When looking at timetables be aware that they're in French so: L = Lundi / Monday, M = Mardi / Tuesday, Me = Mercredi / Wednesday, J = Jeudi / Thursday, V = Vendredi / Friday, S = Samedi/ Saturday & D = Dimanche / Sunday.
Avoriaz is a car-free resort, the only traffic you will see are horse drawn sleighs. This means that you are not able to drive to your accommodation or around town. However, all apartments are ski-in/ski-out and the resort amenities are right on your doorstep.
Horse-drawn sleighs are available from 08:00 to 20:00, 7 days a week. With 28 sleighs and around 100 horses, they are a common sight on the streets and one of the highlights of visiting Avoriaz. Journey prices range from €5 to €14 depending on how far you want to go (luggage is charged at €3 per bag). You can pick one up at the entrance of the resort (“Accueil”), the outdoor parking P2, the top station of the Prodains cable car and in the centre of town. They also offer various scenic trips around the resort for €15 - €35.
You will also see a fleet of shuttles zipping around the resort which look a little like minibuses on caterpillar tracks. They operate 7 days a week from 20:00 to 08:00 and cost from €7 to €9 (luggage is charged at €2 per bag), or €10 per group of up to 5 people without luggage.
On arrival in Avoriaz, there are baggage sleds available at the entrance points to the resort, as well as at the base of each residence to help you manoeuvre your luggage to and from your apartment. They work like supermarket trolleys and require a €1 coin to release one which you get back when you return it to one of the tying up points.
The Balad'Aulps buses run along the Aulps valley, connecting Avoriaz, Morzine, Les Gets, Montriond, Essert Romand, St Jean d'Aulps, Le Biot and Le Jotty. Tickets cost 1,50€ and you pay on the bus.
In the winter, there is a direct bus service from Geneva bus station to Avoriaz, which only runs on Saturdays. To reach the resort you need to take the Les Prodains cable car cable car, which takes you up into Avoriaz without having to drive up the hill. You can buy tickets at the lift pass office at the bottom once you arrive.
Otherwise, it takes around 1 hour from Geneva train station to the closest main town, Thonon-les-Bains (line T71) and then a further hour or so from Thonon to Avoriaz by bus - see below.
Cluses and Thonon-les-Bains are the main towns with public buses connecting Avoriaz with other resorts and Geneva.
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 & International travel take a look at our Coaches Page.