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Getting to Chamonix

By Air: Chamonix is just an hour’s drive from Geneva airport making it one of the most accessible ski resorts and the perfect location for short breaks. Easy Jet offers a regular and reasonably priced service to Geneva from a number of UK airports.

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Airport Transfers: Our transfer partner Mountain Drop Offs provides a shared transfer option directly from Geneva airport to ​Chamonix. They have a dedicated desk at the airport which makes them easy to find. The 8 person minibuses are extremely frequent and Mountain Drop Offs aim to have you on your way to resort within an hour, however this may vary during busy times and low season. This service is available from the 16th December to the 22nd of April for flights between 9:30 to 21:00.  A low season service will opperate after the 22nd of April however this will be less frequent and will be confirmed nearer the time. To book a transfer just add it under travel options on the booking screen. The transfer takes approximately 1.5hrs.

*Please note for shared transfers Mountain Drop offs will make every effort to wait for delayed flights, customers who are significantly delayed will be moved where possible to the next available transfer. Customers delayed beyond the last transfer may be placed on the first bus the following morning.


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! Snowexpress coaches travel through the night from London Victoria to resort arriving on time to hit the slopes on Saturday.


By Train: It is possible to reach Chamonix by train, the TER and TGV train services go to St Gervais which is 20km from Chamonix. From there you can take a local SNCF connection through to Chamonix town centre. We generally don’t recommend train travel due to ticket prices and the lack of a direct connection.


By Car: Chamonix is easily accessible by road with the Autoroute Blanche (A40) coming directly to Chamonix. 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! The UCPA does not have any parking however there are some non-guarded spaces that you do need to pay for near to the centre. There are also other larger carparks around the town but these are further away. 


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CHAMONIX FACTS

Best For: Extreme Skiing
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Nearest Airport: Geneva (109km)
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Fun Fact: Mont Blanc 4810m
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Testimonials

  • There is always a range of ages, nationalities, mixtures of solo travellers, couples, groups etc. We have booked as a group of 6, a group of 36 (no joke) and even just me and my boyfriend – it works for all.
    Anna R
  • UCPA is a unique and brilliant experience, I would not describe it as a hotel but also not hostel it is somewhere in-between. Its a place where meeting people and making friends...
    Peter E
  • The food offers great variety, choice (several options each night), quantity (as much as you want) and quality is decent (7/10). Cheese and yoghurts coming out of your ears, packed lunch option, afternoon...
    Anna R
  • We all appreciate that we are inside one of those perfect moments, heightened by the expectation of another afternoon riding the perfect, untracked powder that our instructor...
    Matt J
  • Lunch and dinner were epic. Buffet style with delicious and varied options each day and night. Not cheap foods either - Full roast chickens, ribs, roast beef, etc. Unreal!
    Ron H
  • The food is PHENOMENAL at UCPA – brilliant for those with eyes bigger than their belly. 
    Asim A
  • No matter how hard you try, when you book everything separately (especially with the Euro and price of food at the moment), you will never beat UCPA.
    Anna R