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

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Train  •  7h 49m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba Re

€115 - €156

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Bus  •  12h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Turin N521
  2. Take the bus from Fermata 161 - NIZZA to Fermata 17659 - ALBA 2014

€37 - €47

6 alternative options

Night train, bus, train  •  14h 31m

  1. Take the night train from Paris-Austerlitz to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux Ic
  2. Take the bus from Chambery Place de la Gare to Turin Corso Vittorio Emanuele II
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba Re

Drive  •  8h 8m

  1. Drive from Paris Bercy to Alba 825.9 km

€100 - €160

Fly Paris CDG to Turin, train  •  7h 2m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Turin (TRN) CDG - TRN
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

€78 - €232

Fly Paris Orly to Nice, bus, train  •  10h 13m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Nice (NCE) ORY - NCE
  2. Take the bus from Nice Airport to Savona
  3. Take the train from Savona to Carmagnola

€68 - €209

Fly Paris CDG to Milan Linate, train  •  9h 8m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Milan Linate (LIN) CDG - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

€64 - €229

Fly Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9h 14m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) CDG - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

€64 - €240

Paris to Alba by train

The train journey time between Paris and Alba is around 10h 58m and covers a distance of around 794 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 15m. Operated by TGV inOui and Trenitalia, the Paris to Alba train service departs from Paris Gare De Lyon and arrives in Alba. Typically 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
10h 58m
Fastest train time:
7h 15m
Train distance:
794 km
Trains per week:
14
Cheapest price:
€115
Carbon emissions:
41 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:22
Last train departs at:
14:26

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris to Alba train schedules

France → Italy
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International entry into Italy from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Italy from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • 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
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from France
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  • 5-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Cyprus, 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)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area and Cyprus
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom

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Rules to follow in Italy

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from France

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

Frequently Asked Questions


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: 3 Aug 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Alba is to bus which costs €35 - €50 and takes 12h 29m.

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The fastest way to get from Paris to Alba is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost €75 - €240 and takes 7h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Alba. However, there are services departing from Paris and arriving at Fermata 17659 - ALBA via Fermata 2603 - STAZIONE LINGOTTO and Fermata 161 - NIZZA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Alba. However, there are services departing from Paris Gare De Lyon and arriving at Alba via Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 49m.

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The distance between Paris and Alba is 633 km. The road distance is 825.9 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Alba without a car is to train which takes 7h 49m and costs €110 - €160.

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It takes approximately 7h 49m to get from Paris to Alba, including transfers.

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

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Paris to Alba train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris Gare De Lyon station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Alba is to train which takes 7h 49m and costs €110 - €160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €50 and takes 12h 29m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Alba.
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  • Distance: 632.8 km
  • Duration: 7h 49m

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

You can take a train from Paris Bercy to Alba via Torino Porta Susa in around 7h 49m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris Bercy to Alba via Turin, Fermata 2603 - STAZIONE LINGOTTO, and Fermata 161 - NIZZA in around 12h 29m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €260
Flights from Paris Orly to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €300
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €340
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €270
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €220
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €230
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Turin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €190
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €330
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €370
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €220
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €460
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €450
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 Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
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 Savona to Carmagnola
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €17
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€15 - €17
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
Night train from Paris-Austerlitz to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€150 - €270
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 2 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€16 - €23
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €20
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
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 Paris to Turin
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nice Airport to Savona
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from Chambery Place de la Gare to Turin Corso Vittorio Emanuele II
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Turin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Alba is 826 km. It takes approximately 8h 8m to drive from Paris to Alba.

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Air France, Lufthansa and Air Dolomiti offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Turin Airport.

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There are 263+ hotels available in Alba. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs €5 - €9.

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