We strongly recommend Chairlift.eu for your transfer from Grenoble Airport (our nearest airport – 1 hour 20 minutes) or from Lyon & Geneva. Chairlift is owned & run by Guy Little an expat who has been based in the Oisans region for over 13 years.
Why do we recommend Chairlift?
Chairlift operate 9 seater minibuses including the driver (they have several should your group size be more than 8) and they drop and pick up from the chalet door. Please note this is an enormous benefit to you when you factor in carrying large bags and ski equipment. Your alternative is Bensbus – who stop at 3 places within ADH, meaning you have to get from the their bus stop (Gare Routiere) to the chalet, which is a 15 minute walk. We would only recommend BensBus as a last option. A better “2nd option” would be to hire a car, this is very cost effective and easy option for groups of 2-4 people.
Chairlift is a fully licensed and insured French-registered company holding a French transport licence. They are based close to Alpe d’Huez and run by Brits, all year round. All their drivers are English speaking. Their vehicles are modern long wheelbase Renault Trafics, fully equipped for winter conditions, with plenty of room for skis, snowboards and other luggage.
They meet you in Arrivals at your airport of choice and take you straight to the chalet, with the minimum of fuss. Likewise on your return, you are picked up at the chalet door and dropped at the terminal, as close to check-in as possible.
As part of the confirmation process, you will be given a driver name and telephone number as your point of contact.
Journey times are typically 1hour 30mins from Grenoble, 1hour 50mins from Chambéry, 2 hours from Lyon and 2hours 45mins from Geneva. Bottled spring water is provided for your journey.
BUT the problem with Guy / Chairlift is that because he provides such a good service he is ‘often fully booked’ unless you get in quick. If this is the case then we STRONGLY RECOMMEND:
Blangicar are run & operated by a Belgique expat couple who also do a terrific job. When Guy is fully booked he refers people to Griet at Blangicar or they work together when transferring large groups. Blangicar do exactly what Chairlift do..a private pick up and drop off from door to door in a 9 seater vehicle.
Why we recommend Chairlift & Blangicar?
When you enquire we send you a bunch of information and we always give advice about Airport Transfer Options. We strongly recommend Guy at Chairlift & Griet at Blangicar BUT please note we only do this because we know our guests will get a GREAT SERVICE and this will then reflect upon their time staying at Mountain Chalet. We DON’T GET ANYTHING in terms of commission from either company. Our recommendation is purely about what we know is ‘best for our guest’.
Your next Door to Door option is: Alps 2 Alps
Alps 2 Alps are also a Door to Door private transfer service, we haven’t used them as we always use Chairlift or Blangicar but they have reasonable prices (in line with other private transfer companies) and have good availability. So if you are unable to book Guy or Griet then give these guys a go.
FINALLY you have Bensbus
If you are a single traveller (or just a couple of you) then Bensbus is your best option form a price point of view as they charge “per person” and hence the mathematics of just two of you works better with Bensbus. The service is very good (its just not door to door) and when you get dropped off in Alpe d’Huez (vest place os the Tourist Information Drop Point) then call us and we will collect you rather than you drag your bags around whilst searching for our chalet.
EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT TO ALL MOUNTAIN CHALET GUESTS – 10% DISCOUNT OFF CAR HIRE VIA RHINO CAR HIRE.
Rhino Car Hire are already a highly competitive car hire company serving the main 3 airports (Grenoble, Lyon & Geneva), but all Mountain Chalet guests qualify for an additional 10% discount.
If you want to hire a car to reach us, we recommend Rhino Car Hire who offer great value from all of the nearby airports including Grenoble, Lyon and Geneva. We have arranged discounted rates of up to 10% off their standard rates, details of how to redeem the discount are included upon booking confirmation or contact us in advance to more information.