Lyon to Les Arcs

Transfers from Lyon Airport to Les Arcs

Flying to Lyon airport and then travelling on to Les Arcs is not the route that people normally think if first. With Chambery being the closest airport to Les Arcs, and Geneva being the busiest airport in proximity to Les Arcs; These are usually what come first to mind when planning a ski holiday. Lyon and Grenoble airports often get overlooked, but if you can find a good deal on flights here then it is well worth considering.

Lyon-Saint Exupery airport is a modern facility with many incoming and outgoing international flights during the winter months. Lying directly west of Les Arcs ski resort, Lyon airport is further away than Chambery airport but it also does not suffer from flight problems during bad weather and is a clean and reliable transport hub.

Les Arcs ski slopes

When arriving or departing on your ski holiday it is always best to pre-book transfers from Lyon airport to Les Arcs. This ensures that you know you will be met by either a shared or private transfer provider, and that you are not subject to having to find a more expensive taxi when you land in Lyon.

Private transfers are the most convenient method of travelling between Lyon airport and Les Arcs. Booking a transfer to meet you directly from your flight and take you straight to your Les Arcs accommodation door ensures a quick and smooth journey for your ski group. The distance between Lyon airport and Les Arcs does mean private taxi transfers can seem expensive at first. When you consider the journey time though, they are still reasonably priced in most cases. Sharing the cost between a group of friends or family makes private transfers much more cost-effective.

Shared transfers from Lyon airport to Les Arcs are available but the schedule is not as all-encompassing as from Geneva airport. On weekends it is possible to find shared transfers, but the schedule during the week is limited and if you are travelling as a small group or an individual it is definitely advisable to check out transfer options at the same time as booking flight so as not to be left out of pocket.

How to get from Lyon Airport to Les Arcs

Lyon airport sits just east of Lyon city, and as you are travelling east to Les Arcs there is no need to go in to, or around the city itself. If you have booked a Les Arcs transfer then you can just relax and enjoy the scenery, but if you are driving yourself then you will need to make your way to the A43 highway. After paying the toll charge you simply follow this road all the way past Chambery and on towards the Tarentaise valley and its ski resorts.

Lyon airport to Les Arcs

Once reaching the town of Albertville you will join the N90 which snakes through the bottom of the valley until it reaches Bourg St Maurice. Avoid the road going towards Tignes and Val d’Isere here, and instead take the signs towards Les Arcs. Depending on which part of the resort you are staying in it takes approximately 30-40 minutes going up the mountain roads before you reach your destination.

Lyon Airport to Les Arcs Transfer Time

The transfer time from Lyon airport to Les Arcs resort is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes on a good day. This time will drastically increase during bad weather and during peak holiday times, so it is always best to have your travel times arranged by an experienced local transfer company.

Lyon Airport to Les Arcs Transfer Distance

By the most direct route, it is 213km from Lyon airport to Les Arcs. If the route is blocked then there is a longer route via Grenoble, which is 256km.

The Cheapest Lyon Airport to Les Arcs Transfers

Taking a private transfer between Lyon airport and Les Arcs is the easiest and most convenient way to travel. Pre-booking a vehicle and driver to meet you is essential, and Snowcompare allows you to view multiple quotes on one page so you can find the cheapest possible transfers from licensed, reliable Les Arcs transfer companies.

Using to search & book the cheapest private transfers from Lyon airport to Les Arcs means that:

  • A group of 4 people travelling on a weekday can book a private transfer from £235.85 GBP (£58.96 per person).
  • On a Saturday this same journey from Lyon airport to Les Arcs for 4 people rises to £283.02 GBP (£70.75 per person).
  • For groups of 8 people travelling on a weekday the best priced private transfer is £311.32 GBP (£38.92 per person).
  • On a Saturday a group of 8 people travelling from Lyon airport to Les Arcs would pay £330.19 GBP (£41.27 per person).
  • The cheapest private transfer price for a group of 16 passengers travelling together from Lyon to Les Arcs at any time would be £708.25 GBP (£44.26 per person)

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Transfer cancelled and refund refused

I was booked with Amber Transfers. They cancelled the transfers that I had booked with them 2 days before my outbound flight. I then had to scramble to get an alternative set of transfers at higher cost. They then refused to refund me promptly, so I had to report them to Mastercard via Revolut as not delivering the services that I already paid for and after 4ish weeks I got a full refund. In short, they wasted a lot of my time.

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