Transfers from Geneva to Tignes needn’t be a hassle this ski season. If you’re looking forward to a trip to the French ski resort heavyweight, ensure you can actually rely on your airport transfer provider. Here’s everything you need to know about your journey from plane to powder, and a little bit about why you can trust Alps 2 Alps transfers.
On average, transfers from Geneva to Tignes will take around 2 hours 50 minutes though this may see significant changes depending on when you travel. Tignes is a seriously busy ski resort, if travelling at peak times, you can expect to encounter some congestion and waiting. We will always do whatever possible to ensure you are comfortable for the duration of your transfer.
We highly recommend travelling midweek to cut down on your journey time and guarantee more time on the slopes.
The standard route from Geneva to Tignes will usually take you via Annecy (along Lake Annecy) and Albertville, then up to Bourg St Maurice. This route can become very congested during peak season and weekend change-over.
An alternative route will take you via the motorway, heading towards Lyon / Albertville. This journey is longer and will incur motorway toll fees though you could get to Tignes faster if you find the shorter route to be heavily congested.
A third option would be to journey via Clusaz / Megeve. This is a much longer drive so should only be used as an emergency if all other options are closed.
You don’t have to go directly to your destination. If you’d like to stop at any stage to stretch your legs, we will happily accommodate this.
There are plenty of supermarkets en-route to Tignes. Why not pick up your much needed ski holiday essentials (and maybe a few snacks for the journey) before you get to the resort? You may find products bought on the way to Tignes are cheaper than those found in the resort itself.
From key landmarks to spectacular scenery, there’s something to satisfy your sightseeing cravings. Get your camera out and start snapping. Keep your eyes peeled for the views around Lake Annecy, this area’s particularly picturesque.
Renting skis? Don’t wait till you get to the resort, pick these up on your way. We have ski rental shops in Geneva and Albertville. More about our ski rental offerings later.
It’s important to remember that your journey from Geneva to Tignes will take you to a very high altitude. This presents its own potential complications.
Geneva airport sits at 430m, the main village of Tignes is at 2100m. This journey can present passengers with some mild discomfort. Nausea, headaches and dizziness can be symptoms of the change in air pressure. Young children are especially prone to feeling unwell.
When you combine this air pressure change with steep, serpentine roads, the journey can be difficult for some. If needed, ask your driver to lower the temperature in the vehicle to help you feel more comfortable.
When feeling particularly unwell, the beautiful scenery can be the perfect medicine.
Recognised as one of Europe’s highest altitude resorts (2100m), Tignes is situated in the hugely popular Espace Killy. Sitting a stone’s throw from Val d’Isere, another of the great Alpine behemoths, the area is consistently praised for its exquisite terrain, both on and off-piste.
If you’ve been let down by snow in the past, Tignes is a reassuring destination to visit. The snow cover is impressive and dependable. The ski season here is one of the longest you’ll find, with the summer glacier skiing make for an exciting off-season break.
Your ski pass will give you access to around 300km of pistes, serviced by 78 ski lifts. Whatever level of experience you have, Tignes has something to offer. From a range of varied beginner slopes to exciting off-piste options for the thrill-seekers.
Sitting approximately 5km from the city centre, Geneva Airport is one of the busiest airports to service the Alps. During peak season, crowds of skiers flock here in their droves. Make sure you book your ski transfer in advance to avoid any unnecessary waiting.
Flying with your own skis? Find out how much the airlines flying into Geneva airport will charge you.
If you’re looking for information about your flight to Geneva Airport, find it here.
At Alps 2 Alps, we aim to offer the best value transfers to all resorts in the Alps. We like to take a transparent approach to pricing structure. We take a number of factors into consideration when calculating our quotes. These include:
When calculating Geneva to Tignes transfer fares, we start with our standard price and then reduce this based on the factors mentioned above. This dynamic approach means we only ever decrease our prices – never increase them.
Pricing is also affected by vehicle availability, transfer schedule, vehicle utilisation and additional costs such as road tolls and parking charges.
If you want to keep costs down, travel with ease and spend less time stuck in traffic, we highly recommend travelling midweek. A midweek transfer can cut your costs by up to 60%.
More discounts are available for travelling off-season and off-peak.
We also offer low-cost ski rentals when travelling from Geneva. We have a rental store situated only 15 minutes from Geneva Airport. We will then pick you up from the airport and take you to the rental store to have your equipment fitted before continuing your journey to the resort.
We have plenty of service points across the Alps. If your equipment isn’t quite right, you can exchange it with minimal hassle or fuss.
But wait, that’s not all!
Kids ski rental with Alps 2 Alps comes free with any full paying adult. Who doesn’t love a bargain?
Booking your transfer from Geneva airport to Tignes ski resort is easy and stress-free! The simplest way to do so is online, but you can also email or phone us if you prefer.
Booking online takes less than 5 minutes and we’ll guarantee your booking immediately. If your chosen service or destination isn’t available, don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll do everything we can to assist you.