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Trains in Val d'Isere

Discover & book Val d'Isere train services


There is no train station in Val d'Isère but this doesn't mean that you can't come here by train.

More than ever encouraged as the sustainable and eco-friendly travel option, getting to Val d'Isère by train is still worth the effort with short transfer times from its closest major transport hub, whether that be Grenoble, Lyon or Geneva. 

You'll get more leg room and it's a great way to enjoy the passing scenery.

You may be able to get money off your accommodation or transfer to the resort if you mention you're coming by train.

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About Trains to Les Arcs

Nearest train station to Val d'Isere

Bourg St Maurice, just down the valley, boasts an international train station with connections to London and Paris.

To get from Bourg Saint Maurice to the ski area, there are local buses that can take you to resort in around 45 minutes.

About Trains to Les Arcs

Journey time to Val d'Isere by train

These are rough journey times for a number of destinations.

Journey times to Val d'Isère by train
Journey Duration Changes Equivalent driving time
London to Bourg St Maurice (via Lille) 8 hours 1 12 hours
Paris (Gare de Lyon) to Bourg St Maurice  6 to 7 hours 2 or 3 7 hours
Geneva to Bourg St Maurice 4 hours 1 or 2 2h30
Lyon (Part-Dieu Gare Routière) to Bourg St Maurice 4 to 4.5 hours 1 2h30

London to Val d'Isère by train

There's no direct link between London and Val d'Isère by train. 

The Eurostar ski train goes from London St Pancras to various stations in the Alps including Chambery, Moutiers and Bourg-Saint-Maurice.

About Trains to La Plagne

Train prices to Val d'Isere

How much it costs depends a lot on when you travel. Peak weeks like Christmas, New Year, February half-term and Easter are obviously more expensive.

Our top tip is to try to book as early as possible.

Eurostar ski train tickets usually go out for sale in mid-July and that's when they're at their cheapest.

TGV train tickets from Paris to other French cities are normally available to buy 120 to 90 days before your travel time.

About Transfers to Val Thorens

Getting from the train station to Val d'Isere

There are a few different options when trying to make your way from Bourg St Maurice train station to resort.

  • local bus - takes around 45 minutes
  • private transfer - direct
  • Local taxi - transfer time of around 40 minutes

Local bus to Val d'Isère

Find the current bus timetables on our bus services page.

About Trains to Verbier

Booking train tickets to Val d'Isere

For more information on journey times or to book tickets online, visit these websites:

You can also book through the Trainline.

Top tip!
Book early! Journeys at Christmas, Easter and the French half term weeks get packed out quickly.

About Getting to Val Thorens

Luggage allowances on trains to Val d'Isere

If you're coming to Val d'Isère, you'll probably be carrying additional luggage like ski boots, helmets or backpacks.

Train lines tend to have more generous allowances than airlines, but there are some limits.

Luggage allowances on trains to Val d'Isère
Line Large bags Ski gear Bikes
Eurostar to Paris Up to 85cm long at its widest 1 pair of skis or snowboard - counts as one of your 2 large bags Only if boxed. Email for more information
Eurostar to Lyon Up to 85cm long at its widest 1 pair of skis or snowboard - counts as one of your 2 large bags Only if it fits into one of your 85cm pieces of luggage
French TER and TGV trains No limit - must be able to carry all luggage yourself Yes Yes, if packaged in a bag measuring 120cm x 90cm or less
Swiss SBB trains No limit - must be able to carry all luggage yourself Yes Free, if packaged and front wheel removed (you'll need to pay for a fully assembled bike to travel in the bike carriage)

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If you can make travelling by train work for you, you'll be helping to reduce your impact of your trip on the environment.

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