Why Use Grenoble Airport to Get to Tignes?
Grenoble-Isere airport provides a great option for skiers & snowboarders travelling onwards to Tignes. Despite not being the closest airport to Tignes (that would be Chambery), the resort is still easily accessible from Grenoble airport. Easy access to the French highways and a relatively direct route means Grenoble airport to Tignes will be around a 3 hour journey on good days.
Grenoble is used by many more low-cost international airlines than Chambery airport so it is easier to find convenient and cheap flights here. It also has many more facilities than the small regional airport of Chambery, and is a much more reliable option due to being less susceptible to closures in bad weather.
Geneva airport just over the border in Switzerland sees more passengers landing each week, but the onwards travel to Tignes is not as straightforward as that from Grenoble. Flights from the UK and the rest of Europe are plentiful to Grenoble so there are some great deals to be found. Grenoble airport to Tignes ski resort transfers are also widely available and both private and shared transfers can be easily booked using Snowcompare.com.
Grenoble airport hits that good middle ground of being easily accessible with cheap prices for both flights and ski transfers being available. Add to that the fact that it is more reliable in bad weather and has more modern facilities than some other local airport and Grenoble is a fantastic option for skiers & snowboarders holidaying in Tignes.
Travel Routes from Grenoble to Tignes
Grenoble airport lies 215km away from Tignes ski resort, and just under 3 hours drive on a good day.
With good connections to the French motorway system the journey up to Tignes is usually quicker than travelling from the closer airport at Geneva. Both shared and private transfers will almost always take the most direct route unless there is unusual traffic that day.
Circumventing the town of Grenoble itself, transfer vehicles will take the well-maintained A41 high road before meeting the smaller road which winds through the Tarentaise Valley to Bourg St Maurice. From there it is a winding 40 minute route up to Tignes (dependent on traffic and weather).
The Cost of Grenoble to Tignes Transfers
Taking a private transfer between Grenoble airport and Tignes is definitely the easiest and most convenient way to travel. Pre-booking a vehicle and driver to meet you when you land ensures minimal stress, and the quickest way to get to resort and start enjoying your ski holiday.
By using Snowcompare.com to search & book the cheapest private transfers from Grenoble airport to Tignes means that:
- A group of 4 people travelling on a weekday can get private transfers for £254.72 GBP (£63.68 per person).
- On a Saturday this same journey from Grenoble to Tignes for 4 people rises to £287.74 GBP (£71.93 per person).
- For groups of 8 people travelling on a weekday the best priced private transfers are £330.19 GBP (£41.27 per person).
- On a Saturday a group of 8 people travelling from Grenoble to Tignes would pay £339.62 GBP (£42.45 per person).
- The cheapest private transfer price for a group of 16 passengers travelling together from Grenoble to Tignes at any time would be £762.74 GBP (£47.67 per person)