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Geneva to Tignes Transfers | Guide to Ski & Airport Transfers

Discover the top Tignes airport shuttle options

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Are you wondering how to get from Geneva airport to Tignes? If you want to learn how far the airport is from Tignes, how long it takes to arrive, what transfer options you have or how to book your seats with the best local transfer companies, we’ve got the inside track on what to know and watch out for.

How do you get from Geneva airport to Tignes?

Tignes is located in the Tarentaise Valley, near the Italian border and, together with Val d'Isere, it's part of one of the largest ski areas in Europe. There are several ways to get here, the fastest of which is flying. The best airport for Tignes is Geneva as it offers the greatest choice of airlines, frequent flight times and the most competitive prices.

How do you get from Geneva airport to Tignes? The easiest and most convenient way to get to Tignes is to book an airport transfer. Geneva to Tignes transfer time is around 3 hours but will be longer on snowy days and in peak weeks, such as Christmas, New Year, school holidays and Easter.

Another option, if you can't easily find transfers for the flight times you have chosen, is to hire a car from Geneva airport to Tignes, plus it gives you the freedom to move around and visit neighbouring resorts. Nevertheless, driving on the snow means that you have safety and potential damage to consider, while snow tyres should be added to the final cost on the hire options.

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What's the closest airport for Tignes?

Even if Geneva is the most convenient airport when travelling to Tignes, it’s not the nearest one. There are other airports that offer shorter transfer times, however, they also present a few drawbacks.

What's the nearest airport to Tignes? The closest airport to Tignes is Chambery, a little over 140km from the centre of resort. While it’s faster to get to Tignes from Chambery (around 2 hours), flights are generally more expensive and rarer, as they are usually tour operator charters.

These are the average transfer times and distances from the main airports and train stations to Tignes. The values are approximate and can be affected by snow, bad weather or peak holiday times:

Airport to Tignes Transfer Times & Distances
Geneva to Tignes 3hrs 220km
Lyon to Tignes 2hrs45 220km
Grenoble to Tignes 3hrs30 222km
Chambery to Tignes 2hrs 142km
Bourg Saint Maurice (train station) to Tignes 40min 30km

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How much is a transfer from the airport to Tignes?

Tignes ski transfer prices will vary depending on whether you're booking a private or a shared transfer, as well as on dates (with off-peak weeks generally offering cheaper transfers), times (it may be cheaper to travel in the middle of the day as transfer companies will be able to group more people together), availability, vehicle and/or group size, etc.

How much do Tignes airport transfers cost? The average price of a one-way shared transfer from Geneva to Tignes starts at around €50, going up to €400 for a private transfer. From other airports, most Tignes transfers are on a private basis, with a one-way starting at around €250. If you’re after something a bit fancier and most definitely faster, the sky can literally be the limit with a private helicopter transfer taking off from €2500.

Find out average transfer prices from the main airports to Tignes:

Airport to Tignes Transfer Prices
Geneva to Tignes From €50 (shared)
Grenoble to Tignes From €450 (private)
Lyon to Tignes From €450 (private)
Chambery to Tignes From €250 (private)

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What's the difference between shared and private transfers?

When booking your airport transfer you’ll find that there are two main Tignes transfer options: shared or private. These depend on whether you book the whole vehicle for yourself and your group or you share it with other people.

What's a shared transfer? A shared transfer is when companies group passengers arriving at a similar time in the same vehicle, sharing costs among them. They are cheaper than private transfers, the trade-off is that they usually involve longer waiting and travel times. This is because they won't leave the airport until everyone’s plane lands, even if waiting times are usually under an hour. There will also be several stops on the way to drop people off, increasing the journey’s length.

What's a private transfer? A private transfer is when the vehicle is reserved for your party only. Generally more convenient than shared transfers, they’re also more expensive. They’re the best option for groups and a good alternative when you can’t find a shared transfer around your flight time. Private transfers will leave the airport as soon as you arrive and go straight to your accommodation, making the waiting and journey times shorter. Those who prefer to travel in style will be able to book the latest luxury eco-friendly cars or even fly high in a helicopter.

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Are there public bus transfers to Tignes?

Using public transport can help keep the costs down on your trip to Tignes. However, it can take considerably longer than a shared or private transfer as buses usually stop several times along the way and you may need to make a connection in Bourg Saint Maurice, the nearest transport hub in the area.

How do you get from the airport to Tignes using public transport? Public bus transfers run from the airports to Tignes in the winter season, especially during weekends. Many also stop at the closest train station, where Eurostar ski trains from London St Pancras stop, in Bourg Saint Maurice.

Public transport lines travel between Bourg Saint-Maurice and Tignes a couple of times per day in summer and winter, stopping in Val d'Isere along the way. The Bourg Saint Maurice to Tignes bus transfer time is around 1 hour 15 minutes. You can find the latest bus timetables on our Bus Services in Tignes page.

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