Located in the French Alps, Courchevel is home to some serious skiing, with access to the Three Valleys area making it a very popular ski destination. Being such a large resort, spread out over several different villages, there are plenty of transport links to take you from the surrounding airports to your particular village (most skiers fly into Geneva).
Flying to Courchevel
Geneva is 150km from Courchevel and has the most transport links to transfer you to the resort. The next biggest airport is Lyon St Exupery, which has public buses to the ski stations. The smaller airports of Chambery and Grenoble are closer, but have fewer public transport links.
Airport transfers to Courchevel
Courchevel is a very popular resort, so it’s always advisable to book well in advance for both transfers and accommodation. If you use a bus transfer, try to book your tickets well in advance – the buses can get very busy and some companies work on a reservation-only basis.
- Chambery to Courchevel 110km, transfer time around 1.5hrs
- Geneva to Courchevel 150km, transfer time around 2.5hrs
- Grenoble to Courchevel 127km, transfer time around 2hrs
- Lyon St Exupery 187km, transfer time around 2.5hrs
Driving to Courchevel
Having a car in resort gives a lot of flexibility in terms of visiting other resorts, but bear in mind that you will have to pay to park in resort (around €80 for seven days). Driving to Courchevel will take you about 12 hours from Calais. The motorways are the quickest route, but will cost upwards of €66 in toll charges each way.
Taking the train to Courchevel
Unfortunately, there are only a couple of trains a week to Moutiers, the closest train station to Courchevel at 24km/15 miles. However, the trains normally run on Fridays and Saturdays and are direct from London to Moutiers, so travelling by train is still a valid and popular option. Again, it’s a good idea to book your transfer well in advance.