Flaine is just an hour from Geneva airport, and a wide range of low-cost carriers fly to Geneva from all over the UK, including British Airways, easyJet, Jet2.com and Flybe. If at all possible, do book your flights in advance as even the ‘cheap’ airlines can be very expensive at peak times. Other airports such as Grenoble and Lyon are about 2 ½ hours transfer, with Chambéry approximately 1 ½ hours. Most transfer firms offer the choice between a shared or private transfer from Geneva. Go Massif offers shared transfers whilst Rolling Road Transfers are the best bet for a private 8 seater at a rate of 40 Euros per person return – cheaper than a public bus transfer and they will take you to the door.
- Geneva to Flaine 77km, transfer time around 1.25hrs
- Chambery to Flaine 134km, transfer time just over 1.5hrs
- Lyon to Flaine 209km, transfer time around 2.25hrs
- Grenoble to Flaine 212km, transfer time around 2.25hrs
If you are hiring a car, make sure you book it from the Swiss side (not the French side) as this means you are able to drive on the Swiss motorways, making your journey to and from the airport much easier (and avoids you having to pay 40 Swiss Francs to use the Swiss motorway). Flaine’s location in the Northern Alps also makes driving from England a real possibility, especially if you are based in Southern England. Indeed, driving over can often work out cheaper than flying in peak periods. From Calais the drive is approximately 9 hours. Travelling to Flaine by train is not the best option, with the closest station at Cluses still over 30 minutes away.