Flaine Travel

Flaine is probably the easiest of all the big French ski areas to travel to. It is close to major airports and there are excellent road and rail connections to the nearby town of Cluses down in the valley.

Travel to Flaine

Travel by Car

Using a car to get to Flaine is a dream compared to many ski resorts. All the most direct routes end up on the Autoroute Blanche (A40) and head for Cluses. After taking the motorway exit at the town, drive 2km, take turn onto the D6 for Les Carroz and then the D106 for Flaine.Motorists should remember to take winter equipment with them. Flaine has many convenient car parks in the different areas of the resort.

Distances
Geneva 70km - virtually a direct route down on the A40
Lausanne 132km - as above, with the addition of the route around Lac Leman to Geneva
Lyons 214km - motorway routes A42 & A40 to Annemasse (at the 150km mark)
Chambéry 134km - A41 north to Scientrier (80km) or 137km - A43 and N212 via Ugine and Megève

Travel by Air

Geneva Airport is the closest and most convenient for visitors to Flaine. It has the largest choice of ski charter flights and scheduled flights and good transport connections, with rail, public bus and private minibus transfers all an option. Car rental is also available at the airport.

Chambéry Airport offers flights from some of the low-cost airlines and charter flights for Crystal and Thomson (although their package holidays to Flaine are served through Geneva). Lyons is mainly an airport suitable for scheduled passengers, although there is also a decent choice of charter flights from the previously-mentioned companies..

Distances
Geneva Cointrin International Airport (a couple of kilometres to the north of Geneva) - 75km
Chambéry-Savoie Airport (a few kilometres to the north of Chambéry) - 129km
Lyons Saint-Exupéry International Airport (a few kilometres to the east of the city) - 210km via Chambéry

Airport Transfers

Mountain Drop-offs
Mountain Drop-offs have been running for ten years and have vans based in Chamonix and Val d'Isère (winter only). They offer private transfers using Geneva Airport as their hub with Chambéry and Grenoble Airport also offered as options.
Transfers to Flaine
Website: www.mountaindropoffs.com
Les Carroz Transfers
Based just outside the village of Les Carroz, the company has been operating private transfers to Flaine from Geneva for eight years. Contact details and pricelists to the various resorts in the Flaine area are available on their website.
Transfers to Flaine
Website: www.lescarroz-transfers.com

Helicopter Services

Whitetracks Helicopters
Whitetracks offers private and shared helicopter transfers to Flaine in single or twin engine helicopters. The company also offers charters from different countries to the ski resort.
Helicopter Transfers to Val d'Isère
Website: www.whitetracks-helicopters.com

Travel by Rail

Flaine has Cluses railway station only a short drive (30km) away - there is a scheduled bus service (ca. 11 Euros) or taxis can also be ordered from the resort (ca. 70 Euros). There are occasional TGV through trains from Paris, but for most rail journeys a change or two will be required.

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