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.
Chambery for resorts in the 3 Valleys (1h45), Paradiski (2h20), Tignes-Val d’Isère (2h30), Espace San Bernardo (2h30), Maurienne Valley (2-3h), Grand Domaine (1h30), Savoie Grand Revard (40 mins). To note: Jet2 will operate new flights to Chambéry from London, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and Bristol 2-3 times a week from December 2021 to mid-April 2022.
Geneva for resorts in the Aravis (1h), Grand Massif (1h), Portes du Soleil (1h) Chamonix Mont Blanc Valley/Pays du Mont Blanc and Val d’Arly Mont Blanc (1h30).
Grenoble for resorts in Vaujany/Alpe d’Huez (1h30), Les Deux Alpes (1h50), Serre Chevalier (2h) and Montgenèvre (2h30). To note: Ryanair will operate a new flight to Grenoble from Manchester once a week during the winter 2021/22 season.
Lyon is situated slightly further west, but remains an option for all resorts if you don’t mind a longer transfer.