Car hire Grand Massif

Transport

Getting Here | Air Travel | Airport Transfers | Public Bus | Hire Car | Driving | Train | Taxis 

In-Resort | Winter Bus | Summer Bus

Located just one hour drive from a major airport, and thirty minutes drive from the motorway, Samoëns, Morillon and the Grand Massif ski area couldn't be any easier to access!

Getting to Samoëns & Morillon

Air Travel

Samoëns is located just one hour from Geneva Airport which provides regular flights from around the world., including many low cost options including British Airways, Easyjet and Swiss Air.

Alternative airports - Chambery (125 km), Grenoble (180 km), Lyon (200km).

Airport Transfers

Airport transfers can be organised directly from Geneva airport to your accommodation with our transfer partner Ski Lifts. Contact them directly for a quote and reservations.

Alternatively, you can reach Samoëns from Geneva airport by public transport as follows:

Geneva Airport to Cluses

The Leman Express offers a regular train service between Geneva Cornavin station and Cluses (20km from Samoëns). You can then reach Samoëns via public bus or taxi.

Geneva Airport to Taninges

AlpyBus, Euro Bus, and EasyBus offer budget friendly shared bus service between Geneva airport and Taninges (12km from Samoëns). You can then reach Samoëns via public bus or taxi.

Public Bus

A scheduled public bus service is available from Cluses to Verchaix, Morillon, Samoëns and Sixt.

Hire Car

We have partnered with Rentalcars.com, one of the worlds largest car hire comparison sites, to help you find the best deals from companies such as Avis and Hertz. Visit www.rentalcars.com for a quote.

We recommend renting a car from the Swiss side of Geneva Airport which offers cars with a vignette allowing travel on Swiss motorways, and are usually equipped with winter tires. We would also recommend renting chains.

New EU regulations mean it is important to check that your chosen car hire company will allow you to drive a hire car collected from the Swiss side into France and vice versa.

Driving 

If driving to France, please note that between 1st November to 31 March winter tires or snow chains are compulsory. More information

Our Top Ten Tips for Driving in the Snow post provides more useful information.

Ferry

The Dover to Calais is the most popular route taking around 75 mins). Visit P&O Ferries for more information.

Train

Our nearest train station is Cluses (20km) where you can pick up a public bus or alternatively you can organise to be collected by taxi. Visit sncfconnect.com (in English) for pricing and bookings.

Several train routes have been launched, including from London, to meet the increasing demand for environmentally friendly transport to the Alps. See the route map for more information.

Taxis

There are several taxi services available for transport around the valley and beyond. Please note, they all require advance booking.

Taxi David (Winter only)
00 33 (0)6 62 25 39 43
taxi.david.Samoëns@gmail.com

Rodolf - Morillon
0033 (0)6 12 98 12 50

Thiery - Samoëns
0033 (0)6 47 23 19 75

Xavier - Samoëns
0033 (0)6 11 30 30 15

Taxi Ben (not airport transfers)
0033 (0)6 01 37 34 92
taxibenfr@gmail.com

In Resort Transport in Samoëns & Morillon

Winter Ski Bus

Available: 17 December 2022 - 16 April 2023

During the ski season, a free valley wide ski bus service is available offering quick and efficient transport to the Grand Massif Express telecabine, Vercland telecabine. as well as the other nearby villages including Morillon and Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval. A regular service is also available from the foot of the Cascade piste, Col de Joux Plane and Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval.

Winter 2023-24 Ski Bus Timetable

Summer Bus Service

Available: 6 July - 1 September 2024

A summer bus service linking all of the villages of the valley with the popular sites including the Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval, Col de Joux Plane and the Cascade du Rouget waterfall. The buses are equipped with a bike rack carrying up to 6 bikes. A day pass costs €2 per person, and it's free for under 6 year olds.

 *Summer 2024 timetable available from mid-June*

Summer 2023 Map and Timetable

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Winter Adventures In Samoens