Trains to Cluses Find train times and tickets

The resort town of Cluses in the French Alps is easily reached by train. An hour from Annecy and two hours from Geneva, Cluses is well served by regional express (TER) trains and also benefits from direct trains from Paris in the ski season and at other holiday periods. The watchmakers who once brought wealth to Cluses are long gone. Today, the town relies heavily on year-round tourism.

Winter brings the ski crowd, bound in the main for the slopes at Grand Massif; in the summer this region of Haute-Savoie is popular with hillwalkers and families. Cluses is a good base for excursions. Lake Geneva is just 50 km away to the north. Another popular trip is to take the train up the Arve Valley to Chamonix and beyond. This involves taking a regional train from Cluses to Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, changing there onto the Mont-Blanc Express for the onward journey into the mountains.

The quickest journeys by train from Paris to Cluses take under five hours. When there is no direct train, the fastest route is with one change at Bellegarde (Ain). It is perfectly possible to reach Cluses from London within a day. The best itinerary, via Paris and Bellegarde (Ain), takes under eight hours. Note that the overnight couchette train from Paris to Cluses, once very popular with skiers heading from London to the Alps, no longer runs.

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Travel to Cluses by train from anywhere in the UK or across Europe

Paris to Cluses by train

from £38.50

Avg 1 change 4hr 25m

London to Cluses by train

from £73.50

Avg 1 change 7hr 35m

Lyon to Cluses by train

from £31.00

Avg 0 changes 3hr

Lille to Cluses by train

from £80.50

Avg 1 change 6hr 23m

Annecy to Cluses by train

from £12.00

Avg 0 changes 1hr 3m

Annemasse to Cluses by train

from £8.00

Avg 0 changes 45m

Bellegarde-sur-Valserine to Cluses by train

from £9.50

Avg 0 changes 1hr 27m

La Roche-sur-Foron to Cluses by train

from £5.50

Avg 0 changes 23m

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