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Train  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the train from Brig to Rho-Fiera Milano Ec
  2. Take the train from Rho-Fiera Milano to Torino Porta Susa Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba Re

€60 - €147

Cheapest option

Train via Novara  •  7h 3m

  1. Take the train from Brig to Domodossola Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Domodossola to Novara Re
  3. Take the train from Novara to Torino Porta Susa Re / ...
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba Re

€24 - €69

3 alternative options

Bus  •  8h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Brig Central Train Station to Savona Marittima Neuchatel-Genua-Savona
  2. Take the bus from Savona - Piazza Del Popolo to Alba - Autostazione 204

Train, bus  •  9h 32m

  1. Take the train from Brig to Domodossola Ec / ...
  2. Take the bus from Domodossola - Stazione Ferroviaria to Novara - Piazza Garibaldi Lato Dogana - Stazione Rfi 015 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Casale Monferrato - Stazione Ferroviaria to Piazza Medaglie d'Oro 406 / ...

€27 - €76

Drive  •  3h 5m

  1. Drive from Brig to Alba 279.6 km

€30 - €50

Brig to Alba by train

The train journey time between Brig and Alba is around 5h 9m and covers a distance of around 353 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 9m. Services are operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Trenitalia and Trenitalia Frecce. Typically three trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 9m
Fastest train time:
5h 9m
Train distance:
353 km
Trains per week:
3
Cheapest price:
€64
Carbon emissions:
18 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:44
Last train departs at:
08:44

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Brig to Alba train schedules

Switzerland → Italy
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  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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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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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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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 Switzerland from Italy.

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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brig to Alba is to train and bus which costs SFr 29 - SFr 85 and takes 9h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Brig to Alba is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 3h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brig station to Alba. However, there are services departing from Brig Central Train Station and arriving at Alba - Autostazione via Savona - Piazza Del Popolo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brig to Alba. However, there are services departing from Brig and arriving at Alba via Rho-Fiera Milano and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 52m.

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The distance between Brig and Alba is 180 km. The road distance is 279.6 km.

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The best way to get from Brig to Alba without a car is to train which takes 5h 52m and costs SFr 65 - SFr 170.

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It takes approximately 5h 52m to get from Brig to Alba, including transfers.

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Brig to Alba bus services, operated by ExpressBus, depart from Brig Central Train Station.

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Brig to Alba train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Brig station.

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The best way to get from Brig to Alba is to train which takes 5h 52m and costs SFr 65 - SFr 170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Brig to Alba.
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  • Distance: 179.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 52m

What companies run services between Brig, Switzerland and Alba, Piemonte, Italy?

You can take a train from Brig to Alba via Rho-Fiera Milano and Torino Porta Susa in around 5h 52m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brig to Alba via Savona Marittima and Savona - Piazza Del Popolo in around 8h 50m.

Train operators
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 Brig to Rho-Fiera Milano
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €85
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Brig to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Rho-Fiera Milano to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €19
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€17 - €19
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 Domodossola to Novara
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €13
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €13
Train from Novara to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
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 Rho-Fiera Milano to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€13 - €19
Base Standard
€29 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Brig to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
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 Novara to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Bus operators
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Brig Central Train Station to Savona Marittima
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €75
Website
ExpressBus
AUTOLINEE GIORS S.r.l.
Phone
+39 0173 290047
Email
info@giorsbus.com
Website
giorsbus.com
Bus from Savona - Piazza Del Popolo to Alba - Autostazione
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
AUTOLINEE GIORS S.r.l.
STN
Phone
0321 472647
Email
info@stnnet.it
Website
stnnet.it
Bus from Domodossola - Stazione Ferroviaria to Novara - Piazza Garibaldi Lato Dogana - Stazione Rfi
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
STN
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Novara, stazione FS
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Grouppo Stat
Phone
+39 0142 452854
Email
autoticinostac@statcasale.com
Website
gruppostat.com
Bus from Casale Monferrato - Stazione Ferroviaria to Piazza Medaglie d'Oro
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €16
Website
Grouppo Stat
Arfea
Phone
800 13 60 44
Email
tpl@arfea.it
Website
arfea.it
Bus from Casale Monferrato to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€5 - €6
Schedules at
arfea.it

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Brig to Alba bus services, operated by AUTOLINEE GIORS S.r.l., arrive at Alba - Autostazione station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brig to Alba is 280 km. It takes approximately 3h 5m to drive from Brig to Alba.

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