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Bus services in Avoriaz

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Avoriaz is perched high on a rocky promontory just above Morzine and Les Gets. Although Avoriaz itself is pedestrianised, the three resorts are regularly connected via public buses in both summer and winter.

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Airport bus services to Avoriaz

In the winter, there is a direct bus service from Geneva bus station to Avoriaz, which runs on Saturdays. To reach the resort you need to take the Les Prodains cable car, which takes you up into Avoriaz without having to drive up the hill. You can buy tickets at the lift pass office at the bottom once you arrive. Otherwise, it takes around one hour from Geneva train station to the closest main town, Thonon-les-Bains (line 271) and then a further hour or so from Thonon to Avoriaz by bus (line Y91). The Y91 only stops at Avoriaz on Saturdays and Sundays in winter and on Saturdays only in summer.

For more information on the best transport options from the airport see our Getting Here Guide.

Airport Bus Services to Avoriaz and Thonon-les-Bains Train Station
Routes Timetables
Geneva Airport - Avoriaz (Saturdays in winter only) Winter Timetable
Line 271: Geneva <-> Thonon-les-Bains Year-round Timetable
Line Y91: Thonon-les-Bains <-> Avoriaz Year-round Timetable

NB: These timetables may vary throughout the year and during holidays, contact the transport companies in advance to avoid disappointment.

For national and international travel take a look at our coaches page.

An image of a horse drawn sleigh in the ski resort of Avoriaz in the Portes du Soleil

Avoriaz Local Buses

Avoriaz is a car-free resort and instead offers horse-drawn sleighs, sleds and electric shuttles to move around. This means that you are not able to drive to your accommodation or around town. However, all apartments are ski-in/ski-out and the resort amenities are right on your doorstep.

How do I move around Avoriaz? With 28 sleighs and around 100 horses, horse-drawn sleighs are a common sight on the streets and one of the highlights of visiting Avoriaz. They are available from 08:00 to 20:00, seven days a week and journey prices range between €7 and €15, depending on your trip (credit cards not accepted, luggage charged at €3 per bag). You can pick one up at the entrance of the resort (“Accueil”), at the outdoor parking P2, at the top station of the Prodains cable car and in the centre of town. You'll need to unload your luggage at the unloading bay, park your car (you can book your car park online) and then ask the 'Accueil' staff to get a horse-drawn sleigh for you. When leaving, you can call +33 (0)4 50 74 01 55 when you're ready to go outside your accommodation (pre-booking isn't available). They also offer various scenic trips around the resort form Monday to Thursday.

At night, you will see a fleet of shuttles zipping around the resort which look a little like minibuses on caterpillar tracks. They operate seven days a week from 19:00 to 08:00 and every day on weekends and cost from €10 to €12. On arrival in Avoriaz, there are baggage sleds available at the entrance points to the resort, as well as at the base of each residence to help you manoeuvre your luggage to and from your apartment. They work like supermarket trolleys and require a €1 or €2 coin to release one which you get back when you return it to one of the tying up points.

The Balad'Aulps buses run along the Aulps valley, connecting Avoriaz, Morzine, Les Gets, Montriond, Essert Romand, St Jean d'Aulps, Le Biot and Le Jotty. Tickets cost roughly €1.50, are valid for an hour and are available on the bus. There are discounts for kids aged 10 and under, while children under six travel for free. There are also 10-ticket cards and monthly passes available at the local bus stations as well as at some tourist offices.

The Morzine, Les Gets and Saint-Jean d'Aulps village shuttles are free to use.

Portes du Soleil Buses & Village Shuttle
Route Winter Timetables Summer Timetables
Aulps Valley Buses: St-Jean d'Aulps - Montriond - Morzine-Avoriaz - Les Gets Winter Timetable Summer Timetable
Morzine Centre - Prodains lift to Avoriaz (Line A)* Winter Timetable Summer Timetable
Morzine Village Shuttles Winter Timetable Summer Timetable
Les Gets Village Shuttles Winter Timetable Summer Timetable

(*In Winter: Prodains cable-car is open every day from 07:00 to 21:00 (running until 00:00 Friday and Saturday, and 22:00 on Sunday. In Summer: operates daily from 09:30 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 18:30).

NB: These timetables may vary throughout the year and during holidays, contact the transport companies in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Train stations to Avoriaz bus services

Avoriaz, Morzine and Les Gets are connected to the nearest train stations, located in Thonon-les-Bains and Cluses, thanks to a couple of bus services that run throughout the year.

Train Stations to Avoriaz Bus Services
Routes Timetables
Line Y91: Avoriaz - Morzine - Les Gets - Thonon-les-Bains Train Station Year-round Timetable
Line Y92: Avoriaz - Morzine - Les Gets - Cluses Train Station Year-round Timetable

NB: These timetables may vary throughout the year and during holidays, contact the transport companies in advance to avoid disappointment.