Lettres géantes Val d'Isère sous la neige à Grand Pré en hiverLettres géantes Val d'Isère sous la neige à Grand Pré en hiver
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How to get to Val d'Isère

Plan your route to get to Val d'Isère

Your holiday in Val d’Isère is just a few months, weeks or even days away. Here you’ll find all the information you need to plan your trip.

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Resort certified by Flocon Vert

We care about the environmental impact of visitors’ journeys to our beautiful village.

This is why we suggest you give priority to the most eco-friendly means of transport.

In addition, everything in Val d’Isère can be reached on foot and our free buses run on a regular basis, both winter and summer, to help you travel quickly and easily from one end of the resort to another. 

How to get to Val d'Isère

Coming by bus

The bus might be the most practical and cheapest solution, and you won’t have to worry about finding a parking space.

For a stress-free trip, book your seat now with:


BEN’S BUS: information and bookings

Coming by train

If you want to avoid the traffic jams, then the train is your ideal solution.

The nearest train station is Bourg-Saint-Maurice (40 minutes away) where there are plenty of rail services including high-speed trains (TGV, Eurostar, Thalys).

From the stations you can reach Val d’Isère by one of the bus services operated by:


For a completely stress-free trip, opt for a transfer by taxi. You’ll find our multilingual partners on this page.

SNCF traffic information

Train traffic interrupted between Albertville and Bourg St Maurice > substitution by buses.

Chambéry – Bourg-St-Maurice line > due to exceptional weather conditions at Notre-Dame-de-Briançon station, traffic is interrupted between Albertville and Bourg-st-Maurice in both directions of traffic until Friday December 8th.

Trains only run between Chambéry – Albertville.
Substitution buses are set up between Albertville and Bourg St Maurice.

Coming by car Think carshare!

Both ecofriendly and economical, this is a great way to meet new people who are likely to share your passion for the mountains!

There are 4 ‘carshare’ stops in and around the village, for passenger pick-up and drop-off:

  • 1 at the bus-stop in La Daille, in the downhill direction
  • 1 at the bus station
  • 1 at the ‘rond-point des pistes’ roundabout
  • 1 at Le Fornet near the gondola lift

Stopping time at these locations is 10 minutes maximum. Parking is not allowed and the driver must be present in the vehicle.

The Haute Tarentaise local council community has joined forces with the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regional council to provide you with a local carshare service to meet increasing travel needs, with MOV’ICI.

Val d’Isère is located


  • 30 km from Bourg Saint Maurice (40 minutes)
  • 86 km from Albertville (1h20)
  • 135 km from Chambéry (2h)
  • 165 km from Grenoble (2h30)
  • 240 km from Lyon (3h)
  • 220 km from Geneva (3h)

Traffic info

To avoid the heavy holiday traffic on Saturdays, consider leaving or arriving in Val d’Isère on a different day. For example, you could book your stay from Sunday to Sunday.

Iseran Pass


The Col de l’Iseran mountain pass road is closed in winter. After the winter season, it opens sometime in juin depending on snow-clearing progress at the pass, and closes in autumn sometime in October or November, depending on snowfall.

Coming by plane

If you live a long way away, then flying might be your only solution for a revitalising holiday in the mountains. We have 4 international airports in the surrounding area:

Onward travel by bus is then available from these airports to Val d’Isère with Altibus or Ben’s bus. For a completely stress-free trip, opt for a transfer by taxi. You’ll find our multilingual partners on this page.

Coming by helicopter

Pure Ski Heliskiing Company (+33 6 12 69 81 82)
SAF Hélicoptères (+33 4 79 38 48 29)

Organise your stay in Val d'Isère

Val d’Isère is determined to retain its authentic feel and pioneering spirit, to offer you the real mountain experience!

❄️ Winter season: December 2nd, 2023 to May 5th, 2024
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