Travel

Travel

Tignes is served by 4 airports, 1 ferry port/tunnel and 1 train station 

Geneva - 2.5 hrs transfer time
Lyon - 3 hrs transfer time
Chambery - 2 hrs transfer time
Grenoble - 2.5 hrs transfer time
Bourg st Maurice (Train) - 45mins transfer time
Calais (Drive) - 7-10 hrs

SELF DRIVE

From Calais the journey takes from 7 to 10 hours depending on your speed (approx 1,000km). There is motorway or dual carriageway from Calais all the way to Tignes. The better route is via Reims and not via Paris; and then on past Troyes, Dijon and passing close to Geneva. Try using ViaMichelin to plan your route. Remember that it is a legal requirement in France to carry a warning triangle and spare bulbs, and that the Motorway speed limit depends on the weather. On Autoroutes the speed limit is 130km/hr (81mph) except during rain when it reduces to 110km/hr (68mph). Speeding fines are expensive and must be paid immediately to the traffic police. The roads around Lyon, Albertville and Moûtiers are often slow moving or at a standstill during the busy French holiday weekends.

As a rough guideline, when driving from Calais to Tignes you can expect to pay around €60 in motorway tolls each way.

PO Ferries Crossing (90 mins). Prices start at £45 each way

Channel Tunnel (35 mins crossing) Upto 4 departures per hour. Prices start at £55 each way for a car with upto 9 passengers.

AIRPORTS/ FLIGHTS

The main and easiest airport used to get to Tignes is Geneva, offering the most carriers (so competitively priced) and the most frequent bus and transfer service. Ryanair and Easyjet fly to Grenoble and hence you can get some good prices however you will need to get a hire car or arrange a private transfer.  Lyon also has quite a few carriers and a reasonably frequent bus service.  Chambery is the closest airport however the routes are limited and you may find it difficult to get a good price.

See the below airlines for flights from all UK airports;

Monarch (www.monarch.co.uk) - Grenoble

Easyjet (www.easyjet.com) - Grenoble, Lyon & Geneva

British Airways (www.britishairways.com) - Lyon, Chambery & Geneva

Jet2.com (www.jet2.com) - Geneva, Chambery & Grenoble

Ryanair (www.ryanair.com) - Grenoble

Flybe (www.flybe.com) - Chambery, Lyon

(All BRITS packages exclude flights)

COACH

SnowexpresslogoSnow Express offers the cheapest method of travel available to Bourg-Saint-Maurice and Tignes.  Travel by luxury coach direct from London or Dover to Tignes les Brevieres, Le Lac or Val Claret with Ski Bus UK and Snow Express from only £60 and no additional charges for luggage or skis.   Coaches depart each week at 7pm from London.  A second coach departs at 2pm on some weeks, check the website for further details. The evening coach will get you into resort in the Saturday afternoon, 2pm coach gets into resort early on Saturday morning. 

BRITS customers will get a bonus £5 discount on travel!  You'll receive the discount code in your booking confirmation, just follow this link and enter the code to receive your discount. 

Return prices start at £111.50

TRAIN

The snow train from London St. Pancras is a cost effective and easy way to travel to the Alps, while keeping your Carbon Footprint down.

Rail Europe (www.raileurope.co.uk) or Eurostar (www.eurostar.com)

The overnight options arrive in Bourg St. Maurice (45 mins from Tignes*) on Saturday morning, meaning you could 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!

Return prices start at £149

*See the transfer page for details on transport from Bourg St. Maurice to Tignes.

MOUNTAIN RIDESHARE

mountainrideshare.jpgOffering an eco friendly way of getting to the Brits! Mountain Rideshare is a carpooling website that connects like minded people with a view to filling spare seats in vehicles that take part in mountain related travel.

Ski Transfers, Resort to Resort Travel in fact any type of mountain journey.

Save some money, make new friends and do something to save the snow!

If you've got space in your vehicle, or need a ride to The Brits, why not logon to Mountain Rideshare and add a posting. 
www.mountainrideshare.com

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ACTION HIGHLIGHTS 2014

LATEST PICTURES

Below are links to the galleries on our page facebook.com/britsfestival (The BRITS) which also includes lots of pictures from our apres sessions. Competitions gallery links below:

SNOWBOARD PICTURES

Monster Bangers & Cash
Trespass Snowboardcross Championships
Trespass Halfpipe Championships
Trespass Slopestyle Championships

FREESKI PICTURES

Trespass Skiercross Championships
Trespass Halfpipe Championships
Trespass Slopestyle Championships
Monster Bangers & Cash

LATEST NEWS

TRINDER & SILKSTONE TAKE FIRST PLACE POSITIONS AT THE TRESPASS BRITISH SNOWBOARD SLOPESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIPS

The final day of the British Snowboard Championships saw riders battling against each other and the elements today in the Trespass British Slopestyle Championship. Under grey skies and in less than favourable conditions, it was Jamie Trinder (19) and Nathalie Silkstone (17) who triumphed over their competitors and Mother Nature, taking home the glory, the cash and the gold medals.

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