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Bus Services in Alpe d'Huez

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The main town of Alpe d'Huez sits at 1869m 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.

Airport bus services to Alpe d'Huez

Direct bus services run from Geneva airport, Lyon airport and Grenoble airport to Alpe d'Huez. Geneva airport to Alpe d'Huez buses run twice per day on Saturdays only. Lyon airport to Alpe d'Huez shuttles run on Saturdays (3 times per day) and Sundays (once per day) throughout the winter season, as well as once per day on weekdays (except Wednesdays) from the beginning of the Christmas week to the end of March. Buses from Grenoble airport to Alpe d'Huez run every day of the winter season, several times per day.

There are also buses connecting Geneva and Lyon airport with Grenoble, from where you can take another bus to Alpe d'Huez (see above).

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

Airport Bus Services to Alpe d'Huez & Grenoble
Geneva Airport to Alpe d'Huez Direct Bus Service Winter 2020 Timetable
Lyon Airport to Alpe d'Huez Direct Bus Service Winter 2020 Timetable
Grenoble Airport to Alpe d'Huez Direct Bus Service Winter 2020 Timetable
Geneva Airport to Grenoble Bus Service Winter & Summer 2020 Timetable
Lyon Airport to Grenoble Bus Service Winter & Summer 2020 Timetable

Note that these timetables may vary throughout the year and during holidays so please contact the bus companies in advance to avoid disappointment.

For national and international services, take a look at coaches

Alpe d'Huez local buses

Alpe d'Huez in-resort bus services run until late at night and are free with your lift pass. Remember to flag the bus so the driver knows to stop. Bikes can be taken aboard these buses at no extra charge, however, this is subject to availability as the number of bikes they can carry is limited.

There are also two lifts running through the centre of town: the Alpe Express from the Bergers area to the tourist office square and the 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'. These don't run in the evenings.

Alpe d'Huez In-Resort Shuttles
Huez - Rond Point des Pistes - Palais des Sports - Bergers - Altiport Winter 2020 Timetable Summer 2020 Timetable

Alpe d'Huez buses to Les Deux Alpes & Bourg d'Oisans
Alpe d'Huez is connected to its neighbouring ski resorts and towns via year-round, 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 to book these buses in advance, just pay the driver on arrival. 

Alpe d'Huez Inter-Resort Buses
Line 3020: Grenoble - Bourg d'Oisans - Alpe d'Huez Winter & Summer 2020 Timetable
Line 3030: Grenoble - Bourg d'Oisans - Les Deux Alpes Winter & Summer 2020 Timetable
Line 3010: Bourg d'Oisans - Oz en Oisans - Vaujany Winter & Summer 2020 Timetable

During the winter season, there is a direct shuttle bus from Alpe d'Huez to Les Deux Alpes on Wednesdays (from 8th January to 8th April 2020) and Thursdays (from 26th December 2019 to 2nd January 20202 and from 13th February to 5th March 2020). It leaves at 08:45 and returns at around 17:30-18:00. The service costs about €15 return. Tickets can be booked online or purchased from the Palais des Sports in Alpe d'Huez (70 Avenue des Brandes - the desk is in the foyer immediately on the left-hand side as you walk in) or the VFD bus station in Les Deux Alpes (112 Avenue Muzelle).

Return helicopter flights from Alpe d'Huez to Les Deux Alpes are also on offer at around €70 per person. These take place every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the winter season and are operated by SAF Helico.

Note that these timetables may vary throughout the year and during holidays so please contact the bus companies in advance to avoid disappointment.

Grenoble to Alpe d'Huez bus services

Buses bring you to Alpe d'Huez from Grenoble Gare Routiere. The most direct service is run by Transaltitude and it's strongly advised that you book this service 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 to Alpe d'Huez Bus Services
Transaltitude Direct Service: Grenoble - Alpe d'Huez Winter 2020 Timetable
Line 3020: Grenoble - Bourg d'Oisans - Alpe d'Huez Winter & Summer 2020 Timetable
Line 3000: Grenoble - Bourg d'Oisans Winter & Summer 2020 Timetable
Grenoble - Oz en Oisans / Vaujany Winter 2020 Timetable
Grenoble - Villard Reculas Winter 2020 Timetable

Note that these timetables may vary throughout the year and during holidays so please contact the bus companies in advance to avoid disappointment.

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