Avoriaz 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 three different countries. There are several ways to get here, the fastest of which is flying. The best airport for Avoriaz 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.
How do I get from Geneva airport to Avoriaz? The easiest and fastest way to get to Avoriaz is to book an airport transfer. Geneva to Avoriaz transfer time is around 1 hour 50 minutes, or 1 hour 30 minutes to the Prodains cable car which gives access to the resort. Transfer times will be longer on snowy days and in peak weeks, such as Christmas, New Year, school holidays and Easter.
Which drop-off point should you choose when booking an Avoriaz airport transfer? Avoriaz is perched on a cliff and is a car-free resort, so airport transfers will drop you off at two spots: the Avoriaz Welcome Centre, at the town's entrance at the top of the cliff, or the bottom of the Prodains cable car. You should choose your drop-off spot when booking your transfer depending on the location of your accommodation.
The Avoriaz Welcome Centre is located at the top of the road that connects Morzine and Avoriaz, around a 20-minute drive from Morzine. This is the best drop-off option when staying at the Falaise or L'Amara areas of resort, as it's closest to them.
The Prodains cable car is situated at the base of the cliff and whizzes you up to Avoriaz in just under 5 minutes. This is the best option when staying at the lower end of the resort. Access to the lift is included in the Avoriaz and Portes du Soleil lift passes, or you can buy a single or return ticket for the Prodains Express lift, costing around €7.50 for a one-way trip. The cable car is open every day in the winter from 07:00 to 21:00 (running until midnight on Friday and Saturday, and until 22:00 on Sunday) while, in the summer, the cable car operates daily from 09:30 to 12:30 and from 13:30 to 18:30.
From both the Avoriaz Welcome Centre and the arrival of the Prodains cable car you can move around on horse-drawn sleighs (available from 08:00 to 20:00, 7 days a week and costing around €5 to €15) and shuttles (operating 7 days a week from 20:00 to 08:00). There are also baggage sledges available at the entrance points to the resort as well as at the base of each residence which, for €1, will help you move your luggage around should you decide to walk to your accommodation.