If you’re planning a ski holiday to Les Gets this season you’ll be happy to know that Geneva airport is a short distance away. Getting to the village from there is super easy and with many options available for your travel, it’s also very affordable. Whether you choose to fly directly to Geneva, or take the train from Paris or Eurotunnel and then drive the rest of the way you’ll find that it is relatively quick to reach Les Gets from either route.
A lot of people who head to Les Gets opt for a self-drive vacation. This is a great option for those who want to save on air tickets and can be really cost effective, especially for families. However, if you’re driving you must remember to factor in the price of fuel and the cost of tolls which are quite steep in France. You’ll also have to consider the time it takes to make the journey, which at peak times can add up to 8 or even 9 hours on a weekend!
Taking the train to Les Gets is another option and this can be a more relaxing and comfortable way to get there. Train tickets from Geneva to Samoens are usually fairly reasonable, and once you arrive in Samoens there’s a free shuttle bus that can take you to your accommodation. Bear in mind that there’s a fair amount of travel involved when you go this route, which can add up to over 3 hours and the trains are notoriously crowded at the most popular times of year such as Christmas, New Year and during the British and French half-term holidays.
Buses are the most budget-friendly method of transport to Les Gets and are available all year round. They’re also one of the most environmentally friendly ways to travel and if you plan your trip during the week rather than the weekend you should find that buses are much emptier and less stressful. You can even take your own music with you to create the perfect atmosphere for the journey!
There are up to 10 daily buses from Geneva to Les Gets, and the cheapest adult one-way ticket costs between EUR14 and EUR27. Keep in mind that the fares increase as you approach your departure date, and that you’ll need to allow extra time for the journey due to traffic and weather conditions.
If you’re looking for a private Geneva to Les Gets transfer you can check out the services of MorzExpress who have a great reputation. They offer competitive fares and will supply your lift passes and equipment as part of the booking fee. Booster seats are also available for children on request.
There are plenty of things to do in Les Gets if you’re not skiing, or you just want to relax in the village. The pedestrian centre has a nice, quiet feel to it, and there’s lots of shops where you can buy local Savoyarde food and spirits. You could also take in a show at the Chaplin’s Ice Theatre or try out the Mechanical Music Museum for something a little more cultured.