Geneva to Tignes le Lac
Geneva to Tignes le Lac Transfers
Tignes Le Lac forms part of the Tignes ski resort in the Tarentaise Valley, just below the hub of Val Claret, Tignes Le Lac is located at 2100 meters. As you might think, this part of Tignes is built up around the lake itself with great accommodation options and good access to the lift system.
Get a Quote for a shuttle transfer to Tignes Le Lac
AlpyBus run a shared transfer service to Tignes Le Lac. It runs from Thursday to Monday all winter (December to April) Simply use our quote generator to see the most suitable times for you based on your fight arrival and departure times.
Shared shuttle transfers to Tinges stop at the following locations - Tignes Val Claret, Tignes Le Lac, Tignes Lavachet, Tignes 1800 (also know as Les Boisses) Tignes Les Brevieres as well as down in Bourg St Maurice.
See below for the arrival and departure timetable to Tignes Le Lac and read our quick guide for more information on Tignes and the surrounding villages.
Quick Guide To Tignes le Lac
Originally Le Lac was the first part of Tignes to exist as a mountain village, Val Claret, now considered the main resort came second to Le Lac. In actual fact the very first Tignes village was where you now see the dam (barrage de Tignes), it was flooded during the creation of the dam and re-located to Le Lac. Here you’ll find a mix of traditional chalets as well as many high rise apartment blocks that were added later to accommodate the increasing demand and growth of the resort.
Tignes is actually known for being the highest skiable terrain in Europe with lifts open during the summer to access the Motte Glacier. There is also a seamless link between the Tignes terrain and that of Val D’Isere giving your pass and impressive 300km of piste to access.
Tignes Le Lac has lots of slope side accommodation making a very convenient spot to stay on a ski holiday. Rue de la Poste and Le Lac Rosset are the two main areas it splits into and there are 5 ski lifts connecting guests straight to the pistes, Chardonnet, Palafour, Almes, Paquis and Le Lavachet. There is also the longest nursery slope of all the resorts here, so many families will choose this spot with everything they need at their finger tips.
Alongside all its other amenities, there is the the amazing swimming pool (or ‘Wellness and Aquatic Centre’, as the prefer to call it) so if you need a bad weather option or a day off to rest your tired ski-legs, take the day to explore the spa’s saunas and hamams, as well as the pool ‘Le Lagon’ for some downtime.
Tignes le Lac is probably one of the favourite resorts that make up Tignes, likely because it offers the best variety of accommodation, has a nice balance on nightlife, decent restaurants and bars and good position for accessing the pistes in no time.
Le Lavachet and Les Boisses are the other two main villages. Tignes les Boisses or ‘Tignes 1800’ as it has been officially re-named (funnily enough because it is set at 1800m) is where you’ll find cheaper prices for accommodation than the other resorts, the other appeal is the telecabin that takes you to the L'Aiguille Percee side of the Tignes, is here too. In terms of accommodation, there are mostly apartment buildings that have been purpose built, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see a traditional church and relatively green setting in comparison to the higher, more baron resorts. Although this is the more tranquil village of the selection on offer, you’ve still got all the amenities needed to enjoy a holiday, with restaurants, bars, ski-hire shops and schools all still in walking distance, they even have their very own magic carpet piste for first time skiers.
You’ll notice that most of the village on this plateau are purpose built, so if something more traditional is what you have in mind, try Tignes-les-Brevieres.
A little further down the valley (approximately 15 minutes from Le Lac) but with plenty of lifts available to reach the Tignes side, this little chocolate box village is set back from the dam and has quant churches and traditional farmhouse style chalets, windy streets and bags of character.
With all these resorts to consider it can be confusing on how and where to go when travelling here, we have selected the most convenient spots for your pick up and drop offs, check out our map links below to help you find each of the stops we offer and to work out which is the best spot for you.
Geneva Airport to Tignes Le Lac Timetable
Arrivals (Departure times FROM Airport To Resort)
Geneva Airport to Tignes Le Lac
See our main Tignes Page for ALL Timetables in Tignes.
The pick up point in le Lac is here.
Tignes Le Lac to Geneva Airport Timetables
Departures (Departure times FROM Resort TO Airport) These times indicate what time the pick up time will be from Tignes Le Lac, with the approximate arrival time in Geneva Airport.
(Pick up at Tignes Le Lac Parking)
KEY INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR TRANSFER BETWEEN GENEVA AIRPORT AND TIGNES LE LAC
On arrival into Geneva airport simply head to our transfer desk in the arrivals hall. For more information on how to find us click here.
- Private Transfer Time to and from Tignes Le Lac - 3 hours.
- The shared Transfer time to Tignes Le Lac is 3.5 - 4 hours.
- Shared transfers are not door to door but we offer a variety of stops, check the timetable and maps for your most suitable drop off and pick up points.
- On Private transfers we drop off door to door (if the address supplied is accessible by road and depending on road conditions)
- Ski's or snowboard's, and luggage are all included in the price of your transfer but must be indicated on the booking.
- Baby and booster seats are provided free of charge, simply add this to your booking. Children and babies still require a full seat in a transfer vehicle so count as 1 passenger.
- On your return we will send you an SMS the day before your departure with your pick up time.
Looking for suggestions on where to stay, eat, rent gear or book a holiday in Tignes? Our useful links page has plenty of great suggestions handpicked by us.