Public Transportation in Meribel
Meribus is the free bus service which runs from 07h00 to midnight seven days per week during the winter and summer seasons. Buses run between La Chaudanne and the Altiport are every 15 minutes throughout the day and between Meribel and Mottaret every half an hour. Buses also link Meribel with Meribel Village, the various hamlets below the resort, and Les Allues. This service has frequent buses early morning and late afternoon, but less frequent service during the day. Take a look at the Meribus timetable below to plan your route.
The villages of Brides les Bains, Les Allues and Le Raffort are all linked to Méribel by the Olympe gondola lift which runs during the day, and Mottaret has a gondola lift linking the top and bottom of the resort which runs until 19h30.
The other Three Valley resorts (Courchevel, La Tania, St Martin, Brides les Bains, Val Thorens and Les Menuires) can all be reached on skis/board via the lift system. Pedestrians can reach Courchevel by taking either the gondola lifts or once-daily bus service (departs at the end of the afternoon - see the resort 'Bienvenue a Meribel' information booklet for timetable).
The nearest train station to Méribel is Moûtiers - approximately 18km / 12 miles from Méribel. (The full name is Moutiers les Salins, Brides les Bains - be careful not to confuse with several other Moutiers in France and Switzerland…..it has been done!). Buses run regularly from Moûtiers to Meribel for around €12 one way, see below for details. Alternatively you can book a taxi (approx €45).
Chambéry (103km) is the closest airport to Méribel, followed by Grenoble (170km), Lyon Saint Exupéry (180km) and Geneva (183km). For more information on how to get from your chosen airport to resort please read Travelling Between the Airport & Meribel.
Ben's Bus run a Saturday and Sunday bus service to Meribel from Geneva Airport stopping at Meribel, Mottaret, Les Allues and Brides les Bains. Prices start at £74pp Return. They also have a bus service from Grenoble Airport to Moutiers for £69.50pp Return. There are group discounts available but spaces for both services are limited so it is advisable to book early.