Travelling To Méribel

When staying with Purple Ski you have the flexibility to choose how to get to Méribel and, perhaps as important, your travel times.

Flying

Getting to Méribel couldn’t be easier, hop on a plane to Geneva, Lyon, Grenoble or Chambery, we’ll arrange for a vehicle to meet you, which will whisk you to your chalet in two and half hours or less.

The nearest airport to Méribel is Chambery. This small airport is just over an hour from Méribel and for our UK visitors, is serviced by a growing number of low cost airlines.

Geneva is the main airport for Méribel, with numerous international flights from across the globe.

Two other airports convenient for Méribel are Lyon and Grenoble. For details of who flies where see the grid below.

Our recommendation for guests arriving from the UK would be to fly with British Airways into Lyon. The start to your holiday will be more enjoyable but more importantly if they have to cancel you flight for, say, bad weather, they will have another flight which you can catch but the next low cost airline flight might not be until the next day.

For details of who flies where why not try the Skyscanner search facility or, if travelling from the UK, use our airport grid below.

A good source of discounted flights to France is Cheapflights.co.uk.

Destination Airport Geneva Lyon Chambery Grenoble
Kms to Méribel 134kms 178kms 100kms 172kms
Transfer time 2hrs 15 mins 2hrs 1hr 20 mins 2hrs 15 mins
Aberdeen (ABZ) British Airways
(via LHR)
British Airways
(via LHR)
Edinburgh (EDI) easyJet easyJet Jet2
(Sat only)
British Airways
(via London)
British Airways
(via LHR)
Glasgow (GLA) easyJet British Airways
(via LHR)
British Airways
(via London)
Newcastle (NCL) easyJet British Airways
(via LHR)
Jet2
(Sat only)
British Airways
(via LHR)
Leeds Bradford (LBA) Jet2 Jet2
(Sat only)
easyJet
Birmingham (BHX) easyJet flyBE Monarch
East Midlands (EMA) Jet2
Isle of Man (IOM) flyBE
(Sat only)
easyJet
(via LGW)
easyJet
(via LGW)
Liverpool (LPL) easyJet
Manchester (MAN) BritishAirways
(via London)
British Airways
(via London)
flyBE Jet2
easyJet flyBE Monarch
Monarch
Jet2
Destination Airport Geneva Lyon Chambery Grenoble
London Heathrow (LHR) BritishAirways BritishAirways
Swiss
London Gatwick (LGW) BritishAirways easyJet easyJet
easyJet British Airways
Monarch Monarch
Swiss
London City (LCY) Swiss British Airways
British Airways
London Luton (LTN) easyJet easyJet easyJet
London Stansted (STN) easyJet British Airways Ryanair
London Southend(SEN) easyJet
Bristol (BRS) easyJet easyJet
(Sat only)
easyJet
(Sat only)
Exeter (EXT) flyBE
(Sat only)
flyBE
(Sat only)
Southampton (SOU) flyBE flyBE flyBE
Bournemouth (BOH) easyJet
Guernsey (GCI) flyBE
(via EXT)
Aurigny
(Sat only)
Jersey (JER) easyJet
(Via LGW)

British Airways
(via LGW)
flyBE
(Sat only)
Belfast (BFS) easyJet easyJet
(Sat only)
Dublin (DUB) Aer Lingus Aer Lingus Ryanair
(Sat only)
Destination Airport GENEVA LYON CHAMBERY GRENOBLE
Swiss International Airlines easyjet flybe airlingus

Airport Parking

For those departing from the UK, why not treat yourself to the Meet and Greet service offered by Purple Parking at Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow (special prices available to Purple Ski clients) or use their Destination Airport parking at over 23 locations throughout the UK.

For the Meet & Greet service you drive straight to the terminal, leave your car with their chauffeur who will park your car in their secure car park. On your return, you are met at the terminal with your car. Simple!

For further information visit www.purpleparking.com or call 0845 450 0808 and quote source code PPSKI, for special prices.

Rail

For trains services via Paris to Moutiers Salins les Bains (approximately 20-30 minutes transfer to Méribel) from London Waterloo please visit the SNCF web site

Transfers

Purple Ski Transfers The most popular way to get to Méribel from the Destination Airport or station is by the Purple Ski Transfer Service, where you will be transported by one of our drivers in an air-conditioned Purple Ski minibus. These transfers are only available on a first come first served basis (at extra – though very competitive – cost), so as they say, book early to avoid disappointment.

Taxis Alternatively, we will be more than happy to arrange a taxi to collect you from your destination airport or train station. For taxi prices click here. Purple Ski only uses Leray Taxis, the best taxi company in Méribel.

Public bus transfers from Geneva and Chambery Airports is readily available (approximately 4 services per day; change at Moutiers). Journey time is approximately 3 hrs 15 minutes from Geneva and 2 hours from Chambery. If you are going to use the bus do check the times of departure before booking your air tickets. For timings and prices please click here.

Helicopter Transfers You can charter a helicopter to take you from the Destination Airport to Méribel. Not the budget method but the price is €1,475.00 for 1-5 people from Geneva each way and €1,500.00 from Lyon. For further details contact us or visit Helijet

For a good centralised online car hire booking service try Holiday Autos.co.uk. Or you can book direct with one of the larger companies like Avis, Budget and Hertz.

 

Transfer request form

Transfers Prices

Make sure your holiday gets off to the best possible start with a luxury transfer with Purple Ski.

One of our professional drivers will meet your flight / train and take you to your chalet in an air-conditioned minibus (a smaller vehicle may be used for groups of 3 and less).

We offer a picnic breakfast / lunch / tea, lovingly prepared by your chalet chef, with champagne (inbound only) and bottled water, also a DVD player and selection of films to keep the children (or you!) entertained on the journey.

Transfer prices start from €60 from Moutiers to Méribel. The prices below are for a one way journey and the price given is for the whole group specified in the top row.

Also note that transfers are available on a first come first served basis. If not available we will be more than happy to arrange a taxi for you. Please click here for details.

We usually allow 2.5 to 3 hours for transfers to Geneva, Lyon and Grenoble airports; 1.5 to 2 hours for transfers to Chambery; this may vary depending on road conditions.

To reserve a transfer please complete the request form

No. of passengers 1 - 3 4 - 8 9 - 11 12 - 16
Méribel to
Chambery € 250 € 340 € 590 € 680
Lyon € 330 € 430 € 760 € 860
Grenoble € 330 € 430 € 760 € 860
Geneva € 270 € 390 € 660 € 780
Moutiers € 60 € 100 € 160 € 200

 

Transfer request form

Driving To Méribel

Méribel is only about 600 miles from Calais and, if coming from Southern England, this can make driving a convenient and economic way to get to the chalet, especially if you have a large party with lots of luggage. The roads are excellent, and the traffic problems, for which Méribel was infamous, have now largely disappeared.

The journey time is approximately 10 hours and total toll cost is about €60 each way.

If you are looking for a place to stop overnight en-route, why not look at Chateau de la Motte, a small moated chateau almost exactly halfway between London and the Alps?

If you are looking to stay in Moutiers or Brides les Bains the night before, so as to be on the piste on Sunday morning, there are several hotels in which to stay all of which are reasonably priced. Their telephone numbers can be found in the useful telephone numbers page. or alternatively contact us and we should be able to find a hotel room for you but do book as far ahead as possible.

Taxis

For taxis, we recommend Yann Leray’s company, Alpes Taxi transports. While not the cheapest, they are thoroughly professional, wholly legitimate (licenced and insured) and, perhaps most importantly, since we started operating in 1991, have never let us down.

The prices below are for a one way journey. Payment for the taxi is made direct to the driver on day of use in Euros cash or by French cheque. If you do wish for the taxi to be paid by Purple Ski and to reimburse Purple Ski this is possible. If wishing to settle by credit card a 1.5% service charge will be added to the cost quoted and this must be arranged in advance of your stay.

To reserve a taxi please complete the taxi reservation form.

Passengers 1 - 4 5 6 7 8 9 - 12 13 - 19 20-34
Méribel / Mottaret to
Chambery € 300 € 330 € 360 € 375 € 390 € 600 € 660 € 720
Lyon € 450 € 495 € 540 € 563 € 585 € 900 € 990 € 1080
Grenoble € 450 € 495 € 540 € 563 € 585 € 900 € 990 € 1080
Geneva - Swiss side € 370 € 407 € 444 € 463 € 481 € 800 € 880 € 960
Geneva - French side € 410 € 451 € 492 € 513 € 533 € 850 € 935 € 1020
Méribel to
Moutiers € 70 € 77 € 84 € 91 € 98 € 240 € 264 € 288
Mottaret to
Moutiers € 80 € 88 € 96 € 104 € 112 € 240 € 264 € 288

Note: Extra waiting time is invoiced at €50 per hour for cars and monospaces and €70 per hour for minibuses and buses.

Baby and booster seats are available for long (airport) trips only; trailers are also available for excess bagage, but must be requested at time of booking

 

Taxi reservation form

For transfer details please click here

Bus Services

Bus Timetable for Geneva

Alp Skibus

For times and prices from and to Geneva Airport please click here

24 Hr advanced booking required for the return trip.

Bus Timetable for Chambery Airport

Satobus Alpes

For times and prices from and to Chambery Airport please click here

Bus Timetable for Chambery Airport

Transavoie

For times and prices from and to Chambery Airport please click here

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