Les Deux Alpes is located in the Isère region of France and boasts the largest skiable glacier in Europe. The most convenient airport for Les Deux Alpes is Grenoble as it's the nearest one and offers the greatest choice of airport transfers. To reach the 2 Alpes' world-famous pistes from Grenoble airport quickly and comfortably, your best bet is to book an airport transfer.
We’ve got the inside track on what to know and watch out for when booking a transfer from the airport to Les 2 Alpes, so read on for our complete guide.
How to get from the airport to Les 2 Alpes
Grenoble airport is 120km from the centre of Les 2 Alpes. To get here, we recommend you book an airport transfer.
How do you get from Grenoble airport to Les Deux Alpes?
The easiest and most convenient way to get to Les 2 Alpes is to book an airport transfer. The Grenoble to Deux Alpes transfer time is around 1h45 but will be longer on snowy days and in peak weeks, such as Christmas, New Year, school holidays and Easter.
Another option if you can't easily find transfers for the flight times you have chosen is to hire a car from Grenoble airport, which also gives you the freedom to move around and visit neighbouring resorts. Nevertheless, driving on the snow means that you have safety and potential damage to consider, while snow tyres should be added to the final cost on the hire options.
Closest airport to Les 2 Alpes
Grenoble isn't only the most convenient airport when travelling to Les Deux Alpes, it’s also the closest. Even if Geneva and Lyon have a bigger selection of airlines and more frequent flight times, there are regular connections from Grenoble to most European capitals, including many cities in the UK.
What's the nearest airport to Les 2 Alpes?
The closest airport to Les Deux Alpes is Grenoble, 120km from the centre of resort. Grenoble to Les Deux Alpes transfer time is around 1h45, but will be longer on snowy days and in peak weeks, such as Christmas, New Year, school holidays and Easter.
These are the average transfer times and distances from the main airports to Les 2 Alpes. The values are approximate and can be affected by snow, bad weather or peak holiday times:
|Airport to Les Deux Alpes Transfer Times & Distances|
|Grenoble to Les 2 Alpes||1h45||120km|
|Chambery to Les 2 Alpes||2h15||135km|
|Lyon to Les 2 Alpes||2h30||160km|
|Geneva to Les 2 Alpes||3h30||220km|
Transfer prices in Les 2 Alpes
Les 2 Alpes ski transfer prices will vary depending on whether you're booking a private or a shared transfer, as well as on dates (with off-peak weeks generally offering cheaper transfers), times (it may be cheaper to travel in the middle of the day as transfer companies will be able to group more people together), availability, vehicle and/or group size, etc.
How much do Les Deux Alpes airport transfers cost?
The average price of a one-way private transfer from Grenoble to Les 2 Alpes starts at around €160. There are also regular buses from Grenoble airport to Les Deux Alpes, with prices starting at around €20 for a one-way ticket (see below). If you’re after something a bit fancier and most definitely faster, the sky can literally be the limit with a private helicopter transfer taking off from €2,200.
Average airport transfer prices to Les 2 Alpes:
|Airport to Les Deux Alpes Transfer Prices|
|Grenoble to Les 2 Alpes||From €160 (private)|
|Chambery to Les 2 Alpes||From €250 (private)|
|Lyon to Les 2 Alpes||From €250 (private)|
|Geneva to Les 2 Alpes||From €350 (private)|
Shared vs private transfers
When booking your airport transfer you’ll find that there are two main 2 Alpes transfer options: shared or private. These depend on whether you book the whole vehicle for yourself and your group or you share it with other people.
What's a shared transfer?
A shared transfer is when companies group passengers arriving at a similar time in the same vehicle, sharing costs among them. They are cheaper than private transfers, the trade-off is that they usually involve longer waiting and travel times. This is because they won't leave the airport until everyone’s plane lands, even if waiting times are usually under an hour. There will also be several stops on the way to drop people off, increasing the journey’s length.
What's a private transfer?
A private transfer is when the vehicle is reserved for your party only. Generally more convenient than shared transfers, they’re also more expensive. They’re the best option for groups and a good alternative when you can’t find a shared transfer around your flight time. Private transfers will leave the airport as soon as you arrive and go straight to your accommodation, making the waiting and journey times shorter. Those who prefer to travel in style will be able to book the latest luxury eco-friendly cars or even fly high in a helicopter.
Public bus transfers to Les 2 Alpes
Using public transport can help keep the costs down on your trip to Les 2 Alpes. However, it can take considerably longer than a shared or private transfer as buses usually stop several times along the way and you will need to make a connection in Grenoble, the nearest transport hub in the area.
How do you get from Grenoble airport to Les 2 Alpes using public transport?
Public bus transfers run from Grenoble airport and Grenoble centre to Les Deux Alpes several times per day in the winter with additional frequencies on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays. The Grenoble to Les 2 Alpes bus transfer time is around 1h45. There are coaches and trains travelling to Grenoble from the main cities in France, as well as from Geneva.
You can find the latest bus timetables on our Bus Services in Les 2 Alpes page.