Geneva airport is only one hour away from Megeve and has the best all round facilities and choice of flights. However, the charter flight terminals can get very crowded. Lyon St Exupery airport is also close; though the charter section of the airport is probably the most notorious in the Alps and often referred to as the cattle shed (Geneva is the choice for 99.9 percent of visitors). Bus transfers are the most economical way to travel to resort from the airport or train station. Try to book your tickets well in advance. There are also plenty of private transfer operators offering return trips in 8 seater minibuses for around €300.
- Geneva to Megeve 74km, transfer time around 1.25hrs
- Lyon to Megeve 171km, transfer time around 2hrs
Hiring a car is a very flexible option for travelling to Megeve but be aware that parking in Megeve can get tricky, especially during the holidays, and roads coming down from Mont D’Arbois can get very busy. If driving all the way you can expect the journey to take 8 hours from Calais, barring any queues, and don’t forget that it is compulsory to carry a warning triangle, high visibility jacket and snow chains. You will also have to pay about €71 for tolls.
Travelling by train to Megeve is a good option, because transfer at the other end is so easy. At weekends during the winter, the TGV from Paris goes directly to Sallanches Combloux Megeve, which is only 12km from the resort, although during the week you will have to change trains at Annecy. From Sallanches there are frequent connection buses to resort.