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Several airports sit close to Tignes, so you can choose to fly into Lyon-Saint Exupéry (240 km), Grenoble (210 km), Geneva (165 km), or Chambéry (130 km). Aer Lingus, British Airways, and KLM-Air France operate direct flights from London, Edinburgh, and Dublin. However, if you choose to fly into Chambéry, note that many of the flights operate only on the weekends. For a cheaper option, easyJet flies direct from London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Belfast.
Getting from the airports to Tignes is relatively easy and many options are available. You have the choice of regular bus lines, shared shuttles, car hire, taxi, tour operators, train, even private helicopter transfer if you so desire.
If flying into Lyon or Geneva, the regular bus lines are a popular choice. Altibus operates out of Geneva, while Satobus handles transfers from Lyon. For return tickets, plan to spend around €90 per person. These can be booked in advance online or purchased directly at the airports. If you are planning to travel during peak times, it is best to book in advance.
Ben's Bus and ATS run shared shuttles between Geneva and Tignes, with return tickets priced at £73 and €72, respectively.
Note that there are no regular transfers from Chambery, so you must hire a car or book through a tour operator. This can be more expensive, so before booking your flight, be sure to compare total travel costs-flight plus transfer, or you may be in for an unpleasant surprise.
Tignes has made a lot of effort in the past few years to become a pedestrian-friendly resort and encourages visitors to park their car and leave it for the duration of their stay. Within the station free shuttle buses are available to help you get around, with 24 stopping points between Les Boisses and Val Claret Grand Motte. Timetables are posted at each stop and some buses even operate 24 hours a day, but with one bus every hour late night and early morning.
Projected Opening Ski Season: 09/29/2012
Projected Closing Ski Season: 05/12/2013
Pros: great skiing huge area. great nightlife (free bus home)
Cons: espace killy pass is expensive. some lifts need modernising.
Pros: really good offpist
Cons: too quiet at night
Pros: great run - loads to do
Cons: cost of food shops & Germans who Q jump
Overall OK. Snow was a bit better than a few years ago when there last. However service leaves a lot to be desired, not very family orientated either and the doggie do... [! full_review
Les boisses, Tiges, Tignes le Lac, Val Claret