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Airport Transfers to Tignes

Tignes is often voted as the best ski resort in Europe. Whiterides offers airport transfers to tignes.  All our minibuses can take up to 8 passengers, and are equipped with new snow tyres and chains. 

Our transfer drivers are fully trained and professional and will deliver you direct to your chalet or other accommodation in Tignes.

Tignes ski resort has so much to offer in both winter, for skiing and snowboarding, and summer for mountain biking, hiking and an abundance of water-sports on Tignes Le Lac.

Tignes Ski Resort

Tignes ski resort is based in the Tarentaise Valley in the French Alps. You can ski as high as 3456 metres on the Tignes Glacier, which is called the Grande Motte, and enables skiing all year round. Tignes offers access to Val d'Isère too - and together they are called Espace Killy.

You will find everything required for your ski group from beginner to expert skiing terrain.


Tignes ski resort piste map

Facts about Tignes ski resort

  • The Tignes ski resort has been open since the 3rd of October 2015.
  • There are 3680 hectares of skiable terrain, which includes:
    • 480 hectares of marked ski runs that are patrolled and made safe.
    • 3200 hectares of off-piste skiing where you can make some fresh tracks.
    • 300kms of ski runs suitable for all levels, from beginner to expert.
  • Maximum altitude is at the top of the Grande Motte cable car, at 3456 metres.
  • Minimum altitude: 1550m, which is the village of Tignes les Brévières.
  • Vertical of 1906 metres.
  • 78 ski lifts.

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Skiing and snowboarding in Tignes

Beginner skiers in Tignes:

Tignes has 4 nursery slopes in four key areas, which are Val Claret, Tignes Les Lac, Tignes Le Lavachet and Tignes Les Brevieres.

There are various beginner specific lifts ranging such as drag lifts and chairlifts. All beginner lifts are easily accessible from the villages.

In Tignes Val Claret there is a children’s beginner ski area with a ‘magic carpet’.

The following lifts are free of charge:

  • Tignes le Lac: Rosset chairlift and magic carpet
  • Tignes Val Claret: Claret draglift and Bollin chairlift
  • Tignes le Lavachet: Lavachet draglift
  • Tignes 1800: Magic carpet
  • Tignes Les Brévières: Pitôts draglift and Brévières chairlift

There are green and blue runs further up the mountain, for when beginners are more confident.

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Intermediate skiers in Tignes:

Intermediate skiers in Tignes can head up the Palafour or Chardonnet from Tignes Lac, which provides access to rolling blue runs that lead back to the village.

At the top of Chaudannes chairlift various blue gentle pistes such as the Petit Col are available.

One of the longest blues down is the Rhododendron, from which you can take Melezes and Mrytilles taking you down to Les Brevieres.

Take the Brevieres and Boissons lifts to attempt blue runs down to Tignes Les Brevieres or Tignes Les Boisses.

Expert skiers in Tignes:

Tignes is an off-piste playground. Always remember to take the right avalanche gear with you and where necessary take a guide. You certainly will not tire of the off-piste and touring around Tignes.

There are plenty of off-piste sections that can be taken advantage of by the side of the piste.

Off-Piste Skiing in Tignes

Les Brevieres is great in a whiteout as there are plenty of trees.

Neither Tignes Le Lac nor Tignes Val Claret have a huge amount off-piste skiing routes, but the sides of the piste provide deeper snow.

The Grande Motte often has fresh powder to the sides of the pistes. Early risers who get up there after a dump can get first tracks!

Tignes ski resort interactive piste map

The closest airport to Tignes

Chambéry airport is the closest airport to Tignes and the Espace Killy ski region. It will take approximately 2 hours 15 minutes from Chambéry airport to Tignes, direct on the motorway. However there are more frequent flights, at the most convenient times, at Geneva, Lyon and Grenoble airports.

Whiterides offer airport transfers to Tignes from all of the airports above, as well as transfers from train stations in Lyon, Moûtiers and Bourg Saint Maurice.

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Tignes links

Find out more about Tignes using the links below. Including where to stay in Tignes, the nightlight, restaurants and other activities: Tignes Information

Tignes.Net English Site

Popular transfer destinations

Here at Whiterides Airport Transfers we regularly get requests for popular resort transfers. We have put together information on each resort to help you decide where it's best to fly to and what to expect from your private airport transfer.

 Take a closer look at the more popular Whiterides Airport Transfer routes:

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Geneva Airport to Tignes Transfers

Being one of the largest international airports in the Alps, the majority of flights from the UK and other countries arrive at Geneva Airport.

Flights are provided by airlines such as EasyJet UK, British Airways, Swissair and many more. 

Whiterides provide Geneva airport to Tignes transfers all year round. Geneva Airport to Tignes transfer time is approximately 3 hours, covering a distance of 175km. Our transfer drivers take the scenic route from Geneva airport, then through the beautiful town of Annecy, and drive along Lake Annecy. In day light this is a bit of a treat!

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Grenoble Airport to Tignes Transfers

Grenoble airport (or Grenoble-Isère) is based between the cities of Lyon and Grenoble and can be quieter than the larger airports used throughout the ski season.

The airlines that fly to Grenoble are Ryan Air, EasyJet UK, British Airways, Jet2, Transavia and Swissair. Grenoble airport offer a great list of the airlines that fly to Grenoble, and where they fly from.

Whiterides provide Grenoble airport ski transfers to Tignes, as well as Grenoble airport summer transfers.

Grenoble airport to Tignes transfer time is approximately 3 hours, covering a distance of 215km and the majority of the trip is on the motorway  route (autoroute) from Grenoble airport to Bourg Saint Maurice then up the mountain road to Tignes.

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Eurostar snow train to Tignes

The “Eurostar snow train” is a train to the Alps. The route is from London St Pancreas International, or from Ashford in Kent, direct to Lyon Part-Dieu, which is Lyon's central train station.

Direct day trains to the French Alps are run on Saturdays between December-April and direct night trains run on Fridays from January-April.

One of our professional drivers can pick you up from Lyon train station, driving you direct to Tignes.

Alternatively, travel by train from London, to Lyon then on to Bourg-saint-Maurice which is closer to Tignes ski resort. We can pick you up from Bourg train station and take you through the mountains to Tignes.

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Lyon Airport to Tignes Transfers

Lyon airport is also known as Lyon - Saint Exupery and has more choice in flight times than Chambery.

There are loads of airlines that fly to Lyon, but the more well known are EasyJet UK, British Airways and Swissair.

Whiterides provide Lyon airport ski transfers to Tignes, as well as Lyon airport summer transfers. Lyon airport to Tignes transfer time is approximately 3 hours, covering a distance of 220km and the main route is via the motorway (autoroute) from Lyon airport to the N90 then up from the small town of Bourg Saint Maurice to Tignes ski resort.

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Chambery Airport to Tignes Transfers

Chambery airport is the closest airport to Tignes, and therefore is the shortest airport transfer. It is also known as Chambéry Savoie.

Airlines that fly to Chambery are Flybe, British Airways and Transavia.

Flights can sometimes be hard to find because there are a limited number of them. Flights to Chambery airport are available from the following UK airports: Leeds, Manchester, Doncaster, Birmingham, Norwich, Stansted, London City, Cardiff and Exeter.

Whiterides provide Chambery airport ski transfers to Tignes. Chambery airport to Tignes transfer time is approximately 2 hours, covering a distance of 140km, the shortest airport transfer to Tignes and the majority is via the motorway (autoroute) from Chambery airport to Tignes.

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