Ben’s Bus operates regular week-end transfers from Geneva, Grenoble and Lyon Airports to Tignes. Geneva Airport is probably the most convenient airport as it’s the closest and has so many flights, but Grenoble and Lyon are both good alternatives. With prices from £41pp, shared transfers are the cheapest and most environmentally friendly way of getting to Tignes. Shared transfers generally use larger coaches, which offer a more comfortable journey as they have more space than private taxis or hire cars. Have a look at what extra COVID-related safety measures we’re considering for this season.
Tignes is a hugely popular, internationally renowned French ski resort. Linked with Val d’Isere, their combined ski area boasts an impressive 300km of piste and enjoys an enviable snow record due to its high altitude. The resort is split into 4 villages. All our transfers make stops at Tignes Les Brevieres, Tignes 1800, Tignes Le Lac (for Le Lavachet) and Tignes Val Claret.
GENEVA TO TIGNES TRANSFERS
Our Geneva to Tignes transfers run every weekend from the 5th December 2020 – 24th April 2021. We have many shuttle buses running each day, so you’ll never have to wait around long. Our prices from Geneva Airport cost £88pp Return, £48.50 Single. However, with our discounts for groups you could pay just £40.50pp for a Single. Click the banner above to get a quote for your group or visit our Prices Page to see how much your transfer will cost. We recently written a blog post about our new Enhanced Refund Terms following uncertainty about the Coronavirus situation.
GRENOBLE TO TIGNES TRANSFERS
Grenoble Airport is slightly further away than Geneva. However, more of the journey is on the motorway and there is no international border to cross, so it’s a viable alternative. Grenoble to Tignes transfers are available on Saturdays and Sundays from the 12th December 2020 – 11th April 2021. The price of a transfer from Grenoble Airport is £91pp Return, £49.90 Single. However, we have discounts for groups and children, meaning you could pay just £41.50pp Single and we don’t charge anything extra to carry skis or boards.
LYON TO TIGNES TRANSFERS
Lyon Airport is the furthest airport from Tignes but most of the journey is on motorways, so although that means more tolls, it also means you can travel faster. However, during school holidays, the Parisiens use this route to return home so it’s not the best airport to use during busy times. Our transfers from Lyon to Tignes run on Saturdays and Sundays from the 12th December 2020 – 11th April 2021. The price of a transfer from Lyon Airport with Ben’s Bus is £89.80pp Return, £49.80 Single.
TIGNES TRANSFER TIMES
The closest airport to Tignes is Chambery and it has the shortest transfer time. However, Geneva (GVA), Lyon (LYS) and Grenoble (GNB) Airports all have a far greater choice of airlines and destinations. The transfer time depends on the road conditions at the time. We know when the transfer may take longer and we allow extra time for the journey when we think the conditions may be bad. The transfer times shown below are for Tignes Les Brevieres, the first resort you arrive at.
Geneva Airport to Tignes is 169km.
The transfer time from Geneva to Tignes is about 3 hours 15 minutes. Get directions from Geneva Airport to Tignes.
Lyon Airport to Tignes is 213km.
The transfer time from Lyon to Tignes is about 3 hours 35 minutes. Get directions from Lyon Airport to Tignes.
Grenoble Airport to Tignes is 200km.
The transfer time from Grenoble to Tignes is about 3 hours 25 minutes. Get directions from Grenoble Airport to Tignes.
Chambery Airport to Tignes is 135km.
The transfer time from Chambery to Tignes is about 2 hours 15 minutes. Directions from Chambery Airport to Tignes.
BUS STOPS IN TIGNES
The first resort you arrive at from the airport is the pretty little village of Tignes Les Brevieres. Next is Tignes 1800, then the more popular Le Lac (for Le Lavachet) before arriving at Tignes Val Claret. All our services from all airports can drop you and pick you up from all of these resorts. The Tourist Office Map can help you find where you are staying. From our stops, you can use the free in-resort shuttle buses to get closer to your accommodation if needed. Our eTickets will include a map showing our stop.
TIGNES VAL CLARET BUS STOPS
UPPER BUS STOP: View our Tignes Val Claret Upper Bus Stop in GoogleMaps.
LOWER BUS STOP: View our Tignes Val Claret Lower Bus Stop in GoogleMaps.
TIGNES LE LAC BUS STOP
See our Tignes Le Lac Bus Stop in GoogleMaps.
TIGNES 1800 BUS STOP
See our Tignes 1800 Bus Stop in GoogleMaps.
TIGNES LES BREVIERES BUS STOP
A GUIDE TO TIGNES
Tignes and Val d’Isere make up the amazing ski area formerly known as “Espace Killy”. It offers some of the best skiing in the world. There are 300km of marked runs, serviced by 88 ski lifts. Although it has a wide range of pistes catering for all types (27 black runs, 40 reds, 66 blues and 23 greens) it is really a resort for intermediate and advanced skiers. Its position between the French and Italian Alps gives it a consistent and reliable snowfall. This, as well as the access to 2 glaciers, including the famous Grand Motte Glacier, ensures your holiday is snow guaranteed.
The ski resort of Tignes was conceived in the 1950’s, when the French government-built a dam flooded the original village. The resulting purpose built resort, located further up the mountain, suffered from the architectural style of the time. However, what the resort lacks in architectural aesthetics, it makes up for in skiing and facilities. It has plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants and a modern sports and leisure complex. It is an affordable alternative to its glamorous neighbour, Val d’Isere.
TRANSPORT, TOURISM AND WEATHER INFORMATION
Resort Information: Explore the Tignes Tourist Office website for all information about the resort.
Pistes Maps: Download the the Tignes Piste Map
Baggage Storage: The Tourist Office run a facility in Val Claret & Le Lac. More details can be found on our Baggage Store page
Car Hire: Remember to factor in the cost of snow chains, petrol, tolls, parking in resort and the insurance excess.
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