How to Get To Sauze d'Oulx

How to Get To Sauze d'Oulx

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Where is Sauze d’Oulx Italy?

Sauze d'Oulx is in the Susa valley (Val di Susa) of Piedmont, west of Turin, Italy.

The Sauze d’Oulx ski resort is 86km by motorway west of Turin in northeast Italy. Paris is a mere 4⅔hr away by TGV fast train. Turin is only 1½hr away by local train. The town of Oulx is the closest to the ski resort, only 5km (10min) down the road.

Given the proximity of Oulx railway station to the ski resort, the train is the recommended mode of travel to Sauze d’Oulx, if for no other reason than to POW (Protect Our Winters).


The best international gateway airports to Sauze d’Oulx for travellers from non-European destinations are Milan Malpensa (MXP), Lyon (LYS), Geneva (GVA) and even Paris (CDG). If flying to the region from the UK, Scandinavia, or mainland Europe, the airport at Turin (TRN) can provide quick access to the ski resort.

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Train Travel to Oulx & Via Lattea

The train station at Oulx, is 6km down valley from the ski lifts at Sauze d'Oulx. The station is conveniently located on the Paris-Lyon-Turin-Milan TGV line. The TGV trains stop at Oulx at least 3 times a day. Local trains link to Bardonecchia & Turin. Buses are waiting at Oulx train station to take rail passengers swiftly to all villages in the Via Lattea, including Sauze d'Oulx.

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Airport & Hotel Transfers

Private transfers are available to/from all airports and hotels to Oulx & Sauze d'Oulx. A private transfer can be the most cost effective & efficient method of transport to Oulx for groups of 3 or more people.

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Driving to Sauze d'Oulx & Car Rental

By car, the quickest access to Oulx from Turin is via the E70 motorway (autostrade - toll road). Travel time is 1hr. For a more scenic route, one can also take the A55/SP23 road from Turin via Pinerolo & Sestriere. Travel time is 2½hr.

Oulx can also be reached via southern France & Montgenevre or from the west through the Frejus Tunnel (costly toll) from the Maurienne valley.

If you require a rental car, they are available from all airports, major train stations and towns. Be aware that many vehicles rented out of Turin & Milan (& Italy in general!) will not have snow tyres (& it can be a nightmare of a drive). Ensure they at least have snow chains and are preferably AWD or 4WD (also hard to get in Italy).

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For hints, tips & warnings about driving to Italian ski resorts in winter, see our Travel in Italy page.

Nearby Ski Resorts

In addition to the interlinked Via Lattea ski resorts, a Powderhounds secret stash called Prali is a tantalising option in a secluded valley to the south east. Bardonecchia ski resort on the French border towards the Maurienne valley is only a 12 min train ride from Oulx.

In France, via the Via Lattea’s Montgenevre ski resort and near the town of Briançon, Serre Chevalier is well worth a visit (as is the sensational old town & fort in Briancon). Beyond Serre Chevalier is legendary La Grave.

Also in France, through the expensive, but convenient Frejus tunnel, the Haute Maurienne ski resorts of La Norma, Aussois, Val Cenis, Bonneval sur Arc & Valfrejus are some of the ultimate Powderhounds Gems in Europe.