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OULX-CESANA-CLAV TO ST JEAN DE MAURIENNE ARVAN - BUS

  • 20 May 2024
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Hello. Due to a landslide, I have been advised that I need to take a replacement bus from Oulx-Cessna to St Jean De Maurienne Arian. I would appreciate a link to where I can do this. I have reserved seats on our journey to this point and now seek the assistance of the community. Thank you once again.

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Best answer by thibcabe 20 May 2024, 16:54

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What's your entire journey like? Which date? There is a daily replacement bus for the TGV (direct), included in the passholder fare (30€ I think).

Otherwise you should consider alternative routes:

- via Switzerland -> engineering works on the Simplon route from mid-June to mid-September

- minibus across the Fréjus tunnel to Modane* + SNCF replacement bus to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne or Champéry

If Lyon is your end point the easiest way will be to take a Flixbus from Turin.

*timetables are quite hidden but I could look them up in French for you.

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We are travelling from Avigliana to Annecy. We are ok with the replacement bus, but have not had any success to book the above-mentioned section. 

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The EURAIL app says that a seat reservation is required. We are travelling on 10 June. 

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I don't know how it would work with an Interrail/Eurail pass. I guess your best bet is to call SNCF. Otherwise:

- option A: you go back to Turin during the day and buy a Turin - Chambéry ticket through SNCF for 19€ (incl. replacement bus). Annecy by 9:15pm.

- option B (allows an earlier arrival): train from Avigliana to Bardonecchia and then minibus under the mountain. Interesting route, little adventure! ;)

Let me write how it would look:

- R Avigliana - Bardonecchia 12:43 - 13:42

- Minibus Bardonecchia - Modane 14:00 - 14:30 -> they wait for the train. Tickets 3.60€, buy onboard.

- little break

- Bus Modane - St-Michel-Valloire 15:48 - 16:08

- TER St-Michel-Valloire - Chambéry 16:18 - 17:30

- TER Chambéry - Annecy 18:00 - 18:57

There's also a 6:43am departure if you prefer (Annecy at 1:15pm). More here: https://www.valfrejus.com/commerce-et-service/navette-modane-bardonecchia-modane/

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Me again. I have looked at option B and love the idea of the transfer from Bardonecchia to Modane through the Fréjus tunnel. Thank you so much. 

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We took your advice. Unfortunately the 10:44 train was cancelled (which we knew in advance), and we just missed the 8:44 train. We waited at Avigliana station and caught the 11:44 train. We connected with both buses you referred to in option B. We decided to stay in Aix Les Bains Le Revard tonight & tomorrow. We will take the train to and from Annecy tomorrow for sightseeing. Thank you once again for your clear advice. 

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