About Transfers to Verbier
There are several ways to get from Geneva (or Zurich) to Verbier but the most common (and quickest) ways are to take a private minibus transfer, or by hiring a car.
There are many companies that offer airport transfers and you will need to book your seats in advance.
You may also want to take a look at our Getting Here Guide for more information.
Airport transfers & shuttles
In winter and summer you're mostly likely to fly into Geneva airport although you can also get connections to Verbier from Zurich year round. Transfers from Geneva are more likely to be a private vehicle although some shared transfers are available.
Booking a transfer in advance is highly recommended as you cannot guarantee picking up one at the airport and some companies strictly forbid their drivers from doing this. You can do this easily and quickly online from the transfer companies websites.
Here are the approximate transfer times and distances to Verbier from the airports:
|Geneva Airport||Zurich Airport|
|Time||1 h 50 mins||3 hours|
|Distance & Maps||161 km||282 km|
These times are only approximate and can be affected by snow, adverse weather or lots of traffic during peak holiday times.
Below are approximate transfer costs comparisons between the airports and resort:
|Resort||Geneva Airport||Zurich Airport|
|Verbier||CHF 390||CHF 700|
Prices are approximate and for return, private transfers based on 1-3 people in the vehicle.
Private taxis & transfers
It is possible to pick up a private taxi in one of the ranks found immediately outside the airports mentioned above. Prices to resort should be negotiated before setting off. For more than 4 people the cost will obviously be higher for a larger vehicle but probably cheaper per person. Even though you agree a price beforehand, the driver is obliged to keep the meter running and may not charge more than the price shown (except for surcharges and motorway tolls etc). Take a look at our taxis page for options.
There are a number of companies that offer private transfers for groups of more than four persons from most airports in the region. If you are a large family or group with five or more people then a private transfer company who can offer a people carrier or minibus will be the cheapest and quickest option. With more space than a normal car taxi and door to door service this is certainly worth investigating before you book anything else.
Hiring a car from the airport to Verbier is a good choice if you can't easily find transfers for the flight times you have chosen (for example especially early mornings). You don't necessarily need a car once you're in Verbier as there's a good network of local shuttle buses, but if you want to explore the local area or travel to say Montreux, Chamonix, or other parts of Switzerland, it's a good idea.
Using public transport can help keep the costs down on your trip to Verbier, however it can take considerably longer than some of the options above and you may need to make a few different connections to get here. Travelling around Switzerland by train is great fun and there are plenty of services to get you to Le Chable and Verbier from international destinations. Since there aren't really any buses from Geneva to Verbier, the train is the best way to go. Use the link below to look for shuttle buses once you've arrived in Verbier.
Also see: Bus Services in Verbier
Unless you book a private transfer or have a car, travelling between ski resorts is generally not very easy, especially if you want to head to neighbouring France from Switzerland. Even if it seems that another resort is just over the mountain from Verbier, the roads over the mountain passes are likely to be closed during the winter because of high snow levels.
In Switzerland the whole country is linked by its impeccably timed rail network, making travelling around almost pleasurable. For journeys to or from Verbier, the nearest station to the resort is Le Chable, at the bottom of the resort. Read more in our National Trains section or take a look at the timetables.
If you're heading further afield, it's often a good idea to head back to the nearest airport, which may take you a bit out of your way geographically, but you'll find more transfer options from there. Airport transfer companies and Tour Operators run regular transfers to and from the airport (especially at the weekend) and they sometimes have spare seats that you can purchase from them. Once at the airport, the idea is to co-ordinate with an onward transfer to the resort of your choice – either with the same tour operator or transfer company. As the majority of people travel on Saturday or Sunday, the weekend is your best chance of bagging an inter-resort transfer; mid-week or out of season travel is likely to be complicated and potentially expensive. You should enquire directly with the operators in resort about availability but they may not be able to confirm your place until the last minute as priority will go to their “package” clients.
Also see: Bus Services in Verbier
Location: Verbier - Centre