How to get to Le Pays des Écrins

All you need to know on the easiest ways to get to Le Pays des Écrins

Access to the Pays des Écrins by road

3 directions principales permettent de rejoindre le Pays des Ecrins par la route.

Through Italy

Autoroute A43 from the Maurienne via the Fréjus tunnel, exit Oulx, and then cross the Col de Montgenèvre. Go through Briançon, take direction
Gap. Le Pays des Écrins starts at Saint-Martin de Queyrières.

However, pass for the tunnel of Fréjus are always available on the on-line sale on the site of the tourist office of Serre-Chevalier Briançon. 

Price : Vehicle of classe 1 : 13 € the passage, the pass will be delivered on production of the car registration document of the vehicle.

Coming from the south

Autoroute A51 as far as La Saulce, then direction Briançon (RN 94). You arrive in the Pays des Écrins at La Roche de Rame.

Before starting off, don’t forget to find out about the road conditions on the way to your destination and the weather forecast during your journey. To assist you, we give daily updates on weather and traffic conditions.
We also recommend that you note and have available during your journey the following telephone numbers:


Information about Col du Lautaret and Col du Montgenèvre : 04 65 03 00 05
Road information: (CRIR): 08 26 02 20 22

Access to the Pays des Écrins by train

To get to the Pays des Écrins by train you can find timetables and make reservations on the French railways (SNCF) website:

ATTENTION : the station for the Pays des Écrins serving Puy Saint Vincent and Pelvoux-Vallouise is called « L’Argentière-Les Écrins ». You must be very precise when reserving your ticket and specify the full name of the station «L’Argentière-Les Écrins» because otherwise you might be sold a ticket for «Argentière» in Savoie.

By TER from Paris, Marseille and Grenoble.
The SNCF maintains daily links from Paris, Marseille and Grenoble to L’Argentière-Les Écrins station. Information and reservations : 36 35.
Paris/Briançon, direct trains and car/sleeper trains.
Marseille/Briançon, daily liaisons.

Place de la Gare,
05120 L’Argentière-La Bessée.
Free green number: 0 800 11 40 23 from a landline every day from 7 am to 9.30 pm.

Station ticket office opening times:

Monday:: 4.45 am to 10.55 am / 11.25 am to 4 pm/4.30 pm to 9.45 pm
Wednesday: 6.10 am to 1.35 pm/2.05 pm to 3.30 pm/4 pm to 9.45 pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 6.10 am to 1.35 pm and 2. pm to 9.45 pm
Friday: 6.10 am to 10.55 am/11.25 am to 4 pm/4.30 pm to 9.45 pm

Access to the Pays des Écrins by bus/coach :

From Grenoble with the transport company VFD
Regular lines serve Briançon from Grenoble. Contact the transporter or go to their website to obtain timetables.
Telephone: 04 76 60 47 08

From Nice, Marseille or Gap with the transport company SCAL

Regular lines serve the Pays des Écrins and Briançon from Nice, Marseille and Gap.

SCAL : - Telephone: 04 92 51 06 05

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