- There are many flight options to the alps. This year most of the flight routes from airports outside of London have been cut and so these options are both limited and expensive.
- Flights generally take around 1.5 hours to any airport in the alps.
- The low-cost airlines are the cheapest usually, however, BA and Aer Lingus do have good offers now and again.
- Check ski carriage options: on EasyJet, any sized baggage up to 20kg can be booked on as luggage i.e. if you can fit all your stuff into a ski bag for the weight then there is no need to buy extra ski carriage. This is not the case for all of them and some charge extortionate amounts for ski carriage. Some may have offers to include it at times.
- The airports to fly to are: Geneva, Chambery, Lyon, and Grenoble (and Turin for Risoul)
- Geneva has the largest options of flights available at different times but is the furthest airport from most resort except Avoriaz and port du Soleil region.
- You will need to get a transfer from the airport to resort. There are many companies that operate transfers in the alps as well as public buses. At Geneva and Lyon there is a train station in the airport which will take you to any large interchange to get a bus up the mountain.
- At every airport, there is a tourist information desk that will inform you of how to get to your resort. There is no discount for booking early and you will be fine to buy on the spot rather than pre-book.
- Standard transfer time from an airport = 2 4hrs.
- You may have to change buses/trains to get to your resort.
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