Access by car: A9 motorway until Martigny then direction Grand St-Bernard - Verbier. At Sembrancher turn on the left to Le Châble (car park available) then enjoy the winding road up to Verbier.
Access by train: CFF/SBB Martigny, change for the Saint Bernard Express train 30min ride up to le Châble, then bus or cable car up to Verbier.
The greatest thing in Verbier is that it is a relatively small area that is a ski town! The buses run all day and make a loop all over the area. You can find the maps at the bus stop and even the drivers are friendly!!!
We chose to hire cars to provide flexibility, but the intercity train runs from Geneva airport to Martigny. Second class price is 79 CHF without the half price card etc. Before around 4pm a connection will be necessary, usually at Lausanne. From Martigny it's another train and then the postbus from Le Chable - a bit of a trek.
The hire car costs around 150 pounds for the week with Holiday Autos for a peugeot 307 or equivalent. www.holidayautos.co.uk.
For timetables and information on what to do once you get to the cable car stations see the web site run by Televerbier.
Anyone thinking of relying on the cable cars should bear in mind that, with the exception of Les Ruinettes, they all close at the end of August.
From the U.K. Easyjet fly from 6 airports, including East Midlands, Liverpool and Luton to Geneva every day, typical price for a return flight is around 60 pounds. Also fly from 3 Spanish airports, Amsterdam, Berlin and Budapest amongst others.
When you go to the other valleys during a ski day you have to watch the clock. You need to get the last cable car to Verbier in sufficient time.