Airport Transfers to Ski Resorts
No, there are not any extra charges on top of our published prices.
The price on the quote generator is the total price that you pay, if you complete your booking at that time.
There are no hidden card charges or taxes that get added on later in the booking process.
Due to its high altitude and narrow access road, Avoriaz can occasionally be very difficult to access especially on very snowy days. On these occasions, we may have to find alternative transport options to ensure you get to resort safely and in the most suitable way. In these situations, we would normally take you to the Prodains Telepherique (Avoriaz Cable Car) and you would catch this up to the resort. If there is an additional cost involved, Ski-Lifts will happily provide you with a letter for your travel insurance, explaining the reasons for the expense, so you can claim this back.
If you are due to depart from resort, we will contact you in advance of your pick up time, if we believe there may be a problem accessing the resort and make alternative arrangements with you.
We offer transfers to a number of different train stations from various resorts.
You will be able to see if this option is available to you by using the Quote Generator on our site and if it is you can complete your booking as normal.
If the train station that you require is not displayed, please contact us directly for a quote.
In many areas it is possible to book a Private Transfer to an airport hotel. If this option is available you will be able to select it on the Quote Generator when making a booking.
If you cannot see this option in the area you are travelling to, please contact us directly and we will be happy to arrange this for you.
Please note that if you are booking a Shared Transfer, these will only be available to the airport, so if you book this option than you will then need to make your own way to the hotel from the airport.
Many airport hotels offer a free shuttle service between the hotel and airport - it is worth checking whether your hotel does as it may then be cheaper just to take your transfers to the airport and then use the free shuttle service.
We can offer Private Transfers to pick up at an airport hotel in many destinations. Where there is an option to pick up from a hotel instead of the airport please select this option on the Quote Generator. Where you cannot find this option, please contact us and we will be happy to advise.
Shared Transfers can only pick up off at the airport so if you would like to book this transfer type you must make your own way to the airport to meet the transfer. As you will not have a flight in this situation, please make up a flight time based on the time that you will get to the airport and be aware that you may then have to wait for the next scheduled transfer (if timetabled) or wait for the time indicated on the transfer description for the transfer to leave.
Many airport hotels offer a free shuttle service between the hotel and airport - it is worth checking whether your hotel does as it may then be cheaper just to take your transfer from the airport and use the free shuttle service.
You can make changes to your booking up until our booking deadline (up to 72 hours prior to the day of travel), by visiting our website and logging on to your account using the login details you receive when making your booking.
We will not charge you any fee for changing your booking in this way, although if you are making changes to your transfer that may change the price, such as increasing the number of passengers, changing the pick up or drop off location, changing the transfer times, or changing the transfer type, there may be an increase in the cost for the service and you will need to pay this for the changes to take place. Once you have completed the changes and they are accepted, you will receive an amended booking confirmation email to reflect the new booking details.
On occasions, particularly if you’re travelling during very busy periods, or if it is short notice, it may not be possible for us to offer you the transfer you have requested. In these situations we will always endeavour to offer you the best possible alternative.
If you are trying to amend your booking at short notice, we suggest you contact our office detailing the changes you would like to make and we will do our very best to accommodate them.
You can do this in one of two ways;
If you would all like to wait for each other and travel together, you would use the latest arrival time as the flight time and note the other flight times & numbers in the notes on your booking.
If each member of the group would prefer to leave as soon as possible and not wait for the others, you would need to book individual journey legs for each of the different flights/groups that wish to leave together. You can do this all on the same booking. If there is more than one flight on the booking, please remember to put the latest flight time down as the arrival time and make a note of the other flight times & numbers in the comments box so we can track all flights in case of delays.
The same principal applies for the return journey, if the group are all travelling together; use the time of the first flight to depart, so we base your pick up time on this and ensure they get to the airport in plenty of time for their flight check in.
If this all gets too complicated, please feel free to contact us and we can assist you in making the booking.
As our fares are offered on a per-seat basis and it is a legal requirement for every passenger, regardless of age, to have a seat, we are not able to offer a discount for children or infants.
We do however, provide infant & child seats at no extra cost, you just need to specify your requirements on the booking form.
Please follow the instructions given on your booking confirmation, of where to meet your driver or our representative on arrival at the airport. This will either be at a transfer desk, or you will be met by a driver holding a sign with your name on it, depending on the airport, transfer type and when you are arriving.
Please be aware that the driver, or representative meeting you may not be an employee of Ski-Lifts, but a representative of one of our partner companies.
The law in Europe states that children up to the age of 12, or 135cm tall (whichever they reach first) normally require a car seat. If your child normally uses a car seat at home, it’s a good indication that they will need one during the transfer.
Details of the baby and child seats we have available can be found on the booking form and Section 3 of our Terms and Conditions on our website. You should select the seat based upon the approximate weight that you think your child will be on the date of travel.
Book online – simply use the Quote Generator, select your transfer from the options provided and receive an instant confirmation of your booking by email. If you can't find the transfer you are looking for, contact our office and we will be happy to help.
Payment is taken in full at the time of booking and we accept major credit, debit cards and payments from Paypal accounts.
Details to include on your booking:
Total number of passengers - please make sure you include infants and children in the total number of passengers in your party, e.g. if three adults, one child and an infant are travelling, you will need to book the transfer for five people.
Overseas accommodation address - in any resort there may be more than one hotel, apartment complex, chalet or villa with the same name, so try to provide the full address to avoid confusion.
Mobile Phone Number - This is extremely important, for example we may need to contact you once your journey has begun, or during your stay and we also send an SMS confirming your pick up time for your departure the day before you are due to leave. Your number will show on your booking and we, or our suppliers will also see this number, but it will not be given to any other person or organisation. Please remember to add the country code onto your phone number and remove the 0, for example 07790123123 becomes +447790123123.
Booking Confirmation - When you confirm your booking and payment is taken, you will automatically receive an email booking confirmation which will confirm that payment has been taken and the balance paid in full and details of your transfer. This will also detail instructions about what to do on arrival, or departure and any contact details you may require while travelling.
For further information please see our 'How to Book' page.
Ordinarily we use 8-seater vehicles, so any group up to this number on a private transfer would normally travel together in one vehicle. One exception to this rule is if you select a transfer type that specifies a different vehicle type. Coaches for example carry more people, or a Limousine which would generally be smaller.
For example, you are a group of 10 people and have booked a standard vehicle;
If you book a private transfer, all 10 of you will leave in two private minibuses as soon as you arrive, and be picked up for your return trip at exactly the same time. You can spread the group over both minibuses, however you would like.
If you book a shared transfer for 10 people, you will be split into 2 vehicles (normally as an 8 and 2 people on a second vehicle). You may not all leave at the same time, but it will be within the maximum waiting time as detailed on the transfer description on the booking form.
For your departure back to the airport, we always attempt to pick up the whole group at the same time, but sometimes this is not possible and the groups may depart at slightly different times. We inform you of the pickup times for the whole group the day before you are due to depart in the normal way.
If you have a specific question regarding your group, please contact us and our team will be happy to advise.
In general, Ski-Lifts aim to get customers to the airport in comfortable time before their flight (a minimum of two hours before the scheduled flight departure time) – and will allow ample time to do this.
Ski-Lifts will inform you of the exact pick up time on the afternoon prior to your departure via an SMS message, although you can also get a good idea of what the pickup time is likely to be by reading the transfer description on the booking form.
When we are aware of anticipated heavy traffic or adverse weather conditions, we may allow more time than specified in the transfer description, as we always aim to get you to the airport in comfortable time to catch your flight.
If you have booked a private transfer, it is possible to specify your own pick up time at the time of booking, however we would recommend giving us your flight time instead and letting us use our experience to select the optimum pick up time for you. If you do wish to specify a pick up time for your transfer, this must be done at the time of booking. Once we have confirmed a pick up time by SMS, this time cannot be changed.
This is dependent on the type of transfer you have booked and is clearly displayed on the transfer description during the booking process.
If you have booked a Private transfer the waiting time will be minimal (normally none). In the case of Shared Transfers, the maximum waiting time is displayed on the transfer description on the booking form.
Our scheduled shuttle services run to a timetable and you will be allocated on the shuttle departing nearest to your arrival time. Please make sure you read the timetable carefully before making your booking, to ensure there is a shuttle that fits with your flight times. There is a link to the timetable within the transfer description during the booking process.
If you are still not sure about the waiting time for your specific transfer, please get in touch and we can send you a full transfer description.
Factors which can affect your pickup times:
Excessive traffic on the roads
Loss of baggage causing an excessive delay in meeting your driver
For more information, please see our terms and conditions
The standard luggage allowance is one piece of hand luggage and one suitcase, or holdall per person.
It is also possible to bring sporting equipment with you on most transfers, for example skis and snowboards in winter, or bikes or golf clubs in the summer. If you intend on bringing sports equipment with you, you must specify this on the booking form, so that we can make sure it can be accommodated in the vehicle.
The maximum permitted size for a ski or snowboard bag is 190cm long and for a bike (which must be packed in a box or a bag) it is 160cm (length), 100cm (high) and 40cm (wide).
If you plan on bringing any over-size luggage, or additional luggage above and beyond what was mentioned above please contact us in advance to discuss your requirements.
If you leave property in a transfer vehicle on arrival, please call or email us and one of our team will assist in tracing and retrieving the lost property for you. Ski-Lifts regrets that we cannot be held responsible for items that cannot be found.
As a general rule, we accept all bookings up to 48 hours prior to the date of departure; however during the busier periods we are not always able to guarantee availability so we advise booking as early as possible to avoid missing out.
If we have limited availability, or it is particularly short notice, then you will see a message stating so and there will be a button instead to check availability. If you click this button it will send us an enquiry with your request and we will check availability and get back in touch with you as quickly as we can to let you know what transfer options we have available.
Our best advice is that, to get the best price and biggest choice of transfers, book as early as you can.
Ski-Lifts will send you an SMS message to the mobile phone number you enter on the booking form, the afternoon prior to your departure from resort, normally by 17:00 CET.
Don’t forget to keep your phone switched on so you receive this text.
If for any reason you don’t receive the message, you can contact us by calling the number on your booking confirmation email to find out.
You are also able to use your login details for our website to view your booking and this will also show the exact pick up time as soon as we have confirmed it.
If you have special requirements for your pick up time you should let us know at the time of booking and at least no later than 48-hours before your departure date. Once the pick up time has been confirmed by us, it cannot be changed.
As Avoriaz is a car free resort, we cannot drive you directly to your accommodation, so you will need to choose one of two drop off or pick up points for your transfer and to do this, it is best to know where your accommodation is situated in the resort.
The Avoriaz Cablecar (Prodains Telepherique) offers more convenient access to the lower end of the resort. There is a cost for the cable car (around 6 Euros per person each way), although if you already have your lift pass this can be used. The transfer time is approximately 20-30 minutes less if you choose to go to the cable car.
Please note, the cable car may not work for late arrivals and early departures as it may not be open, so we would advise you to check the opening times before booking your transfer.
If you are staying in the top area of the resort, it is better to choose Avoriaz and you will be dropped off at the Welcome Centre, at the entrance to the resort, near to the Falaise area.
Transport is provided by Avoriaz at both the top of the cable car and the Welcome Centre and will cost you roughly 8€ to be taken to your accommodation.
For more detailed advice on whether to book your transfer to Avoriaz, or the Avoriaz Cable Car, click here.
Yes, simply enter the amount of baby seats and the amount of child seats you require for the transfer from the dropdown menus and Ski-Lifts will make sure that the relevant seat is there on the transfer.
The description of the seats that we provide, including the weight of children these are applicable for is described on the booking form and within Section 3 of our terms and conditions.
Please let us know what you need based upon the approximate weight that you think your child will be on the date of travel.
Please be aware that for certain transfer types, where the law does not specify that they must be used, we may be unable to provide a seat (as described in our Terms and Conditions). If you are unsure or would like clarification before travel please contact us and our team will be happy to advise.
If you prefer, or for the avoidance of doubt, you can also bring your own car seat with you.
We do not charge a supplement for providing infant or child seats.
We offer private transfers to and from a number of airport hotels & train stations, please check the quote generator to see if the one you are looking for is available.
If it is not, don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll do our very best to organise your required transfers. There may be a difference in price in this service, than for transfers to or from the airport.
Our shared transfers only pick up and drop off at the airport, so if you’re staying at an airport hotel you would need to make your way to the airport to meet your transfer. Many airport hotels do offer a free shuttle service to the airport. Obviously, you won’t have a flight time, so you’ll need to tell us a time that you plan on getting to the airport for and we will put you on a shared transfer that leaves within the indicated waiting time for that transfer type, or on the next scheduled transfer, if you have booked a scheduled shuttle. If you’re not sure of the waiting time for your transfer type, please check out the transfer description on our website when getting a quote.
For a private transfer this not a problem. Simply enter the desired pick-up time and we will meet you as normal at this time.
If you specify a pick-up time for shared transfers you may have some waiting time. We will endeavour to keep this time to a minimum and it will not be more than the maximum waiting time described on the transfer description on the booking form.
We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance to cover you and your party for the full duration of your planned trip. This will protect you for unexpected delays or cancellations in your flight for example, as well as cover for other aspects of your holiday.
If you are unsure where to find travel insurance, visit our Travel Essentials page and click on the link to travel insurance from there, to arrange cover.
We know that sometimes you may want to stop at a supermarket on route to resort, or call in at an agency to pick up or drop off keys for a property. Or maybe, some of your group are staying in one place and the rest somewhere different.
If that is the case, please contact us to discuss your requirements before booking.
It should not be a problem to cater for your arrangements on a private transfer, but there may be a difference in the cost, depending on the circumstances and we also obviosuly want to make sure that all of the information gets passed to the driver.
If you are unable to loacte your driver or our representative at the agreed location (as described on your booking confirmation email), please call us on the ermegency contact number given on your booking confirmation and we will locate the driver for you.
In general our transfers are scheduled in such a way that the driver will have other people to pick up on the same transfer (for shared and scheduled transfers) or may have other people to pick up from the airport after your transfer. Therefore the available time that they can wait for you may be limited and as a general rule we say that this is a maximum of 5 minutes after the given pick up time for shared transfers, or 10 minutes for private transfers.
Of course we will always do our best to wait for as long as we can, but we may have other people to meet and so this may not be possible beyond the maximum described.
Please try to be on time and if you know that you are going to be late, please call the number on your booking confirmation as soon as possible to give us as much notice as possible as this will give us a greater opportunity to make alternative arrangements if it is at all possible to do so.
In the event that we are unable to reach a customer for their pickup time due to bad weather or road conditions, the customer must attempt to make his/her own way to a suitable, safe pickup point. We will assist with advice in this matter and will try to give customers advance warning whenever possible. However if this situation causes a long delay in getting to the new pickup point at the agreed time, we may in some instances have to fit the customer into the next available transfer. This will be decided on a case by case basis.
Prior planning by both Ski-Lifts and the customer on this matter should prevent this from happening.
When making a booking on our website, you have complete flexibility to enter different drop off, or pick up addresses for any transfers, even within the same booking, so it is not a problem at all to enter one location for arrival and a different location for the departure for example.
If you wish to change your pick up location at short notice, or during your holiday, contact our office and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Private Transfers are for customers who want the most hassle-free solution of getting to resort. Simply arrive at the airport, pick up your bags, and you will be met in arrivals by a Ski-Lifts representative and taken straight to your accommodation. No waiting for other people to arrive, you will have the minibus to yourself!
Our private transfer service can also include executive or luxury transfers, limousines, or coaches for larger groups.
Shared Transfers are for the more cost-conscious customer who is willing to save a little money by sharing a minibus with other passengers travelling at similar times.
Ski-Lifts will always try to offer shared transfer customers a minimal waiting time by allocating minibuses with people on similar (if not the same) flights, and at peak times this waiting time should be less.
The average waiting time for a shared transfer is around twenty minutes. Maximum waiting time for shared transfers is as described on the transfer description on the booking form.
The larger the size of your group, the less waiting time there is likely to be. For example a group of 5 is much less likely to have to wait than a group of 1 or 2 people.
Scheduled Transfers run to a timetable, so leave the airport or resort at those set times. Ordinarily there will be other drop offs on route to resort and it may not be a door to door service.
This is described in full on the booking form on our website after you get a quote, when this service is available.
We offer transfers to over 200 different ski resorts - far too many to list them all here!
You can find all of the resorts, different transfers and prices by using the Quote Generator on our homepage.
If you can't find the transfer thay you need please contact us directly and our team will be happy to assist you.
You can also find more detailed information about many of the resorts we cover, on the resort information pages, which you can access by clicking here.
Instructions of where to meet your driver or our representative on arrival are included on your booking confirmation email.
For your transfer from resort, assuming you have supplied us with your correct address in resort, we will normally pick you up directly from your accommodation. In some instances resorts are car free (such as Avoriaz, Les Arcs 1950, Saas Fee, Wengen and Zermatt.) and in this case your pick up will be from the main reception for resort, or at the place where you were dropped off.
In certain situations it may not be possible for the transfer to directly access the accommodation, for example due to adverse weather making a road too dangerous to drive, a road being too small for a vehicle to access (particularly when booking larger vehicles such as coaches) or the accommodation being in a pedestrianised or car free area. In these situations the collection will be from the nearest accessible point to the accommodation and you will be responsible for getting to or from this point by your own means. We recommend checking your accommodation and resort info before travel and be aware of any potential access issues.
If you are booking a Scheduled Shuttle transfer, please be aware that these are not door to door transfers. There is a central pick up location in each resort. Where this is the case it is clearly indicated on the transfer type description on the booking form on our website and also on your booking confirmation email.
If you are in any doubt, just contact us using the number on your booking confirmation and we will advise.
If your flight is delayed by less than one hour then your driver will wait for you. If your flight is delayed by more than one hour, we will put you on to our next available transfer. In some cases, this may mean a longer wait than normal, but we will do our best to get you away from the airport with minimal delay.
In order to minimise your delay at the airport, we simply ask that you keep us informed of any flight delays. By doing so, we will have more chance to make alternative arrangements for you and our team will assist as much as possible to get you to your destination as quickly as possible.
Please read our terms and conditions for more information on this subject.
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