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There are 7 ways to get from Zürich to Val Thorens by train, bus, shuttle, car or plane

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Train  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Chambéry-Chal.-les-Eaux
  3. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to St-Michel-Valloire

$146 - $244

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Bus  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Annecy
  2. Take the bus from Annecy - Gare routière to Albertville - Gare routière 51

$43 - $54

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 53 min

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

$101 - $237

Bus, shuttle  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Geneva Airport K388
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Genève Airport to Val Thorens Arolles

$56 - $87

Drive  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Val Thorens 268.7 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Geneva, shuttle  •  6 h 4 min

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

$101 - $209

Fly to Lyon, shuttle  •  7 h 23 min

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

$93 - $304

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Val Thorens is to bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 55 and takes 11 h 19 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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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Val Thorens. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Les Ménuires via Annecy - Gare routière, Gare de Albertville and Moutiers. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 19 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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The best way to get from Zürich to Val Thorens without a car is to train and bus which takes 7 h 53 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 240.

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It takes approximately 8 h 4 min to get from Zürich to Val Thorens, including transfers.

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Zürich to Val Thorens bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Zurich station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Val Thorens is to train which takes 8 h 4 min and costs SFr 140 - SFr 250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 55 and takes 11 h 19 min.

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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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Zürich to Val Thorens bus services, operated by Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, arrive at Albertville - Gare routière station.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Val Thorens.
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  • Distance: 172 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 4 min

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Val Thorens via Genève, Gare de Genève, Gare de Chambéry-Chal.-les-Eaux, Chambery-Challes-E, and St-Michel-Valloire in around 8 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Val Thorens via Annecy, Annecy - Gare routière, Albertville - Gare routière, Gare de Albertville, Gare de Moûtiers-Salins-Brides, and Moutiers in around 11 h 19 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Zurich to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
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 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
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
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Chambéry-Chal.-les-Eaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
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
Sncf Ter
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Chambéry-Chal.-les-Eaux to Gare de St-Michel-Valloire
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
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
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Geneva Airport
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Annecy
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch
Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Phone
+33 4 26 73 40 00
Website
auvergnerhonealpes.fr
Bus from Annecy - Gare routière to Albertville - Gare routière
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
auvergnerhonealpes.fr

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

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There are 2633+ hotels available in Val Thorens. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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