Flying

Geneva airport is a two and a half to three hour drive from Tignes and has the largest choice of flights from UK airports. We offer a set time transfer service from Geneva airport.

If you plan to arrange your own transport to the resort other nearby airports are: Chambery (approximately two hours drive); Lyon or Grenoble (both approximately two hours thirty minutes).

Driving

The drive from Calais to Tignes Les Boisses takes around ten hours (including a few stops en route). We have parking spaces for several cars at the front of Les Melezes but there is ample free parking in Tignes Les Boisses a few minutes walking distance from the chalet.

For those who are unable to fit with our transfer timings or prefer to have use of a car while in resort you can hire a car from Geneva Airport. We suggest www.holidayautos.co.uk or www.carrentals.com. In August a small car is likely to cost around £140 for three days or around £190 for seven days.

Transfers

We can arrange set time transfers from Geneva airport by minibus as follows:

Saturdays and Sundays :

  • MORNING for flights that  land by 10:30
  • EVENING for flights that land by 19:00

Mondays and Thursdays :

  • EVENING for flights that land by 19:00

Transfers are included in our Active Short Breaks. Transport package available for our 7 night stays at £80 per person including airport transfers and transport to resort.

Our transfers are not tailor made to suit individual flights as you may not be our only inbound or outbound passengers on your particular day of travel. We may be able to alter timings to fit around your flights if you are our only passengers on the day. In any case we endeavour to keep waiting times for our guests to an absolute minimum, but it can sometimes be unavoidable.

We would recommend only using our transfers if you are completely relaxed about waiting. If you have waiting time before or after an airport transfer it is very easy to visit Geneva from the airport and there is a left luggage facility.

Our Inclusive Geneva Transfers:

  • Journey time between Geneva airport and Chalet Hotel Les Melezes, Tignes Les Boisses is usually two and a half to three hours
  • Each minibus can carry up to 8 passengers
    Transfers usually run at set times:

Out – evening collection from Geneva between 19:00 – 19:30
Return – leaving resort around 16:00 to serve flights departing after 20:30 or the following morning

  • Always check transfer timings before booking flights
  • Transfer Indemnity: we can arrange an indemnity scheme against missed outward transfer connection for a premium of just £10 per person. If your designated flight is delayed we will make alternative arranges up to the value of £200 per person to get you to your Mountainsun accommodation as soon as safely possible by shared transfer and, if necessary, we will provide budget overnight accommodation near the airport.

Trains

The nearest station is Bourg St Maurice, the end of the line. Journey to Tignes Les Boisses takes about thirty minutes by road. It is possible to travel via Eurostar to Lille or Paris and then catch an overnight sleeper or TGV to Bourg St Maurice. French Motor-rail operates from Paris with overnight sleeper carriages if you’d like to take your car without driving all the way.

Flights Don’t Fit With Transfers?

Why not stay near the airport for the night and fly home the following day?

There are many options for hotels around Geneva to suit all budgets.

The Budget Options

Formule 1 Geneva Airport – From just £30 per room (many can sleep up to three people in a double bed with single bunk above) this very basic budget hotel is a twelve minute drive from the airport. A taxi will cost around 15 €. It may be possible for our mini bus to do a drop off there en route if time permits.

Hotel Stars Geneva Airport – From £32 per room (based on two people sharing) this budget hotel is a few minutes drive from the airport. A taxi will cost around 12 €. It may be possible for our mini bus to drop off en route if time permits.

Ibis Budget from £69 per night just a short bus ride from the airport. There are several other Ibis hotels nearby, some with airport shuttle service. www.ibis.com

A Little More Luxury

There are numerous hotels in Geneva and close to the airport. We suggest checking www.trivago.co.uk or www.hotelscomparison.com

Note: All links to airlines, hotels, car hire, etc. are on this page from our research and for your convenience. We get no commission from any of these companies and take no responsibility for any services they offer.