Geneva to Tignes transfers

Geneva to Tignes private airport transfers are one of our most requested routes and is not surprising as Tignes is a fabulous resort. Travel time to Tignes is around 3 hours. We recommend you travel from Geneva as it has the best options with many regular flights from the UK and is generally the most reliable airport.

Book an airport transfer from Geneva to Tignes using the quick quote form. Or visit our booking page.  

Geneva to Tignes map

The journey from Geneva to Tignes

Journey Distance

223 km

Estimated Travel Time

3h 00m

Mountain Rescue starts your airport transfer on the A41 towards the beautiful town of Annecy, which is built in close proximity to an enormous lake, called Lac d'Annecy which is 14.6km long.

Our driver follows the road close to the side of the lake, which is a very beautiful part of the journey. The mountains rise up from behind the water.

Once past Lac d'Annecy we follow main road, reaching Albertville. We travel onwards to Moûtiers and then to Bourg Saint Maurice, which is part of Les Arcs.

We go through 'Bourg' (as it is known to locals) and out the other side heading up past Sainte Foy and on to Tignes Les Brévières at 1550m.

If your journey takes you further, from Tignes Les Brévières we carry on over the famous Tignes dam (as seen on Top Gear) up to 1800m and beyond.

We have now arrived in Tignes Le Lac, by the beautiful lake which is frozen in the winter.

Val Claret is our furthest destination in this resort, and is about a five minute drive from Le Lac.

Mountain Rescue drop you as close to your accommodation as possible, so you are ready for a week of skiing or snowboarding.

Plan your journey from Geneva to Tignes

When travelling on a Saturday (which is the most popular arrival day in the Alps) Mountain Rescue recommends that you land in Geneva early in the morning.

Early travel will help to avoid any traffic build up that occurs later in the day during the winter months, especially during school holidays.

Geneva airport to Tignes transfers

At Geneva airport

At Geneva airport, once you have disembarked your plane, you are directed from the Swiss side of the international airport and you head towards French border control. Usually there is no hold up here.

Geneva airport guide >

Supermarkets on the way to Tignes

Supermarket stops can and must be booked in advance - a great way to arrive prepared at your accommodation. Our favoured shop stop on route to Tignes is Super U at Bourg St Maurice. You can even pre order your shopping and pick it up on the day.

Travel from Geneva to Tignes with children

Mountain Rescue has a lot of experience in airport transfers with children. We want to make it as stress free as possible.

All of our drivers are acquainted with child care and will drive in a manor that makes everyone feel comfortable. Please ask if you need to pull over at any time.

Business Class  travellers can keep children entertained with our in-vehicle Wi-Fi and iPads.

Child seats

Any child under 1.35 metres (4ft 5in) must have an appropriate child seat for travel in our vehicles.

Our range of child seats suit all heights and weights and are available to book in advance at no extra cost.

Infant seats – rear facing

Maxi-Cosi Cabriofix

  • For babies from birth to 12 months old.
  • Weight up to 13kg.
  • Approved according to the latest European safety standard ECE R44/04.

Child seats – forward facing

Nania Cosmo and Maxi-Cosi Priori SPS plus

  • For children from 9 months to 4 years old.
  • Weighing between 9 to 18kg.
  • Approved according to the latest European safety standard ECE R44/04.

Booster seats

  • For children of 4 years up to 12.
  • Weighing between 18-36kg.
  • Comfortable and sometimes colourful.

Please just request seats for children on booking.

If you are not sure what type of seat you require feel free to get in touch.

Return journey Tignes to Geneva airport

We set an early departure time when travelling from Tignes to Geneva and recommend to leave 5 hours 30 minutes before your flight.

This is subject to change on the certain weeks of the season, especially on half terms and holidays in winter when traffic can be very slow.

About Tignes

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 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 2100 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.

Find out more about the resort of Tignes on our destinations page >

Handy Tignes App

Download the Tignes app this is a supper app and great for travel updates, activity information, events and webcams.

Resorts close to Tignes

Tignes is directly connected to Val d’Isère 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’Isère La Daille.

Sainte 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 and very beautiful. There are some wonderful winding runs and quiet, easy tree line skiing.

Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne are about an hour drive from Tignes in good weather, and are well worth a visit. You can access all three when you buy a Paradiski resort pass.

Webcam Tignes Le Lac

Summer airport transfers to Tignes

We offer airport transfers in the summer too! To any resort within Espace Killy, The Three Valleys or Paradiski. At extremely good rates. We use box trailers to safely transport your beloved bike, for no extra cost.

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