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There are 4 ways to get from Grenoble to Alba by bus, train or car

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Bus via Turin  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble to Turin N740 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP to Fermata 17659 - ALBA 2014 / ...

€15 - €19

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Train  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Chambery Challes Les Eaux Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba Re

€69 - €104

Bus  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble to Turin N740 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Torino - Torino Esposizioni to Alba - Autostazione 108 / ...

€19 - €24

Drive  •  3h 16m

  1. Drive from Grenoble to Alba 290 km

€35 - €55

Grenoble to Alba by bus

The bus journey time between Grenoble and Alba is around 6h 30m and covers a distance of around 298 km. The fastest bus normally takes 5h 35m. Operated by FlixBus and Gruppo Torinese Trasporti, the Grenoble to Alba bus service departs from Grenoble and arrives in Fermata 17659 - ALBA. Typically 15 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
6h 30m
Fastest bus time:
5h 35m
Buses per week:
15
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
37 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
05:10
Last bus departs at:
14:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Grenoble to Alba bus schedules

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International entry into Italy from France

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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
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  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
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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.

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Grenoble to Alba is to bus via Turin which costs €14 - €20 and takes 5h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Grenoble to Alba is to drive which costs €35 - €55 and takes 3h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Grenoble to Alba. However, there are services departing from Grenoble and arriving at Fermata 17659 - ALBA via Fermata 3287 - FERRUCCI, Fermata 778 - VITTORIO EMANUELE II and Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Grenoble to Alba. However, there are services departing from Grenoble and arriving at Alba via Chambery Challes Les Eaux and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 33m.

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The distance between Grenoble and Alba is 190 km. The road distance is 290 km.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Alba without a car is to bus via Turin which takes 5h 55m and costs €14 - €20.

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It takes approximately 5h 55m to get from Grenoble to Alba, including transfers.

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Grenoble to Alba bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Grenoble station.

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

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Alba is to bus via Turin which takes 5h 55m and costs €14 - €20. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €65 - €110 and takes 6h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Grenoble to Alba.
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  • Distance: 190.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 55m

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

You can take a bus from Grenoble to Alba via Turin, Fermata 3287 - FERRUCCI, Fermata 778 - VITTORIO EMANUELE II, Fermata 739 - CARDUCCI, and Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP in around 5h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Grenoble to Alba via Chambery Challes Les Eaux and Torino Porta Susa in around 6h 33m.

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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Grenoble to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€9 - €14
Rail 1st Class
€17 - €25
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 Grenoble to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €50
1st Class
€40 - €50
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
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 Grenoble to Turin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
AUTOLINEE GIACHINO S.r.l.
Phone
+39 0141 937510
Email
info@autolineegiachino.it
Website
autolineegiachino.it
Bus from Torino - Torino Esposizioni to Alba - Autostazione
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
AUTOLINEE GIACHINO S.r.l.

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Grenoble to Alba bus services, operated by Gruppo Torinese Trasporti, arrive at Fermata 17659 - ALBA station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Grenoble to Alba is 290 km. It takes approximately 3h 16m to drive from Grenoble to Alba.

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There are 264+ hotels available in Alba. Prices start at €75 per night.

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