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Airport Transfers to and from Samoëns

The TransferFix platform provides you with a selection of many transfer companies that offer service between Geneva Airport and Samoëns.
Also, there are services between Bellegarde Rail Station, Chambery Airport, Lyon Airport and Grenoble Airport and Samoëns.
If you are travelling through Italy to get to Samoëns, there are services from Turin Caselle Airport and the three Milan airports of Malpensa, Linate and Bergamo.

Only the Geneva Airport service has a shared transfer service. All other routes provide only a private hire service. 


The Booking Process

On the TransferFix platform, you can choose the service type, price, timing and other criteria. Immediately, you can book and pay, and your booking is guaranteed.

You can choose between a low-priced shared airport transfer, a private transfer or a premium private luxury limousine service.

The TransferFix platform provides live availability for shared and private transfers, all with current pricing.
Your online payment goes directly to the bank account of your chosen Licensed Transportation Provider (LTP).
The TransferFix platform sends a detailed confirmation to you, and to your chosen LTP.
Also, the LTP can log in to the platform, to view your booking.

TransferFix does not increase prices, and the LTPs are contracted to offer the same prices on the TransferFix, as they do on their website.

TransferFix is not only available in Samoëns but in many other destinations. Our network is growing fast.
Here are the destinations are on the TransferFix platform.


Journey Times & Distances from Airports to Samoëns

From Geneva airport (GVA), the transfer to Samoëns takes approximately 1h 10m.
The distance from Geneva airport (GVA) to Samoëns is 76 km or 47 miles.
From Lyon Airport (LYS), the transfer to Samoëns takes approximately 2h 15m.
The distance from Lyon airport (LYS) to Samoëns is 197 km or 122 miles.
From Chambéry Airport (CMF), the transfer to Samoëns takes approximately 1h 30m.
The distance from Chambéry Airport (CMF) to Samoëns is 121 km or 75 miles.
From Grenoble Airport (GNB), the transfer to Samoëns takes approximately 2h 15m.
The distance from Grenoble Airport (GNB) to Samoëns is 200 km or 124 miles.
From Bellegarde Train Station, the transfer to Samoëns takes approximately 1h 20m.
The distance from Bellegarde Train Station to Samoëns is 92 km or 57 miles.
From Milan airport (MXP), the transfer to Samoëns takes approximately 3h 30m.
The distance from Milan airport (MXP) to Samoëns is 290 km or 180 miles.
From Turin airport (TRN), the transfer to Samoëns takes approximately 2h 55m.
The distance from Turin (TRN) airport to Samoëns is 228 km or 141 miles.


A Shared Transfer from Geneva Airport to Samoëns

Before the outbound journey from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Samoëns begins, you might have to wait for more passengers to arrive on different flights, but that might not be enough people to fill the vehicle.
It is quite common, particularly in the low season for the minibus to depart Geneva Airport with only 4 or 5 passengers.
Once you are on your way, there should be no stops until you arrive in the Grand Massif, where passengers might be dropped off before you in other Grand Massif resorts, such as Morillon.

This tends to happen more when demand is low. Each drop-off causes a small delay, and if you are the last person to be dropped off at your accommodation in Samoëns, there might be a delay of 15-20 minutes before you reach Samoëns.

However, in the high season, there is a reasonable probability that all your fellow passengers will be travelling to Samoëns. In this case, the driver will not stop along the way, but there still might be a few minutes delay, with passengers being dropped-off in Samoëns before you. Also, you might get lucky, and be the first to be dropped off.


The Journey from Samoëns to Geneva Airport

The transfer company will always notify you of the pick-up time from your accommodation or other agreed pick-up location in the resort.

Be in that place at the appointed time. If you are not there, the driver will not wait, as to do so, might compromise the other passengers. No-one wants to risk missing their flight, because someone else is not at their agreed pick-up point on-time.

As soon as all passengers from Samoëns are picked-up, the journey to Geneva Airport begins. However, it is possible that, along the way, the driver might stop in other Grand Massif resorts to pick-up more passengers, particularly in Morillon.

If you travel during peak season, there is a reasonable possibility that all the seats in the minibus will be occupied when leaving Samoëns.


Ethics of a Shared Transfer to or from Samoëns

The shared transfer experience requires a bit of “give and take” and a considerate attitude from all passengers.
Do not be late. Do be helpful if required and be polite to your fellow passengers.
The companies that provide shared transfers are very experienced.
Listen to what their driver might have to say and enjoy the ride!


What happens if my flight is delayed?

TransferFix is in the process of contracting with all LTPs so that you might be able to benefit from transportation on the next available mini-bus.

By choosing a seat in a shared LTP, you save money and leave a lower carbon trail.


Private Transfers to and from Samoëns

A Private transfer will give you much more flexibility. You get to choose your drop-off and pick-up points in Samoëns.
You have no other passengers to consider, but do listen to your driver for any advice.


Be Prepared

Samoëns is an alpine resort, and depending on matters outside for everyone's control, and in unusual circumstances, the situation might change, sometimes very quickly.
You might have to adapt. If that is required, listen to your driver and please be compliant.

About Samoëns

Samoëns is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

The town of Samoëns is located in the Vallée du Giffre (Giffre Valley) in the French Alps.

Samoëns is located at the foot of the Grand Massif ski area and it is one of France's most charming villages.

Unlike many other ski resorts in the Alps, Samoëns is not a purpose-built ski station.

Samoëns is an old farming village which, besides its breathtaking landscapes and amazing ski area, also has traditional architecture influenced by stonemasons and rich heritage.

The town was designated as a "ville fleurie", a prestigious contest organized yearly in France. The title is awarded to those cities which improve the quality of life of inhabitants and the attractiveness to tourists through maintenance of green spaces and the natural environments.

Samoëns was awarded in 2009 the title of Best Small Resort (Europe) by the prestigious Hardy’s Skiing and Snowboarding Guide.

The centre of Samoëns is traffic free and has a beautiful square dominated by a magnificent lime tree.

The town is a favourite tourist destination, both during summer and winter.

Skiing in Samoëns

Samoëns is part of the Grand Massif ski area, which also includes Flaine, Les Carroz and Morillon.

The Grand Massif domain encompasses no less than 265 km of ski slopes serviced by 73 lifts.

The Grand Massif domain offers 145 slopes: 18 green, 67 blue, 46 red and 14 black, which makes it ideal for intermediates, but also for mixed groups.

80% of the area's slopes are facing north, so the snow holds very well.

Mountain Biking

Samoëns is an excellent town, filled with history and heritage.

Thus, mountain biking becomes the ideal way of discovering both the town and the mountains.

In Samoëns, you will find guided mountain bike and electric bike trips and you can also hire all the equipment you need.

One of the most exciting routes is from Samoens to Sixt Fer a Cheval, it’s suitable for all levels.

White water rafting

White-water rafting is a great mountain activity suited for the entire family.

Rafting on the Giffre River is a unique experience, which will offer unforgettable moments with your loved ones.


Jaysinia is a botanical garden which specializes in alpine flowers and has over one century of existence.

The garden contains around 8,000 plants from around the world, which represent 4,500 types of alpine flowers.

Jaysinia is located at an altitude of 700-800 meters, south-facing limestone slope overlooking the old village.

The garden is definitely a must-see for anyone who comes to Samoëns.

It is open daily, except for when there is snow on the ground and the admission is free.