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Getting to Meribel

Meribel, in the 3 Valleys, is based in the Savoie region of the French Alps, and is very easily accessible from the UK.

Skip to arriving by: Car | Ferry | Coach | Plane | Train | Helicopter | Also see about Airport Transfers

By Car

It's about 9 hrs 30 mins of driving time from Calais to Meribel, and it's all motorways until the last 30 mins. Below is map that will take you right to the door of the Ski Chalet. If you are planning to drive please do let us know so we can plan parking with you (there is parking right in front of the ski chalet)

Please note that the default sat nav routing will take you through Paris, which is not a pleasant experience! The route below we've modified to take you through Reims/Rheims and Troyes, which is both easier and faster in our experience.


View Larger Map & Driving Directions on Google Maps

By Ferry

Travelling by ferry from the UK to France and back can be a more relaxing and less expensive option than flying albeit a more time consuming one. the most popular ferry from the UK to France is Dover to Calais, (see above map for best driving route from Calais to the 3 Valleys), with 16 daily crossings . Dover to Dunkirk is the 2nd most popular with 12 daily crossings. For more info on UK to France Ferries please visit Direct Ferries.

By Coach

There are a number of coach companies that operate luxury coach trips from London to Moutiers, 16 miles outside of Les Allues, at foot of the Meribel Valley. The price for these is usually around the £65 one way. Be sure to ask the coach company before booking what their policy is on ski equipment as some may have more restrictions than others.

By Plane

The closest airport is Chambery, though Geneva airport is also very easily accessible and has the largest number of flights. You can also fly into Lyon or Grenoble. The easiest way to get from the airport to the chalet is by airport transfer, and there are various companies offering this service between Meribel and all airports serving the Three Valleys.

If you are flying with your ski equipment always double check with your airline first. Some airlines will count a boot bag and a ski bag as one piece of checked luggage while others will count them as two separate items. It is also worthwile giving yourself a little more time for checking in. British Airways advise passengers flying with ski equipment to add an extra 15 minutes.

Airport Transfer Time Distance
Chambery 1 hr 15 mins 63 miles
Lyon 1 hr 55 mins 111 miles
Grenoble 2 hrs 108 miles
Geneva 2 hrs 10 mins 112 miles

By Train

A leisurely way to travel is by taking the Eurostar ski train which departs Saturday morning or evening from either London St. Pancreas or Ashford International.

Eurostar does no permit passengers to travel with luggage longer than 85cm so essentially skis are ruled out. Exceptions can be made if the train is not jam packed but it is never worth the risk. instead what they advise you to do is to use their registered baggage service which means your equipment will travel on a different train and will need to be picked up at Paris Gare du Nord.

By Helicopter

By far the most luxurious but also the most exciting means of transporation in our list!

Whitetracks Helicopters will provide the perfect start or finale to your ski holiday by ensuring a fast and unforgettable transfer journey that is combined with one of the best, if not the ultimate, panoramic birds eye view of the snow-capped Alpine landscape. Helicopter flight times to Meribel are as follows:

Airport Transfer Time
Geneva 30 mins
Chambery 25 mins
Grenoble 30-35 mins
Lyon 40 mins

For more information check out:

White Tracks Helicopters

Meribel Helicopters

Meribel Transfer Buses Meribel Transfer Buses

Ski Tranfers in the Three Valleys

Booking Your Transfers

Delicious Mountain works closely with ...

SnowDrone Transfers

snow-drone.com info@snow-drone.com
Tel: +33 616 52 31 14 | +44 203 239 4978

Mountain Express

mountainexpress.co.uk office@mountainexpress.co.uk
Tel: +33(0)47941 9356

Three Valley Vans

3valleyvans.com info@3valleyvans.com
Tel: +33 (0)7 88 36 57 85

For private transfers: First-Class Transport

firstclass-transport.com info@3firstclass-transport.com
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 00 09 13

3 Valleys Ski Transfer Options

The Cool Bus
The Cool Bus, Ski Transfer 3 Valleys.

The Cool Bus

An airport transfer service from all airports and stations with 15 years experience.

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Mountain Express
Mountain Express, Ski Transfer 3 Valleys.

Mountain Express

Mountain Express are an airport transfer company with a state of the art fleet of vehicles and a host of experienced drivers.

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White Rides
Free Ride, Ski Hire 3 Valleys.

White Rides

French registered, English owned company operating all year round in the French Alps.

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Ben's Bus
Ben's Bus Ski Transfers

Ben's Bus

Low cost ski transfers to Meribel and the Three Valleys. Online booking available.

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Elit'Cars Tranfers
Elit'Cars Tranfers, Ski Transfer 3 Valleys.

Elit'Cars Tranfers

Quality transfers to Meribel by Taxi, at your service. Geneva, Chambéry, Lyon, Grenoble.

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Go Ski Meribel Transfers
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Go Ski Meribel Transfers

Luxury transportation from local airports to the Three Valleys. VIP chauffeur.

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Mountain Rescue
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Mountain Rescue

Private airport transfers from Geneva, Lyon, Grenoble and Chambery airports.

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First Class Transport
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First Class Transport

Luxury transportation from local airports to the Three Valleys. VIP chauffeur.

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My Mountain Transfer
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My Mountain Transfer

Private 8 seat minibuses. Based in Meribel and across The 3 Valleys.

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Pacifique Transport
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Pacifique Transport

A reliable family business offering transfer services from all airports and stations.

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Sky2Ski Airport Tranfers
Sky2Ski Airport Tranfers

Sky2Ski Airport Tranfers

A reasonably priced, efficient, comfortable, safe and friendly transfer service.

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Snowbound Transfers
Sky2Ski Airport Tranfers

Snowbound Transfers

A reasonably priced, efficient, comfortable, safe and friendly transfer service.

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Snow White Transfers
Snow White Tranfers

Snow White Transfers

English-speaking drivers offering transfers to Meribel 24/7. Online booking available.

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Three Valley Transport
Three Valley Transport

Three Valley Transport

Offering airport transfers to Meribel and the Three Valleys for sixteen years.

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