Flying to Meribel

With low-cost airlines operating regular services from many UK airports to France, this is often the best value and most convenient way to travel.

 

Step 1. Where to fly from

The vast majority of airlines offer frequent flights to and from the French Alps. 

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Step 2. Where to fly to

There are 4 main airports within easy travel distance to Meribel:

AIRPORT

AIRPORT

DISTANCE TO MERIBEL

DISTANCE TO MERIBEL

GENEVA

GENEVA 

2 HOURS

2 HOURS 

LYON

LYON

2 HOURS

2 HOURS

CHAMBERY

CHAMBERY

1.5 HOURS

1.5 HOURS

GRENOBLE

GRENOBLE

1.5 HOURS

1.5 HOURS

 

We recommend flying to Geneva as this is the most convenient airport to get a transfer to Meribel from, and the vast majority of airlines offer frequent and cheap flights here. There are a variety of routes drivers can take from Moutiers to Meribel so even if during the school holidays when traffic is busier, Geneva to Moutiers is a clear route. 

 

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Step 3. How to get from the airport to Meribel 

There are three ways to get from the airport to Meribell

  • Booking a transfer - the easiest method to get to resort
  • Hiring a car - gives you the most freedom but can be hard in bad conditions 
  • Getting the train - the cheapest way, but takes the longest 

Transfers 

You can either get a private transfer or a shared transfer, A private transfer will pick you up at the time of your flight arrival, and take you straight to your accommodation. A shared transfer will split the cost amongst you and other holidaymakers, but can be less reliable in the time they pick you up from the airport. There are also shared transfer companies which operate on a scheduled basis which offer cheaper transfers. For small groups of under four, a shared transfer is your cheapest option, but for a larger group of up to 8 people, a private transfer may be better value. 

 

From airport 

From airport

Price per transfer 

Price per transfer

Price per person if split 

Price per person if split

Time

Time

Geneva

Geneva

Around £300 per car

Around £300 per car

£50-£100 

£50-£100

2-3 hours 

2-3 hours 

Lyon

Lyon

Around £400 per car

Around £400 per car

£100-£120*

£100-£120*

2 1/2 - 3 hours

2 ½ - 3 hours

Chambery 

Chambery

Around £250 per car

Around £250 per car

£70-£100 

£70-£100*

1 1/2 hours

1 ½ hours

Grenoble

Grenoble

Around £350 per car

Around £350 per car

£90-£120

£90-£120*

1 1/2 - 2 hours

1 ½ - 2 hours

Please click here to read more about the transfer companies we recommend, and to make use of the discounts we offer to our guests. 

Car Hire

You can also hire a car, which gives you freedom from when you arrive at the airport, and in the resort. You can pre-book, or simply hire when you get to the airport. Whilst an easy method, it can be more difficult to drive in snowy or icy conditions, and traffic can be bad when conditions are bad.

 

Map from Geneva to Meribel

Map from Lyon to Meribel

Map from Chambery to Meribel

Map from Grenoble to Meribel 

Please click here to read more about the car hire companies we recommend, the discounts they offer to our guests. 

Train

The cheapest and the greenest method is to travel by train to Moutiers. You can book through the Trainline tickets to get from the various airports, or closest cities to Moutiers (or Moutiers-Salins). 

 

From airport/city 

From airport/city

Time

Time 

No. of changes

No. of changes

Avg. Price

Avg. price 

Geneva

Geneva

3 - 3 1/2 hours 

3 - 3 ½ hours 

1 - 2

1 - 2

£30

£30

Lyon

Lyon

3 1/2 - 4 hours 

3 ½ - 4 hours 

1 - 2

1 - 2

£40 

£40 

Chambery*

Chambery*

1 1/2 hours 

1 ½ hours 

£14 - 47 

£14.47

Grenoble*

Grenoble*

2 1/2 hours 

2 ½ hours

1 - 2

1 -2 

£20 

£20 

*There is no direct service from Chambery or Grenoble airport, so you would be required to get one of the regular shuttles from Chambery or Grenoble airport to the train station. From Grenoble airport, this is €4. 

Once you arrive in Moutiers, you will either need to get a taxi or the bus into Meribel, which is around a half an hour drive in good conditions. 

This bus timetable shows you the bus times from Moutiers to Meribel, stopping in the different villages from Les Allues to Mottaret. 

For taxi companies from Moutiers station to Meribel, we recommend:

 

  • Meribel taxi 4 you
  • Email: meribel-taxi4you@orange.fr
  • +33626895925

 

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO DISCUSS THE BEST OPTION FOR YOUR GROUP