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 a 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 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.

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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, or use their airport parking at over 23 locations throughout the UK.

For the Meet & Greet service, drive straight to the terminal and 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.

Rail

For trains services via Paris to Moûtiers-Salins-Brides-les-Bains (approximately 20-30 minutes transfer to Méribel) from London King's Cross St. Pancras please visit the Eurostar website.

Transfers

Purple Ski Transfers Probably the nicest and 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, Chambéry and Lyon Airports are 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 more details please click here.

Helicopter Transfers You can charter a helicopter to take you from the destination airport to Méribel. See helicopter section for details.

Rental Car 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.

 

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“So happy to see there is WIFI now in the transport vehicles! French champagne in the transfer bus was awesome, as was the food!”

Transfer 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 VW Caravelle 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, wi-fi and an iPad with a selection of films to keep the children (or you!) entertained on the journey.

A return transfer to Geneva airport costs just over €90 per person, based on 8 people sharing a vehicle. 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 € 330 € 580 € 660
Lyon € 330 € 405 € 735 € 810
Grenoble € 330 € 415 € 745 € 830
Geneva € 270 € 365 € 635 € 730
Moutiers € 60 € 100 € 160 € 200

Returning clients benefit from a 10% discount on our already-competitive prices.


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 €70 each way.

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.

Le Château de Candie

Alternatively, if you are looking for a place to stop overnight en-route, why not look at Le Château de Candie, a beautifully restored 14th century hotel set in immaculately kept grounds, overlooking Chambéry?

The château offers a choice of 25 exquisite, individually decorated rooms and suites, boasting original period features and stunning views of the mountainous Savoie landscape. There are also two excellent restaurants in the grounds: choose between the traditional brassiere La Cantine or head downstairs to the fine dining L'Orangerie to enjoy an outstanding gastronomic experience. You can also sample the Viognier wine made from grapes picked from the château's own vineyard.

We would be delighted to book the château on your behalf, so if you would like to make a reservation simply get in touch.


Chateau de Candie

Taxis

For taxis, we recommend Yann Leray’s company, Alpes Taxis 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 can either be made direct to the driver on day of use, or by credit card or bank transfer to Purple Ski.

To reserve a taxi please complete the taxi reservation form.

No. of 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 baggage, but must be requested at time of booking

 

Taxi reservation form

Helicopters

Jet Systems

Airport Transfer

For a speedier transfer and to maximise skiing time, why not travel in style and fly into the resort by helicopter?

Please be aware that helicopters are only able to fly during daylight hours and in good visibility. Approximate prices (one way) and transfer times in a single engine helicopter are below. A Purple Ski driver will be waiting for you at the Altiport and will drive you to the chalet.


Airport Duration Price
Geneva* 35 mins from €395 pp
Lyon 40 mins from €300 pp
Chambéry 25 mins from €270 pp
Grenoble 40 mins from €370 pp
Annecy 25 mins from €270 pp

* subject to landing restrictions

Restaurants

After a hard day of off-piste with your guide or just after a long lunch, consider returning with speed and comfort from your favourite lunch spots. Some example locations and prices in the below table:

Restaurant Price
La Bouitte (St Martin) from €100 pp
Le Refuge du Christ from €100 pp
La Folie Douce from €110 pp

Bus Services

Bus services from Geneva, Lyon or Chambéry airports

Altibus

For times, prices and to book online, please click here

24 hr advanced booking required for the return trip.

Transavoie

For times and prices from and to Lyon and Chambéry Airports only please click here


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