Flights for your ski holiday:
Flights should be booked to the following airports near La Plagne:
Chambery is just 1.5 hours away from La Plagne if travelling mid-week. On Saturdays and Sundays it suffers the same potential traffic problems as the other airports. Facilities are limited and can get very crowded but that is true of all the airports near the ski resorts.
Grenoble airport is 2 to 2.5 hours from La Plagne. Further than Chambery.
Geneva airport is 2.5 to 3 hours from La Plagne. It has the best all round facilities and choice of flights. The charter flight terminals can get very crowded.
Lyon airport is 2.5 to 3 hours from La Plagne. The charter section of this airport is probably the most notorious in the French Alps and often referred to as the cattle shed. Due to the fact that few tour operators use this airport, it is now one of the better ones. If using Lyon for a charter flight, once you have checked in walk across to the main terminal: there are a lot more facilities available.
Lyon St Etienne airport is the wrong side of Lyon for flights to La Plagne and the Alps.
There are many airlines offering flights to these airports, when using their websites do not forget that supplements are often added to advertised prices. The no frills airlines (so called low cost) seem to charge for everything they can, on top of the cost of the flight. Try Jet2, Easyjet, Bmibaby, Flybe and RyanAir (beware airport tax and other charges) – in each case beware insurance being added: you need to opt out. At last, even RyanAir has agreed not to charge for payment by debit card – we are not sure of the timing of the implementation of this.
BA is one of the easier sites to use and is less prone to strange add ons and supplements than the no frills airlines.
Few people are aware of the fact that scheduled and no frills airlines offer no financial protection in the unlikely event that they stop trading. You should book with an ATOL protected ski tour operator to protect your money. Booking with a ski tour operator offering packaged ski holidays also means that if an airline goes bust the ski operator is responsible for replacing the flight.
BCP is recommended for airport parking: it has secure car parks at most major UK airports and can offer other services such as pick up and drop off as well.
Holiday Autos offers car hire in most of the main airports in the Alps.
Coach Transfers to La Plagne: Information on ski transfers and taxis coming soon.
However you travel for your ski holiday in la Plagne insurance is vital, we will be adding a separate page soon. When travelling in Europe it is also suggested that you take an EHIC, full information can be found on the Department of Health website. The EHIC is free of charge, it is not a substitute for ski insurance.
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