Getting to Les Deux Alpes, France for your Skiing and Snowboarding Holiday

Les Deux Alpes ski resort is 70kms southeast of Grenoble and 170kms from Lyon in the Veneon Valley and is only directly accessible by road, but is straightforward enough to get to. The most convenient option is to fly to Lyon and take the Satobus directly to the resort. Self-drive is along major motorways and autoroutes, while rail travel is also popular.

Grenoble-St-Geoirs is the nearest airport and is connected to Les Deux Alpes by the 90-minute Monnet Airport Shuttle. However, it receives limited flights, making Lyon-Satolas the main choice. The most convenient means of getting to the resort from Lyon-Satolas is to hire a car, while the 2 hour, 30 minute Satobus transfer is also convenient. Helicopter transfers are also available from both airports.

The quickest self-drive route from Calais to Les Deux Alpes ski resort goes via Reims, Dijon, Lyon and Grenoble. From Grenoble, the resort is accessed via the A-480 and the N-91 (930kms; eight to nine hours). From Lyon-Satolas Airport, take the A-43, A-48, A-480 and the N-91 (155kms; two hours). Grenoble-St-Geoirs Airport is 115kms along the same route.

By rail, there are several Eurostar connections every day with Paris, from where high-speed TGV trains go direct to Grenoble station. The London-Paris leg is just under four hours; while the Paris-Grenoble leg is three hours. The most convenient onward connection from Grenoble is the VDF coach to Les Deux Alpes.

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