Getting to Flaine

By Air: The closest airport to Flaine is Geneva which is just 70km away making Flaine one the most 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 ​usually offer an airport transfer service from Geneva airport direct to Flaine with our partner company Action Transfers. However the timings, price and dates for winter 21/22 are ​yet to be confirmed.

Transfer length is approximately 1.5hrs. Transfers are scheduled according to flight times, there is not a set timetable. However usually the last transfer departs the airport at 21:30, and the first transfer leaves resort at 05:30.

​Transfer bookings ​are made on the ​assumption that the ​transfers will be able to run with full capacity. If the ​transfer company has to run their transfers with reduced capacity we will contact you to let you know your options.​​

Please note for shared transfers Action Transfers will make every effort to wait for flights delayed up to 60 minutes. If a flight is delayed over this time, the transfer may have to be rebooked which could incur a charge, although every effort will be made to move you to a later transfer on the same day at no extra cost. 

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! The coaches travel through the night from London Victoria to resort arriving around midday on the Saturday. If you would like to use this service please add the 'London Coach' option under travel options on the booking screen.

Coach bookings ​are made on the ​assumption that the ​coach will be able to run with full capacity. If ​Snow Express has to run the coaches with reduced capacity, we will contact you to let you know your options.​

By Train: The nearest train station to Flaine 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: Flaine 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. It is a scenic route across France but the majority is on French toll roads so make sure to include this in your budget. How to get to Flaine, accessible in the northern French Alps 

Parking - There is no direct parking at the UCPA centre. Flaine resort is a designated car free resort with transport via ski buses. You can drive into the resort to load/unload for up to 90mins free of charge during the day and any time between 7.00pm - 3.30am. 

Car Parking - Car park (Chemin Rural de la Plaine du Lac au Crêt, 74300 Magland) is reasonably close to the UCPA centre and is charged at 7EUR per day. 

Car & Coach Parking - Col de Pierre Carrée is a large outdoor free car park located further down the valley here with free shuttle buses to and from the resort. This is most advisable. 

For more information: Transports in Flaine: ski bus & free shuttle bus, lifts 

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Best For: Intermediate skiers
Resort Charm:
Centre Comfort:
Nearest Airport: Geneva (70km)
Coach Available:
Fun Fact: There is a Picasso sculpture in the resort
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    Ron H
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    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
  • Everyone at the Flaine UCPA centre was very friendly and spoke perfect English.
    Tong Tong
  • The food is PHENOMENAL at UCPA – brilliant for those with eyes bigger than their belly. 
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