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There are 4 ways to get from Alessandria to Col de la Madeleine by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train

  1. Take the train from Alessandria to Torino Lingotto
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
  3. Take the train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to St-Marcellin

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Alessandria to Torino Porta Nuova
  2. Take the bus from Turin Corso Vittorio Emanuele II to Chambery Place de la Gare
  3. Take the train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to St-Marcellin

2 alternative options

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Alessandria Train Station to Turin Corso Vittorio Emanuele II
  2. Take the bus from Turin to Grenoble
  3. Take the bus from Gare Routiere to La Gare

Drive

  1. Drive from Alessandria to Col de la Madeleine

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Alessandria to Col de la Madeleine is to train and bus, which costs €27 - €90 and takes 8h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Alessandria to Col de la Madeleine is to drive which costs €50 - €75 and takes 4h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Alessandria station to Col de la Madeleine. However, there are services departing from Alessandria Train Station and arriving at Chapponay via Turin, Gare Routiere and La Gare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 15m.

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The distance between Alessandria and Col de la Madeleine is 270 km. The road distance is 385.2 km.

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The best way to get from Alessandria to Col de la Madeleine without a car is to train which takes 6h 57m and costs €95 - €180.

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It takes approximately 6h 57m to get from Alessandria to Col de la Madeleine, including transfers.

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Alessandria to Col de la Madeleine bus services, operated by Itabus, depart from Alessandria Train Station.

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The best way to get from Alessandria to Col de la Madeleine is to train which takes 6h 57m and costs €95 - €180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10h 15m.

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Alessandria to Col de la Madeleine bus services, operated by Cars Région Isère, arrive at La Gare station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alessandria to Col de la Madeleine is 385 km. It takes approximately 4h 2m to drive from Alessandria to Col de la Madeleine.

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Map of how to get from Alessandria to Col de la Madeleine.
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  • Distance: 269.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 57m

What companies run services between Alessandria, Italy and Col de la Madeleine, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France?

You can take a train from Alessandria to Col de la Madeleine via Torino Lingotto, Torino Porta Susa, Chambery Challes Les Eaux, Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux, and St-Marcellin in around 6h 57m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Alessandria to Col de la Madeleine via Turin Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, Turin, Gare Routiere, and La Gare in around 10h 15m.

Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Alessandria to Torino Lingotto
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €13
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€11 - €13
Train from Alessandria to Torino Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €13
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €13
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Alessandria to Torino Lingotto
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€6 - €10
Train from Alessandria to Torino Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Alessandria to Torino Lingotto
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€10 - €15
Base Standard
€24 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Alessandria to Torino Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€10 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €50
1st Class
€40 - €50
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to St-Marcellin
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to St Marcellin Isere
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€15 - €22
Rail 1st Class
€23 - €35
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Turin Corso Vittorio Emanuele II to Chambery Place de la Gare
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Union Ivkoni
Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Alessandria Train Station to Turin Corso Vittorio Emanuele II
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Itabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Turin to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Torino - Bus station to Grenoble - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
Blablabus
Cars Région Isère
Phone
04 26 16 38 38
Website
transisere.fr
Bus from Gare Routiere to La Gare
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Cars Région Isère
Swiss PostAuto

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