The freeride mecca
Located in Switzerland, Verbier is part of one the largest ski resort areas in Europe, the “4 Vallees” which includes the 6 ski resorts of Verbier, Nendaz, La Tzoumaz, Thyon, Veysonnaz and Bruson.
Verbier is one of the world’s most prestigious mountain resorts and has it all, big skiing, big chalets, and big nightlife. Well renound for its superb and challenging ski area as for the great apres-ski and excellent restaurants.
Verbier is a sunny prairie repleted of wooden chalets at 1500m altitude, but despite rustic appearances is a purpose-built ski resort, with free bus service all over the village which makes it easier to get everywhere without the need of a car.
VERBIER SKI AREA
HOW TO GET TO VERBIER
The village of Verbier, located in southwest Switzerland, is 170km (2 hour drive) east of Geneva, in the canton of Valais. Geneva Airport is the closest international airport, it has easy connections to Verbier via train, taxi or shuttle bus. There is a closer but smaller airport in Sion.
Train is a great way to get to Verbier, you can access to Martigny from anywhere in Europe, from there a 30 minute ride on a regional train to Le Châble, where you can access Verbier by gondola, bus or taxi.
Geneva is the nearest international airport with regular flights by numerous international airlines throughout the day.
Sion is the nearest the regional airport at just 61 km from Verbier.
Distances and travelling times by road from the nearest airports to Verbier are as follows:
- Sion 61 km / 1 hour 10 minutes
- Bern 170 km / 2 hours 20 minutes
- Geneva 167 km / 2 hours 10 minutes
- Zurich 290 km / 3 hours 20 minutes
- Lyons 296 km / 3 hours 40 minutes
- Milan 265 km / 3 hours 45 minutes
There are some transfer service companies you can choose to book private transfers from main the main airports to Verbier.
Airport transfer time by minibus from Geneva Airport: 2h10
Airport transfer time by minibus from Zurich Airport: 3h20
AlpyBus offers reliable and affordable transport from Geneva to your accommodation in Verbier. With priority parking at Geneva Airport there are no long walks. Choose from low cost shared services or private transfers.
GVA Transfers provide quick and comfortable private transfers for individuals and groups of any size. They wait if your flight’s delayed and have drivers speak English and French. At Geneva airport only a short walk away thanks to the priority parking area.
You have also other options:
Alpin Express, with scheduled transfers from Geneva Airport to Verbier every two hours. Runing from 11am to 11pm daily. From Verbier to Geneva Airport at two hourly intervals. Runing from from 8am to 6pm every day.
Taxi Lili Verbier for private taxi transfers to and from Verbier for 1 to 8 to airports and train stations of all major destinationslike Geneva, Bern, Zurich, Lyon, Milan and Turin.
From Geneva airport take an InterRegio train in direction to Brig, change at Martigny to take the regional train to Le Chable, 9km from Verbier, from the same train station you can take a taxi or a bus for the 25 minutes ride from Le Chable to Verbier. All the journey takes approximately three hours.
From Zurich take an InterCity service to Brig, changing at Visp, in direction to Geneva Airport, change again at Martigny for the regional train to Le Chable, 9km from Verbier, from the same train station you can take a taxi or a bus for the 25 minutes ride from Le Chable to Verbier. All the journey approximately four hours 50 minutes and three changes.
For train timetables and to book online go to www.sbb.ch/en
If you are planning to rent a car and drive to the resorts from any of the swiss airports, the times and distances from the different airports to Verbier are as follow:
- From Sion 61 km / 1 hour 10 minutes. Take the A9 motorway direction Lausanne as far as Martigny, then take the exit 21 “Martigny-Fully”. Follow signs for “Grand-Saint Bernard, Verbier” on the route 21 from Martigny to Sembrancher. Once there turn left into the road to Le Chable and up the mountain to Verbier.
- From Geneva 2 hours 15 minutes / 170km. Take the motorway to Lausanne, then the A9/E62 Autoroute du Rhone via Montreux to Martigny. There take the exit 21 “Martigny-Fully” and follow signs for “Grand-Saint Bernard, Verbier”. Take the route 21 (E27) from Martigny to Sembrancher. Once there turn left to the road to Le Chable and up to the mountain to Verbier.
Here you have some distances and times to drive to Verbier from major European cities:
Geneva to Verbier – 170km / 2 hours 15 minutes
Zurich to Verbier – 286km / 3 hours 25 minutes
Milan to Verbier – 310km / 4 hours
Frankfurt to Verbier – 584km / 6 hours
Paris to Verbier – 636km / 6 hours 40 minutes
London to Verbier – 1,020km / 10 hours 50 minutes
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