La Plagne By Car
Getting to Les Coches or La Plagne by car is a relatively easy drive and as we have our arrivals on a Sunday the roads are almost empty for most of the season. From Calais it takes about 10 hours including a few rest stops on the way. It is toll road nearly all the way to the valley and so easy to navigate.
One of the advantages of driving is that if you want to travel on Saturday and stay overnight somewhere close by you can arrive early on the Sunday morning and go straight out for a ski. We are happy to welcome you early and have facilities to store your luggage until the rooms are ready.
If you are looking for somewhere to stay for an overnight stop on the way then please don't hesitate to get in contact and we will be able to suggest some suitable options
Please remember that when driving in France there are slightly differerent laws from the UK, you will need headlamp deflectors, high visability vests in case you break down and also a warning triangle. It is also now obligatory to carry 2 breathalizer kits in the car so that you are able to test yourself, these are available on to buy on the ferry or from Amazon.
You will also need to have chains in the car, this is obligatory on the mountain roads and there are points on the roads coming up the mountain called "aire de chainage" which are areas specifically for putting on and taking off snow chains. It is always best to put the snow chains on before attempting a steep mountain road if it is snowing. In France you can buy snow chains at nearly all of the petrol stations but please be aware that on Sundays only the motorway stations will be open, although you can fill up using automated pumps with a card.
Situated just above the main town centre, there is a small roundabout as you enter the village off which you take the first exit, carry on up the hill for 5 more bends, you will see a large chalet on your right just before a car park. The parking is free but it is advisable to use the car parks rather than parking on the road as the snow ploughs can block your car in when they clear the roads.
For a map and directions to chalet Campanules please click here
Chalet Bon Vie
Situated right next to the slopes in Plagne Village, as you enter Plagne Village there are some shops on your right and a tourist information on your left, beside the tourist information is a set of steps which lead down to the chalet. The parking in Plagne Village is free and there are usually plenty of spaces.
For a map and directons to chalet Bon Vie please click here
Situated on an access road just above Plagne 1800, the road itself is not suitable for parking but there is a car park in 1800 itself about 300m away. It is possible to drive right up to the chalet but you will most likely need chains, it is best to phone in advance for advice.
La Plagne By Air
Getting to Les Coches or La Plagne by air could not be easier with four international airports within 2.5 hours of the area. Chambery is the closest at only 1.5 hours drive from the chalet with Grenoble, Lyon and Geneva only 2.5 hours from the resort. All of the budget airlines fly to the area and BA have recently started flying to Chambery from London City airport. Please remember when booking that our holidays run Sunday to Sunday.
Please use our flight search widget to find suitable flights, enter your prefered departure and arrival airports and dates.
We are also very happy to be working alongside APH Airport Parking - Pre-book secured airport parking at any UK airports including Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester, and Birmingham.
Travel Light with Piste of Mind
Whether you hate using airport trolleys, want to travel through the airport like a rockstar, or just like the thought of your luggage waiting for you at the chalet when you arrive, then Piste of Mind is for you.
Their experienced logistics team pick up your skis and bags from your home a few days before you travel, and have them waiting in your room for you when you arrive. On the return they pick up from the chalet after you've left and then return them to you in the UK.
If you have ever suffered with damaged or lost luggage when travelling by plane then this is for you. Prices start from £55 return for skis and boots.
For more information about getting to resort once you have landed please visit our transfers page
La Plagne By Train
There is a Eurostar/TGV service running from St Pancras on a Sunday which is a very eco friendly way of travelling. The train arrives in Aime which is a 20 minute drive from the chalet.
Transfers to Les Coches or Plagne Village
Private Minibus Transfer
If you are travelling in a group of 4 or more then it is often best to book a minibus transfer from the airport. The advantage of this is that you are met at the airport or train station and will be taken comfortably to your chalet with no fuss or hassle. Ice and Fire are proud to be working alongside Coolbus who are an English run local company with many years experience and offer a highly professional service. If you would like to book a Coolbus transfer then please use the booking form below, please note you will be taken to the Coolbus website for the final part of the booking process.
If you prefer not to book a private transfer or shared transfer then there are a number of alternatives including car hire and public coaches.
Car hire is available at all of our local airports but we strongly recommend pre-booking. When reserving your car hire you should remember that you will need a winter pack with either snow tyres or chains.
Public coaches are modern, well equipped and driven by professionally trained drivers. They run very regularly and will get you either to Bourg Saint Maurice if you are going to Les Coches or to La Plagne Centre if you are travelling to Plagne Village or Plagne 1800. altibus is an online booking service for coaches.