Travel Planning

Travel Planning

Mountain travel information, to help you reach your resort.

You will find a ‘Location and Travel’ section on each trip page with details of nearest airports and how to travel to the resort. For some of the more difficult mountain areas to reach, we organise pickups and dropoffs at the nearest airport – this is indicated on the course page. Any transport required during the week is either provided by your guide and included in your course fee, or organised by your guide (eg local taxis, buses, cable cars) and is simply paid for direct. This is indicated on the course page.

UK Travel

Bing Maps Google maps style route planner.
AA Route Planner International road journey planner.
National Rail UK rail services.
Traveline Integrated public transport timetables.
National Express International coach travel.

Cross Channel

DFDS Ferries Dover/Calais ferries – the cheapest option.
P&O Ferries Dover/Calais ferries.
A Ferry Ferry finder/comparison site for all crossings.
Eurotunnel The fastest cross channel option.


Skyscanner Excellent flight finder/comparison site.
Easyjet The most popular option for many alpine destinations, with many services to Geneva.
Ryanair Cheap alternative.
British Airways A comfier ride.
Jet 2 Good for southern alps airports.
KLM Good service.
Norwegian For all Arctic Norway trips.
SAS For all Arctic Norway trips.

Airport Transfers (Geneva – Chamonix)

Mountain Drop-offs offer the best all round service, with regular reliable transfers through the season. They offer a shared minibus taxi service which meets you in the airport and drops you off at the door of your hotel. Book your transfer here and use promo code ALPGUID to receive a discount on your journey.

Car Hire

Argus Car Hire Excellent easy to use website and good value.
Holiday Autos As above.
Auto Europe As above

Alpine Travel

Swiss Rail Integrated Swiss rail/bus service timetable, prices and online booking.
Swiss Tourist Info General info.
Austrian Rail Integrated Austrian rail/bus service timetable, prices and online booking.
Geneva Airport Airport parking including flight status and parking.
Via Michelin Excellent driving route planner with fuel/toll road estimates.
Rome to Rio Great overview of public transport options between any 2 places you can think of! Provides booking site links for all journeys.