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Bus Services in Les Arcs

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Les Arcs is made up of four modern, purpose-built resorts: Arc 1600, Arc 1800, Arc 1950 and Arc 2000, all of them connected with frequent shuttle buses in the winter. There are also regular funicular and bus links with the nearest large town, Bourg Saint Maurice.

Airport Bus Services to Bourg Saint Maurice

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The closest bus station to Les Arcs is in Bourg Saint Maurice, the town at the bottom of the mountain, which is also where you'll arrive if you're coming by train. Bus services stop at Bourg Saint Maurice, from where you can get the funicular or a shuttle bus to your final Les Arcs village destination (see above).

Airport Bus Services to Bourg Saint Maurice - Winter only
Routes Timetables
Chambery Airport - Bourg Saint Maurice Altibus
Lyon Airport - Bourg Saint Maurice Altibus
Geneva Airport - Bourg Saint Maurice Altibus
Grenoble Airport - Bourg Saint Maurice Ben's Bus
  • Chambery airport to Bourg Saint Maurice buses operate twice a day on Saturdays and once on Sundays during the ski season. It takes around 2h30 to get to Bourg Saint Maurice from Chambery airport by bus.
  • Lyon airport to Bourg Saint Maurice buses run on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the ski season and take around three hours to get here. They operate once a day on Fridays, four times on Saturdays and once on Sundays. 
  • Geneva airport to Bourg Saint Maurice buses operate every day of the week in winter with eight buses on Saturdays, one on Sundays and three on all the other days of the week. This route also takes around three hours.
  • Grenoble airport to Bourg Saint Maurice buses operate several times per day on Saturdays and once on Sunday mornings in winter. They take around 3h15 to get to Bourg Saint Maurice.

For more information on the best transport options from the airport see our Getting Here Guide.

NB: These timetables may vary throughout the year and during holidays, contact the transport companies in advance to avoid disappointment.

For national and international travel take a look at our coaches page.


Les Arcs Local Buses

Bourg St Maurice Train Station

There are free shuttle buses connecting Arc 1600, 1800, 1950 and 2000. They run every day from 07:00 to 21:25, with night buses until 22:00 on Saturdays.

Les Arcs Local Shuttle Buses
Route Winter Timetables Summer Timetables
Arc 1600 - Arc 1950 - Arc 2000 Winter Timetable Summer Timetable
Arc 1600 - Arc 1800 Winter Timetable Summer Timetable
Arc 1800 - Chantel Winter Timetable Summer Timetable
Fond de Vallée Shuttle (Landry - Bourg St Maurice) Winter Timetable -

NB: These timetables may vary throughout the year and during holidays, contact the transport companies in advance to avoid disappointment.

Plan Peisey and Vallandry are serviced by a free shuttle bus service which runs every 30 minutes from around 08:30 to around 23:30. There are also free bus services from Peisey-Vallandry to the cross-country ski area at Nancroix.

Landry train station is connected to Peisey-Vallandry via daily buses. You'll need to pay for this service – tickets can be bought at the train station or the tourist office. This service starts at around 08:00 until around 18:15 with increased frequencies on Saturdays.

Peisey-Vallandry Local Shuttle Buses
Route Winter Timetables Summer Timetables
L1 (Le Villaret - Nancroix - Cross-Country Ski Trails) Dec - Feb  Feb - Mar  Mar - Apr Summer Timetables
L2 (Landry - Train Station - Peisey) see above see above
L3 (Vallandry - Plan Peisey) see above see above

NB: These timetables may vary throughout the year and during holidays, contact the transport companies in advance to avoid disappointment.


Bourg Saint Maurice to Les Arcs buses

The funicular to Les Arcs

The mainline train station for Les Arcs is in Bourg St Maurice and there is a funicular railway which goes all the way up to Arc 1600, taking only seven minutes to reach the ski area. The funicular runs every 20 minutes during the winter, starting at around 07:30 until 20:00, or 21:00 on Saturdays. In the summer, the funicular runs every 30 minutes from 08:30 to 19:30.

It costs around €14 for a return journey for adults or around €11 for a child return ticket. If you already have your ski passes you can travel for free. The funicular is also free for all children under the age of five accompanied by an adult. On Saturdays, shuttle buses connect the train station and the funicular, running every 30 minutes.

On Saturdays, there are also bus services from the bus station to all the Les Arcs villages running from Bourg Saint Maurice from 07:15 to 18:05. They cost around €24 for adult or around €22 for a child's return ticket. You can buy tickets on the bus.

Bourg Saint Maurice to Les Arcs Buses
Route Winter Timetables Summer Timetables
Bourg St Maurice Funicular - Arc 1600 Winter Timetable TBC
Bourg St Maurice Train Station - Funicular (Saturdays only) Winter Timetable TBC
Bourg Saint Maurice Train Station - Arc 1600, 1800, 1950 and 2000 (Saturdays only) Winter Timetable TBC
Bourg St Maurice Town Shuttle All Year Timetable All Year Timetable

NB: These timetables may vary throughout the year and during holidays, contact the transport companies in advance to avoid disappointment. 

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