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Air

Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport 7km east of the city centre by road Domestic destinations include Paris, Nice and Ajaccio (Corsica); international flights go to Porto, Amsterdam and Marrakesh, among other destinations.

Car

Major car-hire companies have branches at the airport and train station.

Note that cars with winter tyres are best booked by phone as some providers, such as Europcar, don't hold them at their Clermont branches.

Train & Bus

Clermont-Ferrand is the region's main rail and long-distance bus hub. The journeys below are by direct train unless otherwise stated.

Le Mont-Dore

Price (€)

7.40-11.70

Duration (hr)

Frequency (per day)

SNCF bus, 4 daily (2 direct, 2 via Laqueuille)

Le Puy-en-Velay

Price (€)

from 25.40

Duration (hr)

2½-4

Frequency (per day)

6 (1 or 2 direct, others via St-Étienne or Arvant and Brioude)

Lyon

Price (€)

12-36

Duration (hr)

2½-3¼

Frequency (per day)

train or SNCF bus, at least 8 daily (up to 4 direct, others via St-Étienne)

Nîmes

Price (€)

65-91

Duration (hr)

2½-5½

Frequency (per day)

8 (via Lyon Part Dieu or Arvant and St Laurent Les Bains)

Paris

Price (€)

63-113

Duration (hr)

3½-4½

Frequency (per day)

6-10 (5 direct to Paris Bercy, others via Lyon Part Dieu to Paris Gare de Lyon)

Riom

Price (€)

3.60

Duration (hr)

¼

Frequency (per day)

at least hourly

Thiers

Price (€)

9.60

Duration (hr)

¾

Frequency (per day)

up to 9

Vichy

Price (€)

11.10

Duration (hr)

½

Frequency (per day)

10

Volvic

Price (€)

4.90

Duration (hr)

½

Frequency (per day)

6