If you are not into winter sports, chances are that you’ve never heard of Oulx. This small town in the Susa Valley is the second stop in Italy for trains on the main line from Paris to Turin and Milan. Those who disembark here are invariably bound for the slopes. The local resort is Sauze d’Oulx, part of the wider Via Lattea (Milky Way) ski area which extends across the nearby border into neighbouring France.
The full name of the station is Oulx-Cesana-Claviere-Sestriere (which ambitiously exaggerates the importance of this small Piedmont community).
Three TGV trains speed every day from Paris to Oulx in just under 5 hrs, stopping at Lyon St Exupéry (for Lyon Airport) and Chambéry along the way. There are local trains, normally hourly, from Turin to Bardonecchia which stop at Oulx. The journey by train from London to Oulx via Paris takes about 9 hrs.
Travel to Oulx by train from anywhere in the UK or across Europe
Avg 1 change 8hr 28m
Avg 0 changes 4hr 38m