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There are 10 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Val Thorens by train, bus, shuttle, car or plane

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Train  •  11 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambery-Challes-E
  3. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to St-Michel-Valloire

$195 - $234

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Bus  •  16 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Geneva 122
  2. Take the bus from Geneva Airport to Moutiers

$56 - $155

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Train, bus  •  11 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport 1 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Geneva Airport to Moutiers

$168 - $379

Bus, shuttle  •  14 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Karlsruhe
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Genève Airport to Val Thorens Arolles

$65 - $94

Train, drive  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Bad Bf Ice / ...
  2. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Val Thorens

$114 - $213

Drive  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Val Thorens 455.2 miles

$95 - $150

Fly to Geneva, shuttle  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Geneva (GVA) FRA - GVA
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Genève Airport to Val Thorens Arolles

$121 - $326

Fly to Lyon, shuttle  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Lyon (LYS) FRA - LYS
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Lyon - Saint Exupery Airport to Val Thorens

$98 - $361

Fly to Turin, train  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Turin (TRN) FRA - TRN
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Modane

$142 - $395

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) FRA - MXP
  2. Take the train from Novara to Modane

$153 - $350

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Val Thorens is to bus and shuttle which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 14 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Val Thorens is to drive which costs 85€ - 130€ and takes 7 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main station to Val Thorens. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and arriving at Les Ménuires via Genève, Cornavin, Geneva Airport and Moutiers. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 12 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Val Thorens is 558 km. The road distance is 728.3 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Val Thorens without a car is to train and bus which takes 11 h 42 min and costs 140€ - 330€.

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It takes approximately 11 h 32 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Val Thorens, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Val Thorens bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Val Thorens is to train which takes 11 h 32 min and costs 170€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 140€ and takes 16 h 12 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Frankfurt am Main to Val Thorens bus services, operated by Altibus, arrive at Moutiers station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Val Thorens.
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  • Distance: 348.9 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 32 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Val Thorens, France?

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Val Thorens via Lyon Part Dieu, Chambery-Challes-E, and St-Michel-Valloire in around 11 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Val Thorens via Geneva, Genève, Cornavin, Grand-Saconnex, Arena, Geneva Airport, and Moutiers in around 16 h 12 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Frankfurt to Turin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Turin via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Turin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Turin via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $3,400
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Modane
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $45
Train from Novara to Modane
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $80
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Lyon Part Dieu to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to St-Michel-Valloire
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $27
1st Class
$24 - $40
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Altibus
Phone
0 820 320 368
Email
info@altibus.com
Website
altibus.com
Bus from Geneva Airport to Moutiers
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $90
Schedules at
altibus.com
Shuttle from Lyon - Saint Exupery Airport to Val Thorens
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $85
Schedules at
altibus.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Karlsruhe, Hbf. - Süd, am Hintereingang to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
regiojet.com
BensBus
Email
info@nofussbus.co.uk
Website
bensbus.co.uk
Shuttle from Genève Airport to Val Thorens Arolles
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $60
More information at
BensBus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Geneva
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Val Thorens is 728 km. It takes approximately 7 h 18 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Val Thorens.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 3130+ hotels available in Val Thorens. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 9€ - 14€.

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