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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 Meribel, via Moutiers. 

Airport bus services to Moutiers & Val Thorens

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 take you on to Val Thorens and other destinations in the Belleville Valley (see above).

Airport Bus Services to Moutiers - Winter Only
Chambery Airport - Moutiers Winter 2020 Timetable Book
Lyon Airport - Moutiers Winter 2020 Timetable
Geneva Airport - Moutiers Winter 2020 Timetable
Grenoble Airport - Moutiers Winter 2020 Timetable & Book

Buses from Chambery airport to Moutiers operate twice a day on Saturdays and once on Sundays during the ski season. It takes around 1h15 to get to Moutiers from Chambery 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 to Moutiers run on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the ski season and take around 3h45 to get to Val Thorens, also changing at Moutiers on the way. They operate once a day on Fridays and Sunday and four times a day on Saturdays.

Buses from Grenoble to Moutiers operate on Saturdays and Sundays in winter and are scheduled to meet arriving flights. It takes around 2h00 to 2h30 to get to Moutiers from this airport where you can pick up a connecting bus onto Val Thorens.

Buses from Geneva airport to Moutiers 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 2h00 to Moutiers where you will then change onto a connecting bus up to Val Thorens.

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

Note that these timetables may vary throughout the year and during holidays so please contact the bus companies in advance to avoid disappointment.

For National & International travel take a look at our Coaches Page.

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 BUS TIMETABLES SUMMER BUS TIMETABLES
Val Thorens Shuttle Buses Winter 2020 Timetable Summer 2020 Timetable - TBC

Note that these timetables may vary throughout the year and during holidays so please contact the bus companies in advance to avoid disappointment.

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 Meribel. 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 BUS TIMETABLES SUMMER BUS TIMETABLES
Line T3: Moutiers - Les Menuires - Val Thorens Winter 2020 Timetable Summer 2019 Timetable
Line T4: Moutiers - Meribel - Mottaret Winter 2020 Timetable Summer 2019 Timetable
Line T4: Moutiers - Meribel Altiport Winter 2020 Timetable Summer 2019 Timetable
Line T5: Moutiers - Brides les Bains - Courchevel Winter 2020 Timetable Summer 2019 Timetable

Children under 4 years old can travel for free on these services and 4-12-year-olds travel at half price. Click on the route map for more details of the local bus network and connection points.

Note that these timetables may vary throughout the year and during holidays so please contact the bus companies in advance to avoid disappointment.

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