However you choose to get to Varsity, we want to make it as simple and cost effective as possible. This year coach travel has seen large cost increases due to driver and fuel shortages and so we expect more trip-goers to fly out, however coaches are still available from Oxford Cambridge and London and we still expect the majority of trip goers to use this option.
Flying may now be a more attractive option to some trip goers, with the coach cost being deducted from the total trip cost if you choose this option, and in this case transfers will be available to book on booking day.
We still expect the majority of trip goers to utilise our coach services due to their convenience and value (luggage and ski carriage free of charge) making them still one of the best ways to get to Val Thorens this winter.
We only use modern, comfortable, executive coaches with TVs and toilets, so the journey is much more comfortable than you might imagine. You can bring one medium-sized soft shell bag, the dimensions of which should be no greater than 50cm x 50cm x 100cm. If you have your own skis or snowboard you will be able to bring this onto the coach for free, so long as you select this option on the booking form.
If you choose not to take the coach, the cost of the trip will be £309 as opposed to £499
For those of you who would prefer to get to resort in the shortest possible time, get in an extra night’s sleep at the end of term and another one in resort, flying is the option for you. This year you will have to book your own flights and you will be able to book on to a transfer supplied by NUCO for £40 each way to get to resort. Flights should be booked on the 3rd and 10th into and out of Geneva, Lyon, Grenoble or Turin if taking a NUCO transfer. Transfers times can be found in the FAQs section - NUCO will not be booking flights on behalf of participants
If you need to get from the airport to resort then book one of NUCO's airport transfers.
These will cost £40 each way and will be available from Geneva, Lyon, Grenoble and Turin airports.
These can also be booked by passengers not flying but wishing to use the service to get to or from these locations.
Driving or independent travel
You are free to arrange your own transport, but Varsity Trip takes no responsibility for your safe and punctual arrival in resort. There is a reduction in the trip price from £499 to £309 if you choose to take your own transport both legs of your journey. Parking may also be difficult, we recommend you contact us in advance for advice
We only use modern, comfortable, executive coaches with TVs and toilets so the journey is much more comfortable than you might imagine. You’ll also get the chance to stock up on food supplies as coaches will stop at a supermarket a few hours before you arrive in Val Thorens.
Standard Package departs Friday 2nd December, from:
Cambridge: after 13:00 (most before 16:30)
Oxford: after 17:00 (most before 21:00)
London Victoria: time tbc
Return coaches depart resort evening of Friday 9th December and return throughout Saturday 10th December
Coaches return to Oxford, Cambridge, Dover & London Victoria. You will be able to select a drop off point when booking.
As you can appreciate, the coaches have limited luggage space, so you are required to bring only one medium-sized soft shell bag. The dimensions of bag must be no greater than 50cm x 50cm x 100cm. If you have your own skis or snowboard you will be able to bring this onto the coach free of charge, but you will need to book this in advance on the booking form. We also ask, to ensure that everyone’s luggage can fit on the coach, that you place your ski boots inside your large packing bag, not in a separate boot bag. Each passenger is also permitted one small bag to carry on board.