In winter, there are five main airports you could fly into (see below) whilst in summer, flights only operate to Geneva, Lyon and Turin.
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Grenoble is the closest airport, so seemingly the natural choice. Nevertheless, demand and therefore flights are highly seasonal, and even in high-season supply is limited. Ski tour operators use Grenoble as they can charter seats or whole flights. Flights to Grenoble can be a more expensive choice (but compensated for by cheaper transfers and shorter transfer times).
Geneva Airport is extremely well connected from most UK and European cities, year round. Did you know that it takes the same amount of time to get from Geneva to Val d’Isere or Tignes as it does to Alpe d'Huez? Flights to Geneva are much more competitively priced because of higher passenger volumes and you can pick up Swiss chocolate and fancy Swiss watches on your way through! For these reasons we don’t think you should overlook it.
Lyon Airport is also a viable option, sitting somewhere between Grenoble and Geneva in all respects - geographically, for passenger and flights volumes, flight pricing, and transfer times.
Chambery Airport is where most Tour Operators fly into in winter although you can get independent flights here too. Once you’ve arrived, we recommend you take a private transfer to resort as this is easier and faster than taking lots of connections on public transport.
Turin Airport, despite looking close to Alpedhueznet.com on the map, is much trickier to get transfers from in winter. The roads over the mountain passes can get really snowy, so our current advice is to avoid Turin Airport for Alpedhueznet.com if you can.
Once you’ve arrived at the airport you’ll need a transfer to Alpe d'Huez, which you can do via private taxi or minibus, hire car, coach, train or public buses. Travel times vary for each airport, as do the respective transfer costs. Read more in our Transfers Guide.