Tignes Transfers – Geneva
Private airport transfers from Geneva to Tignes are very popular, Geneva is our most frequently visited airport. The route from Geneva to Tignes takes around 3 hours and we have a vehicle hub close to Tignes so this is a very local drop for a lot of our drivers.
Book an airport transfer from Geneva to Tignes by using the quick quote form on the right of the page. Get a quote and then request a transfer. Our office will reply swiftly and send you a link for a simple online card payment.
Getting to Tignes
Traveling from Geneva to Tignes from will take you out of the Swiss side of the international airport and head in the direction of the French boarder control.
Starting by following the A41 all the way towards Annecy. You then you will follow the route close to the lake of Annecy, this is the very beautiful part of the journey with the mountains rising up from behind the massive lake.
After you have past Annecy you will reach Albertville, Moutiers and on to Bourg Sainte Maurice. You will drive through Bourg and out the other side heading up past Sainte Foy and on to Tignes Les Brevieres. From Les Brevieres you carry on over the famous dam (as seen on Top Gear) and up to 1800 and beyond to Le Lac and Val Claret.
Mountain Rescue recommends you plan to land in Geneva early morning if traveling on a Saturday. This will help you avoid any traffic build up that usually occurs later in the day. Departure time from Tignes to Geneva will normally be around 5 hours 30 minutes before your flight time. This is subject to change on the certain weeks of the season.
Tignes is a well-known ski resort in eastern France, which, together with nearby Val d'Isère, forms the Espace Killy ski area, renowned for being one of the most beautiful ski areas in the world. The resort was developed during the 1960s and was brought up to such a high standard that it was chosen as the co-host for the 1992 Winter Paralympics. Based in the Savoie region, Tignes offers excellent transport links and is less than three hours’ drive from Geneva Airport.
Due to its altitude, Tignes has a very reliable snow record, and is one of only two French ski areas to be recognised as a ‘snow-sure’ resort. With more than 300km of pistes, extensive off-piste areas and a number of excellent ski schools in the area, it is popular with beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers. The 97 lifts in the resort ensure that visitors are able to get where they need to be without delay. These lifts include two high-speed underground trains, one of which takes guests from Tignes Val Claret to the Panoramic Restaurant on the Grand Motte Glacier.
The Tignes resort is made up of five villages: Val Claret, Tignes le Lac, Le Lavachet, Tignes Les Boisses and Tignes-les-Brévières. Val Claret, Tignes le Lac and Le Lavachet are close together at an altitude of 2,100 metres, while Les Boisses and Les Brévières are further down the valley. Les Brévières is the oldest and most traditional village; however, each has its own unique charm.
Things to do in Tignes
Tignes isn't just about skiing it really is an all year all action resort. Depending on where you are staying you will quickly see how much is going on. Tignes Le Lac for example has a massive lagoon swimming pool and spa situated bang in the middle of the piste.
The Lake in Tignes is used for many activities throughout the year, during the winter you can ice dive, which is to dive under the ice and check out the fantastic ice formations and get a bit chilly. Try the Le Bun-J Ride, a ski jump and a bungee jump and a zip wire combined together for a very exciting few minutes. If that doesn't tickle your fancy, they the Ice driving in Tignes Les Brevieres. Strap yourself into a Subaru and spin your way round a race track covered in ice.
If you master the 1992 Olympics downhill course and are looking for a new challenge, there are plenty of other activities on offer in Tignes. You could try your hand at dog sledding, skidoo riding, hang gliding, ski-joring (dragged by horses), parascending, ice climbing, ice skating, snowshoeing, heliskiing and indoor tennis. If you’re visiting during the summer months, the resort offers excellent mountain biking and hiking trails. And if you’re looking for something a little more relaxing, there are 150 shops and 115 bars in Tignes, along with spa facilities and yoga classes.
Events in Tignes
Christmas in Tignes is always one to remember, with Father Christmas making an appearance on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. With a festive market in the town and an ice disco on offer, you will have the perfect white Christmas at this resort. New Year is also a great time to visit Tignes. Parties and fireworks are a regular feature, including the legendary Fire Mix Party, which attracts DJs such as David Guetta. The breathtaking Eloize Circus is also well worth a visit. Easter is another big event in Tignes, with egg hunts and street theatre to enjoy. Whatever time of year you visit the resort you will find that there is no shortage of entertainment for all the family.
Tignes is able to cater for up to 28,000 visitors at any one time. The accommodation is primarily self-catering apartments, which are excellent for chilling out with a group of friends or extended family, but there are also many hotels and excellent catered chalets on offer. So whether you want to cook and relax together or are looking for a more luxurious option you will be spoilt for choice in Tignes.
Resorts close to Tignes
Tignes is directly connected to Val d'sere by chairlift, enjoy a run down from the highest point in Tignes, the Grande Motte, all the way down to the "OK" red run and finish in Val d'sere La Daille.
Ste Foy is about 35 minutes drive away from Tignes and well worth a visit if your into your off piste or just fancy a change. the resort is small but beautiful and enjoys some wonderful winding runs and quiet easy tree line skiing.