La Plagne general information

La Plagne general information


The closest airport to La Plagne is Chambery, with the other three options, Lyon, Geneva and Grenoble, all around a weather-dependent two to three hours’ road travel away, but with a better and often cheaper choice of flights. Seasonal low-cost scheduled flights to Chambery are provided by a number of carriers including Jet2, BMIbaby and Flybe, with all-inclusive seasonal charters from Thomson. Geneva is the best bet, with EasyJet running routes from regional airports across the UK including London’s Gatwick, Stansted and Luton. Competitors include BMIbaby, Flybe and Jet2, and British Airways offers full-service from Heathrow and Gatwick. Major European carriers offer flights from most major cities.

Regular, reliable and comfortable direct bus services run from the airports to La Plagne, as do the comparatively expensive taxis. Skiers have two options for train travel from the UK, the Eurostar via Paris, ending at Bourg St Maurice, a short bus journey from the resort, or the overnight sleeper Ski Train from St Pancras on the same route, more expensive and taking slightly longer, but more fun. The cheapest form of travel from the UK is the Ski Bus from London’s Victoria Bus Station, taking 20 hours and costing from £90 return.

A wide variety of lift passes are available, cheaper when booked in advance online and easily tailored to individual requirements. Ranging from a local area pass to coverage of the entire Paradiski area, with free days dependent on the number of days booked, special passes and free drag lifts for beginners. Family and other discounts are the norm and for regular visitors, so opting for the ‘a la carte’ annual pass saves a few Euros.