transfers,

Val Thorens Regional Buses


If you wish to explore a little further afield during your stay, then there are public buses connecting Val Thorens to Moutiers, the nearest town, from where you can take onward services to the neighbouring ski resorts of Courchevel and Méribel. The service that operates within the Belleville Valley also stops at Saint-Jean de Belleville, Saint-Martin de Belleville, Les Menuires and Val Thorens. 

Val Thorens Regional Buses
Route Winter Timetables Summer Timetables
Line T3: Moutiers - Les Menuires - Val Thorens Winter Timetable Summer Timetable
Line T4: Moutiers - Méribel - Mottaret Winter Timetable Summer Timetable
Line T4: Moutiers - Méribel Altiport Winter Timetable Summer Timetable
Line T5: Moutiers - Brides les Bains - Courchevel Winter Timetable Summer Timetable

Children under four years old can travel for free on these services and four to twelve-year-olds travel at half price. Click on the route map for more details of the local bus network and connection points.

NB: These timetables may vary throughout the year and during holidays, contact the transport companies in advance to avoid disappointment.

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