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How to Get to Tignes
The town of Tignes is a well-known ski resort in southeastern France. People planning to visit it are most likely to come through the airports of Geneva, Lyon, or Grenoble. In this article, we share available options of transportation to get to the resort from these places of arrival.
Taxi to Tignes
You can order a taxi at the special counter in an air hub’s building, or find cabs parked outside the terminal. At Saint-Exupéry Airport, cab companies offer flat rates to get to popular destinations. A fare for a taxi trip is 382 euros at daytime and 551 euros at night. The journey time takes around 2 hours and 40 minutes. Reaching the town from Grenoble costs 340 euros and lasts 2 hours 40 minutes as well. In Geneva air terminal, few taxi drivers accept rides to Tignes – it makes sense to pre-order a private transfer in such case.
Transfer to Tignes
You can arrange transportation in good advance – when mapping out your whole vacation. A Kiwitaxi transfer to Tignes from Geneva air hub costs from 377 euros and takes 2 hours and 45 minutes. To book a car, you should fill in the reservation form online: indicate your flight information, a drop-off address, a number of passengers and child seats needed. Fixed fares range according to vehicle classes and stay the same unless you order additional services.
An individual taxi transfer from Lyon air terminal costs from 416 euros, taking 2 hours 40 minutes. If traveling in a larger company, you may save some money by ordering a Kiwitaxi minibus. Such a transfer for up to 7 passengers makes 609 euros. The journey takes 2 hours 40 minutes.
With Kiwitaxi, your transfer driver meets you in the arrivals hall, and you can start the trip to the resort at once without standing in taxi or ticket queues. You’ll reach the destination safely and fast and will enjoy a comfortable ride.
Public Transport to Tignes
One can get to the town from Swiss airport by direct Altibus in 3,5 hours. It departs 3 times a day, tickets cost 18-75 euros. A trip from Lyon air hub includes 3 journeys: to Chambery by Ouibus, to Bourg-Saint-Maurice by rail, and finally to Tignes by bus T15. The whole travel takes around 6 hours, costing 31-55 euros per person. As for Grenoble air terminal, you’ll have to reach the nearest railway station by taxi or transfer, take a train to Bourg-Saint-Maurice and catch a T15 to the town. Remember to check the timetable beforehand, it may depend on the season and be unavailable at night.
In 1992, the resort was a venue for freestyle skiing at the Winter Olympics and a co-host city at Winter Paralympics. In summer, the resort operates as an altitude training base for athletes.