Fastest journey4hr 38m
It is very easy to travel by direct train from Paris to Oulx to reach the ski slopes of the Via Lattea. Services from Paris to Oulx usually run three times each day, taking 4 hrs 45 mins for an interesting journey that has its best scenery in the last couple of hours. The train weaves through the valleys of Savoy before entering the Fréjus Tunnel, cutting through the Alps to emerge in Piedmont in Italy.
Bookings for the rail journey from Paris to Oulx normally open about four months prior to travel, and that's when you'll find the cheapest tickets.
Paris to Oulx
Fast TGV trains leave the Gare de Lyon in Paris three times each day for Milan – all stopping at Oulx along the way. These direct services speed south from the French capital, cutting through Burgundy to reach their first stop in Lyon. Thereafter the pace slows as the terrain becomes more mountainous. All trains on this route stop at Chambéry and Modane before entering Italy, where the train makes two stops in quick succession – at Bardonecchia and then at Oulx.
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