One thing that makes Sauze d’Oulx an excellent choice for your winter holiday is the ease at which you can get here. Located at one end of the Susa valley, 90km west of Turin, it is ideally situated close to major travel routes.
The motorway linking Turin with Lyon runs along the valley floor below Sauze making the average transfer time from Turin airport to resort 1 hour. The proximity of the motorway also makes travelling by car a viable option. Whether you’re travelling through France or Switzerland the motorway practically drops you at the door.
In Oulx, 10 minutes down from Sauze, there is a train station that services not only local stations but also offers direct services to Paris Gare du Lyon, making it possible for people to arrive from all over Europe via the train.
There is more detailed information below on different travel options.
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There are several airports that you could fly to if you were coming to Sauze d’Oulx. The nearest airport is Turin – Caselle (TRN) Location: 16km North of Turin, 90km east from Sauze. The transfer time by car is around 1 hour. Airlines that operate a regular service from the UK are British Airways, Ryanair and Thomas Cook Airlines. From the Republic of Ireland Ryanair fly from Dublin every Sunday.
Onward journey from the airport: The easiest, and more often than not, the most cost effective way to get to Sauze d’Oulx would be by private transfer. Prices are typically around €37.50 per person (depending on group size).
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There is the option of taking a bus from the airport terminal to the main train station in Turin (Porta Nuova). Tickets for this can be bought from a machine in the arrivals hall and cost around €5.00. Allow 40 minutes for the journey time into Turin. Click here for the airport bus time table.
From Porta Nuova you can catch a train to Oulx. Tickets will be around €6.00. Journey time is around 90mins. Once at Oulx train station there is a regular bus service to Sauze d’Oulx. The cost is €5.00. Journey time around 15mins. It is a relatively easy journey to make although with lots of baggage it can be frustrating. A taxi from Oulx to Sauze will cost around €20 for up to 4 people. Please be aware that the last bus from Oulx to Sauze departs at 19:45.
Alternative airports: Chambery, transfer time is about 2hrs, Milan Malpensa transfer time about 2.5hrs. Milan Bergamo is around 2.5hrs whilst Grenoble is around 2hrs 40mins. Times are estimates and of course can differ depending on traffic.
We can arrange private transfers from all of these airports. Unfortunately due to cost imposed by the Swiss government on foreign taxi firms it is not possible to offer transfers from Geneva.
UK departures: You can take the Eurostar from St Pancras, Ebbsfleet International or Ashford International to Paris Gare de Nord. Change over to Gare de Lyon where you can catch a train direct to Oulx. The whole journey takes just over 8 hours.
Local station: Oulx is the nearest train station to Sauze, or to give it it’s full title Oulx-Cesana-Claviere-Sestriere. From Oulx it’s a 10 minute bus journey up the mountain to Sauze. You can view the bus timetable here. The cost is €5.00. Please note that the last bus up to Sauze leaves Oulx at 19:45.
Snow Carbon is a dedicated website for people who want to travel to the alps by train. They can provide information on trains that service Sauze d’Oulx.
Voyages-sncf.com (Rail Europe) also provide further travel information with an online ticket booking service.
Italian departures: From Turin there are regular trains from Torino Porta Nuova to Oulx. The journey will take approximately 1hr 30mins and cost in the region of €15.00. There are also high speed train connections between Milan and Turin. This service is called Frecciarossa, or Red Arrow.
For more general information on Italian trains check the Italian trains website.
NOTE: when searching for Turin on these websites enter Torino.
If you like the idea of taking your own car on holiday then the journey to Sauze d’Oulx is relatively painless, especially if you share the driving. From most of the European ferry ports that serve the routes from the UK the driving time is around 10hrs.
The map below is interactive so you can zoom in and move it around. I have used Calais as the starting point however if you click on the ‘view larger map’ link just below the map you can alter this. Also by clicking on the link you’ll be able to print off the route.
PLEASE NOTE: Sauze d’Oulx operates what’s called a ZTL which is an Italian traffic control system common in many smaller Italian towns. It restricts the vehicles allowed through the centre of the village between certain hours. All vehicles not registered with the town hall will be subject to a fine if they drive through the centre of town when the ZTL is active. The active times are 10:00 – 13:00 & 16:30 – 22:00.
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