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There are 8 ways to get from Porto to Val Thorens by plane, shuttle, train, bus or car

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Fly to Geneva, shuttle

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Geneva (GVA)
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Genève Airport to Val Thorens Arolles

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Fly to Grenoble, shuttle

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Grenoble (GNB)
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Grenoble-Isère Airport to Val Thorens Arolles

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Fly to Lyon, shuttle

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Lyon (LYS)
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Lyon Airport to Val Thorens Arolles

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Milan Malpensa (MXP)
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Porta Garibaldi
  3. Take the train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Modane

Train

  1. Take the train from Porto - Campanha to Vigo Guixar
  2. Take the train from Vigo Guixar to Barcelona-Sants
  3. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
  4. Take the train from Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud to Montmélian
  5. Take the train from Montmélian to Saint-Michel-Valloire

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Porto to Lyon Perrache
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Grenoble
  3. Take the bus from Grenoble-Gare-Routière to Moûtiers-Salins-Brides-les-Bai

Bus, shuttle

  1. Take the bus from Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto to Lyon
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Lyon Airport to Val Thorens Arolles

Drive

  1. Drive from Porto to Val Thorens
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International entry into France from Portugal

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal
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Conditions of entry into France from Portugal

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Portugal
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
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Considerations leaving from Portugal

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Portugal.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Val Thorens is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Val Thorens is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Val Thorens is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Portugal from France.

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Last updated: 25 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Porto to Val Thorens is to bus which costs €85 - €110 and takes 31h 3m.

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The fastest way to get from Porto to Val Thorens is to fly and shuttle which takes 8h 36m and costs €70 - €220.

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No, there is no direct bus from Porto to Val Thorens. However, there are services departing from Porto and arriving at Place-Des-Arolles via Lyon Perrache, Grenoble-Gare-Routière and Gare-Routiere. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 3m.

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The distance between Porto and Val Thorens is 1312 km. The road distance is 1770.5 km.

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The best way to get from Porto to Val Thorens without a car is to bus which takes 31h 3m and costs €85 - €110.

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It takes approximately 8h 36m to get from Porto to Val Thorens, including transfers.

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Porto to Val Thorens bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Porto station.

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The best way to get from Porto to Val Thorens is to train which takes 27h 48m and costs €180 - €270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €85 - €110 and takes 31h 3m.

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The quickest flight from Porto Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Porto to Val Thorens bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Moûtiers-Salins-Brides-les-Bai station.

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Map of how to get from Porto to Val Thorens.
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  • Distance: 1312.1 km
  • Duration: 8h 36m

What companies run services between Porto, Portugal and Val Thorens, France?

You can take a train from Porto to Val Thorens via Vigo Guixar, Barcelona-Sants, Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud, Montmélian, and Saint-Michel-Valloire in around 27h 48m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Porto to Val Thorens via Lyon Perrache, Grenoble-Gare-Routière, Moûtiers-Salins-Brides-les-Bai, and Gare-Routiere in around 31h 3m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Porto to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €330
Flights from Porto to Geneva via Nantes
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €330
Flights from Porto to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €200
Flights from Porto to Lyon via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €200
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Porto to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €350
Flights from Porto to Geneva via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €350
Flights from Porto to Milan Malpensa via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Porto to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €350
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Porto to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €490
Flights from Porto to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €370
Flights from Porto to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Porto to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€21 - €140
Flights from Porto to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€17 - €180
Flights from Porto to Milan Malpensa via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€17 - €180
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Porto to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €420
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Porto to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €330
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Porto to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €450
Flights from Porto to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €490
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Porto to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €370
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Porto to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€10 - €160
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Porto to Milan Malpensa via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Porto to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €330
Train operators
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Porta Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenord
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Porta Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
€11 - €15
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Modane
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €60
1st Class
€45 - €60
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Porto - Campanha to Vigo Guixar
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Vigo Guixar to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
13h 53m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€75 - €95
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
renfe-sncf.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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud to Montmélian
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Montmélian to Saint-Michel-Valloire
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €35
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 Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Montmelian
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€18 - €26
Rail 1st Class
€27 - €40
Train from Montmelian to St Michel Valloire
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €14
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Rail 1st Class
€9 - €14
Bus operators
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
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BensBus
Shuttle from Lyon Airport to Val Thorens Arolles
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€35 - €75
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BensBus
Shuttle from Grenoble-Isère Airport to Val Thorens Arolles
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€35 - €55
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BensBus
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Porto to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
24h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€70 - €90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Grenoble - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Blablabus
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Grenoble-Gare-Routière to Moûtiers-Salins-Brides-les-Bai
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
SBB
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto to Lyon
Ave. Duration
26h 53m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
iberocoach.com

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Val Thorens is 1h ahead of Porto. It is currently 8:02 PM in Porto and 9:02 PM in Val Thorens.

Yes, the driving distance between Porto to Val Thorens is 1771 km. It takes approximately 16h 43m to drive from Porto to Val Thorens.

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Air France, Swiss, TAP Portugal and two other airlines offer flights from Porto Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 217+ hotels available in Val Thorens. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Porto to Porto Airport is to subway which takes 27 min and costs €1 - €2.

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