20th Aug 2019
There are lots of easy travel options for getting to the Alps
Getting to and from the airport
The nearest airport is Geneva’s international airport. It takes just over an hour to drive to Megève.
Operates from Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Southend, Birmingham and Edinburgh. SB Ski guests can enjoy a 16% discount at these airports by using promo-code ‘SBSKI19’. The code can also be used for any other trips you take where you need Meet and Greet Airport Parking at these airports – not just ski trips booked through SB Ski.
SB Ski offers a Saturday coach transfer service. The SB Ski coach is suitable for Saturday flights – arriving in Geneva by 11.00am at the latest, or departing Geneva after 12 noon. This is a cost-effective way to travel whether you are a solo traveller, a couple, in a group or larger party. Cost is £28 per person each way.
Other transfer options
A timetabled service. The bus leaves from right outside the Arrivals Hall at Geneva Airport for the bus station in Megève. Only a 10-minute walk to the Hotel Chalet d’Antoine. Prices from 27€ a seat. Book early for the best deals.
Ideal for private transfers. Use Discount Code SBSKI19 for a 5% discount when you book.
This service (and discount) operates in the Summer too (to Megève and elsewhere) and will carry your bikes (instead of your skis).
Ideal for groups of 6-8 people on the same flight. Instant quotes online. Use code SBSKI5 to receive a 5% discount.
Private airport transfers ideal for 4-8 people on same flight. Door-to-door service. Instant online quotes.
Megèvexpress runs a timetabled service daily. Prices start at 39€ per seat. Ideal for solo travellers or small groups. Use Discount Code SBSKI19 for a 5% discount when you book.
Airport transfers and door-to-door service. Instant online quotes. Use code SBSKIMDO to receive 10% off private and VIP fares from Geneva airport to the Hotel Chalet d’Antoine.
A personal taxi service from Philippe Cazes at Alpine Taxi. Philippe offers a great service and speaks good English. Ideal for 4-5 passengers.
Alps2Alps offers low-cost and reliable transfers by car from Geneva airport to Megève. Watch out for special offers and considerably lower costs for mid-week transfers.
Take the train from Geneva airport
Geneva airport railway station links with the airport’s Check-in and Arrival levels. All trains stop at Geneva-Cornavin station, where you can travel by local train to Sallanches, Megève’s local rail station. Taking a train, as opposed to a transfer bus or hire car, can sometimes be quicker.
Driving or hiring a car – useful tips and advice
Megève is one of the Ski Club of Great Britain’s top picks for being a drive-friendly resort. The resort is around 550 miles from Calais. It’s easy motorways nearly all the way to Sallanches, then the last 13km is uphill into Megève. The AA provides useful driving information and a detailed route planner. From Geneva airport to Megève (87km) takes just over one hour.
When driving from the UK to the Alps you need to pay road tolls. Pay by credit card, or in local currency – euros or Swiss francs. In France, you can buy a Télépéage window sticker, which allows quick passage through the toll gates.
Hire car companies at Geneva airport
Travelling by rail
From London to Geneva
Perhaps the most relaxed way to enjoy a trip to the Alps is to take the train. Eurostar offers a comprehensive rail service to the Alps during winter.
Sit back and enjoy the scenery on the way to your resort destination. Travel overnight and wake refreshed for a day on the slopes. And then get an additional day’s skiing on the return trip. There are no beds on board, but if you’re on the overnight service you get a comfort pack.
The Eurostar-Provence services runs from London St Pancras every Saturday, from 2nd December to 28th April. The train stops at Lyon Part Dieu where you change for the onward journey to Sallanches, just 12 kms from Megève. There are frequent shuttle buses and taxis to take you up into Megève. The return rail service runs from Sunday to Friday.