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Traveling to Les Gets Driving

The choice to get to Les Gets from the UK is basically fly or drive. The Eurostar train service doesn't work with the location of Les Gets. I tend to decide my mode of transport before I consider Accommodation.

I say that because British Airways are often released 350 days before you can travel. Easy Jet release later but either way, the sooner you book the less you pay. If you wait around to secure Accommodation then flights can often be massively inflated in price. It is your choice but to secure low priced flights even at peak times you have to book early. For driving you can wait a little later.

Driving to Geneva

For many families with children and those travelling at peak times of the year or wishing to make a trip of the journey to Les Gets, driving is a viable and cheaper option than flying. The distance from Calais to Les Gets is 538 miles and an approximate 8 hour drive (excluding restroom stops). It also leaves you with a car in the resort which can be helpful depending on your Accommodation.


The AA Route Planner

I would strongly recommend using AA Route Planner to initially plan your route. When travelling through France I tend to use my phone as this updates traffic delays and makes subsequent changes to the route automatically.

Legal Requirments

I would also recommend checking the legal requirements of driving in France and what you need in your car at RAC.

Look at getting European Recovery Insurance before you travel.


I have travelled many times through France on my way to Les Gets. Often late at night with either my partner or a child asleep in the passenger seat. At tolls you have to wake them up to put in money or your credit card. Avoid this by pre buying a Liber-t tag from Sanef Tolling and avoid waking passengers and queuing at the tolls. This tag enables you to travel through France without the need for money or credit cards. Your account is billed on your return to the UK.

Crossing the Channel

I’ve used the ferry and Eurotunnel for the Channel crossing and would always recommend the Eurotunnel. To compare ferry prices use www.directferries.co.uk. Check out ferry times and compare prices.

However, as I said, The Eurotunnel is my preferred choice of crossing. Quick and easy it leaves you ahead, time wise, from those crossing by ferry and therefore quicker to resort.

TIP - If you are driving down and looking at self catering always stop at the Carrefour in Cluses to stock up rather than buy a weekly shop in Les Gets branch in the centre of the village. The prices are significantly more in the village than they are at the larger site. Be aware the larger Carrefours are closed on Sundays but the smaller village one is open seven days a week.

Check opening times for Carrefour here

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