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Driving to Morzine has been becoming increasingly popular despite it being just over an hour from Geneva airport. With two or more people in the car it is the more environmentally friendly option, and this year with worries over Covid-19 and air travel we are seeing an increase in people wanting to drive to Morzine. Located in the Northern French Alps, Morzine is one of the closest ski resorts to drive to from the UK, Belgium or Holland. 

Driving to Morzine gives you flexibility, but more importantly, it will keep you and your family safer and more isolated than taking the plane.

Getting To Morzine From The UK

Firstly you’ll need to cross the channel! There are a lot of different options to choose from.

Eurotunnel

The fastest way to get to France by car is with the Eurotunnel. It is more expensive than a ferry, but the journey across the channel only takes 35 minutes and is completely safe as you are isolated as a family group in your own vehicle at all times whilst on the train. Eurotunnel have detailled information on their Covid-19 Page

Their policies have always been flexible, so are a good option. And you will only have about 8 hours of driving at the other end. Allow 9-10 hours with stops.

Crossing The Channel By Ferry

The 90 minute Dover to Calais crossing is one of the most popular ways to travel to France from the UK. A huge choice of crossings are on offer, and Morzine is only about 8 hours drive from Calais.

There are other options that may be more convenient if Dover isn’t close by. You can embark at Portsmouth, Poole, Plymouth, and Newhaven to other French ports like Caen, Dieppe, Dunkerque and, St Malo.

DFDS is one of the main cross channel ferry companies with a flexible booking policy. Their up to date Coronavirus Travel News here: Covid-19 Update DFDS

Hull To Zeebrugge

If you are traveling from the North of England or Scotland, you may want to catch the ferry from Hull. This takes you overnight to Zeebrugge in Belgium. You can book a cabin on board. Morzine is about a 10-hour drive from Zeebrugge.

P&O is the only ferry company for the Hull to Zeebrugge crossing. They are posting regular updates relating to coronavirus and their refund policy on their website.

Booking with P&O allows you to change your travel dates without having to pay an amendment fee. The other option P&O is offering is, that they will hold your ticket price as a credit against future travel for 12 months. You can see all of the details here.

Driving to Morzine from Calais

Driving from Calais is around 8 and a half hours of driving time. It is generally worth paying to use the autoroutes unless you have time to go to take more scenic routes. Avoid the centre of Paris as it will be snarled up and we recommend taking the A26 through Reims, as it is more direct and faster.

There are plenty of places to stop and refill on the autoroutes or in the towns. And for those of you with electric cars, the French charging network is now extensive. You’ll also find numerous charging points in Morzine.

The last part of your journey will likely be on the A40 (Autoroute Blanche) you’ll need to take Exit 17 at Bonneville or Exit 18 at Cluses and follow signs to Morzine. Alternatively, if you have come through Switzerland, around the lake, take exit 1 at Feternes, which is signed for Morzine and follow the signs. Don’t forget you will need to buy a Swiss motorway pass if you use Swiss motorways.

You can use the map below or your GPS to plan the route !

Whichever way you drive, you may want to break up the trip over two days. This is quite common, especially if you have driven a long way on the British side of the channel. You can stop at the port the night before your crossing and book an early morning crossing. Alternatively, you can stay at the port on the French side, then head onto Morzine in the morning. Alternatively there are plenty of motorway hotels to quickly break the journey.

If you’re looking to take some time out and visit somewhere on the way, just over halfway down you’ll find Dijon, which is a picturesque city about three and a half hours away from Morzine. Dijon has medieval architecture, and also boasts excellent food and wine, as well as the mustard it’s famed for. Otherwise around 5 hours from Morzine, is Troyes, a very pretty town with a beautiful historical centre.

Driving to Morzine From Belgium

From southern Belgium the drive to Morzine only takes around 7 hours. However, the drive from Brussels will take just under 9 hours of driving time. The fastest route is either down the A39, or the A31 going through Luxembourg.

If you are coming from Antwerp expect a little less than 9 and a half hours of driving, also on the A31 or A39.

The last part of your journey will likely be on the A40 (Autoroute Blanche) you’ll need to take Exit 17 at Bonneville or Exit 18 at Cluses and follow signs to Morzine. Alternatively, if you have come through Switzerland, around the lake, take exit 1 at Feternes, which is signed for Morzine and follow the signs. Don’t forget you will need to buy a Swiss motorway pass if you use Swiss motorways.

You can use the map below or your GPS to plan the route !

There are plenty of good options for stopping on the way to Morzine, as detailled above.

Getting To Morzine From Holland

From southern Holland the drive to Morzine only takes around 9 hours. However, the drive from Amsterdam will take just under 11 hours of driving time. The fastest route is either down the A39, or the A31 going through Luxembourg as well as Belgium.

If you are coming from Antwerp expect a little less than 9 and a half hours of driving, also on the A31 or A39.

The last part of your journey will likely be through Switzerland, around the lake, if so you need to take exit 1 at Feternes, which is signed for Morzine and follow the signs.

Alternativelky if you have stayed in France on the A40 (Autoroute Blanche) you’ll need to take Exit 17 at Bonneville or Exit 18 at Cluses and follow signs to Morzine. Don’t forget you will need to buy a Swiss motorway pass if you use Swiss motorways.

You can use the map below or your GPS to plan the route !

There are plenty of good options for stopping on the way to Morzine, as detailled above.

Checklist For Driving Through France 

– Full valid driving licence
– Motor insurance certificate
– country sticker on your car’s rear window
– Self-breathalyser test kit (these are a requirement in France)
– Warning triangle and reflective jacket in case you break down (it’s the law to carry these at all times in your car in France)
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Directions to :
Office de Tourisme Morzine 26 place du Baraty, 74110 Morzine
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 46.182133
Longitude : 6.703762