Getting to Mountain Lodge
Fly, Eurostar train or Self Drive – the choice is yours
Option A: Flying into Geneva Airport
The nearest airports to Les Crosets are Bex (LSGB) & Sion (SIR). For international flights, Geneva is the closest airport which has a one and a half hour transfer time. Geneva airport is well served from all of the London airports, as well as many regional airports including Bristol, Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh. Flight times vary, however from London airports to Geneva, the flying time is approximately one hour and 20 minutes.
– Four options for onward travel to Mountain Lodge
1. Rail transfer
Our recommended transfer method from Geneva airport is to use the fast and punctual Swiss railways, especially if it is a short break ski trip. The station is in the airport terminal, just a 10 minute walk from baggage reclaim, and the one and a half hour journey takes you around the northern shore of beautiful Lake Geneva and on to Aigle station, where one of our staff will collect you for the short drive up to Les Crosets. Alternatively, you have the option of continuing your journey by train to Monthey and then via venicular train to Val-d’Illiez. There is no need to pre-book train tickets, they can be bought from the railway station ticket office in Geneva Airport. For more information on the train services please click here.
2. Taxi transfer
There are many independent companies that offer airport transfers, pleae contact us for details and recomendations.
3. Private transfer
At Mountain Lodge we also have our own fleet of vehicles, including an executive 7-seat Mercedes with DVD entertainment for the journey. Any of our vehicles are available to book directly. Please contact customer services for details before making your hotel booking.
Please note that Mountain Lodge is not responsible for missed transfers due to flight delays. If bookings are made on behalf of guests with independent companies, we cannot be held responsible for any disagreements, which the guest must settle with the transport company.
4. Car Hire
Car hire from the airport can be very reasonable and often works out cheaper than a private hire transfer, with the added benefit of giving you extra flexibility. All of the major car hire companies are based at Geneva Airport, however it is worth noting that you must hire from the Swiss side and return car to the Swiss side to avoid any unnecessary delays. If you travel via EasyJet, it can be convenient to hire a car when you book your flights.
Option B: Eurostar Train
Eurostar offer a very fast train service from London St Pancras to Paris and then on to Laussane on the shores of lake Geneva. A frequent local train will follow the shore of Lake Geneva to your final destination of Aigle, which is less than 1/2hr road transfer up to Mountain Lodge. Very soon you will be relaxing in the atmospheric bar and lounge with log fire and views of the ski slope and the stunning peaks of the dents du midi
Option C: Door to Door Self Drive
Mountain Lodge is about 8hrs drive time from Calais. ViaMichelin is a great site for planning your route. On arrival you will enter the hotel via the underground secure car park. Very soon you will be relaxing in the atmospheric bar and lounge with log fire and views of the ski slope and the stunning peaks of the dents du midi mountains. If you choose to drive your own car, please remember to buy the Swiss Motorway tax (Vignette), which is available to order online from the Switzerland Travel Centre website.
We have the luxury of our own secure underground car park with 24 spaces. If you chose to drive to Mountain Lodge, we can offer you the option of secure underground parking at a cost of 15 CHF per day with direct access to both Mountain Lodge and our ski boot room, which is linked to our own ski hire facility adjacent to the hotel.
For more information on all types of travel in Switzerland (including information on Swiss railways – timings, tickets etc), contact the Switzerland Travel Centre 020 7420 4934.