One of the drawbacks of every mountain location is accessibility. You can't land a passenger jet in a mountain valley, mountain trains are notoriously slow, and the winding mountain roads can be a daunting proposition to even the most experienced drivers (especially in the depths of winter).
Unfortunately Alpe d'Huez is no exception to this rule and the main reason that we chose to set up The Alpine Transfer Company was to make Alpe d'Huez and its neighbouring resorts more accessible to members of the public who do not want to drive to the resort, or hire a rental vehicle.
We have made this guide so that you can compare the various Alpe d'Huez transport options that are open to you. We have tried to be as objective as possible and can only hope that once you have studied the alternatives in detail you will choose to travel to Alpe d'Huez with us!!!
The closest major Alpe d'Huez airports are:
|Airport||Distance (km)||Driving Time||Transfer Options|
|Grenoble||93||1'20"||Grenoble to Alpe d'Huez|
As you can see it's possible to drive from Grenoble to Alpe d'Huez and from Lyon to Alpe d'Huez in less than an hour and three-quarters and The Alpine Transfer Company run a regular Grenoble Alpe D'Huez service that will deliver you to your hotel or chalet with the minimum of fuss.
You can travel to Alpe d'Huez by bus from the following destinations:
|Bus Station||Distance (km)||Duration||Frequency|
|Grenoble (Gare Routière)||54||1'45"||17 x daily (high-season)|
The closest major train station to Alpe d'Huez is located 54km away in Grenoble. The train station at Grenoble is well connected and offers direct TGV services to Paris (3 hours) and Lyon (1'15-1'30) as well as a TER service to Geneva (2 hours).
Long Term Weather Reports for: Grenoble | Oulx | Turin | Montgenèvre | Serre Chevallier | Les Deux Alpes | Briancon | Puy Saint Vincent | Alpe d'Huez