Flying is undoubtedly one of the most popular ways to get to the French Alps, with many airlines offering affordable flights from various UK airports to the international gateway airports for the French Alps.
The airports of Chambery, Geneva (Switzerland), Grenoble and Lyon all offer excellent access to the French Alps, with onward transfers to the resorts varying between 1-4 hours depending on where you’re heading. We’d recommend flying to:
- Chambery for resorts in the 3 Valleys (1h45), Paradiski (2h20), Espace Killy (2h30) and Maurienne Valley (2-3h).
- Geneva for resorts in the Aravis (1h), Grand Massif (1h), Portes du Soleil (1h) and Mont Blanc/Chamonix Valley (1h30).
- Grenoble for resorts in Vaujany/Alpe d’Huez (1h30), Les Deux Alpes (1h50), Serre Chevalier (2h) and Montgenèvre (2h30).
- Lyon is situated slightly further west, but remains an option for all resorts if you don’t mind a longer transfer.