By train :

There is the TGV (fast train) from Paris and Lyon (also Milan and Turin) stopping at stations; St-Avre-La-Chambre, St-Jean-de-Maurienne, St-Michel-de-Maurienne and Modane. This is the fastest option. TER (Regional) trains from Chambéry and Lyon serve each station in the Maurienne. 

Average journey time (to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne):

  • 3h30 from Paris (direct TGV / 1 per day)
  • 1h40 from Grenoble
  • 1h from Chambéry

You can take your bikes on the trains, but conditions apply. Your bike needs to be dismantled and in a bag on the TGV, the regional trains have special carriages for bikes when travelling between smaller cities and bike touring. Check the SNCF website for further details.


By bus :

The Altibus shuttles connect the stations of Saint Jean de Maurienne, Saint Michel de Maurienne, Saint Avre and Modane at the valley stations. There is also a line connecting Saint Michel de Maurienne to Turin. For more information, visit the website:


By car :

By the Maurienne motorway (A43), you can easily access the valley. Average journey time (to St-Jean-de-Maurienne):

  • 2h from Lyon
  • 2h from Turin (via the Fréjus Road Tunnel)
  • 1h45 from Geneva
  • 1h30 from Grenoble
  • 45 minutes from Chambéry

More information on the Fréjus tunnel and the Maurienne highway on: Find the traffic conditions on the roads of the Savoie department on:


By plane : 

Five airports are located near Maurienne: Chambéry, Lyon Saint Exupéry, Geneva, Turin, Grenoble. They are accessible by taxi or train. A shuttle also links the Maurienne to Chambéry airport. For more information, visit the website:

By train, bus, shuttle bus and carpooling :

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