There are 7 ways to get from Basel Airport (BSL) to Val Thorens by train, bus, shuttle, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  9h 49m

  1. Take the train from Olten to Genève 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Chambery Challes Les Eaux Ter
  3. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to St Michel Valloire Ter

126€ - 236€

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Bus, shuttle  •  9h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Geneva N122 / ...
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Genève Airport to Val Thorens Arolles

56€ - 81€

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Train via Bern  •  10h 27m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern 61 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Genève 1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Geneve to Chambery Challes Les Eaux Ter
  4. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Moutiers Salins Brides L Bains Ter / ...

123€ - 239€

Drive  •  4h 43m

  1. Drive from Basel Airport (BSL) to Val Thorens 410.6 km

45€ - 75€

Train to Zurich, fly to Geneva, shuttle  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Genève Airport to Val Thorens Arolles

99€ - 222€

Train to Strasbourg, fly to Lyon, shuttle  •  8h 36m

  1. Take the train from St Louis to Strasbourg
  2. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Lyon (LYS) SXB - LYS
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Lyon - Saint Exupery Airport to Val Thorens

108€ - 490€

Train to Zurich, fly to Lyon, shuttle  •  8h 42m

  1. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lyon (LYS) ZRH - LYS
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Lyon - Saint Exupery Airport to Val Thorens

88€ - 322€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel Airport (BSL) to Val Thorens is to drive which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 4h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel Airport (BSL) to Val Thorens is to drive which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 4h 43m.

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The distance between Basel Airport (BSL) and Val Thorens is 266 km. The road distance is 410.6 km.

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The best way to get from Basel Airport (BSL) to Val Thorens without a car is to bus and shuttle which takes 9h 30m and costs 55€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 9h 49m to get from Basel Airport (BSL) to Val Thorens, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel Airport (BSL) to Val Thorens is 411 km. It takes approximately 4h 43m to drive from Basel Airport (BSL) to Val Thorens.

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Royal Jordanian and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 3963+ hotels available in Val Thorens. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Basel Airport (BSL) to Val Thorens.
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  • Distance: 266.1 km
  • Duration: 9h 49m

What companies run services between Basel Airport (BSL), France and Val Thorens, France?

You can take a train from Basel Airport (BSL) to Val Thorens via Basel, Bahnhof SBB, Basel SBB, Olten, Geneve, Chambery Challes Les Eaux, and St Michel Valloire in around 9h 49m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 290€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 470€
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Zurich to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
190€ - 390€
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Olten to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 100€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
26€ - 50€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
29€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from St Louis to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Geneve to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 27€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
14€ - 16€
1st Class
21€ - 27€
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to St Michel Valloire
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 23€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
14€ - 16€
1st Class
21€ - 23€
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Moutiers Salins Brides L Bains
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 22€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
13€ - 15€
1st Class
19€ - 22€
Train from St Louis to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
21€ - 35€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
21€ - 25€
1st Class
34€ - 35€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
TGV inOui
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
32€ - 37€
1st Class
26€ - 31€
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Moutiers Salins Brides L Bains
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
28€ - 33€
1st Class
22€ - 27€
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
BensBus
Email
info@nofussbus.co.uk
Website
bensbus.co.uk
Shuttle from Genève Airport to Val Thorens Arolles
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
More information at
BensBus
Altibus
Phone
0 820 320 368
Email
info@altibus.com
Website
altibus.com
Shuttle from Lyon - Saint Exupery Airport to Val Thorens
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 75€
Schedules at
altibus.com

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