About getting to Avoriaz by Train
It's surprisingly easy, quick and comfortable to travel overland by train...from and to just about anywhere. Especially between some of the major European cities.
The nearest train stations for Avoriaz are Cluses and Thonon-les-bains which are both around 1 hour away by road.
International trains connect to Cluses from Paris either by Eurostar & TGV or by Eurostar & an overnight service from Paris taking around 4.5 hours. You can also take an international train to Lyon Part-dieu and then on to Cluses on a regional train which takes around 3 hours.
Some trains require you to change from Paris Gare Nord to Paris Gare Lyon, and if this is the case you can use the Paris Metro or hop in a taxi. Getting from one to the other takes around 30 minutes, however you should try and build in an hour or more to make sure you make the connecting train.
If you’re travelling from the UK, the Eurostar leaves from London or Kent and takes you into Paris, where you pick up connecting TGV train via Bellegarde (in Switzerland) and onto Cluses via a regional express train. The night train also connects with the Eurostar in Paris, operating every night during the ski season and takes you to Cluses in around 7.5 hours - the same length of time as the daytime service.
If you'd prefer to head to Thonon-les-bains station instead, you can catch the Paris to Bellegarde train and then change for Thonon when you reach Bellegarde. This journey can take anything from 8-9 hours upwards from the UK depending on the number of changes on route.
From here you'll need to catch a connecting transfer to resort. Read more about Transfers to Avoriaz.