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There are 8 ways to get from Alsace to Alba by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  10h 57m

  1. Take the train from Selestat to Basel Sbb Ter
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Re / ...
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
  5. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba Re

€73 - €154

Cheapest option

Train, night bus  •  12h 25m

  1. Take the train from Selestat to Basel Sbb Ter
  2. Take the night bus from Basel SBB to Turin Stura
  3. Take the train from Torino Stura to Alba Re

€42 - €72

6 alternative options

Bus  •  15h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Colmar to Lyon Perrache 720
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Turin
  3. Take the bus from Fermata 161 - NIZZA to Fermata 17659 - ALBA

€44 - €75

Drive  •  5h 58m

  1. Drive from Alsace to Alba 576.9 km

€70 - €110

Fly Strasbourg to Nice, bus, train  •  10h 34m

  1. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Nice (NCE) SXB - NCE
  2. Take the bus from Nice Airport to Savona
  3. Take the train from Savona to Carmagnola

€73 - €306

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Turin  •  10h 14m

  1. Take the train from Selestat to Strasbourg
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Mannheim Hbf
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  4. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Turin (TRN) FRA - TRN
  5. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

€79 - €266

Train, train to Zurich, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  10h 30m

  1. Take the train from Selestat to Basel Sbb
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP
  4. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  5. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
  6. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

€107 - €305

Train to Basel, fly to Nice, bus, train  •  12h 10m

  1. Take the train from Sélestat to Saint-Louis
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Nice (NCE) BSL - NCE
  3. Take the bus from Nice Airport to Savona
  4. Take the train from Savona to Carmagnola

€70 - €229

Alsace to Alba by train and walk

The journey time between Alsace and Alba is around 11h 42m and covers a distance of around 639 km. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 40m. Operated by SNCF, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and others, the Alsace to Alba service departs from Scherwiller and arrives in Alba. Typically 27 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
11h 42m
Fastest journey time:
8h 40m
Journey distance:
639 km
Services per week:
27
Cheapest price:
€81
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:13
Last service departs at:
20:53

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Alsace to Alba train and walk schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Japan and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Italy

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Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Alba is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Alba is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Alba is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Italy.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 25 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Alsace to Alba is to train and night bus which costs €40 - €75 and takes 12h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Alsace to Alba is to drive which costs €70 - €110 and takes 5h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from Alsace to Alba. However, there are services departing from Scherwiller and arriving at Alba via Selestat, Basel SBB, Lugano, Milano Centrale Station and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 57m.

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The distance between Alsace and Alba is 403 km. The road distance is 576.9 km.

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The best way to get from Alsace to Alba without a car is to train which takes 10h 57m and costs €70 - €160.

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It takes approximately 10h 57m to get from Alsace to Alba, including transfers.

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Alsace to Alba train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Selestat station.

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The best way to get from Alsace to Alba is to train which takes 10h 57m and costs €70 - €160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €80 and takes 15h 4m.

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The quickest flight from Strasbourg Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Alsace to Alba train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Alba station.

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Map of how to get from Alsace to Alba.
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  • Distance: 403.2 km
  • Duration: 10h 57m

What companies run services between Alsace, France and Alba, Piemonte, Italy?

You can take a train from Alsace to Alba via Selestat, Basel SBB, Lugano, Milano Centrale, Milano Centrale Station, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino Porta Susa in around 10h 57m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Alsace to Alba via Gare-Sélestat, Sélestat, Colmar, Colmar, Lyon Perrache, Turin, Fermata 2603 - STAZIONE LINGOTTO, and Fermata 161 - NIZZA in around 15h 4m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €280
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €2000
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €370
Flights from Strasbourg to Nice via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €370
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Frankfurt to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €400
Train operators
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 Selestat to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€13 - €19
Rail 1st Class
€21 - €35
Train from Selestat to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Rail 1st Class
€13 - €20
Train from Selestat to St Louis
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€12 - €18
Rail 1st Class
€20 - €29
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 Basel SBB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€19 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Selestat to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€18 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€29 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Sélestat to Saint-Louis
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€16 - €23
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €20
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
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 Torino Porta Susa to Alba
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €11
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €11
Train from Torino Stura to Alba
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Train from Savona to Carmagnola
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €17
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€15 - €17
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 Selestat to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €29
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€24 - €29
1st Class
€17 - €21
Train from Strasbourg to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€30 - €40
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €35
1st Class
€24 - €29
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Strasbourg to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenord
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
€11 - €16
Bus operators
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Colmar to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Turin
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Basel SBB to Turin Stura
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€24 - €30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nice Airport to Savona
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Alsace to Alba is 577 km. It takes approximately 5h 58m to drive from Alsace to Alba.

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Volotea and Air France offer flights from Strasbourg Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 263+ hotels available in Alba. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Alsace to Strasbourg Airport is to train which takes 51 min and costs €6 - €19.

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