Passerelle Viarhôna entre Virignin et La BalmePasserelle Viarhôna entre Virignin et La Balme
©Passerelle Viarhôna entre Virignin et La Balme|Laurent Madelon


How to come to the Bugey ?

Highways from Lyon:
A40, exit 8 Saint-Martin-du-Fresne and Hauteville for Les Plans d’Hotonnes and Plateau de Retord

A42, exit 8: Ambérieu-en-Bugey

A43, exit 10: Les Abrets

D 1504 from Ambérieu-en-Bugey

D 992 from Chambéry

To find out about the state of the roads in Ain:

More information on carpooling in South Bugey by clicking here.

Main bus routes:
Click on the routes to view the schedules.

Line A43 – Belley / Anglefort / Chanay (via Culoz)
A45 line – Belley / Champagne-en-Valromey via Virieu-le-Grand (in connection with the Regional Express Trains in Virieu-le-Grand).
A73 line – Belley / Chambéry line

School transport timetables:
(Accessible to all but does not operate during school vacations)

Click on the lines to consult the timetables.

A193 – Belley / Morestel line (bus connections to Crémieu and Lyon)
A47 line – Belley / Hauteville / Brénod

All the bus lines in Ain

Ain Transport Authority at 04 74 22 01 77 (for lines 173, 145, 143, 193)
Cars du Plateau at 04 74 35 35 37 (for line 147)

Virieu-le-Grand – Belley (12 km from Belley)

Self-service terminal or TER SCNF Ticket Office
Maison de la Presse: 64 Avenue de la Gare

Saint Gervais – Geneva – Bellegarde – Lyon
Chambéry – Culoz – Ambérieu – Lyon (bus connection to Belley from Virieu-le-Grand station) Culoz (15 km from Belley)

Chambéry – Culoz – Geneva
Geneva/Annecy – Valence
Saint-Gervais – Geneva – Bellegarde – Culoz – Lyon
Chambéry – Aix-les-Bains – Culoz – Ambérieu – Lyon

Information at 3635
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Bus connection to Belley from Virieu-le-Grand train station

TGV stations in Chambéry, Lyon or Bellegarde.
Chambéry-Belley bus connection

All SNCF timetables

Access for People with Reduced Mobility
An assistance service, named “Accès Plus”, is set up only in Culoz station.
Book at least 48h before your departure at 08 01 01 02 02 (toll-free number) from Monday to Friday from 7am to 7pm and on Saturday from 8am to 1pm.

Chambéry-Savoie Airport
Paris, United Kingdom, Netherlands.

Chambéry-Belley bus connection
Tel: + 33 (0)4 79 54 49 54 –

Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport
Tel: 0 826 800 826 (from abroad: +33 (4)26 007 007)

Geneva Airport
Le Grand-Saconnex – Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 717 71 11

Transport FAQ

Table d'orientation du Fenestrez au dessus de Culoz sur le Grand ColombierTable d'orientation du Fenestrez au dessus de Culoz sur le Grand Colombier
©Table d'orientation du Fenestrez au dessus de Culoz sur le Grand Colombier