Morzine is located in the Haute-Savoie region of France and is part of the Portes du Soleil, one of the largest ski areas in the world spanning over two different countries: France and Switzerland. The most convenient airport for Morzine is Geneva as it's not only the closest but also offers the greatest choice of airlines, frequent flight times and the most competitive prices. To reach the Portes du Soleil's world-famous pistes from Geneva airport quickly and comfortably, your best bet is to book an airport transfer.
We’ve got the inside track on what to know and watch out for when booking a transfer from Geneva airport to Morzine, so read on for our complete guide.
How to get from Geneva airport to Morzine
Geneva airport is only 80km from the centre of Morzine. To get here, we recommend you book an airport transfer.
How do you get from Geneva airport to Morzine?
The easiest and fastest way to get to Morzine is to book an airport transfer. The Geneva to Morzine transfer time is around 1h30 but will be longer on snowy days and in peak weeks, such as Christmas, New Year, school holidays and Easter.
Another option if you can't easily find transfers for the flight times you have chosen is to hire a car from Geneva airport, which also gives you the freedom to move around and visit neighbouring resorts. Nevertheless, driving on the snow means that you have safety and potential damage to consider, while snow tyres should be added to the final cost on the hire options. From 1st November 2021 several French départements, including Haute Savoie, require cars to be equipped with winter tyres or have snow chains in the boot during the winter season (November - March).
Closest airport to Morzine
Geneva isn't only the most convenient airport when travelling to Morzine, it’s also the closest. There are other airports in Lyon, Grenoble and Chambery but they're further away. The last two are also mainly used for tour operator charters.
What's the nearest airport to Morzine?
The closest airport to Morzine is Geneva, a little over 80km from the centre of resort. It only takes around 1h30 to arrive from Geneva airport to the Portes du Soleil ski area.
Average transfer times and distances from the main airports to Morzine (the values are approximate and can be affected by snow, bad weather or peak holiday times):
|Airport to Morzine Transfer Times & Distances|
|Geneva to Morzine||1h30||80km|
|Chambery to Morzine||1h40||130km|
|Lyon to Morzine||2h20||205km|
|Grenoble to Morzine||2h20||208km|
Transfer prices in Morzine
Morzine ski transfer prices will vary depending on whether you're booking a private or a shared transfer, as well as on dates (with off-peak weeks generally offering cheaper transfers), times (it may be cheaper to travel in the middle of the day as transfer companies will be able to group more people together), availability, vehicle and/or group size, etc.
How much do Morzine airport transfers cost?
The average price of a one-way shared transfer from Geneva to Morzine starts at around €30 per person, going up to €200 per vehicle for a private transfer.
Shared vs private transfers
When booking your airport transfer you’ll find that there are two main Morzine transfer options: shared or private. These depend on whether you book the whole vehicle for yourself and your group or you share it with other people.
What's a shared transfer?
A shared transfer is when companies group passengers arriving at a similar time in the same vehicle, sharing costs among them. They are cheaper than private transfers, the trade-off is that they usually involve longer waiting and travel times. This is because they won't leave the airport until everyone’s plane lands, even if waiting times are usually under an hour. There will also be several stops on the way to drop people off, increasing the journey’s length.
What's a private transfer?
A private transfer is when the vehicle is reserved for your party only. Generally more convenient than shared transfers, they’re also more expensive. They’re the best option for groups and a good alternative when you can’t find a shared transfer around your flight time. Private transfers will leave the airport as soon as you arrive and go straight to your accommodation, making the waiting and journey times shorter. Those who prefer to travel in style will be able to book the latest luxury eco-friendly cars or even fly high in a helicopter.
Public bus transfers to Morzine
Using public transport can help keep the costs down on your trip to Morzine. However, it can take considerably longer than a shared or private transfer as buses usually stop several times along the way and you will need to make a connection in Cluses or Thonon, the nearest transport hubs in the area.
How do you get from Geneva airport to Morzine using public transport?
Public bus transfers run from Geneva airport to Thonon-les-Bains, a town by Lake Leman and on the route to Morzine. From Thonon, there are regular buses to Morzine, stopping in Saint-Jean-d'Aulps along the way and ending in Les Gets. The Thonon to Morzine bus transfer time is around 45min.