Geneva To Avoriaz Airport Shuttle Transfers
Avoriaz village sits at 1800m on the breath-taking cliffs of the French Alps, it offers visitors a large array of pistes with mostly ski in and ski out accommodation. Located in the heart of the Portes Du Soleil ski area, it is easily accessible from Geneva and closely linked with Morzine.
- You can reach Avoriaz from Geneva airport in around 1 hour 50 minutes!
AlpyBus offer shared and private transfers to and from Avoriaz.
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Avoriaz is a car free resort with access possible by either the Avoriaz Welcome Centre or the Prodains Telepherique - the lift station located at the bottom of the valley and a short 10 minute drive from Morzine.
AlpyBus offers shared and private transfers to both points. With our shared transfer service we have 2 options available, Prodains Telecabin or Avoriaz Welcome Point.
NEW! Transfers to Avoriaz Welcome centre 7 days a week!
We recommend the Welcome Centre for those with earlier flight departures or late arrivals, helping you reach Avoriaz outside of the Prodains lift operating times. This year we have also introduced a service 7 days a week to the Welcome Centre!(Please note that the Saturday service is limited to early and late departues due to congestion on the Avoriaz road)
Find out which point is best for you in our guide below or simply use our quote calculator to get an instant quote or booking!
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Quick Guide to Avoriaz
Avoriaz Welcome Centre or Prodains Cable Car - Which is best?
This depends on a number of factors, firstly where you are staying in resort, and secondly what time your flight arrives and departs.
The Welcome Centre is up in the resort, and an additional 30 minutes on from Morzine, so the travel time is longer. But if you are staying in the Falaise or L’Amara areas this means you are much closer to them. Walking distance in fact. And if your flight arrives outside of the Prodains Cable Car operating hours (listed below), then this is by far more suitable.
If you are staying in the bottom half of Avoriaz (check with your accommodation provider) then the Prodains Telecabin can be a quicker and easier option. The Telecabin is included in your lift pass or approximately 9 euro per person.
Both drop off points are serviced by luggage carriers and horse and carts to help you get where you need to be, it always helps to book these in advance on your return trip.
See below for our timetables to the Avoriaz Welcome Point which runs 7 days per week. Our Prodains shared service runs all the time and is tailored to our passengers flight times and not on a timetable. But ensure you are booking this service within its operating hours.
Guide To Avoriaz
Avoriaz makes up part of the Portes du Soliel Ski area, this huge ski area covers a total of 14 resorts and 650km of market pistes! The resort itself is made up of 4 zones - Super Morzine, Lindaret Valley, Fornet and Haut Forts. Avoriaz also sits nicely in the middle of the PDS offering quick access to the Swiss resort of Le Crosets, Champery and French resort Chatel to name a few.
Avoriaz has various exciting park runs, including a half pipe, and the one of a kind ‘Stash’ originally developed by snowboard brand Burton, you can follow this tree lined piste down into the Lindaret Bowl. On route you'll discover lots of different features to play with and once you're finished, a plethora of sun drenched restaurants to choose from at the bottom.
The resort offers a great mix of runs for all the family, plus it has a great snow record often being one of the first resorts in the region to receive snow fall.
In the Winter Avoriaz plays hosts to music festivals such as Transition, Rock the Pistes and Snowboxx, where visitors can expect on piste gigs and parties as well as ski and snowboarding displays.
Avoriaz was built back in the 60’s as a purpose built ski resort, so it is car free with the only traffic being snow cats, sleds or horse and carts. Most accommodation here is ski in-ski out and the architecture was inspired by the cliff faces where the high-rise wood clad apartments are meant to blend in to the surrounding scenery. There are plenty of bars, restaurants and shops to keep everyone happy or you can get easy access to Morzine via the Prodains lift.
But it’s not all about the winter in Avoriaz, in summer the resort it still alive with activity. With the recent development of the Aquariaz water park, plenty of mountain biking trails and parks, famous road biking routes and golf courses, not to mention the Linderts goat village - the resort delivers on all levels. There is of course the normal mountainous activities to do such as hiking or if you are feeling adventurous, paragliding or climbing.
Practical Information about Avoriaz
On your arrival into Geneva airport, please make your way to our check-in desk to take your transfer. Prodains is just 10 minutes on from Morzine so takes about 1 hour 50 minutes to reach. To reach resort we either go via the Valley Vert just after the motorway peage or via Thonon alongside lake Geneva reaching Morzine and finally Prodain or Avoriaz after this.
Avoriaz is pedestrianised, transfers drop off and pick up passengers at the Welcome Point Only, or at the Prodains Cable Car.
The Prodains cable car carries up to 2,500 passengers in an hour so makes for a quick entry to the heart of Avoriaz. We also offer service to the Avoriaz Welcome Point. The below timetable indicates the times we offer to this point. Please be aware that in poor weather the road to the Welcome Centre in Avoriaz can get shut, in this case we would take you to the Prodains Cable Car.
On a private transfer we can also take you to the Avoriaz Welcome centre or L'Amara, from both locations you need to arrange onward luggage carriage to your accommodation.
The Prodains cable car is open in the winter at the below times, so if you are booking a shared transfer to Prodains please ensure you have checked your flight arrival and departure times are inline with the opening times below. We allow a minimum of 4 hours before your flight time for a pick up from Prodains.
Avoriaz Welcome Centre to Geneva Airport Timetable
Below are the departure times from the Avoriaz Welcome Point to Geneva. If you can't find a suitable time, then you can book a transfer to the Prodains Telecabin.
Geneva Airport to Avoriaz Welcome Centre Timetable
Below are the departure times from Geneva Airport to the Avoriaz Welcome Centre. If you cannot find a suitable time you can book a transfer to the Prodains Cable car, just be to check the cable car will be running operating, otherwise the Welcome Centre may be more suitable for you.
Key Information about your transfer between Prodains/Avoriaz and Geneva Airport
On arrival into Geneva airport simply head to our transfer desk in the arrivals hall.
- Transfer Time to and from Prodains Cable Car: 1 hour 50 minutes – (Weather and traffic permitting, not including other passenger pick up or drop off time), for the Avoriaz Welcome centre the journey time can be upwards of 2 hours.
- On shared transfers you will be taken to and picked up from the Prodains cable car unless you have selected the Avoriaz Welcome point timetabled service.
- Skis or snowboards, and luggage are all included in the price of your transfer. If you wish to bring a bike then the price is €5 per bike, they must also be boxed.
- Baby and booster seats are provided free of charge, simply add this to your booking. Children and babies still require a full seat in a transfer vehicle so count as 1 passenger.
- On your return we will send you an SMS the day before your departure with your pick up time. We aim to get you to the airport at least 1.5 hours before your flight departs. On shared transfers there will be other pick ups on route so the transfer time may be longer.
Looking for suggestions on accommodation, restaurants, ski lessons or gear rental in Avoriaz? Our useful links page has plenty of great suggestions handpicked by us.
AlpyBus & Intersport Discount
Choosing the right ski or snowboard hire can be difficult, here at AlpyBus we always recommend Intersport for all of our clients. They have shops all over the French and Swiss Alps and offer a large range of gear rental for all abilities.
Not only can you save time by reserving your ski equipment online, did you know that all of our clients receive an additional discount on Ski and Snowboard Hire when reserving online with Intersport?
You can book your ski & board hire using our unique discount code, pre-loaded via this link! By pre-booking you can receive up to 60% off the in resort prices, and save precious time on your holiday.