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Val Thorens Resort Shuttle

Free resort shuttle bus in Val Thorens

There's a free resort shuttle bus in Val Thorens. It can be useful, for example for getting to ski school with small children or beginners, or for getting home when you're tired after a day's skiing.

As well as the service around resort, free buses go down to parkings P3 and P4, and there are five services a day to Les Menuires and Saint-Martin-de-Belleville for walkers and cross-country skiers.

Read about the Val Thorens resort shuttle here.

Val Thorens Resort Shuttle: Winter Timetable and Route

Place des Arolles, Val Thorens

The free Val Thorens resort shuttle bus provides a comprehensive service in Winter. See the latest timetable.


It runs from 8.05am to 8pm each day in winter, with buses every 20 minutes.


On Saturdays, the resort shuttle service starts at 6.15am and runs until 10.15pm.


The shuttle covers the whole of Val Thorens. Buses start from the bus station at place des Arolles. There are two circuits, shown on a diagramatic map on the resort shuttle leaflet:

Resort shuttle map
Diagrammatic map from the resort shuttle leaflet

Circuit de la Boucle

This bus goes up from the bus station, to the Maison de Val Thorens (tourist office), the church, place Péclet, rue de Gébroulaz, parking P0, Les Balcons, and back to the bus station.

Circuit du Soleil

Montana free shuttle bus stop, Val Thorens

This bus goes from the bus station down the rue du Soleil, to Montagnettes du Soleil, Village Montana, Temples du Soleil, parking P2, and the Altapura, then back up to the bus station via the Hameau du Kashmir. 

This is the 2022/23 Val Thorens resort shuttle timetable.

There's also a map of the bus routes and stops.

Val Thorens Resort Shuttle: Services to Parking P3 (UCPA) and Parking P4


There's a free shuttle bus from the bus station in Val Thorens to parking P3 (UCPA), and back up, from 10th December 2022 to 29th April 2023.

These are the details of the service:

See the timetable for full details.


There is a similar free bus service from the bus station in Val Thorens to parking P4, but only when it is being used as a long-stay car park. This tends to be in the busiest periods, when the resort car parks are full.

Val Thorens Resort Shuttle: to Les Menuires and Saint-Martin-de-Belleville

Les Menuires & Vallée des Belleville
Les Menuires & the Belleville Valley, ©ValThorensGuide

From 11th December 2022 to 28th April 2023, free shuttle buses run between Val Thorens, Les Menuires, and Saint Martin de Belleville. The details are:

The times of the service are given in the Belleville Valley shuttle bus leaflet:

Val Thorens to Saint-Martin
Val Thorens place des Arolles 0925 1210 1350 1710 1815
Les Menuires Gare Routière 0945 1230 1410 1730 1835
Saint-Martin-de-Belleville place de la Mairie 1010 1255 1435 1755 1900

Saint-Martin to Val Thorens
Saint-Martin-de-Belleville place de la Mairie 0835 0930 1300 1445 1715
Les Menuires Gare Routière 0900 0955 1325 1510 1740
Val Thorens place des Arolles 0920 1015 1345 1530 1800

Ride in style on the Val Thorens resort shuttle.

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