Getting to Val Thorens

How to Get to Val Thorens? Find the necessary information to properly plan your trip to Val Thorens:

The train is the easiest way to get to Val Thorens.

Val Thorens is one of the most well-connected ski resorts in the Alps by train, with direct rail journeys possible from cities such as Paris, London, Brussels, Amsterdam, as well as cities like Grenoble and Lyon.

The closest train station is Moutiers, Salins les Thermes, Brides les Bains, approximately 45 minutes away by bus or taxi.

Train travel is fast and reliable: you can reach Moûtiers from Paris by TGV in under 5 hours, or travel from London to Bourg St Maurice on the direct Eurostar ski train in just over 8 hours, both day and night. Train travel is the most eco-friendly way to journey, reducing your carbon emissions and helping to protect the mountains and the planet.

Daily trains, TGVs, Eurostars, and Thalys services arrive in Moûtiers (the closest station to Val Thorens) every day (approximately 40 kilometers away).

Plan your journey on the SNCF website.

To reach Val Thorens from the Moûtiers train station, you can take a shuttle (book below), rent a car, or use a taxi or a private transportation service (VTC).


On the way to Val Thorens:

  • A430 Chambéry - Albertville
  • Dual carriageway until exit No. 41
  • D117 to Val Thorens


If you are using a GPS, it may recommend taking the D96 from Moûtiers. This route is strongly discouraged due to its very narrow and regularly closed road.

As a reminder, in mountain regions, special equipment is mandatory (snow tires or chains) from November 1st to March 31st. Since Val Thorens is the highest village in Europe, we recommend using special equipment throughout the entire season.

For those interested in carpooling, you can use "BlablaCar" app, to find or offer rides to Val Thorens!


Bus transportation is provided by regular coach lines from the Moûtiers train station.

For journeys from the airports of Geneva, Lyon Saint Exupéry, Grenoble, and Chambéry, Val Thorens Reservation offers you a favorable rate with our partner bus company.

Feel free to book your journey from these destinations here.


Four airports are located near Val Thorens, allowing you to reach us in under 2.5 hours:

  • Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport
  • Geneva International Airport
  • Chambéry Airport
  • Grenoble Airport
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