The Ben’s Bus Service from Grenoble Airport to Tignes
Ben’s Bus operates Grenoble Airport to Tignes ski transfers on Saturdays and Sunday mornings (and a few weekdays around Christmas and New Year) throughout the 2016 / 2017 ski season. We’ve been running low-cost shared airport transfers to the French Alps for 10 years now. Each year we transport more people as we continue to expand our routes and services. Our network also covers shuttle buses from Lyon Airport to Tignes & Geneva Airport to Tignes. All our airport shuttles make stops at Tignes Val Claret, Tignes Le Lac, Tignes 1800 & Tignes Les Brevieres. We pride ourselves on offering the cheapest transfers on the market whilst still offering a fantastic service. Our ski buses are regular and timely and we have many staff to help your journey go smoothly.
How Much Does A Ski Transfer Cost From Grenoble Airport to Tignes?
A cheap ski transfers from Grenoble Airport (GNB) to any Tignes resort with Ben’s Bus will cost you £83.80pp Return. With some great discounts for groups, you could pay as little as £73.30pp Return. A single starts at just under £41pp. If you are travelling with children under 12, they will receive a 10% discount. We won’t charge you any booking fees and we won’t charge you for carrying skis. Click this link if you wish to Book Now or receive an Instant Quote for your group. Or you can expand the “PRICES” Section below to see more details. We’re sure you won’t find a cheaper way of getting from Grenoble Airport to Tignes.
What is the Bus Timetable and How Long Does the Journey Take?
We have 5 buses going back and forth each Saturday and 1 Sunday morning service. Visit the section “BUS TIMES” below to find more details on this. The transfer time from Grenoble airport to Tignes is between 3 hours 30 minutes and 4 hours, depending on which Tignes resort you are going to, the date, time of day, the weather and traffic conditions. The distance to Tignes Val Claret, the furthest resort, is about 209 kilometres. Our buses usually take the A43 (E70) motorway to Albertville, via Chambery, then the N90 national road to Bourg St Maurice before climbing up the D902 to Tignes.
Where Does The Bus Stop in the Tignes Resorts?
Our service stops at convenient places in Tignes Les Brevieres, Tignes 1800, Tignes Le Lac and Tignes Val Claret. You can select any of these resorts when you make a booking with us. Expand the section “BUS STOP LOCATION” below to see a map of our stops in resort. You can also see information about the local free in-resort shuttle buses which can take you onto you accommodation.
If you cannot find the information you are looking for in one of the sections below, we may have it on our page for Tignes, our Grenoble Airport Ski Transfer Questions page or our Grenoble Airport page which has information on available flights and airlines. A useful source of information on the resort is the Tignes Tourist Office website. The Snowforecast website for Tignes has fairly accurate snow predictions.
We run our shared ski transfers between Grenoble Airport & Tignes on Saturdays from the 10th December 2016 to the 15th April 2017
We operate a Sunday morning service between Grenoble Airport and Tignes between the 18th December 2016 until the 2nd April 2017. If you are on a flight that does not land in the morning, please follow the advice for Weekdays below.
Extra Christmas & New Year Services
We have a service from Grenoble Airport to Tignes on the 26th & 27th December and from Tignes to Grenoble Airport on the 2nd & 3rd January
We do not operate this service on weekdays. We would recommend taking the shuttle bus service from Grenoble Airport to Grenoble city centre. From Grenoble you can take a train to Bourg St Maurice with SNCF, or check out Altibus for details on public buses. More details about this can be found on our Bourg St Maurice Ski Transfer page. Alternatively, you could book a private transfer from Grenoble Airport to Tignes with Actibus.
Please Note The Following Exceptions:
– On Saturday the 10th December 2016 we only have a service from Grenoble airport to Tignes
– On Sunday the 18th December 2016 we only have a service from Grenoble airport to Tignes
– On Saturday the 15th April 2017 we only have a service from Tignes to Grenoble airport
– There will be no service on Sunday 25th December 2016
To find the price of your group quickly, use the Book Now button on the right. It will automatically calculate the price of your group, including all discounts.
- Adults (over 12 yrs old) £83.80pp Return & £46.80pp Single
- Children under 12 receive a 10% discount
- Groups of 8 or more people receive 1 seat for free.
- There is a £5.50pp surcharge for each Sunday or weekday you travel on.
- Bookings made the day before or day of your first transfer will be charged a Last Minute Booking Fee of £10 per booking
- We do not charge anything extra for carrying skis
- For a full list of our prices to all the ski resorts we cover, please visit our prices page
- To see our policy on carrying children, please read the section below or visit our page dedicated to children
The flight times into Grenoble Airport do vary from week to week. Our bus times to and from Tignes follow the flight arrival and departure times. The easiest way to find a bus time that suits you is to put your details into our online booking form by clicking the Book Now button on the right. A list of all flights coming into and going out of Grenoble Airport will appear. Below them we will show our bus departure times to and from Tignes. Please note that on Sundays we only operate an early morning service to and from Tignes. At all other times you can buy tickets for the service to Grenoble city centre and from there you can take public transport to and from Tignes.
The transfer time between Grenoble Airport & Tignes Les Brevieres is usually between 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours. These times are approximations. We allow extra time on certain dates & certain times of the day when we know the traffic may be bad. With years of experience driving this route, we know how long to allow for the journey depending on the time and date of the transfer. Once you put your details into our online booking system, we will show you a list of the available bus times. For Tignes 1800 it takes another 10 mins, for Tignes Le Lac another 25 minutes and for Tignes Val Claret another 35 minutes.
From Grenoble Airport we pick up and drop off at the stops marked below. Please ensure you are at the stop 10 minutes before departure time to allow us to pack your bags onto the bus. Our vehicles will have signs in the window but please make sure you get on the correct bus as we have buses going to other Airports as wel!!
The Tignes Tourist Office map of the resort will help you find your accommodation in Tignes and how close our stop is to your accommodation. The free shuttle buses that circulate the resort all depart from or very close to the Ben's Bus stops. The correct map below will be shown on your e-Ticket along with the pick up time.
Tignes Val Claret Bus Stop Map
On the North Eastern side of the village, just above all of the buildings, is a big car park. The GPS coordinates are 45.457455, 6.901943 (45°27'26.8"N 6°54'07.0"E) and you can see it on google maps here.
Tignes Le Lac Bus Stop Map
At the main bus station, the "Gare Routiere", in the centre of the village. The GPS coordinates are 45.469747, 6.907510 (45°28'11.1"N 6°54'27.0"E) and you can see it on google maps here.
Tignes 1800 Bus Stop Map
On the roundabout on the main road going down to Bourg St Maurice is a bus stop. The GPS coordinates are 45.495607, 6.927202 (45°29'44.2"N 6°55'37.9"E) and you can see it on google maps here.
Tignes Les Brevieres Bus Stop Map
On the road out of the village, on the left there is a large parking area. The GPS coordinates are 45.510447, 6.919145 (45°30'37.6"N 6°55'08.9"E) and you can see it on google maps here.
For this route, all children between 2 years old & 12 years old receive a 10% discount. This discount will be applied automatically when you select the number of children. Click on the Book Now button to the right and you can select the number of children in your group. For infants under 2 years old you have 2 options:
1. Children under 2 may legally sit on the parents knee & so can travel for free. Please Contact Us once you have booked to supply us with the infants' name. Please note that the journey to Tignes can take up to 4 hours during busy periods.
2. If you would like your infant to sit in a child seat (provided by yourself), you must Contact Us in advance to check that one of the front 4 seats of the bus is available. An infant seat occupies one of our seats so they must therefore pay the full fare for a child. We regretfully cannot provide child seats on this route and would ask that you do bring your own.
Grenoble Airport is a small, efficient airport and 30 minutes is enough time to get through Customs and Baggage Reclaim. Our reps will be waiting for you outside Arrivals and will direct you to your bus. If your flight is delayed we will wait for you but we may not be able to hold our bus for longer than 30 minutes after its scheduled departure time. After that we will do everything we can to get you on our next bus for free. We have many buses going back and forth each day.
- We provide a telephone number on your e-Ticket in case you need to contact us.
- We always try to call our missing passengers to help them out.
- We have bilingual managers to greet you at the the Airport and reps in resort to help you with your transfer.
- We typically use larger vehicles which are more environmentally friendly.
- We use experienced drivers who know the mountainous terrain.
- We are a well established company who have been operating in the Alps for many years.
Please note that from time to time, our transfers from Grenoble Airport may require a stop at Moutiers or Bourg St Maurice (but never both!), where you may need to change over to another feeder coach. Our reps and / or drivers will help you with this and we will try and keep this inconvenience to a minimum.
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