Tignes travel guide

Tignes Tourism | Tignes Guide

You're Going to Love Tignes

With a population of 2.385, Tignes is a must-see destination in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Tignes

Tignes in June
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Tignes in June
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Tignes


Although Tignes doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Chambéry (CMF), which is located 82 km from Tignes.


SNCF is the only carrier operating train routes to Tignes. The train journey from Tignes to Paris takes 2h 50m and costs around $46 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Nantes, expect to pay about $253 for a 8h 50m trip.


Another option to get to Tignes is to pick up a car hire from Lyon, which is about 164 km from Tignes. You’ll find branches of Alamo and Rentscape, among others, in Lyon.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Tignes, including FlixBus, BlaBlaBus and Itabus. From Marseille, the bus ride to Tignes takes 563 km and will cost you around $61. From Paris, the ticket costs about $98 for a journey of 668 km. The most popular bus station is Tignes Val Claret, located 1.3 km from the city centre of Tignes. Tignes La Reculaz is also a commonly used station, and is 3 km from the city centre.

Airports near Tignes

Airlines serving Tignes

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Cathay Pacific
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Where to stay in Tignes

Average rates range from around $235 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $914 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Chalet Eterlou and Hôtel Le Taos.

Where to stay in popular areas of Tignes

Hiring a car in Tignes

Expect to pay $3.52 per litre in Tignes (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $42.16 and $56.21. The most frequently booked car type in Tignes is Compact (Class Compact SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Fiat 500 or similar) is, on average, 6% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.