How To Get To Serre Chevalier

How To Get To Serre Chevalier

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    Oulx - Serre Chevalier bus timetable.
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    Serre Chevalier - Oulx bus timetable.
  • Oulx - Serre Chevalier Bus Timetable

Serre Chevalier is in the southern French Alps, part of Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur.

Where is Serre Chevalier, France?

The ski resort of Serre Chevalier is made of several towns & villages including Briançon, Saint Chaffrey, La Salle les Alpes & Le Monetier les Bains.

The main centre is Briancon which is 240km south of Geneva & 110km west of Turin. The Mediterranean coastal city of Marseilles is 260km to the south & makes an interesting starting point for a ski trip to Serre Chevalier.

Flights to Serre Chevalier

Gateway airports for international travelers are Milan (MXP),Geneva (GVA)Lyon St Expury (LYS). Due to the proximity of the TGV train line in nearby Oulx, Paris (CDG) is an option as well.

The regional airports of Turin (TRN), Chambery (CMF) & Marseilles (MRS) are options for travelers from UK & European flight origins.

Train & bus connections to Serre Chevalier's main city Briancon from all airports are very good , but time consuming.

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Airport & Hotel Transfers

The quickest & most cost effective way to Serre Chevalier from the airports, particularly with groups of three or more people, can be private transfer or rental car.

Train & Bus to Briançon & Serre Chevalier

From the north, trains from Paris, Geneva, Lyon, Turin or Milan are conveniently met at Oulx train station by buses which swiftly complete the 30km trip to all Serre Chevalier towns and villages via Montgenevre. Buy a bus ticket from the driver. Search for train tickets to Oulx here. The TGV stops at Oulx at least 3 times per day and regional trains from Turin make more frequent stops. Search for train tickets to Oulx here.

From the south, connections to Serre Chevalier by train at Briançon are possible via Grenoble & Gap. The trip from Marseilles to Briancon is straight forward but seriously time consuming. Search for train tickets to Briancon here.

Four bus trips a day link Grenoble directly to Serre Chevalier. Local buses link Briancon to the other Serre Chevalier base areas.

Driving to Briançon & Serre Chevalier

Most of the driving routes to Briancon from France, Switzerland & Italy are quickest via motorways (including the Frejus Tunnel from France), then Oulx & Montgenevre:
  • Milan Malpensa airport - 240km (23/4hr) via the E64/E70.;
  • Turin airport - 120km (1hr 35min) via the E70;
  • Geneva airport - 250km (3hr) via the A41/A43 (Chambery);
  • Lyon airport - 240km (uder 3hr) via the A43 (Chambery).

From Marseilles Provence airport the drive to Serre Chevalier (Briançon) is just over 3hr (260 km) via the N94 & A51.

Note that the Frejus Tunnel is quite expensive. Be prepared to be stung!

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Car rentals are most convenient at major airports, but are cheaper in the cities. To search for all rental cars by availability & rate, use our preferred car rental search engine here.

Nearby Ski Resorts

Several great ski resorts are close to Serre Chevalier. To the north Montgenevre and the Via Lattea resorts in Italy, including Sestriere & Oulx.

A paltry 38km to the west is the legendary freeride mountain of La Grave which links with the huge ski resort of Les Deux Alpes.

To the south are the secret stash of Puys St Vincent & relatively unknown, but extensive, Risoul-Vars ski resort.