Morzine – Planning your trip

Morzine is situated near the Franco-Swiss border in the fabulous Portes du Soleil region – a ski area spanning 650km of piste across 13 resorts. It is one of the closest ski resorts to Calais and being in the Northern Alps makes it easily accessible by road, air and rail.

Geneva is little over an hour away from Morzine. Mont Blanc is an hour by road, and being in the shadow of Europe’s highest peak gives morzine a better than average snowfall.

 

Flying

Morzine is easily accessible by air, with three airports within a couple of hours' drive. Geneva (Switzerland) airport is the closest at  just one hour away, and is great for ski weekends.
You will find transfers to resort easier from Geneva than any other airport due to the high number of transfer firms and shared transfer operations on this route.  Your accommodation owner will usually be able to arrange a transfer for you, either via a mailing list of those chalets who choose to run their own minibuses or through one of the many local transfer companies. Expect to pay about €35 per seat.

  • Geneva to Morzine 76km, transfer time around 1.5hrs
  • Lyon St Exupery to Morzine 215km, transfer time around 3hrs

 

Rail

Cluses and Thonon are the closest main stations to Morzine. You will easily find a transfer to resort from either station which will take approximately 30 minutes by road. There are plenty of taxis and the public bus also serves these stations in winter.
We've used the train to get to Morzine from London many times and, door-to-door, have found it to take almost as long as flying. The benefits are obviously no baggage fees, and walking on to a train at London St Pancras; the drag is having to get a taxi across Paris for your connecting train if you haven't booked the direct snow train.

 

Driving

Morzine is one of the easiest ski resorts to reach by car; it's less than 600 miles from Calais and on a good run it can be done in around eight hours. Whilst the national roads are pretty they can take forever so it is best to stump up the cash for the motorways. Expect to pay around 70 Euro in tolls. As a general rule the short sea crossings are the most effective with cheap prices between Dover and Calais. The motorways through Champagne country are rarely a problem. If you do opt for other ferry routes such as the overnight boat to Le Havre be sure to avoid routes taking you via Paris. Once in resort it is best to park at your accommodation as most road-side parking is chargeable from December to April.  

 

Getting around resort

Morzine has a good network of navette services but the biggest problem is that they don’t run in to the evening. Six routes serve most parts of the town until around 5pm with the popular link between Morzine and the Prodain cable car running until around 8pm. The town is strung out down the valley and access to the slopes and bars is not always easy on foot. Many accommodation providers offer a minibus shuttle service for this reason. If you are self-catering and your apartment is not near a bus stop you should seriously consider a hire car in order to enjoy the best of the skiing.

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Airparks
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APH
0844 871 7431 or +44 1342 710 114 outside UK
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BCP offer airport parking at most major UK airports and have been in the business for 30 years. It is quick and easy get a quote from their website... 
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Meteor
0844 7254445
This airport parking company have been in operation for over 20 years and offer a meet and greet parking service if you are flying home to Heathrow,... 
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Purple Parking offer secure airport parking, with either a meet and greet chauffeur service or park and ride at most UK airports. Check online for... 
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Balad d'Aulps Bus
+33 4 50 72 15 15
Links the outlying villages and towns of the Aulps Valley to Morzine. Tickets are just €1 per journey. 
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Local Bus - Morzine
During high season in Morzine, these buses serve outlying lifts, they are very efficient and run every 15 to 20 minutes. Other services run every... 
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Morzine Navette
+33 4 50 74 72 72
Free bus service in Morzine. 
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Mountain Bus Company
+33 6 20 71 98 44
You can book your transfer online. They also operate a taxi service in Morzine. 
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Snow Express
+44 845 890 0390
Snow Express takes you overnight from the UK direct to your ski resort in safe and comfortable coaches. With pick-up points in central London... 
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Alamo
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Alamo offer reliable car hire for getting to and from your ski resort. Their car service is available from Friedrichshafen, Geneva, Grenoble,... 
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0844 581 0147
If you are thinking of hiring a car to drive to your ski resort, then Avis have cars available from Friedrichshafen, Chambery, Geneva, Grenoble,... 
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0844 544 3439
If you'd like to drive to your ski resort, Budget offer their car hire service from Geneva, Chambery, Grenoble, Verona, Innsbruck, Zurich... 
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Carhire3000.com
0800 358 7707
If you'd like to hire a car from the airport to your ski resort you can get a quote quickly online before you go. Carhire 3000 have vehicles... 
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EasyCar
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EasyCar have hire cars available from Friedrichshafen, Chambery, Geneva, Verona, Grenoble, Innsbruck, Lyon St Expury, Christchurch (NZ) and Zurich.... 
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An easy option for group transfers to your ski resort is to hire a car. Economy Car Rentals offer car hire worldwide at competitive rates. They... 
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Europcar
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Europcar have hire cars available from Friedrichshafen, Chambery, Geneva, Innsbruck, Lyon St Expury, Verona, Sion, Tolouse, Pau, Biarritz,... 
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Hertz
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Hertz offer a car hire service from Friedrichshafen, Chambery, Geneva, Grenoble, Hayden, Innsbruck, Lyon St Expury, Verona, Vancouver, Queenstown,... 
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Voted Best Car Hire Website 2010 at the Travolution Awards in London, Rhinocarhire.com offer cheap car hire from all ski resort serving airports and... 
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First Luggage
0800 0835503
First Luggage is a unique service that promises a door to door delivery service of your luggage and skis. Basically your luggage is collected from... 
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Flybe
UK - 0871 700 2000 Outside UK - +44 1392 268529
Flights to... Geneva from: Cardiff, Exeter, Isle of Man, Inverness, Jersey and Southampton. Chambery from:  Birmingham, Exeter and Southampton... 
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Driving to your ski resort is becoming more popular of late, and taking the ferry is a good option. DFDS Seaways (formerly known as Norfolkline... 
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Mountain Bus Company
+33 6 20 71 98 44
You can book your transfer online. They also operate a taxi service in Morzine. 
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Taxis to call in both Avoriaz or Morzine resorts :   Arnaud Landais, - +33 6 08 48 96 64 www.taxi9-morzineavoriaz.com Buttet Hubert - Tel: +33 4... 
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Eurostar
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Eurostar runs ski trains all the way from London St Pancras direct to the French Alps on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings throughout the winter... 
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Alp-Line airport transfers
+33 4 50 74 38 42
Friendly transfer service based in the heart of the Portes du Soleil, with a fleet over over 50 vehicles of various sizes. Alp-Line will pick you up... 
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+33 4 50 73 19 38
Private or group transfers from Geneva, Grenoble, Chambery or Lyon to most ski resorts including Chamonix, Sainte Foy, Verbier and Les Gets.  ... 
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Alps-Direct
+33 4 50 90 30 08
Alps-Direct do airport transfers and taxi service in resort. All MadDogSki customers get a 5% discount. Their website has a tool for you to calculate... 
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Alpy Bus
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Based in UK but only operated between Geneva and Chamonix, Megeve, Morzine and Verbier. Reliable timetabled bus share service, from as little as 19.... 
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+33 4 50 74 65 49
A small family business with a B&B in their home for upto 14 people and also available is a self-catering apartment for 4-6 people. You won't... 
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ATS transfers
0709 209 7392 / +33 4 50 53 63 97
Private transfers from airports to most of ski resorts across the Alps.  You can book them as a shared transfer or a private hire for a group of... 
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+39 0165 239 234
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Gare Routiere
+41 22 732 02 30
Bus transfers from Geneva airport. Prices around €100-150 per round trip. Check their website for full details and booking information. 
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