About Transfers to Tignes
There are several ways to get to Tignes from the airports, or the train station in Bourg St Maurice. The most popular way from the airports is to arrange a transfer - either a private minibus, a privately operated coach or a shared minibus. From the train station in Bourg St Maurice you can also take one of the public buses up to Tignes.
There are many companies that offer Airport Transfers and you will need to book your seats in advance.
These are the approximate transfer times and distances to Tignes from the airports, which can be affected by snow, bad weather or peak holiday times:
|Transfers to Tignes with Times & Costs|
|142km - Map||223km - Map||219km - Map||221km - Map|
Also see our Getting Here Guide for more information.
Airport transfers & shuttles
In the winter season, you are most likely to fly into one of four airports - Chambery, Grenoble, Lyon and Geneva. In summer, flights only operate to Geneva and Lyon. Most transfers from these airports to Tignes are offered on a private basis. Shared transfer options are also available either by minibus or seats on a coach.
You should always try to book your transfers in advance as you cannot guarantee picking up one at the airport and some companies strictly forbid their drivers from doing this. You can do this easily and quickly online from the transfer companies websites.
These are the approximate prices for return private transfers to Tignes, per person, based on an 8-person minibus.
Alternatively you can choose to take one of the public buses from the airports onto Tignes (see more on buses below).
Private taxis & transfers
It is possible to pick up a private taxi in one of the ranks found immediately outside the airport. Prices to resort should be negotiated before setting off. For more than 4 people the cost will obviously be higher for a larger vehicle but probably cheaper per person. Even though you agree a price beforehand, the driver is obliged to keep the meter running and may not charge more than the price shown (except for surcharges and motorway tolls etc). Take a look at our taxis page.
There are a number of private companies that offer door-to-door minibus Tignes transfers from most airports in the region. With all of them you have the option of booking either a private Tignes transfer where the minibus is booked for your group only, or taking a more economical "shared" minibus, where up to 8 people arriving around the same time travel to resort together. All the drivers will speak English.
Often if you are a large family or group with 5 or more people then a private transfer will be the cheapest and quickest option. With more space than a normal car taxi and door to door service this is certainly worth investigating before you book anything else.
Hiring a car from the airport to Tignes can be beneficial if you can't easily find transfers for the flight times you have chosen, plus it gives you a lot more freedom whilst you're here and the chance to visit neighbouring resorts (for example Val d'Isere, Les Arcs, La Plagne, Meribel, Courchevel or Val Thorens).
Using public transport can help keep the costs down on your trip to Tignes, however it can take considerably longer and you may need to make a few different connections to get to resort.
The closest train station to Tignes is in Bourg St Maurice. Use the SNCF Trains website to plan your connections. The public bus will then connect you to Tignes - take a look at our Bus Services page for bus timetables.
Also see: Bus Services in Tignes
If you're looking to get across to the neighbouring resort of Val d'Isere it's relatively easy by bus but you'll need to change in Bourg St Maurice and take a connection from there. Tignes to Bourg St Maurice takes around 1.5 hours and from Bourg St Maurice to Val d'Isere takes the same time again.
If you're heading further afield, it's often a good idea to head back to the nearest airport, which may take you a bit out of your way geographically, but you'll find more transfer options from there. Airport transfer companies and Tour Operators run regular transfers to and from the airport (especially at the weekend) and they sometimes have spare seats that you can purchase from them. Once at the airport, the idea is to co-ordinate with an onward transfer to the resort of your choice – either with the same tour operator or transfer company. As the majority of people travel on Saturday or Sunday, the weekend is your best chance of bagging an inter-resort transfer; mid-week or out of season travel is likely to be complicated and potentially expensive. You should enquire directly with the operators in resort about availability but they may not be able to confirm your place until the last minute as priority will go to their “package” clients.
Also see: Bus Services in Tignes
Location: Tignes Region