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Gatwick to La Tania door-to-door for less than £35 but using shared/private transfers is easier and more reliable!

Even during the school holidays there were some bargain flights to be had when avoiding weekends and if you can get in to Lyon early enough there’s a cheap direct train to Moûtiers that connects with the bus service up to La Tania.

But we missed the train, had to pay again, go later and longer – another reason to use one of our recommended Private and Shared Transfer Companies to La Tania.

And yes, we had no bags, weren’t in a rush, didn’t care where we sat and certainly had no kids in tow but it would take something to beat these prices.

Wizzair London Gatwick to Lyon £16.99
Variable pricing and a ridiculous 06:05 departure time but members prices start from only £12.99 (but obviously not on a Saturday). There’s also an easyJet option at 08:20 for a more reasonable departure time but generally costs a bit more. They both stitch you up if you have any kind of baggage bigger than a handbag / laptop size case to fit under the seat in front of you.

Ouigo Train Lyon Airport to Moûtiers €10
Departs daily at 12:34 from Lyon Airport direct to Moûtiers (although still via Grenoble and Albertville with some long stops at these stations) arriving 15:38 – so takes 3hrs 4mins. The RyanAir of TGV with dynamic pricing and charges for baggage, flexibility, seats etc.

S65 Service Bus Moûtiers to La Tania €10.80
Leaves Moûtiers at 15:55 arriving La Tania at 16:49 – this one goes via Méribel hence the journey time. Buying on the bus or ticket office costs £12.

So make that 16.99 + 8.55 + 9.24 = £34.78

The alternative if you miss this train (like we did this week due to a 2 hour delay with easyJet!) is to follow this itinerary which costs around £40.

Monday to Friday times
Lyon Airport to Grenoble (TGV) 14:06 – 15:13
Grenoble to Montmélian (TER) 15:33 – 16:08
Montmélian to Moûtiers (TER) 17:03 – 18:10
Moutiers to La Tania (S64/S65 Bus) 18:25 – 19:45 (although quicker getting off at Le Praz and using Ski Bus to La Tania from there).

The various trains (2 double deckers!) and stations en-route….

A “proper” TGV
Montmélian – change here to head to Annecy, Bourg or Turin
No bridges or underpasses at rural French stations
Another double decker – we love these!
2 +1 configuration on the TGV upstairs in First Class (an extra €4) to Grenoble

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