Travel Options

Getting to Megeve is easy - fly, train, drive

Airlines flying to Geneva

Carrier UK Airports (direct flights) website
Easyjet Bristol, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester www.easyjet.co.uk
British Airways Heathrow, Gatwick www.ba.com
Swiss Air London City, Heathrow, Manchester www.swiss.com

Transfers

Alpybus offer shared minibus transfers from Geneva to Le Fayet (20 mins from Megeve) at a cost of 26.50€/person.  You would then need to get a taxi from Le Fayet.  This is probably the cheapest option but they do also offer private door to door transfers.

Car Hire

It is very useful to have a car in the summer to get to the various walks, swimming lakes and other activities.  If you are flying, it is cheapest to book in advance from the UK and there are many on-line agencies that offer good deals. It is usually best to hire from the Swiss side of the airport where your hire includes a Swiss tax disc for motorway driving, otherwise you will have to drive through Geneva to get to the french motorway.  But sometimes the french side has very good offers and a motorway tax disc costs about €40 (if you are lucky there will be one on the car already, bought by a previous hirer). Click here for directions.

There is a Europcar agency in Megeve but it is usually closed at weekends.

Self Drive

Megeve is 550 miles from Calais, all by motorway except the last 10 miles. You can book Eurotunnel tickets or ferry tickets (prices vary) via the links below.

Eurotunnel  
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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.  Click here to download detailed driving instructions.

Train

Megeve is also convenient from the UK by rail (you travel to Sallanches which is 20 minutes from Megeve.  A taxi from Sallanches costs about €25.

A new independent information website, Snowcarbon (www.snowcarbon.co.uk), has specific rail journey details for Megeve.

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