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Trains in Les 2 Alpes

Discover & book Les 2 Alpes train services


There's no train station in Les 2 Alpes, but that doesn't mean it isn't possible to travel here by train.

More than ever encouraged as the sustainable and eco-friendly travel option, getting to Les 2 Alpes 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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Nearest train station to Les 2 Alpes

Grenoble is the nearest train station to Les 2 Alpes. It's about a 90 minute bus transfer or drive away.

Hire a car from Grenoble airport  

High-speed TGV trains to and from Paris and Lyon stop at Grenoble, as do regional TER trains from neighbouring cities like Annecy and Chambery.

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Journey time to Les 2 Alpes by train

Coming to Les 2 Alpes by train cannot really compete on time with flying, in fact, it can take twice as much time, as the nearest major train stations are in the same places as the nearest major airports. Plus you need to add on transfer times from Grenoble train station to resort.

Journey times to Les 2 Alpes by train
Journey Duration Changes Equivalent driving time
London to Grenoble (via Paris and Lyon) 8 hours 2 12 hours
Paris (Gare de Lyon) to Grenoble  3 hours 0 6 hours
Geneva to Grenoble 3.5 to 4 hours 1 or 2 1h45
Lyon (Part-Dieu Gare Routière) to Grenoble 1.5 to 2.5 hours 0 1h30

To travel between Paris and Les 2 Alpes, get on a TGV train from Gare de Lyon to Grenoble and then a private transfer or a public bus will take you from Grenoble train station to Les Deux Alpes. 

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Train prices to Les 2 Alpes

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.

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Getting from the train station to Les 2 Alpes

Grenoble bus station (also known as the 'gare routière') is in the same building as the train station.

Your three options are:

Journey time is around 1h 45.

There are regular public buses running from Grenoble every day throughout the year, with increased frequencies during the winter.

Local bus to Deux Alpes

To go by local bus, you'll need to:

  • catch the Transisère bus number 3030 

Winter-only local bus

Transaltitude runs direct buses from Grenoble Gare Routière a few times per day in the winter only.

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Booking train tickets to Les 2 Alpes

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.

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Luggage allowances on trains to Les 2 Alpes

If you're coming to 2 Alpes, 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 Les 2 Alpes
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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