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Getting to Serre Chevalier

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By Air: The closest airport to Serre Chevalier is Turin (132km) where it is generally easy to find affordable flights too. We offer a regular transfer service only from Turin airport.


Airport Transfers: We offer an airport transfer service from Turin airport on Saturdays with our partner company ​Snow Cab. We also offer Saturday transfers from Grenoble with our partner Ben's Bus.


Turin

We offer an airport transfer service from Turin airport on Saturdays with our partner company ​Snow Cab. If you would like to use this service please select 'Turin Airport Transfer’ under travel options on the booking screen.

Transfers meet all flights arriving at Turin between 09:00 - 11:30 and 16:00 – 19:00, and departing Turin between 09:50 – 12:15 and 17:00 - 19:30.

This covers all UK flights.

They aim to meet you within 2 hours scheduled arrival time if flying from the UK. Your return transfer will allow sufficient time to get to the airport under normal winter season conditions and allow for 2 hrs to check in.

Snow Cabs drop off and pick up passengers usually drop off and pick up clients right outside the UCPA centre door. If during peak weeks the car park is full they will be parked around 50m down the road but you should be able to see the minibus/coach from the front door and the driver will usually be able to meet you at the UCPA centre to direct you towards the bus. 

Grenoble

We offer a shared transfer service for Saturday arrivals from Grenoble Airport through 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. You will be allocated a place on the correct bus depending on the flight time you provide us with.

Every Saturday from the 21st December 2019 until the 28th March 2020

There are 4 buses every Saturday, departing GNB at 09:45, 12:35, 13:55 and 17:10. 

There are 4 buses every Saturday, departing Villeneuve at about 04:30, 07:30, 10:00 and 13:20.

Bens Bus drop and pick up is not difrectly outside the UCPA centre. The bus stop used is villeneuve bus stop also known as "La Salles les Alpes". They use the bus stop locally known as "LA SALLE FREJUS-PRELONG" on the side of the road heading to Grenoble, opposite the Centre Commercial. The GPS coordinates are 44°56'46.3"N 6°33'36.6"E and you can see it on google maps here.This is around 300m/4min walk from the UCPA centre. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LAST BUS WILL DEPART GRENOBLE AIRPORT AT 17:10

Please Note The Following Exceptions:

– On the 21st December 2019 they only have services from Grenoble Airport to the resorts

– On the the 28th March 2020 they only have services from the resorts to Grenoble Airport

Transfers have an approximate time of 3 hours, and a bus change will be necessary at Bourg d’Oisans. Please note travel time may vary significantly depending on weather and traffic conditions. Where disruptions are forecast transfers to the airport may depart from resort significantly earlier.

*Please note for shared transfers flights must arrive with plenty of time to pass through security and baggage collection, we estimate that it takes approximately 1 hour to go through Grenoble Airport however at peak times this may be significantly longer. 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. Departing flights should allow at least 2 hours from arrival at the airport. 


By Train: The closest train station to Serre Chevalier is Briancon, linking in to an excellent local bus service which runs along the Serre Chevalier valley. The journey from the UK goes through some very attractive countryside and can be a very pleasant, though often very expensive, alternative to flying.


By Car: Serre Chevalier is easily accessible by road although the road leading up over the Col by LA Grave can become very snowy so snow chains or winter tyres are extremely advisable. The drive from the UK takes about 11 hours and goes through some nice scenery along the way but don’t forget to budget for French toll roads!  There is limited amount of free parking at the UCPA.  The address is UCPA Grand Serre Chevalier, 2 Route du Bez, 05240, La Salle Les Alpes.

From 6 March 2017 - The Chambon Tunnel between Grenoble and Le Cold du Lautaret will be closed. Alternate routes will go through the tunnel of Ferjus or the non-tolls road from GAP - Briancon - Serre Chevalier. Please research your route before setting off.​


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SERRE CHEVALIER FACTS

Best For: A relaxing break
Resort Charm:
Centre Comfort:
Nightlife:
Nearest Airport: Turin (132km)
Coach Available: Not available
Fun Fact: 300 days sunshine per year
Snowsure Rating:
Resort Guide Chamonix Argentiere Flaine Val Thorens La Plagne Les Arcs Tignes Val D'isere Deux Alpes Serre Chevalier

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