Travel & Airport Transfers
Getting to Megeve is easy - fly, train, drive
The easiest way to get to Megeve is to fly to Geneva. There are direct flights from about 20 UK airports and numerous other countries so if you're prepared to search, there are some great deals to be had this time of year. We can collect you from the airport and arrange transfer to and from Megeve in one of our minibuses. The journey takes only 75 minutes in normal conditions.
If you prefer, you could travel by train to Sallanches (the nearest station to Megeve) and we will collect you. Or if you fancy having use of your own car it's an easy drive from the UK - motorway all the way except the last 10 miles.
Whichever option you chose, see below for further information or get in touch with our UK office for advice.
We offer three levels of Transfer service between Megeve and Geneva airport.
1. FREE Sunday morning if you are happy to arrive in Megeve between 13:00 and 14:00 and depart Megeve at 07:00/07:30 to arrive in Geneva by 09:00. (Free for Chalet guests. Apartment guests £10 each way). Suitable for people arriving on flights before 10:50 or departing after 10:30.
2. Shared - These will be either on a coach or a minibus. Several parties of guests may travel in the same vehicle.
3. Priority - Our Priority transfers are transfers arranged around your requirements, except that if there are spare seats on the vehicle we may use them for other guests (see waiting times below).
|Special||Shared Transfers||Priority Transfer|
|Transfer Prices £ each way||Sunday Transfer||arr/dep between |
09:00 am - 21:00pm
|arr/dep before 09:00 |
or after 21:00
|arr/dep between |
09:00 and 21:00
|Stanford Catered Guest Price||FREE||£30pp (£25 for 6 or more)||£180 per vehicle (8 seats)||Shared plus £60 per vehicle |
|Stanford Self-Catered Guest Price||£10||£30pp (£25 for 6 or more)||£180 per vehicle (8 seats)||Shared plus £60 per vehicle |
|Non-Stanford Guest - Transfer Only||£15||£35pp (£30 for 6 or more)||N/A||Shared plus £60 per vehicle |
Airport Waiting Times
Shared transfers For shared transfers our aim is that you should not have to wait on arrival for more than one hour. However our prices do not cover the cost of running a vehicle for just 2 or 3 people, so if we do not have others booked at a similar time we may book you on another shared service to take you close to Megeve and pick you up from there. We find this will get you to Megeve more quickly. Our aim is to get you to Megeve within 2 1/2 hours of your flight landing. That said, our schedules are sometimes thwarted by flight delays and though we try to reschedule, we do not have infinite resources. In particular, if your flight is delayed, your vehicle may have left and you may have to wait until the next transfer.
On departure, we normally leave Megeve between 3 and 4 hours before your flight time. But for evening departures, we may ask you to leave at 16.30 (after a day's skiing), even if your flight is at 22:00 - the bars and shops at the airport are cheaper than Megeve!
Priority Transfers For priority transfers we plan to include nobody on your inbound transfer who is scheduled to arrive more than 10 minutes after you. Your departure from Megeve will be timed as you wish but we must be advised of your wishes at least 2 days in advance. We do not advise leaving less than 3 hours before your flight departure. If you choose to do so, it is at your own risk.
Late or Early Transfers For late or early transfers we charge £180 per vehicle. If another party shares your vehicle, we will refund half the price. We do not offer Priority transfers for arrivals or departures after 21.00 or before 09.00.
Flight delays If your flight is late, your transfer may have to leave without you and you may have to wait. We know that is very irritating when you have already been delayed and we will do our best to adjust our schedules, but we do not have unlimited resources. We will get you to Megeve and we will not charge you extra for the additional journey we may have to make.
If you want an absolute guarantee that you will not have to wait on arrival, then you should take a taxi from the rank at the airport. This usually costs 250-350 Euros.
Travel Options - fly, train, drive
Geneva airport is 75 minutes away. Please book your own flights, we can arrange airport transfers for you. The following airlines fly to Geneva. On departure, we normally leave Megeve between 3 and 4 hours before your flight time. But for evening departures, we may ask you to leave at 16.30 (after a day's skiing), even if your flight is at 22:00 - the bars and shops at the airport are cheaper than Megeve!
|Carrier||UK Airports (direct flights)||Website|
|Easyjet||Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Bournemouth, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester, Newcastle, Stansted, Southend||www.easyjet.co.uk|
|British Airways||Heathrow, Gatwick||www.ba.com|
|Swiss Air||London City, Heathrow, Manchester||www.swiss.com|
|Jet2||Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester||www.jet2.com|
|Blue Islands||Guernsey, Jersey||www.blueislands.com|
Megeve is 550 miles from Calais, all by motorway except the last 10 miles (see driving to Megeve). Brief directions are: follow motorways, bypassing Reims, Troyes, Dijon, Dole, Bourg, Geneva. Continue towards Chamonix until Sallanches, leave motorway and drive 13km up the hill.
Megeve is also convenient from the UK by rail (you travel to Sallanches which is 20 minutes from Megeve and we pick you up from there). A new independent information website, www.snowcarbon.co.uk, has specific rail journey details for Megeve.