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Best Transfer Options for Meribel

Discover the top Meribel airport shuttle options

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About Transfers to Meribel

Are you wondering how long do Meribel transfers take? Which is the closest airport for Meribel? Is it best to book a shared or a private transfer from Geneva to Meribel? If you want to know how to get from the airport to the 3 Valleys or how to book your seats with the best Meribel transfer companies, we’ve got the inside track on what to know and watch out for.

The best airport for Meribel is Geneva as it offers the greatest choice of airlines, frequent flight times and the most competitive prices. Geneva to Meribel transfer times are around 2 hours 10 minutes but will be longer on snowy days and in peak weeks, such as Christmas, New Year, school holidays and Easter.

Airport to Meribel Transfer Times
1. Geneva to Meribel 2hrs10 180km
2. Grenoble to Meribel 2hrs 175km
3. Lyon to Meribel 1hr55 178km
4. Chambery to Meribel 1hr15 102km
5. Moutiers to Meribel 45mins 18km

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The closest airport to Meribel is Chambery, a little over 100km from the centre of resort. While it’s faster to get to Meribel from Chambery, flights are generally more expensive and rarer, as they are usually tour operator charters.

Also see our Getting Here Guide

How much do Meribel airport transfers cost?

The price of a one-way shared transfer from Geneva to Meribel starts at around €70, going up to €850 for a private transfer. From other airports, most Meribel ski transfers are on a private basis, with a one-way starting at around €440. If you’re after something a bit fancier and most definitely faster, the sky can literally be the limit with a private helicopter transfer taking off from €3200.

Meribel transfer prices will vary depending on dates, times, availability, vehicle and/or group size, etc.

Airport to Meribel Transfer Prices
1. Geneva to Meribel From €70 (shared)
2. Grenoble to Meribel From €745 (private)
3. Lyon to Meribel From €745 (private)
4. Chambery to Meribel From €440 (private)

Don’t forget that hiring a car from the airport to Meribel is another option if you can't easily find transfers for the flight times you have chosen, plus it gives you the freedom to move around and visit neighbouring resorts. Nevertheless, driving on the snow means that you have safety and potential damage to consider, while snow tyres should be added to the final cost on the hire options.

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What is the difference between shared and private transfers?

Shared transfers are cheaper than private transfers, the trade-off is that they usually involve longer waiting and travel times. Transfer companies group passengers arriving at a similar time in the same vehicle, so you’ll share costs with other people. However, this means that you’ll have to wait until everyone’s plane lands, even if waiting times are usually under an hour. There will also be several stops on the way to drop people off, increasing the journey’s length.

Private transfers are generally much more convenient than shared transfers but they’re also more expensive. As the vehicle will be reserved for your party only, they’re the best option for groups and a good alternative when you can’t find a shared transfer around your flight time. Private transfers will leave the airport as soon as you arrive and go straight to your accommodation, making the waiting and journey times shorter. Those who prefer to travel in style will be able to book the latest luxury eco-friendly car or even fly high in a helicopter.

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Are there public bus transfers to Meribel?

Public bus transfers run from the airports to Meribel in the winter season, especially during weekends. However, they can take considerably longer than a shared or private transfer as they usually stop several times along the way and you may need to make a connection in Moutiers. This is the closest train station to Meribel and where Eurostar ski trains from London St Pancras stop.

Public transport lines travel between Moutiers and Meribel a couple of times per day in summer and winter, stopping at the resorts in the Meribel Valley along the way. You can find the latest bus timetables on our Bus Services in Meribel page. The Moutiers to Meribel Centre transfer time is around 45min.

Bus Services in Meribel