The main airport used to get to Tignes is Geneva (more flight & transfer options) but you can also fly to Chambery (closest, cheaper transfers – but less flight & transfer options) and also Lyon, Grenoble + St. Etienne (less flight options & more expensive transfers).
cheapflights.co.uk – A good site to find cheap flights from any airport / to any destination. Follow the link to find flights from any UK airport to Geneva for e.g.
See these airlines for cheap flights (and check the table at bottom of the page for list of where they fly to / from which UK airports)
• Jet 2
• British Airways
• Monarch – to Grenoble from London (Luton & Gatwick) Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds
Snowboard & Ski Carriage – PisteOfMind:
With airline luggage charges for sports equipment providing an often unexpected shock, Piste of Mind allow you the freedom to forget the luggage and enjoy the trip – they are a bespoke ski and snowboard carriage company designed to take the stress and strain out of travel. As bags get bigger, outsized baggage fees get higher and weight limits stricter they take the strain of your luggage and deliver it with the same care and attention that you would expect for your equipment; no more weight limits, no more damaged equipment, no more indifferent shrugs at check in, no more hot check in queues.
Your equipment is collected from your address and driven to their secure, climate controlled storage facility in Brighton. Thirty six hours before your arrival your luggage departs on its journey in one of their specially fitted vans (your equipment is NEVER stacked). The day of your arrival your equipment is delivered to the lodge, signed for by a member of staff and locked in the ski/board room – then returned for you to your address at the end of your holiday – for more info and to book see www.pisteofmind.com
We can organise these for you so let us know when booking or see the transfers page for all the options & prices.
We have arranged preferential rates with award winning car rental specialists Rhinocarhire.com for Geneva Airport car hire, get your exclusive 5% discount for Dragon Lodge guests only by following this link. They also have an interesting blog where you can also read about the pro’s and con’s of renting from either Swiss side or French side here.
The snow train from London St. Pancras is an excellent way to travel to the Alps, while keeping your Carbon Footprint down.
Snowcarbon.co.uk – a great website with all the info you need on train travel to the alps, tips and links to book the various options from direct daytime and overnight snowtrains to the excellent Corail Lunea overnight sleeper.
• Rail Europe
Daytime & overnight direct or via Paris
The overnight options are great as they arrive in Bourg St. Maurice (40 mins from Tignes) on the Saturday morning. This means you can be on the slopes by 10am! The return train leaves Bourg St. Maurice between 9pm and 10pm the following Saturday – giving you 8 full days on the slopes!
Bus transfer from Bourg is also just 15€ return – see the transfers page for details & booking link.
For coaches to Tignes from many regions n the UK check out:
• Snowcoach on 01727 866177 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
• Skibus http://www.skibusuk.com/
Driving offers the ultimate freedom when travelling, and for a group of three or four is a cheap option. Travel by boat or tunnel to Calais, from where Tignes is approximately 600 miles or 8-10 hours by motorway (autoroute). Extras to remember when driving include foreign insurance and Auto Route tolls, which are approximately £30 each way. Depending on the weather conditions, snow chains may be necessary for the last 25Km section of the journey. Covered parking is recommended, especially between December and March, and can be booked at Tignes Parking. The ‘Le Lac 2’ and ‘Le Lac 3’ parking garages are just a minute or two walk from the lodge.
See the Directions page for more driving info and the full lodge address / contact details / google map / sat nav details.
Mountain Ride Share
Share a ride to or from the mountains. Car-Share from mountain to mountain, from airport to resort and back – Mountain Rideshare is the one-stop website that brings riders and drivers together making financial sense for riders and drivers and saving the planet in the process.
Eco-friendly | Eco-nomical | Eco-logical
Here’s a list of which airports in the UK various carriers fly from, and which airpots they fly to:
|Easyjet – www.easyjet.com|
|To Geneva:||To Grenoble:||To Lyon:|
Ryanair – www.ryanair.com
|Flybe – www.flybe.com|
|Isle of Man||Exeter|
|BMI – www.bmibaby.com|
|East Midlands||East Midlands|
|Swiss Air – www.swiss.com|
|Aer Lingus – www.aerlingus.com|
|Jet2 – www.jet2.com|
|British Airways – www.britishairways.com|