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Lyon to Albertville by train

How to take the rail journey from Lyon to the ski resorts which can be accessed from the stations in Albertville, Moutiers and Bourg-St Maurice

How to travel to the Alpine resorts that are most easily accessed from Lyon by train.



From Lyon Part-Dieu to Albertville

Journey Summary

Travel Time
2hr 35min
Not Every Day
Travel Information

Final Destination: Bourg St Maurice

After Albertville the trains also call at Moûtiers-Salins-Brides-les-Bains.

Friday = up to 1 x train (typically departs at 14:50)
Saturday = up to 7 x trains
Sunday = up to 4 x trains

More frequent and daily connections are available by changing trains at Chambery,


Book early and save: No

Tickets will cost the same price if purchased at the station immediately before departure.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
SNCF Connect *

SNCF Connect Guide

SNCF is the national rail operator in France and not so long ago it recently simplified both the range of tickets and the term and conditions of using them.
Therefore the cheapest tickets also become more flexible too.

Other improvements included a simple integration of travelling with bicycles and rail pass users being able to book reservations for national journeys, without paying booking fees.

And it also recently launched SNCF Connect as replacement for its Oui.SNCF booking service.
You can set up a low price alert to let you know when the cheapest price is available for a future journey.

Something else to look out for is that simplest way of travelling with tickets is to use the SNCF Connect App, as booked tickets can therefore be stored on your mobile device, which can then be shown to the train conductors as proof of purchase.

SNCF Connect on Google Play

SNCF Connect in the App (Apple) store

SNCF also operates RailEurope, which is in effect a dedicated online booking service for making bookings from outside of Europe.
If you reside outside of Europe you may discover that SNCF Connect rejects phone numbers or card numbers, but RailEurope won't do so.
Though RailEurope will add booking fees when making a purchase

On this journey

Journey Features

Scenic - YesLandscape (Hills / Mountains)

Good to Know

Arriving in Bourg St Maurice:

Onward connections are available in Bourg St Maurice to the Les Arcs ski resorts.

The Arc en Ciel funicular station is at the opposite end of the platforms/voie to the main station buildings.
So is located by the rear of the trains, though the access involves negotiating two flights of stairs

The funicular goes to Arc 1600 direct, shuttle buses meet the funicular for the journey on to Arcs 1800, 1950 and 2000.

Buses also depart from the front of the main station building on multiple routes/lines.

Arriving in Moutiers:

Moutiers-Salins-Brides-les-Bains station is a gateway station to the Les 3 Vallees ski resorts.

From the station:

This is a scenic journey with mountain views from both sides of the train, particularly for the final 45 mins of the journey, after Chambery.

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