Right so you have booked your holiday and now you are trying to work out logistics. Don't worry we got you covered, having tried each different route personally we can tell you the best ways to get here depending on your wants and needs, give this a read it is a real time-saver.
Morzine by night is a spectacular sight!
So what is the best way to travel to Morzine?
We have been receiving a lot of emails regarding the best way to travel to Morzine for the Summer MTB season. Hopefully we can help you make a decision!
Car with Ferry crossing
If you are driving to Morzine by car and you live in the South of the country, your best bet is to head over to Dover and jump on one of the many ferries that travel from Dover to Calais each hour. Prices can be from as little as £17 each way.
- Best choice if travelling from South
- Prices from £17 each way
Car on Eurotunnel
The Eurotunnel from Folkstone takes 30 minutes and is 100% the best way to cross the Channel to Morzine. You can arrive 2hrs either side of your departure time so if you are early or late you can get on the next train and they go every 30 minutes!
The normal price for the Tunnel is £70 for a large estate car but prices do increase for larger vehicles.
However there is a trick we have used many times; book a return ticket for the same day and its normally £50, just don't use the return (terms and conditions state that they can charge your card the extra if you don't return but we have never been charged in over 10 trips!!).
Once through the tunnel plug Morzine into the Sat Nav and its an 8 hour wizz down.
Make sure your Sat Nav avoids Paris and head for Reims then Dijon. Tolls will cost you 75 Euros and fuel approximately 100 Euros in a decent diesel car. We have a very thirsty Subaru estate and its 200 Euros so between 4 people is a cheap option to flying really.
- Flexible arrival times (2hours +/- your departure time)
- £70 for large estate car (£50 if you buy a return ticket for same day - a bit cheeky but works for us)
- 8 hour drive from exit of tunnel in France to Morzine
- Make sure SAT NAV doesn't take you through Paris - head for Reims, then Dijon
- Tolls cost 75 Euros
- Budget about £100 for fuel for economic diesel, or 200 Euro if you drive a Scooby!
Flying to Morzine
If you are flying to Morzine this is also a hassle free way to travel. Morzine is situated only 1 hour from Geneva International Airport and is serviced by the likes of Swiss Air, BA, Easy Jet, Thomson etc. These suppliers fly out from many of the main UK Airports. The flight times vary but are around 1.5hrs from most UK Airports to Geneva.
Once you arrive in Geneva its very efficient and usually takes 30 minutes to get through arrivals and grab your stuff.
Flights can be very cheap but remember its about £50 to take your bike on most airlines and if its overweight they will charge you extra.
Once you have arrived in Geneva you will need to arrange a transfer up to Morzine which takes approximately 1 hour. There are many companies you can use like Skiidy Gonzales, Ski Lifts, Action Transfers and Morzine Lets and the price you should pay is around 30 Euro each way so 60 Euros return. Flying is easy and you can be in resort within 6hrs of leaving your home if all goes well but the costs can add up.
Do not withdraw cash at Geneva Airport, you might be in the Euro zone but the cash machines will give you Swiss Francs not Euro!
- 1hr tranfers from Geneva airport to Morzine
- 1.5 flight time
- £50 sports equipment charge for Bikes
- 30 Euro each way for Airport - Morzine transfer
- Cash points at Geneva airport dispense Swiss France, not Euros!
Travelling by train
Travelling to Morzine via Train is easier than you think and fairly cost effective if you live in the South of the UK. Leave London at lunchtime and be in Switzerland the same evening without setting foot on a plane. Take a Euro Star train from London to Paris (2h20) from £39, and then a high-speed TGV-Lyria from just £21 from Paris to Geneva (3h05). It's free to take your bike and you can sit back and relax the whole way with one simple changeover in Paris. Remember to book your transfer from Geneva to Morzine when you arrive.
- Eurostar London to Paris takes 2 hours 20 minutes, followed by High-Speed TGV-Lyria from Paris to Morzine taking 3 hours
- Costs from £39 (London - Paris) then £21 (Paris - Morzine)
We hope this helps and see you out in Morzine very soon.