About Local Buses in Alpe d'Huez
The main town of Alpe d'Huez sits at 1869 metres above sea level at the centre of the Oisans region. It is split into a number of sectors or 'quartiers', with regular local shuttle services connecting them in winter. These are Quartier des Vieil Alpe, Quartier des Bergers and Quartier des Jeux.
When looking at timetables be aware that they're in French so: L = Lundi / Monday, M = Mardi / Tuesday, Me = Mercredi / Wednesday, J = Jeudi / Thursday, V = Vendredi / Friday, S = Samedi/ Saturday & D = Dimanche / Sunday.
|Alpe d'Huez In-Resort Shuttles|
|Alpe d'Huez Village Shuttles - Winter|
|Alpe d'Huez Village Shuttle- Summer|
In-resort bus services run until late at night and are free with your lift pass. There is a handy but slow bucket lift (with a piste beneath it) running through the resort from the Tourist Office to the main DMC lift at the top. Known locally as the 'lobster pot', it doesn't run in the evenings.
Remember to flag the bus. Bikes can be taken aboard these buses, no extra charge, however, it's subject to availability as the number of bikes they can carry is limited.
|Airport Bus Services to Grenoble|
|Geneva Airport - Grenoble - Winter|
|Lyon Airport - Grenoble - Winter|
|Lyon Airport - Grenoble - Summer|
Bus services will take you from Lyon and Geneva airport to Grenoble Gare Routiere, the city's train and coach station. These routes work during the summer and winter seasons. From Grenoble, take another bus to Alpe d'Huez - see below.
|Grenoble to Alpe d'Huez Bus Services|
|Grenoble - Alpe d'Huez - Transaltitude Direct Service - Winter|
|Grenoble - Bourg d'Oisans - Alpe d'Huez - Line 3020 - All Year|
|Grenoble Airport - Alpe d'Huez - Winter|
Buses bring you to Alpe d'Huez from Grenoble Gare Routiere. The most direct service is the Transaltitude direct bus. It's strongly advised that you book this online in advance as it can get busy during the winter. Online pricing and bookings are typically available from mid-November. You should arrive at the bus at least 15 minutes before boarding with your tickets (printed out on paper or in electronic format on your smartphone).
|Grenoble - Bourg d'Oisans - Les Deux Alpes - Line 3030 - All Year|
|Grenoble - Bourg d'Oisans - All Year|
|Bourg-d’Oisans - Auris-en-Oisans - Line 3070 - All Year|
|Bourg d'Oisans - Vaujany - All Year|
Alpe d'Huez is connected to neighbouring ski resorts and towns via bus services. For Les Deux Alpes, take line 3020 to Bourg d'Oisans and then line 3030. There is also a daily bus from Grenoble to Bourg d'Oisans (L3000), from where you can pick up either of the connecting buses to Alpe d'Huez or Les Deux Alpes. There's no need book these buses in advance, just pay the driver on arrival.
During the winter season, there is a direct shuttle bus to Les Deux Alpes on Wednesdays and Thursdays. It leaves at 08:45 and returns at 17:20. The service costs around 11€ return and needs reserving from the VFD bus stations in Les Deux Alpes (112 avenue Muzelle) or Alpe d'Huez (Avenue Eclose).
You can buy tickets online, from the bus driver, or pick them up at local area ticket offices. These are:
• Agence Transisère VFD - Avenue Eclose. 38750 Huez
• Tabac Presse - La Fonderie. 38114 Allemont
• Station Mobile - 15, boulevard Joseph Vallier
• Tabac Presse “Le Stendhal” - 9 rue Raoul Blanchard
• Tabac Presse - 26 rue Claude Genin
• Agence de Mobilité Grand’Place - Station tram - Galerie CommercialeAgence de Mobilité
• Centre Ville - 51 avenue Alsace Lorrain
Les Deux Alpes
• Office de Tourisme - Le Village. Mont de Lans Information Point at the entrance to the resort
• Agence Transisère VFD - 112 avenue Muzelle. Tuesday to Saturday from 15:00 to 18:00
For national and international services, take a look at coaches.