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Why trust us?…

Mountain Express is a reputable, well established company that has been steadily built on the solid foundations of excellent service, quality vehicles and professional, well trained drivers.

Daily operations are overseen by the founder and owner with over 37 years of experience in logistics. This wealth of knowledge has been passed on to the team who understand the importance of providing a level of service and competence that our competitors simply can’t match.

When there is flight chaos in the airports and challenging conditions on the roads we know what we are doing. You could not be in safer, more experienced hands.

What we do…

How we do it…


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France: 00 33 (0)4 79 41 93 56

UK: 00 44 (0)20 8089 3110

About Us

Mountain Express

Having spent my entire working life in the transport and holiday industries I sold my company in the UK and moved to the Alps to "take it easy". The problem was I got bored! And so, after increasing pressure from my friends who all ran chalet companies I agreed to start a transfer company. The plan was to keep it small and easy to manage but …. I got bored! And so, from just a couple of minibuses, and despite my best efforts to kerb our "word of mouth" expansion, I now find myself way too busy running one of the largest private fleets of minibuses in the Tarentaise with the assistance of a great team in the office who bring with them a wealth of logistics and management experience to ensure we continue to deliver the high level of service I insist on.

To cope with our expansion we worked closely with a local software developer to create a sophisticated bespoke on-line quotation, booking and scheduling system tailored precisely to our needs. This system has since been rolled out across the Alps and is now used by other transfer companies although our personalised system has a lot more features so as to ensure we stay one step ahead! In particular our system works on live real time availability so you can get a quote and make a booking instantly - no waiting for a reply unlike most other operators. We are very pleased to be leading the way in this field whilst others follow.

From the outset my mission has always been to provide a high quality service at a fair price and our meticulous attention to detail backed up by a lifetime in logistics is what sets us apart from the rest.

What also sets us apart is our fleet and our drivers. We update our fleet of 4x4 VW Caravelle and Mercedes V-Class Executive minibuses every 4 years. Both the Mercedes V-Class and Volkswagen Caravelle are unquestionable class leaders and whilst many companies operate cheaper to run 2 wheel drive vehicles, all our vehicles have permanent 4 wheel drive and to further set us apart we've spared no expense and gone the extra mile by opting for automatic tiptronic gearboxes so the safety and comfort our vehicles offer is without question second to none.

Meanwhile our dedication to being better than the rest is also extended to how we look after our drivers and we are proud to state that a large number of the team return each winter. Why is this important? Firstly, experience counts. Secondly, by looking after our drivers we ensure they will look after you and so effectively we are just one big happy family who all love being here and bringing you here. Rest assured though that joining our team is not easy and our new drivers are carefully selected for their wealth of experience and ability to fit in to our family. In keeping with our commitment to deliver an exceptional service and to ensure your safety, all our drivers receive military grade 1 diplomatic chauffeur hazardous driving training prior to carrying out any transfers even if they come to us with previous experience.

To summarize Mountain Express - We are confident, but not complacent, when we say we offer the best value for money for a high quality service. Why settle for less?

If you've not travelled with us before then i invite you to give us a try - you won't be disappointed!

We look forward to being of service to you.

Simon Byrne


Why use us?

We are big enough to better the best of the rest but small enough to genuinely care about each and every client. We provide friendly, professional, high quality, well priced Private Airport Transfers in clean, comfortable, well maintained, well equipped vehicles driven by courteous and experienced drivers. With over 26 years experience in the holiday industry and 37 years experience in the transport industry we know how to deliver the service you deserve.

Our Vehicles

Our current fleet consists of fourteen well maintained VW T6 Caravelle 8 passenger long wheelbase 4x4 minibuses, one Mercedes V-Class Executive 6 passenger 4x4 people carrier and one Toyota Rav4 4x4 SUV all of which are replaced every 4 years (extended to 6 years due to almost 2 years of Covid inactivity). All 16 vehicles have 4 wheel drive with automatic tiptronic gearboxes to provide a super smooth sure-footed ride, privacy glass, multi-zone passenger controlled air-conditioning and direct bluetooth client media interface so we can confidently claim to have the best fleet in the Alps in terms of specification being offered at a sensible price. We only schedule 13 of the 14 Caravelles so we always have a spare for emergencies and in addition to that we have a VW T5 Caravelle 8 passenger long wheel base 4x4 minibus, a Renault Traffic 8 passenger long wheel base minibus and a Land Rover Discovery HSE 4x4 SUV permanently on stand-by at base so we have a back-up should it ever be required. We have also forged strong relationships with tried and trusted local suppliers in order to provide transfers in well equipped cars and also larger vehicles for group bookings at rates that you could not achieve yourself by going direct. All vehicles have space for luggage and skis/boards for all the passengers and we also have trailers for Bike Boxes and other bulky sports equipment if required which we transport free of charge.

Our Drivers

We are very proud to state that an unusually large number of our drivers return each winter which is unprecedented in this industry and this assures you that they know what they are doing and that we look after them well, so they will look after you well! Meanwhile the new drivers joining us to cater for expansion are, like our returning drivers, all experienced professional drivers. All our drivers are carefully selected for their friendly, courteous and professional approach and as part of their selection process they must pass a driving assessment carried out by a military trained diplomatic chauffeur and driving instructor and they are all trained in advanced Alpine Driving techniques and each season all drivers must also pass the obligatory medical examination required by law in France to drive fare paying passengers in this strictly legislated industry.

With all the above in mind we are in no doubt that our fleet and drivers and our dedication to providing a high quality service at a fair price places us comfortably head and shoulders above the competition.

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