You are on your way to arranging a fabulous ski holiday; your flight and accommodation are booked. If you have booked a package deal you know your airport transfers are included. What happens if you have booked a flight only and arranged the accommodation yourself?

There are plenty of excellent airport transfer companies that offer an excellent range of transport to get you to your ski accommodation. The drivers usually speak very good English and are fully qualified especially with the driving conditions associated with ski resorts and for many, this is another reason they would prefer to pay for a transfer than to drive themselves. What options are available?

Shuttle Bus

They are generally the most popular and are usually around 20 seaters or more and have ample space for your entire ski luggage and equipment. If you book this type of transfer then you will have to tell them how much luggage you have, for example, baggage, skis, snowboards or even bikes. There are no surcharges for luggage and are the most affordable of transfers the only negative is you may have to wait for other passengers to come through the airport for this shuttle.

Private Hire

This option is ideal for people who prefer the sole use of a transfer but don’t want to drive themselves. If your party includes children let them know when booking you require baby seats or booster seats this may incur a small charge ask when enquiring. You will be met at the airport with your name on a board held by the driver. This option is ideal for parties who do not wish to hang around and wait for other passengers as it can be annoying, it’s a more relaxed journey.

Train and Alpine taxi

There are plenty of train stations near to the major ski resorts where you can fly into your preferred airport and catch the train to your destination. This journey is quick and efficient and you can arrange for an Alpine taxi to pick you up from the train station in advance. Again the driver will wait with a board with your name on it. This is a great service as when you have booked your taxi you can print the ticket and it will give your drivers name and phone number in case of any delays or problems.


In Europe especially, if there is a large party of you all travelling together you can arrange for a coach to pick you up from the airport. They usually seat 60 people and you can pre-order baby seats and booster seats free of charge ask at the time of booking. This is perfect for you all to travel together and split the cost so it’s economical.

Private car hire

Private car hire is ideal for people who want to get around more on their holiday and possibly visit other resorts and places of interest.

It goes without saying all of these vehicles are fully licensed and insured for your safety and peace of mind, it’s important to pre book your transfer before you leave home as you don’t want to be stranded at the airport. There are always taxis waiting however these can be costly and if you are part of a large party it will take several taxis to transfer you and your party and don’t forget all the luggage and ski equipment you will have with you.

It’s also worth thinking of alternatives to flying to your ski holiday destination; you can travel to some areas by coach or train at very affordable rates.