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There are 7 ways to get from Antibes to French Alps by train, bus, plane or shuttle

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, bus via Lyon Airport (LYS)  •  8h 1m

  1. Take the train from Antibes to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Tgv / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Chamonix Sud - Bus station BlaBlaCar Bus / ...

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Bus  •  9h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Nice Airport to Aosta 1404

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Train via Lyon  •  9h 32m

  1. Take the train from Antibes to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bellegarde Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Bellegarde to St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet Ter / ...

Train  •  10h 59m

  1. Take the train from Antibes to Ventimiglia Ter
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Torino Porta Nuova Re
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Nuova to Aosta Re

Train, bus  •  12h 27m

  1. Take the train from Antibes to Ventimiglia Ter
  2. Take the bus from Sanremo to Aosta Autostazione

Fly to Geneva, shuttle  •  5h 26m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Geneva (GVA) NCE - GVA
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Geneva Airport to Chamonix sud

Fly to Lyon, bus  •  6h 46m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Lyon (LYS) NCE - LYS
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Chamonix Sud - Bus station

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The cheapest way to get from Antibes to French Alps is to bus which costs €26 - €40 and takes 9h 7m.

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The fastest way to get from Antibes to French Alps is to fly and shuttle which takes 5h 26m and costs €35 - €150.

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The distance between Antibes and French Alps is 251 km.

The best way to get from Antibes to French Alps without a car is to train and bus via Lyon Airport (LYS) which takes 8h 1m and costs €90 - €130.

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It takes approximately 8h 1m to get from Antibes to French Alps, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Antibes to French Alps is to bus which takes 9h 7m and costs €26 - €40. Alternatively, you can train via Lyon, which costs €110 - €180 and takes 9h 32m.

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Swiss and easyJet offer flights from Nice Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 3164+ hotels available in French Alps. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Antibes to Nice Airport is to bus which takes 35 min and costs €1 - €6.

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Map of how to get from Antibes to French Alps.
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  • Distance: 250.7 km
  • Duration: 8h 1m

What companies run services between Antibes, France and French Alps, France?

FlixBus operates a bus from Nice Airport to Aosta once daily. Tickets cost €21 - €26 and the journey takes 6h 5m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Antibes to French Alps via Lyon Part Dieu, Bellegarde, and St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet in around 9h 32m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €320
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €280
Train operators
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 Antibes to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€80 - €95
1st Class
€90 - €110
Train from Antibes to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€80 - €100
1st Class
€90 - €110
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bellegarde
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €41
1st Class
€31 - €37
Train from Bellegarde to St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€12 - €19
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€12 - €15
1st Class
€16 - €19
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Bellegarde
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bellegarde to St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€26 - €50
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Bellegarde
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€16 - €24
Rail 1st Class
€25 - €40
Train from Bellegarde to St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€11 - €17
Rail 1st Class
€14 - €20
Train from Antibes to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€8 - €12
Rail 1st Class
€15 - €22
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 Ventimiglia to Torino Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€30 - €33
Train from Torino Porta Nuova to Aosta
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €18
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€16 - €18
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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Bus operators
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
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 Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport to Chamonix
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nice Airport to Aosta
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €26
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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Grouppo Stat
Swisstours Transport SA
Phone
+41 22 781 04 04
Email
info@stts.ch
Website
cham-transfers.com
Shuttle from Geneva Airport to Chamonix sud
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€7
Website
cham-transfers.com

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