Getting to La Plagne

By Air: The closest airport to La Plagne is Chambery although most people fly to Geneva due to the greater availability of flights and transfers to the resorts. Flying to Geneva is easy from most UK airports.

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Airport Transfers: 

We offer an airport transfer service from Geneva airport on Saturdays with our partner company Ben's Bus. If you would like to use this service please add ‘Airport Transfer’ under travel options on the booking screen.

There isn’t a specific bus timetable as the bus times vary from week to week and are arranged to meet with the most popular flights. The maximum wait time between a flight landing and the bus leaving is usually 2 hours, often much less. ​

The transfer has an approximate time of ​3.5hrs, however this may vary significantly depending on weather and traffic conditions. Please be aware that where disruptions are forecast transfers to the airport may depart significantly earlier. As this is a shared transfer service, the coach will make several stops en route to drop off/pick up passengers and you may have to change buses. 

Buses available on SATURDAYS from 11th DECEMBER 2021 - 16th APRIL 2022

Please note, there is unlikely to be a shared transfer service running on Christmas Day (25th of December)

The LAST bus on a Saturday will connect with the following flight times:

11th Dec - 1st Jan: 20:10

8th Jan – 26th Mar: 20:15

April transfer times will be updated later in the season

The first bus of the day will arrive in Geneva to connect with the earliest flight departure time of 09:25

If you are on a flight that arrives outside of the above times, you will need to book an alternative transfer (have a look at Altibus). If you need to travel on a Sunday, contact the Action Outdoors/UCPA UK office to check ​the transfer times.

Ben’s bus will wait up to 30 minutes after the scheduled departure time to accommodate delays. Customers on flights delayed over 30 minutes will be moved where possible to the next available transfer.​

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.​

Family Week Information: 

Children under the age of 4 years old will not be accepted on these services. If you wish your child (aged 4+) to travel on a booster seat, please provide your own. Children between the ages of 4 and 12 must have a booked seat and use it. Please be aware, there will not be any WC facilities on the transfer service.

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 arriving in resort on Saturday afternoon. The return coach departs resort Saturday evening giving you a full day in resort.  

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

By Train: The closest train station to La Plagne is in Aime which is 19km away.  There is a regular bus service operating between Aime and La Plagne you can check times here: Getting to Aime is easy from Paris and takes in some lovely scenery along the way, a good alternative to flying although not always the cheapest option. 

By Car: La Plagne is easily accessible by road. 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!  There are a few free car parking spaces available outside the centre and there is guarded/covered parking nearby however this is an additional cost.  The UCPA address is: UCPA Le France, Plagne Centre, 73210 Mâcot-la-Plagne. Please view the location on google maps here. Please be aware there are two UCPA centres in La Plagne, make sure you have directions to the correct centre - UCPA La Plagne Le France.

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Nearest Airport: Geneva (192km), Chambery (104km)
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