Ski resorts by train

Val Thorens - transfer guide

Val Thorens is accessed from Moutiers station by bus or taxi. 
Your chalet may offer to pick you up, too


Taxi transfers: Moutiers station - Val Thorens

If you are a small party and would like to share a taxi in order to save money and help the environment, then visit our new section: Shared-station-to-resort-transfers.

Taxi company Telephone Email address Website
Taxi 73 +33 6 59 810 425 allo73taxis@gmail.com Website
G' Taxi +33 761 53 85 10 info@gtaxi-meribel.com Website
Alba Taxi Moutiers +33 4 79 24 25 12 info@taxi-moutiers.com Website
Meri Taxis +33 479 08 58 22 meritaxi@wanadoo.fr Website
Alpes Taxi Transports +33 479 00 47 37 info@alpestaxistransports.com Website
Up Bus +33 78 283 6487 theupbuscompany@gmail.com Website

 

Taxi journey duration and prices (on average)
From Moutiers to Duration 1-4 pax 5 pax 6 pax 7 pax 8 pax
Val Thorens 55 mins 110€ 120€ 130€ 140€ 150€

Bus transfers - Moutiers - Val Thorens

bus transfers
Moutiers station

Buses depart from a bay adjacent to Moutiers station, so you literally come off the train and the bus station is right there.

If there is gap before getting your bus (or conversely, before getting your train, there are lots of restaurants and cafes within a two minute walk of Moutiers station - and indeed some right opposite the station.

You can buy bus tickets at a counter at the train station, but it is recommended to buy them in advance online at www.altibus.com which shows timetable information too.

This season the bus company isn't publishing timetables English.  Crazy, but true.
View PDF of the 2019-20 Moutiers - Val Thorens bus timetable in French
Phone Altibus +33 4 79 68 32 96
Email Alitibus info@altibus.com
One-way fare Adults 13.40€; youth (U26) 10€
Book bus tickets for 2019-20 Moutiers - Val Thorens bus tickets

Is there a bus to serve your train? Here's our analysis

Bourg St Maurice station

This season we researched the connections between the arrival and departure times of popular trains to Moutiers station and whether, for each of these trains, there was a convenient bus connection - or even any bus possible at all.  The results surprised us, in terms of how badly co-ordinated the buses are with the arrial of trains.  In many cases there is not convenient bus connection, so the only option is a taxi transfer.

Outbound to Val Thorens (Saturday arrival)
Train to Moutiers Train arrives Next bus departs Bus arrives resort
overnight Eurostar Ski Train 05:32 06:30 07:45
07:18 TGV from Lille 12:56 13:30 14:45
08:45 TGV from Paris 13:09 13:30 14:45
12:45 TGV from Paris 17:05 17:30 18:45
daytime Eurostar Ski Train 18:27 19:00*b 20:15

*b: bus runs Saturdays  8th, 15th and 22nd Feb 2020

Return from Val Thorens (Saturday departure)
Train from Moutiers Bus departs resort Bus arrives train station Train departs
09:54 TGV to Paris 08:15 09:30 09:54
daytime Eurostar Ski Train 07:15 08:30 10:14
17:09 TGV to Paris 15:20 16:35 17:09
overnight Eurostar Ski Train 18:45 20:00 22:54

As a result of the lack of co-ordination between the buses and the trains, we are trying to help skiers to share taxis - see section below.


Like to share a taxi?

If you would like to share a taxi, we are pioneering a transfer matching service, to put singles, couples and small groups of skiers who are travelling to the same destination on the same train on the same date, in touch with each other. 

So if you would like to share a taxi in order to save money and help the environment, go to Shared-station-to-resort-transfers.


Station information & restaurants

station info
Moutiers Terminus restaurant

Moutiers station has a waiting room and a shop and also a great little place called La Barentaise, which is a kind of bar - cafe where you can get provisions for the train, or have a coffee, snack or drink while you wait.  You can phone in advance and order sandwiches for the train (+33 4 79 24 44 68)

There are a number of restaurants opposite the station, such as Moutiers Terminus, where you can a meal before catching a train back to to Paris, Lyon or London.

There are even more restaurants and bars, just a couple of minute's walk away, too, and lots of other shops in Moutiers as well. 

The excellent Ski Flight Free website has created a useful guide to Moutiers station.


Les 3 Vallées Cafe

Les 3Vallees Cafe
Les 3 Vallées Cafe

Les 3 Vallées Cafe is an excellent cafe and bar inside Moutiers station.

It serves a wide range of meals as well as specialising in coffee, cappuccino and gourmet hot chocolate. Every evening, between 5pm and 8pm, you can have cocktails - and the cafe prides itself in its mojitos of various kinds.

This is an excellent place to have dinner and/or drinks before boarding the overnight Eurostar Ski Train, for example. Or breakfast before catching the daytime Eurostar Ski Train, or a TGV.

The cafe also serves cold sandwiches, fresh and creative salads which you can take on board the train, as well as a range of homemade pastries (cheesecake, carrotcake, tarts and muffins ...) - using organic ingredients where possible. There's also a Beaufort-cheese vending machine!

Opening Times: 15 DECEMBER to 1st MAY:
Monday to Thursday: 10:00 to 18:00
Friday and Sunday: 08:00 - 23:00
Saturdays: 06:00 - 23:00