It really is very easy to find a cheap deal with one of the many low cost airlines flying to the alps nowadays. If you’re aiming to get to Tignes, you can either fly to Geneva, Chambery, Lyon, Grenoble or St Etienne.
There are a number of airlines that fly to these destinations, but beware, the longer you wait to buy your ticket, the more expensive it will be!
Click on the links below to find out prices and keep your eyes out for their offers…
Once you’ve arrived at your destination airport, there are several ways to reach Tignes.
- Get a transfer by mini bus straight to your apartment in Tignes.
- Get a coach to Tignes.
- Hire a car and drive yourself.
- Catch a train to Bourg St Maurice and then a bus or Taxi to Tignes.
1. Transfer from Airport to Tignes.
Tignes Travel can now offer transfers from all alpine train stations and airports. We suggest you book as early as possible to avoid disappointment on busy weekends. With an airport transfer, you have the option of being delivered door to door, at your apartment in Tignes upon arrival, and back to the airport at the end of your stay. We are happy to take bookings for single or return journeys for as many people as you require.
We can also arrange transfers to Val d’Isere and other nearby resorts.
Airport transfers can make your journey from the airport as hassle free and as comfortable as possible. Prices obviously depend on the airport or station in question and the size of your group, so please contact us for an exact quote.
2. Coach from airport to Tignes.
The coach takes about 4 hours from Geneva airport and 3 hours from Lyon airport. The coach is often subject to delays during heavy snow falls and these estimated times are can be used when it’s good weather. Again, it is wise to book well in advance (by phone or online), especially if you are arriving during the school holidays or on a Saturday.
There are different companies operating from each airport. Click on the links to find the right one:
Alpski Bus & Auto Cars Martin – Geneva airport to Tignes
SBB – Geneva (Swiss side of the airport) to Tignes
Sato Bus – Lyon to Tignes
Alti Bus – Chambery to Tignes
AG Bus – Grenoble to Bourg St Maurice
Auto Cars Martin – Bourg St Maurice to Tignes
Timetables do change throughout the year and each company runs different services at different times throughout the week, with it being the busiest at weekends. Please check each website for the up to date times or call the specific office. If you have any problems feel free to contact us
3. Hire a car and drive to Tignes.
There are many car hire companies available at each airport. A useful website is www.holidayautos.co.uk and is a good place to check prices. Once you arrive at an airport however, you will have the choice of several other companies.
Take a look at our Car section for other driving, parking and road tips that you will need on your way to Tignes.
4. Catch a train to Bourg St Maurice and then a bus or Taxi to Tignes.
Bourg St Maurice is a great station and runs a very reliable service. For more details about train services from various airports to Bourg check out our Train section.