Montgenèvre ski resort, located only a mile from the Italian border, is positioned on the minor road at the French end of the Milky Way network of ski areas.
With so many resorts located nearby and all on the same pass, it could be very worthwhile having a car for the week to make travel to other resorts easy. The nearest and most convenient airport is Turin however public transport can be tricky and so you’re probably best taking a private transfers or car hire.
Turin - 110km / approx 1 hour 30 mins
Public transport from Turin isn’t particularly easy, but it is possible and requires a number of changes.
Private transfers are probably your best option with Ski Lifts or car rental to drive up.
Grenoble - 170 km / approx 2 hours 30 mins
The public transfer journey requires a change at Grenoble Gare Routière to the bus (www.vdf.fr), for Briançon, and then another change before arriving in Montgenevre.
A far simple option would be a private transfer with Ski Lifts or car rental.
Chambéry - 155 km / approx 2 hours
Public transport is not really an option from Chambéry. You can however book a private transfer with Ski Lifts as above or rent a car and drive up.
Lyon - 230 km / approx 2 hours 40 mins
There isn’t much by means of public transport options from Lyon, a private transfer with Ski Lifts as above or car rental is your best bet.
If you require a hire car for your ski holiday, there are a number of fantastic car rental companies based in Europe.
We wouldn’t recommend taking the train to Montgenevre, as it’s a bit of a convoluted journey. If you desperately want to though, you will need to take the Eurostar service from London to Paris and change stations from Gare du Nord to Gare de Lyon. From here you can get a domestic service down to Grenoble. There are buses that run between Grenoble Gare Routière and Briançon twice a day (vdf.fr), and from Briançon you can get a 20 minute bus or a taxi to the resort.
Despite being one of the longest drives from the UK, Montgenèvre is a fairly attractive option for those with their own cars as it has great potential for exploring other resorts. The drive is a good 9-11 hours from Calais depending on the traffic and conditions. Check the forecast before you leave and make sure you bring snow chains no matter what the forecast says. It may also be worth topping your coolant up with anti-freeze if you’re not planning on using the car during your stay. Viamichelin.com offer good directions as well as toll, and fuel cost estimations. Underground parking is available at €8 a day or €49 for a week.