The peak season runs from December until April. You’ll find cheap flights to Alpe d’Huez a lot harder to come by during school holidays and breaks so make sure to secure your flight tickets in advance. You’ll find it very crowded during this peak season though but the weather conditions are a lot more favourable for skiing.
You’ll find the cheapest flights to Alpe d’Huez from June to October. Prices are generally more reasonable towards the beginning or the end of the ski season so if you plan ahead you can secure good deals on your flight tickets. The slopes are also a lot quieter too so there is another incentive for booking your flights to Alpe d’Huez outside of the peak season.
When is the best time to book a flight to Alpe d’Huez?
Flights to Alpe d’Huez are quite easy to find for a good price, although you will fly into Grenoble in Lyon and have to find transport from there. As long as you secure your flight tickets a couple of months in advance you’ll find good deals. If you are flexible then you’ll find the cheapest flights to Alpe d’Huez but it mainly comes down to whether you want to visit during the peak season or the off season. If you are a novice then it would be better to book your flights to Alpe d’Huez in the off season so you can practice and learn without the huge crowds.
Monarch, Ryanair, easyJet, Norwegian and British Airways all provide cheap flights to Alpe d’Huez. Ryanair and easyJet are generally cheaper however you’ll get slightly less comfort than a flight with Norwegian for example. Norwegian also offer complimentary WiFi throughout their flights although the flight time is relatively low to take full advantage of this.
How to get from the airport to the city centre?
When securing your flight tickets you’ll more than likely book your flights to Grenoble, Lyon which is the closest place for flights to Alpe d’Huez. There are several buses available to cover the 105km distance between the airport and Alpe d’Huez and you can either arrange something before you fly or find something when you get there. It’s worth researching and looking into transport whilst booking your flight tickets though to ensure you don’t end up paying through the teeth for transport. There are a range of private bus companies that provide routes or you can get a public bus to the Grenoble bus station and then another bus from there to Alpe d’Huez.
Alpe d'Huez insider information
Book a tour of the ice cave, “La Grotte de Glace” and watch masterful sculptures create art out of blocks of ice.