Travelling to Tignes

Please find below tips / recommendations on getting to Tignes, including Car Hire, Bus, Train, Taxi, flights & helicopter.

Private Transfers
Definitely the nicest way to travel - met at flight arrivals and driven to your door ...

Saturday Prices, 1-8 people

Tignes Transfers

  5% discount  
with SnowDrone

Promo Code:

Large Groups, 9 people+

Large Group transfers to Tignes

Email for a quote


Zero Emission Transfers

Zero Emission Tesla Transfers to Tignes

  5% discount  
with SnowDrone

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See also our Shared transfers with a 5% discount

Ask us for help, prices and to book call 0118 907 0388 or email transfers@tignes.co.uk

Car Hire: There are a number of options. We recommend CarJet.

Bear in Mind: If you hire a car you may also have to hire snow chains, pay to park the car in Tignes - cost 99€/wk, plus fuel costs.


The main airport used is Geneva however Chambery, Lyon and Grenoble are also used. As a rough guide: Lots of carriers fly to Geneva and hence you can often get the best prices by flying to Geneva if you hunt around. Geneva also has the most frequent bus service to and from Tignes. Lyon has a number of carriers and a reasonably frequent bus service and can be a good option. Ryanair and Easyjet fly to Grenoble and you can get some good prices however you will need to get a hire car or a private transfer to get you to Tignes. Chambery is the closest airport however you may find it difficult to get a good price.

Skyscanner is a great place to compare low cost carriers.


Geneva from Luton, Gatwick, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Stanstead, Edinburgh, Belfast, Newcastle, Bristol, Bournemouth, Manchester, Southend & East Midlands. Lyon from Stanstead, Edinburgh, Birstol & Gatwick.  Grenoble from Gatwick, Luton, Stanstead, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Bristol & Birmingham

Geneva from Gatwick, Heathrow & London City  Lyon from Heathrow Chambery from London City

Swiss Air

Geneva from Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Guernsey, Inverness, Isle of Man, Jersey, Kirkwall, Manchester, Newcastle, Newquay, Norwich, Southampton & Sumburgh. Chambery from Belfast, Birminham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Manchester, Southampton, Guernsey, Jersey & Isle of Man.

fly to Geneva  from Blackpool, Leeds Bradford & Manchester. Fly to Chambery form Belfast, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, Manchester & Newcastle

Grenoble from Dublin & London Stanstead.


Buses from the Airports

Altibus offers buses from Geneva to Tignes, Lyon  to Tignes, & Chambery to Tignes (Chambery to Tignes - Saturdays and one Sunday service only)

Altibus also offer a bus service from Bourg St Maurice to Tignes

BensBus.co.uk offers a service from Grenoble, Geneva and Lyon Airports

Tip: Book the bus in advance and check time tables carefully to make sure it will fit in with your flights.

Altibus bus service to Tignes Ski resort

Altibus bus service to Tignes Ski resort

Buses from the UK

Snow Express runs a regular coach service to Tignes Les Lac, Les Brevieres and Val Claret every week throughout the season.The coach leaves from London Victoria Colonnade Coach Station with an additional collection point at Stop 24 Services in Folkstone.

To see the timetable and prices for the coach to Tignes Les Lac, Les Brevieres and Val Claret use the search box below. Prices start from just £65.

Driving: This normally works out to be the cheapest option. Some people drive all the way in one day, however a stop over in somewhere like Dijon, Lyon  or Chambery breaks up the journey nicely. We have put together an access map of the basic route that most people use to drive down to Tignes from Calais. Click on the ferry logos to check prices & availability.

See Live Road Conditions for the local roads near resort.

Car Parks: There is plenty of space in Free Parking Areas at les Boisses and les Brévières, however you can pay for convenient underground parking. You can book parking online at www.tignes.net.


Great Site for comparing Ferries

Driving access map

Toll Charges in France - French tolls Automatic Tag Payment. A company who supplies a telepeage tag which allow you to pass through the French tolls without queuing. Please see their website for more details on how this works.
Rhinocarehire now have a partnership with Emovis Tag to offer our customers a discount when using the scheme, waiving the application fee. Click Here for information


Trains from Airports: You can get yourself from most places to Bourg St Maurice if you are prepared to put in the effort click on the SNCF logo for prices from within France www.sncf.fr
If your Journey starts in Geneva, Switzerland click on the SBB logo http://www.sbb.ch/en/



Homepage SBB CFF FFS

Train from the UK: The train is a very good way of getting to Tignes, and there are independent travel and tour operator options that cost around the same as flying (depending on when you book). Trains leave from London St Pancras, Ashford or Ebbsfleet and arrive at Bourg St Maurice . From here you can get a taxi to take you the last 20 miles up to Tignes. You can get a Taxi from the station or book in advance - see below. The Snowcarbon Journey Planner (click on link) shows the best routes from London to Tignes.

snow train - ski train - snowcarbon

An independent website dedicated to helping skiers and
snowboarders reach ski resorts by train from the UK


Rail Europe

Helicopter Transfers :

Arrive from the airport in style, miss the traffic, fly over the beautiful mountain scenery.

That’s why we provide a private 5-seater helicopter transfer taking you from your resort, over snow-dusted mountains, to a landing pad in your chosen airport – A journey of circa-30 minutes! Save valuable time, avoid lengthy delays and marvel at the stunning backdrop during the flight – A truly unique way to travel. Our helicopter transfers are for groups of up to 5 persons, with room for your luggage. A shorter transfer allows for longer time spent in resort; perfect for those who want to make the most of their time in the mountains.

Geneva / Lyon - €600* per person
Chambery - € 400* per person

* based on a full helicopter of 5 seats

For more information Email: valheliski@tignes.co.uk

We highly recommend

Adrien from Alpes Services (speaks good English)
7 rue de la legettaz 73700 SEEZ – Tel: +33 (0)6 51 94 32 64 –  E-mail: alpes.services.taxi@gmail.com
Web Site http://www.alpes-services-taxi.fr

Taxi Etienne PETIT
+330608929097 Click for Prices

There is also

Yves Taxi Yves Padot
Chalet de la Tour, 73320 TIGNES – Tel: +33 (0)6 09 43 90 60 –  E-mail: yves.taxis@wanadoo.fr
Web Site http://yves-taxi-tignes.fr/en_index.php

A.A.Anémone Mont-Jovet Cédric

73320 Tignes – Le Val Claret – Tel: +33 (0)6 09 41 01 46 – E-mail: info@anemone-taxi.com
Web Site www.anemone-taxi.com

A. et A. Taxis

73320 Tignes – Le Val Claret Centre – Tel: +33 (0)6 09 51 90 99 – E-mail: taxiaa@wanadoo.fr
Web site: www.taxitignes.com/accueil-uk.html

Zaysser Christophe

– Tel: +33 (0)6 84 36 65 95 – E-mail: contact@taxis-lacroix.com
Web Site


Le Palafour
73320 Tignes – Le Lac – Tel:  00 33 6 67 938 125 – E-mail: info@tstaxi.fr
Web Site




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