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Getting to Les Contamines

By Air: The closest airport to Les Contamines is Geneva which is 100km away, mostly along motorway apart from the last 20km, making Les Contamines one the more easily accessible resorts. There are a number of flights to Geneva from a nearly every UK airport most days.

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Airport Transfers: We offer a private airport transfer service from Geneva airport to Les Contamines with our partner company Action Transfers. The transfer is flexible to suit your flight arrival times and takes approximately 1.5hr to get to resort.

Alternatively it is possible to take a train/bus/airport transfer to the neighbouring town of St Gervais. From here there is a fairly regular bus to Les Contamines. 

Family Week transfers:

Shared transfers are available during family weeks, if you would like to use this service please select “Geneva Shared Transfer” under travel options on the booking screen.

Transfers are scheduled according to flight times, there is not a set timetable. However the last transfer departs Geneva at 21:30, please allow plenty of time to pass through the airport, we estimate it takes 1 hour to go through security and baggage collection however at peak times this may be significantly longer. For flights departing Geneva please book flights that leave no earlier than 10:30.

Booster seats are available for children but must be booked in advance.

Great deals for families:

Families of 5 or more can benefit from savings of up to £30 per person though booking a private transfer. Select “Geneva Private Transfer” under the travel options on the booking screen, on the lead members booking. 

 *Please note for shared transfers Action Transfers will make every effort to wait for flights delayed up to 90 minutes, if a flight is delayed over this time the transfer may be rebooked which could incur a charge.

Alternatively it is possible to take a train/bus/airport transfer to the neighbouring town of St Gervais. From here there is a fairly regular bus to Les Contamines. Oui bus also operate a timetabled transfer option from Geneva to Les Contamines during the winter season. 


By Coach: Our partner company Snowexpress offers affordable and hassle free transport to the Alps, perfect for avoiding busy airports and peak season air fares! Coaches travel through the night from London Victoria to resort arriving in time to hit the slopes on Saturday.


By Train: The nearest train station to Flaine Altair is Cluses (30km) although Geneva and Anemasse (70km) are also very close by and are slightly easier to get to. From all three stations there is a regular bus service running to the resort.


By Car: Les Contamines is easily accessible by road although the road leading up to the resort can become quite snowy so snow chains or winter tyres are extremely advisable. The drive from the UK takes about 10 hours and goes through some nice scenery along the way but don’t forget to budget for French toll roads!


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LES CONTAMINES FACTS

Best For: Relaxing!
Resort Charm:
Centre Comfort:
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Nearest Airport: Geneva (100km)
Coach Available: To Saint Gervais, then local coach
Fun Fact: A hidden gem of a resort
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