Useful Travel Links

Channel crossings:

Rail:

Flights:

UK airport parking:

Airport coach transfers:

Car rental:

Taxis/Private Transfers:

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TRAVEL

By road

We are a steady 10 hours drive from the channel ports.

Tip: avoid the worst of the traffic by arriving in the mountains early morning or late afternoon as the traffic is heaviest during the middle of the day.
Tip: do NOT take a route which crosses one of the mountain passes (cols) as they are all closed from November to May each year. Many sat-nav systems direct you over the Col du Petit St Bernard so take care to avoid that route.

By train

Our nearest railway station is Bourg St Maurice, which is served by a direct Eurostar service in winter. In winter and summer you can take the regular Eurostar service to Paris or Lille and change to a French railways train. Details from Rail Europe or SNCF.

Tip: note that the Eurostar trains do not have sleeping berths so for overnight journeys you may prefer to change to a French sleeper train at Paris or Lille.

By air

Our nearest airports are:

These are all served by the national carriers and/or one or more of the low cost airlines.

Tip: to avoid the worst of the traffic on busy weeks aim for flights which arrive early morning or late afternoon.

For UK airport parking we suggest you try one of the links on the left.

Transfers

Tip: check the times of the coaches before booking your flight to avoid lengthy waits at the airport.

Car rental

You can rent a car from any of the major operators or try one of the links on the left. We have arranged discounted rates with Rhino Car Hire, simply quote ‘Chalets-Belvedere’ and get up to 10% discount.

Tip: check your airline website as they often offer discounted car rental.
Tip: DO book a snow pack and ski rack
Tip: book from the Swiss side at Geneva - although a little more expensive than the French side most of the cars have snow tyres and come with a Swiss motorway toll sticker which makes getting to and from the airport faster and easier.
Tip: do NOT take the Mont Blanc tunnel from Geneva in winter as the Col du Petit St Bernard is closed from November to May every year.

Taxis

An expensive option but are a little cheaper when pre-booked - try one of the links on the left.