How to get to Tignes

The apartment is located in Tignes Val Claret, the highest if the many villages of Tignes. The apartment is 2106metres altutude, only minutes walk to ski lifts.

Fly (then bus or drive from airport) FlyBeEasyJetKayak Chambery (2hrs) | Geneva (3hrs drive from airport to Tignes) | Lyon (3hrs) | Grenoble (3hrs).

Snow train (to Bourg St Maurice) Loco2 | SBB | Rail Europe. You can get Eurostar from London to Bourg, via Paris or sometimes direct. You can travel overnight, arriving around 7am in Bourg. Then a bus or taxi to Tignes (45 mins). You’ll get a whole extra day on the mountain, more than anyone who flies.

Transfers

  • Bus (highly recommended): AltiBus , buy tickets in advance (around €100-120 return), their desk is just outside Geneva Arrivals, the bus stop just outside the building, then drops you in Tignes 3-4 hrs later. (Return, go to the Tourist office near where you were dropped off, to validate your ticket for the return leg). Really smooth service.
  • Train (from airport to Bourg St Maurice) Voyages SNCF
  • Car Hire Holiday Autos / AutoEurope
  • Taxi: Tignes Transfert would be our recommendation. Other good options are Ski Taxis or The Cool Bus
    • Approx prices: (ToTignes, ‘Val Claret’), leaving from;
      • Bourg St Maurice (snow train): 80€ – 110€
      • Chambery: 260€ – 330€  (For Chambery it may be better take local Chambery airport taxi)
      • Geneva: 330€ – 400€
      • Lyon: 395€ – 475€
      • Grenoble: 390€ – 470€
      • Val d’isere: 60€
    • (Prices are approximate. Prices are one-way. Prices are for 1-8 passengers. Local taxis charge more on Sundays.)

Driving directions to Tignes

This map has ON/OFF options for driving directions from all local airports (toggle the options icon, top left. Scroll down through the list, directions at the bottom)

Directions from Bourg:

  • You need to be on the N90.
  • Follow the ‘All routes’ signposting through Bourg, and remain on the N90.
  • Then follow ‘Seez’.
  • Mini roundabout, right turn (sign-posted Tignes/Val d’Isere). This is the D902, Rue Celestin Freppaz.
  • Go along the D902, up the mountain and you’ll take the right turn exit to the D87 over the dam to Tignes (straight on takes you to Val D’saire, or Italy).
  • You are now going over the huge damn (behind/under which is the old town of Tignes). You are now entering Tignes 1800. NB: there are about 5 places called Tignes ‘something’. You are going to the highest, just keep on going through a few “Tignes’s”, and don’t worry about it.
  • The busiest ‘Tignes’ is Tignes Le Lac, and when you get here you’ll find aroundabout. You’re following signs for ‘Tignes Val Claret’ now, and it’s kind-of straight-over the roundabout under a tunnel.

The last mile, to the apartment:

  • At the roundabout, go straight over.
  • Our building is in the Chalet Club collection of four blocks, about halfway along this dead-end road (at the end are all the ski lifts/bottom of the pistes… so you can drive no further).
  • If you reach any shops along this road – stop, you’ve just passed it.

The last mile, to the local agency office:

  • Turn left at the roundabout, go up the hill.
  • Go straight, and this takes you to the hub of the village (this is where most restaurants etc are).
  • Go straight underneath the building that crosses over the road, and stop.
  • On your left is the Interhome office.

Parking Beware: don’t park illegally or you’ll be towed away! There are two car parks:

  1. Parking Grande Motte, outside our apartment (the entrance to which is by the roundabout). This is super convenient, but your car is exposed to the snow and cold.
  2. Parking du Golf, and is in upper Val Claret nearer to where the Interhome offices are. This is undercover. (5 mins walk from the flat, use the lifts on the map!)

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