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Bus Services in Alpe d'Huez

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The main town of Alpe d'Huez sits at 1,869m above sea level, at the centre of the Oisans region. It's 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

Alpe d'Huez bus

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 (three 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.
  • Grenoble airport buses to Alpe d'Huez run every day of the winter season, several times per day.

There are also buses connecting Geneva and Lyon airports 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.

Alpe d'Huez Local Shuttle Buses
Routes Timetables
Geneva Airport to Alpe d'Huez Direct Bus Service Altibus
Lyon Airport to Alpe d'Huez Direct Bus Service Ben's Bus
Grenoble Airport to Alpe d'Huez Direct Bus Service Ben's Bus
Geneva Airport to Grenoble Bus Service BlaBlaBus
Lyon Airport to Grenoble Bus Service BlaBlaBus

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

For national and international services, take a look at our coaches page


Alpe d'Huez Local Buses

Alpe d\'Huez lobster pots

Alpe d'Huez in-resort bus services run until late at night, and are free with your lift pass. Remember to flag the bus down, so that 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
Routes Timetables Timetables
Huez - Rond Point des Pistes - Palais des Sports - Bergers - Altiport Winter Timetable Summer Timetable

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
Routes Timetables
Line 3020: Grenoble - Bourg d'Oisans - Alpe d'Huez Winter and Summer Timetable
Line 3030: Grenoble - Bourg d'Oisans - Les Deux Alpes Winter and Summer Timetable
Line 3010: Bourg d'Oisans - Oz en Oisans - Vaujany Winter and Summer Timetable

During the winter season, there is a direct shuttle bus from Alpe d'Huez to Les Deux Alpes on Wednesdays (during the winter season) and Thursdays (during holiday periods). 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 are available every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the winter season and are operated by SAF Helico.

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


Grenoble to Alpe d'Huez bus services

Busy at the bus station

Buses bring you to Alpe d'Huez from Grenoble Gare Routière. 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 on paper or in electronic format on your smartphone).

Grenoble to  Alpe d'Huez Bus Services
Routes Timetables
Transaltitude Direct Service: Grenoble - Alpe d'Huez Winter Timetable
Line 3020: Grenoble - Bourg d'Oisans - Alpe d'Huez Winter and Summer Timetable
Line 3000: Grenoble - Bourg d'Oisans Winter and Summer Timetable
Grenoble - Oz en Oisans / Vaujany Winter Timetable
Grenoble - Villard Reculas Winter Timetable

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

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