Flaine is one of 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, which means few high-season delays to get up to resort.
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.
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..
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
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.