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Flights

To Geneva
55 km from St Gervais - under an hours drive (very easy - all motorways until the last 5 mins, see details below).
This is certainly the most convenient option for flying.

EasyJet from numerous London and regional airports

British Airways and Swiss from London airports. Expedia or similar will compare the two.

Flybe from Southampton, Birmingham, Exeter and Norwich

Aer Lingus from Dublin

Jet2 from Leeds Bradford and Manchester

BmiBaby (during ski season only) from Birmingham (Mon, Wed, Fri,Sat,Sun) , Cardiff (Sat,Sun) and Nottingham (Sat,Sun)

To Grenoble
About 1h 40 mins away (125 km)

MyTravel Lite

EasyJet from Gatwick, Luton an Bristol

British Airways

To Chambery
About 1h 25 mins away (100 km)

Flybe from Southampton, Birmingham, Exeter and Norwich

Jet2 from Leeds Bradford and Manchester

Car Hire

Holiday Autos has access to most of the rental companies -and picks the best rate from amongst them.

Auto Europe

Note that when flying to Geneva from the UK - ensure you book car pick-up from the Swiss side of the airport.

Trains

www.voyages-sncf.com trains to "ST GERVAIS LES BAINS LE FAYET". Click on the GB flag for English language version of the site. You can travel from London St Pancras (changing at Paris). Also www.raileurope.co.uk - another sire to book the same trains.

 

Coaches and shared transfers

From Geneva Airport to St Gervais (or Le Fayet, the village just 5 mins drive down from St Gervais. A simple taxi ride will complete the journey, or if you time it right the SAT bus)

SAT-montblanc.com
Runs about 5 coach trips a day, the L84 service will get you from St Gervais to Le Fayet for a couple of Euros, then this connects with the main service to Geneva for about 28 Euros.

Borini.com
Borini runs approx 3 coach services a day, to/from Geneva and St Gervais town centre.

www.chamexpress.com (to Le Fayet)
www.megevexpress.com (to St Gervais town - door to door)
Both these very professional companies are part of the same group, run out of Chamonix. The direct Megevexpress is less frequent, and only runs on weekends - but Chamexpress runs every day. Prices are very competitive. Recommended.

www.a-t-s.net Private and shared transfers from Geneva to St Gervais

 

Ferries

Ferry Savers is a good place to search for the cheapest car crossing. Driving time to St Gervais from Calais is about 8 hours.

 

Directions

Directions from Geneva Airport

Directions per mappy.fr

This route is 43 miles/68km, 50 minutes, about 5 euros in tolls - and can be summarised simply as:

  • Leaving Geneva airport, follow signs for France.
  • Take the A40 towards Chamonix, and follow this al the way to Junction 21 – for St Gervais-les-Bains.

To get to the accommodation:

  • Follow signs to St Gervais, driving through the town centre (Avenue du Mont Paccard)
  • The main street bears right at the top of the hill, then you reach a roundabout.
  • Take the first exit (towards the telecabine – Avenue du Mont d'Arbois)
  • This road bears to the rights over a bridge.
  • Take the first turn on the left (rue du Mont Joly), just before a parade of shops.
  • Soon after take a sharp turn to the right, just in front of a large block of apartments.
  • Chalet Des Pistes is at the top of this road.

 

Directions to St Gervais from Calais

Directions per mappy.fr

550 miles/ 880 km, 8 hours of driving, about 65 euros in tolls.

Can be summarised simply as:

  • From the ferry terminal take the A16
  • At junction 18 take the A26 and follow this all the way to Reims. (189 miles)
  • Then change to the A4, then the A26 again following sign for Troyes.
  • Then A5 towards Lyon
  • Then A31 towards Lyon
  • Then A39 towards Geneva (Geneve)
  • Then A40 towards Geneva (Geneve)
  • keep on the A40 all the way to Junction 21 – for St Gervais-les-Bains.
  • see "from Geneva" for detailed directions to Chalet Des Pistes
 
 
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