Tignes Ski Transfers
Sitting at the end of the Tarentaise Valley, Tignes does have some of the longest transfer times in this local area. However, there are plenty of options in terms of local airports and either cheap buses or private minibus transfers which kind of makes up for the distance it is required to travel.
The closest airport to Tignes is the small, winter-only operation in Chambery. At a distance of 142km and with travel time of just over 2 hours, Chambery is definitely a great option – if you can find a reasonably-priced flight there. The more popular option is to fly in to the much larger Geneva airport just over the border in Switzerland and travel from here. Although it may seem counter-intuitive to land in a different country to Tignes and travel the slightly longer 170km, you will actually find many more cheap flight and transfer options from Geneva to Tignes than elsewhere. Several operators run cheap shared transfers on a regular schedule, while those looking for private minibus taxis will have no problem finding many companies doing just this.
Lyon and Grenoble airports also provide suitable options (albeit slightly more limited than Geneva) for both shared and private transfer journeys up to Tignes. Both airports sit at circa 215km from Tignes ski resort, but due to their quick access to the French highways the travel time of almost 3 hours is not too bad. Local taxi companies will be happy to do the airport to ski resort transfer, and for those able to fill up a minibus with their group this represents a good option. Some low-cost bus companies do operate from Lyon and Grenoble, but choices are less plentiful than the much busier transport hub of Geneva airport.
Snowcompare partners provide transfers between Tignes ski resort and the following airports:
Chambery, Geneva, Grenoble, Lyon
Snowcompare partners providing transfers to and from Tignes ski resort are:
Snowbus.co.uk, Simply Transfers,