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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Parma to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

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Bus

  1. Take the Bus from Parma to Piacenza
  2. Take the bus from Piacenza - Via Gorra to Moncalieri - Corso Trieste
  3. Take the bus from Fermata 3062 - SANGONE to Fermata 17659 - ALBA

2 alternative options

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Parma to Pavia - Viale Trieste
  2. Take the train from Pavia to Alessandria

Drive

  1. Drive from Parma to Alba

Parma to Alba by train and walk

The journey time between Parma and Alba is around 5h 33m and covers a distance of around 332 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 21m. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 46m. Services are operated by Trenitalia Frecce, Trenitalia Intercity, ItaloTreno and others. Typically 60 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 12m
Layover time:
2h 21m
Total time:
5h 33m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 46m
Journey distance:
332 km
Services per week:
60
Cheapest price:
€28
Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:07
Last service departs at:
23:14

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Parma to Alba train and walk schedules

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Parma to Alba is to Bus, which costs €19 - €26 and takes 5h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Parma to Alba is to drive which costs €28 - €45 and takes 2h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Parma to Alba. However, there are services departing from Parma and arriving at Fermata 17659 - ALBA via Piacenza - Via Gorra and Fermata 3062 - SANGONE. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Parma to Alba. However, there are services departing from Parma and arriving at Alba via Milano Centrale Station and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 42m.

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The distance between Parma and Alba is 181 km. The road distance is 220.1 km.

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The best way to get from Parma to Alba without a car is to train which takes 4h 42m and costs €27 - €110.

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It takes approximately 4h 42m to get from Parma to Alba, including transfers.

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Parma to Alba bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Parma station.

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Parma to Alba train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Parma station.

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The best way to get from Parma to Alba is to train which takes 4h 42m and costs €27 - €110. Alternatively, you can Bus, which costs €19 - €26 and takes 5h 29m.

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Map of how to get from Parma to Alba.
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  • Distance: 181.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 42m

What companies run services between Parma, Italy and Alba, Piemonte, Italy?

You can take a train from Parma to Alba via Milano Centrale, Milano Centrale Station, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino Porta Susa in around 4h 42m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Parma to Alba via Piacenza, Piacenza - Via Gorra, Moncalieri - Corso Trieste, and Fermata 3062 - SANGONE in around 5h 29m.

Train operators
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 Parma to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €50
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Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€13 - €18
Base Standard
€28 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €50
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 Parma to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €13
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Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€8 - €13
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
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Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €11
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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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 Pavia to Alessandria
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Trenord
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
BonelliBus s.a.s.
Phone
+39 0541662069
Website
bonellibus.it
Bus from Piacenza - Via Gorra to Moncalieri - Corso Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €16
Schedules at
bonellibus.it

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Parma to Alba is 220 km. It takes approximately 2h 11m to drive from Parma to Alba.

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