how to get from aosta to pont
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Dec 21, 2012 12:56 PM Last Post By: neckervd
Dec 17, 2012 11:12 AM
Dec 17, 2012 1:24 PM
1There is no railway line between Geneva and Aosta. Take the bus directly from Geneva airport and change at Chamonix and Courmayeur, unless you can catch the Milan bound early morning bus from Geneva town (NOT airport).
I suppose you want to go to Pont Valsavarenche (There are 2 other villages called Pont in the greater area). Cogne would be an alternative.
for Valsavarenche, board a Aosta bound bus at Courmayeur and change at Villeneuve entrata est. According to the timetable, the bus goes only up to Eaux Rousses and not up to Pont Valsavarenche.
As an alternative, you could fly to Turin and reach Aosta from there by train (much more frequent than the buses from Chamonix).
Dec 18, 2012 3:01 AM
2I will second the flight to Turin much easier to travel from there. However there seems to be no public transport in the winter to Pont. You might want to contact the hotel where you are staying to ask for advice.
Dec 18, 2012 4:26 AM
3Are you going in summer or winter? Pont Valsavaranche is pretty isolated, it isn't a proper 'village', just a few houses, a café, a parking lot and, in winter, a cross country ski slope. You need to start walking from there if you want to do the classic Gran Paradiso route starting from Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele - be sure to book early because it's always very crowded.
Or you can choose to depart from Rifugio Chabod http://www.rifugiochabod.com/rifugiochabod/index.php/eng/pagina/7, the path leading there starts between Eaux Rousses and Pont.
The ascents to Gran Paradiso from Cogne are far more difficult and there are no huts. Of course there are many other trekking possibilities, such as the well marked path of Alta Via della Valle d'Aosta going from Cogne to Eaux Rousses via Col Lauson.
Dec 19, 2012 6:06 AM
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Dec 20, 2012 8:45 AM
9no train from the airport but a regular bus service to the train station whihc costs about €3. Regional train in Italy are very cheap
Dec 20, 2012 8:52 AM
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Dec 21, 2012 12:56 PM
12There are several direct buses from Milano to La Salle too. But the transfer from Malpensa airport to Milano Lampugnano bus station is very time consuming.
Therefore ist's easier to fly to Torino Caselle, go by SADEM bus from there to Porta Susa railway station (every 15 to 30 min, 40 min yourney) and to change there to the Aosta bound train.
There are frequent trains of a local company between the airport and the city too, but most of them don't go to the State railway station.
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