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

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Fly to Lyon, shuttle  •  6h 5m

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Lyon (LYS) STR - LYS
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Lyon Airport to Val Thorens

89€ - 455€

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Bus, night bus  •  12h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart - Airport to Geneva - Bus station BlaBlaBus
  2. Take the night bus from Annecy to Moûtiers Ski71

51€ - 81€

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7h 33m

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

93€ - 253€

Train  •  13h

  1. Take the train from Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambery Challes Les Eaux Ter / ...
  4. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to St Michel Valloire Ter

155€ - 278€

Bus, train, shuttle  •  13h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart - Airport to Lucerne
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Genève-Aéroport 15
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Genève Airport to Val Thorens Arolles

128€ - 213€

Bus, train  •  14h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart - Airport to Lausanne
  2. Take the bus from Lausanne to Chambery 251 / ...
  3. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Moutiers Salins Brides L Bains Ter / ...

58€ - 105€

Drive  •  6h 47m

  1. Drive from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Val Thorens 602.6 km

70€ - 110€

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The cheapest way to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Val Thorens is to bus and night bus which costs 50€ - 85€ and takes 12h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Val Thorens is to fly and shuttle which costs 85€ - 460€ and takes 6h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Val Thorens. However, there are services departing from Stuttgart - Airport and arriving at Val Thorens Place des Arolles via Geneva, Annecy and Moûtiers. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 52m.

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The distance between Stuttgart Airport (STR) and Val Thorens is 426 km. The road distance is 602.6 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Val Thorens without a car is to bus and night bus which takes 12h 52m and costs 50€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 6h 5m to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Val Thorens, including transfers.

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Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Val Thorens bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Stuttgart - Airport station.

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Val Thorens bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Moûtiers station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Val Thorens is 603 km. It takes approximately 6h 47m to drive from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Val Thorens.

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  • Distance: 425.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 5m

What companies run services between Stuttgart Airport (STR), Germany and Val Thorens, France?

You can take a train from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Val Thorens via Hauptbahnhof, Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof, Karlsruhe Hbf, Lyon Part Dieu, Chambery Challes Les Eaux, and St Michel Valloire in around 13h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 700€
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 450€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 300€
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Stuttgart to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
260€ - 600€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 460€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 600€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 270€
Train operators
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 Novara to Modane
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 50€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
25€ - 30€
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
90€ - 120€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
90€ - 110€
1st Class
100€ - 120€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
36€ - 41€
1st Class
31€ - 37€
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Moutiers Salins Brides L Bains
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
28€ - 33€
1st Class
22€ - 27€
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 35€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
21€ - 24€
1st Class
33€ - 35€
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to St Michel Valloire
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 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 3 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 22€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
13€ - 15€
1st Class
19€ - 22€
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 Luzern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 140€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Altibus
Phone
0 820 320 368
Email
info@altibus.com
Website
altibus.com
Shuttle from Lyon Airport to Val Thorens
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
19€ - 60€
Schedules at
altibus.com
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Stuttgart - Airport to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Stuttgart - Airport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
alsa.com
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
Night bus from Annecy to Moûtiers
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lausanne to Chambéry
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Stuttgart - Airport to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€
Website
Marino Autolinee
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
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lausanne to Chambery
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Eurolines FR

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Twin Jet, Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Stuttgart Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 4755+ hotels available in Val Thorens. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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