Geneva to Val d’Isere by Bus, Train or Private Transfer

On this page we provide details of travel from Geneva to Val d’Isere by taxi, bus, train or private transfer. So that you can choose your preferred method.

Geneva to Val d’Isere by private transfer

1st Lifts is an airport transfer company and we genuinely believe that a private transfer is the easiest and most comfortable way of getting from Geneva to Val d’Isere.

We take you from the airport direct to your ski chalet or other accommodation. We even carry your bags and skis.

We charge from around 75 euros per person (based on 4 people), one way and that is limited, by law, to a minimum of 2 people per van. We often offer heavy discounted prices for transfers taking place Monday – Fridays but you need to contact us directly to get our best price as these discounts are not always advertised. From Geneva to Val d’Isere takes around 2hours 45 minutes on a ‘normal’ weekday with 1st Lifts, Saturdays are usually around 3 hours. On peak weeks it can be longer, depending on traffic and weather.

Geneva to Val d’Isere by taxi

Not the cheapest way from Geneva to Val d’Isere, a taxi can be about €680 one way.

More often than not there are plenty of available taxis to be hailed from authorised taxi ranks outside Geneva airport, in town and at the main station.

Taxi fares between Geneva airport and the city centre range from CHF 35.00 to CHF 45.00, dependent on traffic conditions, time of day and number of passengers. There is a minimum fare of CHF 6.30.

Useful taxi numbers in and around Geneva

Taxi-phone SA Geneva
+41 22 33 141 33

Taxi réservation
+41 22 3 202 202

AA Genève Taxi
+41 22 3 20 20 20

Geneva to Val d’Isere by train

It is not possible to get directly from Geneva to Val d’Isere by train, as the train line terminates at Bourg Saint Maurice. However coaches will then take you from the train station in the centre of Bourg Saint Maurice to the centre of Val d’Isere.

Geneva to Bourg-st-Maurice by train is about €33.00.

SNCF (the National society of French railways) has an informative website from which you can check times of trains and costs of tickets from Geneva to Val d’Isere. The site is translated to English, just choose your language from the top right menu.

Once you have arrived by train to Bourg-st-Maurice loca buses can be used to get to Val d’Isere.  Or book 1st Lift Transfers to pick you up at the train station and take you to your accommodation in Val d’Isere.

Buses from Bourg-st-Maurice to Val d’Isere

Buses travel frequently from Bourg-st-Maurice to Val d’Isere, dropping off at Gare Routiere, which is the bus terminal.

Once there you will then need to get a taxi or a local bus to your chalet. We cover the local Val d’Isere shuttle buses at the bottom of this post.

Geneva to Val d’Isere by bus

There is a good public transport system in the winter that links Val d’Isere to to the airports as well as the train stations. Buses from Geneva airport to Val d’Isere operate every day of the week in winter. There are 6 buses on Saturdays, 4 on Sundays and 3 all other days of the week. They take around 4 hours.

Here are some bus time tables and how to book:

Alti-bus will take you from Geneva to Val d’Isere or from Bourg-st-Maurice train station to Val d’Isere. It goes every 3 to 4 hours weekdays and every hour on a weekend.

The Alti-bus drops you off at the Val d’Isere Office de Tourisme, which you can see on our map below. Here you can get a local bus, taxi or walk to your accommodation if you are close enough.

From Geneva to Val d’Isere the Alti-bus is about €115.00 return.

From Bourg Saint Maurice to Val d’Isere the Alti-bus is about €22.00 return.

Ben’s Bus is a shared bus service that runs on Saturdays and Sundays through the winter season costing about £80 return, Geneva – Val d’Isere. Ben’s Bus service stops at the Gare Routiere and La Daille, which you can see on our map below. Here you can get bus, taxi or walk to your accommodation if you are close enough.

Local Buses within Val d’Isere

Once you have arrived in Val d’Isere by public transport you will need to get to your accommodation with your luggage.

Les Rond Pont des Pistes (Round About of the Slopes) in Val d’Isere is where the local buses operate from. These are free buses that will take you around the resort between December and April. There is a day service and a night service, which operates until about 2am.

Please check the time tables on each stop for more up to date information.

The red line goes from Le Fornet, and stops at Le Village, Le Laisinant, Les Richardes, UCPA, Val Village (Office du Tourisme), Rond Point des Pistes, Hôtel Tsanteleina/Salon des Focus, Gare routiere/cinema, Portillo, Le Cret, Funival, La Daille, and returns.

The blue line goes from Rond Pont des Pistes and stops at Eureka, Club Med, Legettaz and returns.

The yellow line goes from Rond Pont de Pistes and stops at Pont du Joseray, Chatelard, Vallee du Manchet/Clochetons. There is a branch that goes from Pont du Joseray to Gare Routière, via le Forêt and le Centre Aquasportif.

Val D'Isere Local Bus Routes in English


Timetables at bus stops are in French. The days of the week are as follows:

L for Lundi = Monday,
M for Mardi = Tuesday,
Me for Mercredi = Wednesday
J for Jeudi = Thursday
V for Vendredi = Friday
S for Samedi = Saturday
D for Dimanche = Sunday

Visit for information on local bus services in Val D’Isere.

So you can see why we think that a Private Airport Transfer from Geneva to Val d’Isere is the nicest way to get to your ski accommodation.

Call us on our UK mobile 0044 (0)7929 726475,  our French mobile 0033 (0)6 98 21 59 78 or email [email protected] to enquire.

We hope you have a good journey which ever way you decide to travel!