Reaching Champoluc by Car
Driving to the resort is one of the best ways to take in the breathtaking landscape. It’s an easy 10.5 hour drive from the French ports to Champoluc, with travellers either using the Channel Tunnel or a cross-channel ferry. The majority of the route is on motorways, but with the last couple of hours winding up and through the mountains you’ll enjoy the stunning scenery as you begin your holiday. The quickest route is through the Mont Blanc tunnel, via the outskirts of Geneva. To make a real trip of it, we suggest a stop en-route overnight in France.
- We offer discounts on our usual prices if you’re driving – contact us to find out more
- The tolls are around 120 euros each way and the cost of the Mont Blanc tunnel for a car is 60 euros return, valid for two weeks
- The total distance from the Eurotunnel in Calais to Champoluc is 1,010 kms / 628 miles
- If you’re not able to arrive on a Sunday to stay for 7 nights (our usual timeline), then please contact us and we’ll be happy to look at other options for you.
Driving directions from Calais to Champoluc
From Calais docks, follow A26 – ‘Dir Paris/Reims’
Take A26 south to Reims
At Reims, take A4 east – ‘Dir Metz, Nancy, Troyes, Lyon’
After 20 kms, take A26 south – ‘Dir Troyes, Lyon’
At Troyes, take A5 east – ‘Dir Lyon, Dijon’
After 70 kms, take A31 south – ‘Dir Dijon, Lyon’
At Dijon take A39 south – ‘Dir Bourg-en-Bresse, Geneva’
At Bourg-en-Bresse, take A40 east – ‘Dir Geneva’
At Geneva, take A40 – ‘Dir Mont Blanc, Chamonix’
At Chamonix, follow signs to ‘Mont Blanc Tunnel’
1 km after tunnel exit take A5 – ‘Dir Aosta, Torino’
At Aosta, take A5 motorway – heading towards Turin – ‘Dir Torino’
After 15 minutes’ drive, take the exit for ‘Verres’
After the toll booth, follow signs for ‘Val d’Ayas and Champoluc’
Total distance from Calais to Champoluc is 930 kms.
Reaching Champoluc by Coach
A lot of our regular groups love the comfort of travelling to Champoluc in a luxury coach. We can’t arrange this for individuals but we can if you’re a large group.
Most coaches have 49 seats, however we can arrange for up to 74 seaters. The journey from Calais to the resort takes under 13 hours. Leaving the UK on a Saturday mid-evening ferry means you arrive in Champoluc by Sunday lunchtime – leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the fantastic skiing as you get a full six days.
Coaches usually leave on a Saturday night after dinner to get you back to the UK by the Sunday morning.
All the coaches are comfortable with seat belts throughout, reclining seats, a drinks machine and a toilet/washroom.
You’ll have the same two drivers there and back who will stay in the resort and get to know your group, skiing during the day and often getting involved in evening activities.