The closest airport to Isola is Nice at just 90km and an hour and a half by road. Whilst it isn’t as popular as traditional ski airports such as Geneva and Zurich there are more flights to Nice from the UK nowadays, with Easyjet offering regular services from 8 regional airports. Other airports that are used for Isola include Turin, Grenoble and Marseille, but these involve a much longer transfer. Once in Nice there are plenty of car hire companies or a regular bus service that runs from the airport or city centre to the resort. This is not a road journey for anyone who gets travel sick as the final leg involves a lot of hairpin bends up to Isola 2000 and the roads can be tricky in adverse weather. If you are arriving by car be sure to have (and know how to use) snow chains!
- Nice to Isola 2000 90km, transfer time around 1.5hrs
Driving all the way to resort from the UK is a long journey, with Isola being much further to the South than many French resorts. The 1200km journey is likely to take you 13 hours without any delays, maybe even longer in peak times. The rail journey to the South of France is spectacular and involves surprisingly few changes if you plan it well. One change from the Eurostar in Lille gets you on to a direct TGV all the way to Nice (7 hours) and then you will need a transfer to the resort again as with flying.