Travel By Air

Travelling to Sainte Foy – by Air

Flying to a Local Airport – Geneva, Lyon, Grenoble, Chambery

There are four airports that you can fly to in order to get to the resort of Sainte Foy Tarentaise. When you arrive at your airport, you have the choice of driving, taking public transport or booking a Première Neige Transfer to your destination. All of the airports are within three hour’s drive of your luxury accommodation.

Booking your flights  is easy with our airport guide tables as below. Decide on your destination airport, determine your nearest departure airport and follow the link to your chosen airline.

With 17 years experience and local knowledge, we will endeavour to provide the best advice for your travel to resort.

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Driving to Sainte Foy from the Airport – Our Top Tips

Geneva Airport – GVA

Suggested Airlines serving Geneva Airport

Destination Airline Departing Airport
Geneva Aer Lingus Dublin
Geneva BA London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London City
Geneva Easyjet Aberdeen, Belfast Intl., Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Southend, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton
Geneva Flybe Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Isle of Man, Jersey, Southampton
Geneva Jet2 Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted, Manchester
Geneva Thomas Cook Bristol
Geneva Swiss Dublin, London Gatwick, London Heathrow

Drive Time: Geneva Airport to Ste Foy

Geneva Airport is located in both Switzerland and France although it is easier to depart the airport from the Swiss side when travelling to Sainte Foy. The airport is around 2 hours 45 minutes from Sainte Foy (162 km / 100 miles).

Coach/Bus Services

Altibus – Geneva Airport straight to Ste Foy Resort (select Ste Foy Tarentaise Station on their website when booking) (approx 2 hours 45 minutes). Book directly online with Altibus.

Bensbus – Geneva Airport to Ste Foy Village (approx 2 hours and 45 minutes), there is then a shuttle bus up to Ste Foy Station.

Train Services

Rail Europe – Geneva Airport to Bourg-Saint-Maurice via Chambéry (appx 3-4 hours depending on connections). The train station is below the airport, clearly signed in the arrival terminal. All trains from the airport stop at Geneva town station; it may be necessary to change at Geneva first. It is necessary to pass through customs so allow time for this when planning to travel from Switzerland to France on the train.

Lyon Airport – LYS

Suggested Airlines serving Lyon Airport

Destination Airline Departing Airport
Lyon Aer Lingus Dublin
Lyon BA London Heathrow
Lyon Jet2 London Stansted, Manchester
Lyon Easyjet Belfast, Bristol, Edinburgh, London Gatwick, London Luton, Manchester
Lyon Flybe Birmingham, Manchester, Southampton, London Stansted
Lyon Ryanair Dublin

Drive Time: Lyon Airport to Ste Foy

Lyon is the third largest city in France and has a very large airport : Aéroport Lyon Saint-Exupéry. It is located about 2 hours 45 minutes from Sainte Foy (213 km / 132 miles).

Coach/Bus Services

Altibus – Lyon Airport to Ste Foy (approx 3 hours).

Bensbus – Lyon Airport to Ste Foy Village (approx 2 hours and 45 minutes), there is then a shuttle bus up to Ste Foy Station.

Train Services

Rail Europe – Lyon Airport to Bourg-Saint-Maurice direct (appx 3 hours). Lyon Airport to Bourg-Saint-Maurice, changing at Chambéry (appx 4 – 5 hours).

Grenoble Airport – GNB

Suggested Airlines serving Grenoble Airport

Destination Airline Departing Airport
Grenoble Easyjet Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted
Grenoble BA London Gatwick
Grenoble Ryanair Dublin, London Stansted
Grenoble Jet2 Birmingham, East Midlands, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle, London Stansted
Grenoble Thomas Cook Birmingham, London Gatwick, Manchester

Drive Time: Grenoble Airport to Ste Foy

(Grenoble-Isère) is located around 2 hours 45 minutes from Sainte Foy (211km / 131 miles). The best driving route to Sainte Foy is often via Chambéry as it avoids driving through Grenoble which can be busy.

NB – We do not offer shared or private transfers from Grenoble Airport. We can help you with booking the transfer through one of our trusted partners.

Coach/Bus Services

Bensbus – Grenoble Airport to Ste Foy Village (approx 2 hours and 45 minutes), there is then a shuttle bus up to Ste Foy Station.

Train Services

Transisere and Rail Europe – Take a scheduled bus service into Grenoble town centre (45 minutes) then catch a train to Bourg-Saint-Maurice (approx 3 hours).

Chambery Airport – CMF

Suggested Airlines serving Chambery Airport from December

Destination Airline Departing Airport
Chambéry BA London City, London Stansted, Manchester
Chambéry Flybe Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton, Manchester

Drive Time: Chambery Airport to Ste Foy

Chambéry Airport: Aéroport de Chambéry-Savoie is just 1 hour 45 minutes to Ste Foy by car (124 km / 77 miles). It currently operates during the winter months but is continuing to grow in both size and the number of flights being scheduled there.


HeliJet operates helicopters and 2-6 seater planes from Chambéry Airport for custom flights and connections between airports and ski resorts. t: +33 (0)4 79 54 46 30


Altibus – Chambéry Airport to Ste Foy (apx 2h:15m).

Train Services

You would need to take a taxi to Chambéry town centre train station (10km from the airport). Get the train to Bourg-Saint-Maurice and then from there, a taxi, bus or Première Neige Transfer will need to be arranged to get up to Ste Foy.

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