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.
Get a Bus
Also see: Bus Services in Verbier, Switzerland