Situated next to the Strada Statale N.26 route close to the major Autostrada A5 between the Mont Blanc tunnel border and Aosta, Courmayeur is easily accessible by road. Its proximity to France and Switzerland, as well as Turin airport, means that transfer times from the two closest airports (Geneva in Switzerland and Turin in Italy) are short, making it an ideal destination for weekend skiing. The transfer time from either of these airports is approximately an hour and a half.
Alternatively, you can fly into Milan for a slightly longer journey (around two and a half hours). Transfer to resort by train or public bus can be long and involve several changes whether approaching from Turin or Geneva. By far the best options are to either hire a car or book a private minibus transfer at around 250 Euros for four people return.
- Geneva to Courmayeur 117km, transfer time around 1.5hrs
- Turin to Courmayeur 146km, transfer time around 1.5hrs
- Milan Malpensa to Courmayeur 215km, transfer time around 2.5hrs
Having a car in resort is useful as it allows you to easily access nearby resorts without waiting for the Savda buses or booking taxis. You can quickly pop over in to Chamonix in France for example.
If you wish to drive all the way in your own vehicle you should allow around 9 hours from Calais and avoid peak times when the Mont Blanc tunnel suffers with congestion. The train journey from the UK takes around 13 hours and involves a minimum of 3 changes, with the last leg of the journey taking you to Pre-Saint-Didier station, just 6km away from resort and connected by regular public buses.