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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Varese to Rho Fiera
  2. Take the train from Rho-Fiera Milano to Torino Porta Susa
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Varese to Malpensa Aeroporto T1
  2. Take the bus from Milan Malpensa Airport T1 to Turin Auchan
  3. Take the train from Torino Stura to Alba

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Malpensa Airport - Terminal 1 to Torino Corso Giulio Cesare
  2. Take the bus from Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP to Fermata 17659 - ALBA

Drive

  1. Drive from Varese to Alba

Varese to Alba by train and walk

The journey time between Varese and Alba is around 4h 35m and covers a distance of around 251 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 19m. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 17m. Services are operated by Trenord, Trenitalia and Trenitalia Frecce. Typically 82 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 15m
Layover time:
1h 19m
Total time:
4h 35m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 17m
Journey distance:
251 km
Services per week:
82
Cheapest price:
€18
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:43
Last service departs at:
20:43

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Varese to Alba train and walk schedules

Varese → Alba
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Inter-regional travel is permitted
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If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 1500

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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
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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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.

Last updated: 15 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Varese to Alba is to drive which costs €24 - €40 and takes 1h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Varese to Alba is to drive which costs €24 - €40 and takes 1h 59m.

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No, there is no direct train from Varese to Alba. However, there are services departing from Varese and arriving at Alba via Rho-Fiera Milano and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 14m.

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The distance between Varese and Alba is 139 km. The road distance is 195.1 km.

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The best way to get from Varese to Alba without a car is to train which takes 5h 14m and costs €18 - €75.

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It takes approximately 5h 14m to get from Varese to Alba, including transfers.

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Varese to Alba train services, operated by Trenord, depart from Varese station.

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The best way to get from Varese to Alba is to train which takes 5h 14m and costs €18 - €75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €60 and takes 7h 19m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Varese to Alba is 195 km. It takes approximately 1h 59m to drive from Varese to Alba.

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Map of how to get from Varese to Alba.
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  • Distance: 139.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 14m

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

You can take a train from Varese to Alba via Rho Fiera, Rho-Fiera Milano, and Torino Porta Susa in around 5h 14m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Varese to Alba via Gallarate, Gallarate Station, Malpensa Airport - Terminal 1, Torino Corso Giulio Cesare, Fermata 5007 - LAURO ROSSI EST, Fermata 739 - CARDUCCI, and Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP in around 7h 19m.

Train operators
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 Varese to Rho Fiera
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenord
Train from Varese to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €5
Website
Trenord
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 Torino Stura to Alba
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
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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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
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 Varese to Malpensa Aeroporto T1
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milan Malpensa Airport T1 to Turin Auchan
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Autostradale
Website
Autostradale
Bus from Malpensa Airport - Terminal 1 to Torino Corso Giulio Cesare
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €23
Website
Autostradale
Website
Autostradale

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