Connections in the Tarantaise region are excellent and Sainte Foy is very easy to get to by air, rail or road. With the growth and success of the “no frills” airlines, there is now a huge choice of carriers and departure airports serving the Alps main airports. The majority of airlines fly into Geneva, which 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 public transport links are fewer.
- Chambery to Sainte Foy 124km, transfer time around 1.5hrs
- Grenoble to Sainte Foy 190km, transfer time just over 2hrs
- Lyon to Sainte Foy 201km, transfer time around 2.25hrs
- Geneva to Sainte Foy 206km, transfer time around 2.25hrs
Trains are an easy and an eco-friendly way of travelling down to the Alps. Get on a train after work and wake up at your destination. Eurostar operate services from London direct to Bourg St Maurice train station, and the really good news is Sainte Foy is just 15 minutes away. There are two direct trains a week, as well as a TGV high speed link that runs from Paris.
Driving to Sainte Foy will take you about 10/11 hours once you reach Calais or Boulogne. The motorways are the quickest route but expect to pay around €60 in toll charges each way. If you are driving down on a Saturday, beware that the road after Albertville becomes a bottleneck for all traffic heading to the ski resorts in this part of the Alps. Also note that the Col de Petit St Bernard and Col D’Iseran are both closed in winter despite what your SatNav might say.