Getting to Les Arcs

By Air: The closest airport to Les Arcs 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 Simply Transfers. If you would like to use this service please add ‘Airport Transfer’ under travel options on the booking screen. Transfer dates and times are below. You will be allocated a place on a bus depending on the flight times you provide us with (which will be at least 1hr after your plane ​arrives, to allow time to pass through security. On the return, you will be booked on a bus to arrive in Geneva around 2hrs or more before your flight departs).

Saturdays: HIGH SEASON (21 Dec-04 Jan , 01 Feb- 21 March)

Depart Geneva: 10:00, 12:15, 14:15, 16:45, 18:30, 20:15, 21:30*

Arrive in Geneva: 08:00*, 10:25, 12:20, 14:30, 15:55, 17:25, 18:45

Saturdays: LOW SEASON (11-25 Jan & 28 March-​18 April)

Depart Geneva: 10:00, 12:30, 14:50, 17:10, 19:30, 21:30*

Arrive in Geneva: 08:00*, 10:30, 12:30, 14:30, 17:05, 18:05

Sundays: (15 Dec-19 April)

Depart Geneva: 10:45, 14:00, 16:30, 18:15

Arrive in Geneva: ​09:50, 12:35, 15:15, ​17:15

The transfer has an approximate time of 4hrs, 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. 

Additional Information: 

*Please note for shared transfers you must arrive with plenty of time to pass through security and baggage collection, we estimate that it takes approximately an hour to go through Geneva Airport however at peak times this may be significantly longer. Simply Transfers operate on a timetable system and aim to depart on time, customers on delayed flights will be moved to the next available transfer, and customers delayed beyond the last transfer in the evening may be placed on the first bus the following morning (if available). 


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

By Train: Getting to Les Arcs by train is easy, the nearest train station is Bourg St Maurice 19km from resort. A short funicular ride links Bourg St Maurice and Les Arcs. A free shuttle bus links all the villages of Les Arcs.

By Car: Les Arcs is easily accessible by road although the road leading up to the resort can become quite snowy so snow chains or winter tyres are a must. 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 is free parking available just 100m from the UCPA centre although it is uncovered/unguarded.  The UCPA Les Arcs address is: UCPA Les Arc 1600, 73700 Bourg-Saint-Maurice. 

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Best For: Relaxed skiing
Resort Charm:
Centre Comfort:
Nearest Airport: Geneva (192km), Chambery (104km)
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Fun Fact: A funicular from Bour St Maurice takes just 7 minutes
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