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There are 4 ways to get from Vars to Montgenèvre by bus, train, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, train  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Ste Marie Monte Pente - VARS to Gare de Montdauphin - EYGLIERS S23
  2. Take the train from Montdauphin Guillestre to Briancon Ter
  3. Take the bus from Gare SNCF - BRIANCON to Montgenèvre-GR Office Tourisme - MONTGENEVRE G / ...

€24 - €41

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Ste Marie Monte Pente - VARS to Gare de Montdauphin - EYGLIERS S23
  2. Take the bus from MONT DAUPHIN - Gare SNCF - MONT DAUPHIN to BRIANCON - Gare SNCF - BRIANCON
  3. Take the bus from Gare SNCF - BRIANCON to Montgenèvre-GR Office Tourisme - MONTGENEVRE G / ...

€13 - €20

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  53 min

  1. Take a taxi from Vars to Montgenèvre 57.6 km

€120 - €150

Drive  •  53 min

  1. Drive from Vars to Montgenèvre 57.6 km

€6 - €10

Vars to Montgenèvre by bus and train

The journey time between Vars and Montgenèvre is around 6h 6m and covers a distance of around 63 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 50m. Operated by Zou! Hautes-Alpes, SNCF and Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Vars to Montgenèvre service departs from Ste Marie Monte Pente - VARS and arrives in Montgenèvre-GR Office Tourisme - MONTGENEVRE. Typically 22 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
6h 6m
Fastest journey time:
2h 50m
Journey distance:
63 km
Services per week:
22
Cheapest price:
€15
Carbon emissions:
5 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:25
Last service departs at:
18:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Vars to Montgenèvre bus and train schedules

Vars → Montgenèvre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Montgenèvre is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Montgenèvre is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Montgenèvre is 1 metre.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vars to Montgenèvre is to drive which costs €6 - €10 and takes 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vars to Montgenèvre is to taxi which costs €120 - €150 and takes 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vars to Montgenèvre. However, there are services departing from Ste Marie Monte Pente - VARS and arriving at Montgenèvre-GR Office Tourisme - MONTGENEVRE via MONT DAUPHIN - Gare SNCF - MONT DAUPHIN and Gare SNCF - BRIANCON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 44m.

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The distance between Vars and Montgenèvre is 37 km. The road distance is 57.6 km.

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The best way to get from Vars to Montgenèvre without a car is to bus and train which takes 3h 32m and costs €23 - €45.

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It takes approximately 3h 32m to get from Vars to Montgenèvre, including transfers.

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Vars to Montgenèvre bus services, operated by Zou! Hautes-Alpes, depart from Ste Marie Monte Pente - VARS station.

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Vars to Montgenèvre bus services, operated by Zou! Hautes-Alpes, arrive at Montgenèvre-GR Office Tourisme - MONTGENEVRE station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vars to Montgenèvre is 58 km. It takes approximately 53 min to drive from Vars to Montgenèvre.

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There are 142+ hotels available in Montgenèvre. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Vars to Montgenèvre.
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  • Distance: 37.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 32m

What companies run services between Vars, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France and Montgenèvre, France?

You can take a bus from Vars to Montgenèvre via MONT DAUPHIN - Gare SNCF - MONT DAUPHIN and Gare SNCF - BRIANCON in around 3h 44m.

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 Montdauphin Guillestre to Briancon
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €17
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€5 - €8
Rail 1st Class
€11 - €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
Train from Montdauphin-Guillestre to Briançon
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €26
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Zou! Hautes-Alpes
Phone
0033 04 92 502 505
Website
zou.maregionsud.fr
Bus from Ste Marie Monte Pente - VARS to Gare de Montdauphin - EYGLIERS
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Zou! Hautes-Alpes
Bus from Gare SNCF - BRIANCON to Montgenèvre-GR Office Tourisme - MONTGENEVRE
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Zou! Hautes-Alpes
Zou! LER
Phone
+33 4 91 57 50 57
Email
webpresse@maregionsud.fr
Website
zou.maregionsud.fr
Bus from MONT DAUPHIN - Gare SNCF - MONT DAUPHIN to BRIANCON - Gare SNCF - BRIANCON
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Zou! LER
Swiss PostAuto
Other operators
Taxi from Vars to Montgenèvre
Ave. Duration
53 min
Estimated price
€120 - €150
Vtc Alpes Loisirs Evasion
Phone
+33 6 17 03 17 51
Taxi Mesrobian
Phone
+33 4 92 43 29 26

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