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There are 5 ways to get from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Alba by train, bus or car

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Savona
  2. Take the bus from Savona - Piazza Del Popolo to Alba - Autostazione

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Turin
  2. Take the bus from Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP to Fermata 17659 - ALBA

Train via Savona

  1. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Savona
  2. Take the train from Savona to Carmagnola

Train

  1. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Carmagnola

Drive

  1. Drive from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Alba

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Alba is to bus which costs €16 - €22 and takes 6h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Alba is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 2h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Alba. However, there are services departing from Nice 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 6h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Alba. However, there are services departing from Villefranche Sur Mer and arriving at Alba via Ventimiglia, Savona and Carmagnola. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h.

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The distance between Villefranche-sur-Mer and Alba is 125 km. The road distance is 258.3 km.

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The best way to get from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Alba without a car is to train and bus which takes 6h 11m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 11m to get from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Alba, including transfers.

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Villefranche-sur-Mer to Alba bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Nice station.

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Villefranche-sur-Mer to Alba train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Ventimiglia station.

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The best way to get from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Alba is to bus which takes 6h 10m and costs €16 - €22. Alternatively, you can train via Savona, which costs €23 - €95 and takes 7h.

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Map of how to get from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Alba.
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  • Distance: 124.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 11m

What companies run services between Villefranche-sur-Mer, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France and Alba, Piemonte, Italy?

You can take a bus from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Alba via Turin, Fermata 3287 - FERRUCCI, Fermata 778 - VITTORIO EMANUELE II, Fermata 739 - CARDUCCI, and Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP in around 6h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Alba via Ventimiglia, Savona, and Carmagnola in around 7h.

Train operators
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 Ventimiglia to Savona
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €15
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€13 - €15
Train from Savona to Carmagnola
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €17
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€15 - €17
Train from Ventimiglia to Carmagnola
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €29
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€27 - €29
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 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 Ventimiglia to Savona
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €11
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 Ventimiglia to Savona
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €16
Base Standard
€26 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €50
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Savona
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Thello
Bus operators
AUTOLINEE GIORS S.r.l.
Phone
+39 0173 290047
Email
info@giorsbus.com
Website
giorsbus.com
Bus from Savona - Piazza Del Popolo to Alba - Autostazione
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
AUTOLINEE GIORS S.r.l.
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nice to Turin
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Villefranche-sur-Mer to Alba bus services, operated by Gruppo Torinese Trasporti, arrive at Fermata 17659 - ALBA station.

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Villefranche-sur-Mer to Alba train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Carmagnola station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Villefranche-sur-Mer to Alba is 258 km. It takes approximately 2h 51m to drive from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Alba.

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