Using public transport can help keep the costs down on your trip to Les Arcs. However, it can take considerably longer than a shared or private transfer as buses usually stop several times along the way and you may need to make a connection in Bourg Saint Maurice, the nearest transport hub in the area.
How do you get from the airport to Les Arcs using public transport?
Public bus transfers run from the airports to Les Arcs in the winter season, especially during weekends. Many also stop at the closest train station in Bourg Saint Maurice, where Eurostar ski trains from London St Pancras stop.
There is a funicular connecting Bourg Saint-Maurice and Arc 1600 every day in winter and summer. From Arc 1600, shuttle buses will take you to all the other resorts in Les Arcs. The Bourg Saint Maurice to Arc 1600 funicular transfer time is around 15 minutes. Access to the funicular is included in any Les Arcs and Paradiski lift passes, while there are also single and return tickets available. From Arc 1600 to Arc 1800, it's only a 10-minute bus ride, while it takes 15 minutes to get to Arc 1950 and 20 minutes to arrive at Arc 2000.
A bus also runs between the Bourg Saint Maurice train station and the villages in Les Arcs every Saturday in winter. From Bourg Saint Maurice to Arc 1800, the bus transfer time is 30 minutes or 50 minutes to Arc 1600. It's a bit longer to get from Bourg Saint Maurice to Arc 1950 (1 hour 10 minutes) and to Arc 2000 (1 hour 45 minutes) by bus. You can find the latest bus timetables on our Bus Services in Les Arcs page.