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Getting here from Ireland | Getting here from the UK

For those of you travelling from Ireland there are the following options.

Traveling by air

Easyjet offer the cheapest flights from Northern Ireland and they go direct to Geneva. If you take this option then your best bet is to hire a car and drive down to Tignes. The drive takes around 3 hours but the scenery is fantastic as your journey takes you past Lake Annecy, through the Olympic town of Albertville and on to Bourg Saint Maurice before heading up the mountain to Tignes.

Alternatively you can drive almost entirely on motorways from Geneva by taking the A40 and A41 motorways via Chambery and Albertville etc. The route is longer but relatively traffic free and therefore might well be quicker.Just remember to bring change for the tolls.

When in the resort cars have to be parked up as the resort is very pedestrian friendly but the underground car park is 100 metres from the apartment.

The big plus if you hire a car for the week is that the Tignes ski pass allows you to ski for a day in both Les Arcs/La Plagne (Paradiski) and the Three Valleys (Meribel/Courchevel etc). Easyjet fly from Belfast International Airport.

The most popular way of getting to Tignes is to fly to Chambery which is about 1 hour 45 minutes away. A charter flight leaves Belfast City aka George Best Airport and runs from mid December to late March.

You can get to Chambery possibly cheaper than that if you fly with Jet2.com or Flybe via English airports. Jet2 fly from Belfast International and on to Chambery from Manchester or Leeds/Bradford. Flybe leave City airport and on to Chambery from Exeter,Southampton,Birmingham,Norwich.Jet2 also fly to Geneva via Manchester and Leeds/Bradford and BMIBaby fly to Geneva via Cardiff,Birmingham,Manchester,Nottingham.

For those of you travelling from the Republic, Aer lingus fly to Geneva.Ryanair fly to Lyon/Grenoble and Turin.

Travelling by road

Road access to the Tarentaise region is remarkably good thanks to the 1992 Albertville Olympic games, especially from Chambéry and Lyon. Transfers from these Airports can be made entirely on motorways as far as Moûtiers (36 miles from Tignes) and then on roads that have been widened to accommodate the hundreds of buses that use them throughout the year.

A public coach service is available between Bourg St Maurice station and Tignes.
See www.altibus.com.

From Geneva see www.touriscar.net
From Chambéry contact Trans'Neige on 04 79 68 32 90
From Lyon see www.satobus-alps.com

Local transport

When in resort you can benefit from a free bus service that runs until the early hours of the morning.


Bon Voyage!