Geneva Airport is 1 hour drive from les Houches.
Once you have landed, you can reach the school using a shuttle service, the regular bus service or by train.
The simplest way is to use a shuttle service (approximately 40 euros up to the school, book at least three days in advance). If you already have your return date, we would recommend to book a return trip.
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Beware: we do not recommend the Alpybus company (they do not reach the school).
Price discounts are available with Mountain Drop-Offs. To find Mountain Drop-Offs' meeting point easily in the Geneva Airport please consult the video How to find Mountain Drop-Offs at Geneva Airport.
Regular bus service
There is also a regular bus service between Geneva and Les Houches (only once or twice a day). One should then take a taxi for the last 5 kms from the Les Houches village to the school (the total cost is similar to that of the limousine).
One can also travel from Geneva to Les Houches by train (+ taxi from the train station to the School), but it is quite complicated (3 connections) and long (go through Annemasse on the French side or through Martigny on the Swiss side).
Arrival at the Les Houches station, with one change at Saint-Gervais (from France), or at Martigny (from Switzerland).
There are about 10 trains per day between St Gervais and Les Houches (schedules, 20mn trip).
Then we strongly advise you to take a taxi to go up to the school (5km).
Taxi phone numbers :
- (+33/ 0)188.8.131.52.72.
Les Houches are easily accessible from France (A41 highway), from Switzerland (Martigny and Col des Montets) and from Italy through the Mont Blanc Tunnel.
From Geneva and Le Fayet
8km before Chamonix, 300 m after passing under the tunnel, bear right by the first road out for "Les Houches Bellevue". When arriving at the cable car station "Bellevue", turn right and continue upwards (roughly 2 km starting from the teleferic). 500m after the cable car station "Prarion", turn left and follow small arrows at crossroads. Continue up to the end of Route de la Côte des Chavants. Here you are!
Bear right for "Les Houches-Chef-Lieu", turn right in Les Houches, go ahead at the cable car station "Bellevue". Then proceed as above.
Cars may be rented from Geneva and from Chamonix, it is useful to make a reservation.
What to do in Les Houches and in the valley?
Address of the school
Les Houches School of Physics
140 Chemin de la Côte
F-74310 Les Houches