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

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  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Chambery-Challes-E
  3. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to St-Michel-Valloire

$137 - $229

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Geneva, Genève Airport K388
  2. Take the bus from Geneva Airport to Moutiers

$45 - $128

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève-Aéroport 1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Geneva Airport to Moutiers

$110 - $245

Drive  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Val Thorens 268.7 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Geneva  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA

$88 - $209

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8 h 42 min

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

$140 - $372

Fly to Lyon  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lyon (LYS) ZRH - LYS

$85 - $304

Train, shuttle  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève-Aéroport 1 / ...
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Genève Airport to Val Thorens Arolles

$117 - $204

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Val Thorens is to drive which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 4 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Val Thorens is to drive which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 4 h 48 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Val Thorens is 275 km. The road distance is 429.9 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 53 min to get from Zürich to Val Thorens, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Val Thorens. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Val Thorens via Geneva Airport and Moutiers. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 5 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Val Thorens is 430 km. It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to drive from Zürich to Val Thorens.

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  • Distance: 172 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 53 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Val Thorens, France?

You can take a train from Zürich to Val Thorens via Genève, Chambery-Challes-E, and St-Michel-Valloire in around 8 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Val Thorens via Geneva, Genève Airport, Geneva Airport, and Moutiers in around 11 h 5 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Zurich to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
SNCF
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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to St-Michel-Valloire
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$24 - $40
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
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
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
$16 - $85
Schedules at
altibus.com
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Geneva, Genève Airport
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
BensBus
Website
bensbus.co.uk
Shuttle from Genève Airport to Val Thorens Arolles
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
bensbus.co.uk

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