Coming to the Alps

The Alps are served by three major international airports. The TGV and TER trains connect you to the big cities in the region. Shuttles and coach busses help you reach the villages and resorts – or you can always come by car.

Coming by Air


  • National and international Flights:
  • From Marseille Airport, the ZOU network (formerly Navettes Blanches) provides buses that serve the Alpes-de Haute-Provence and the Hautes-Alpes regions. Further information at the bottom of the page.
  • Taxis are available on the arrival of every flight
  • Information:
  • Tel: +33 (0)4 42 14 14 14

Nice Côte d’Azur


  • National and international Flights:
  • From Turin airport, the Linkbus shuttles in winter service Serre-Chevalier, Briançon, Montgenèvre, La Grave La Meije, Clavière, Puy Saint Vincent, La Vallée de la Clarée, and Névache:
  • Information:
  • Tel: +39 (0)7 15 67 63 78

 Coming by train

 Main Lines

  • Paris-Gap: 5 hours, 20 minutes (TGV+TER via Valence-Ville)
  • Paris-Briançon: 11 hours, 45 minutes by night train or 6 hours, 20 minutes via Valence
  • Marseille-Briançon: 5 hours
  • Information:
  • The Italian station of Oulx is 33 km from Briançon

Regional Network

  • The TER trains as well as bus services (SNCF) have inter-regional links which enable people to reach Veynes-Dévoluy, Gap, Embrun, Mont-Dauphin, Guillestre, L’Argentière-les-Ecrins-Briançon, Sisteron and Digne-les-Bains.
  • Information:
  • The ZOU network also offers bus departures from the Aix-TGV station to the Southern Alps resorts. Further information at the bottom of the page

Coming by Car

  • The A51 and A48 motorways are the main access roads to the region.
    Information on motorways: +33 (0)836 68 10 77 and
  • Regional Road Information Centre: +33 (0)4 91 78 78 78
  • In France, seat belts are mandatory in the front and the rear. Children under 10 years of age must be seated on child’s seats.

Speed Limits:

  • 50 km/h in town
  • 130 km/h on the motorway
  • 110 km/h on dual carriageways
  • 80 km/h on other roads

Traffic Information:

 Coming by bus

Zou! Get to the Snow by Bus

The Southern Alps ski resorts are easily accessible by the ZOU bus (formerly the Navettes Blanches) Every Saturday from the beginning of the Christmas holidays to the end of April, you can travel from the Marseille-Provence Airport or the Aix-en-Provence TGV station to the resorts of the Southern Alps. Find routes, schedules, and prices on the site and on

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