Looking down the valley
I've looked at a number of different sites and can't seem to find the closest rail station to Isola. I'll be staying at Club le Bristol this July 2006. I'll be traveling from Bolzano, Italy. If you're familiar with the rail systems I need some clarification. I appreciate any help. Thanks!
Isola in Slovenia? You could go to Trieste and from there catch a bus to that town.
No. Isola, France. Sorry, that's one of my problems, I've found a number of Isolas on the rail line, but I don't think any of them are Isola, France. Thanks for the quick reply though.
Try to write your post under "France" forum.
It is in the France forum.
Excuse me!!!! Better I go to sleep!
The nearest station to Isola 2000 is NICE - which is why Isola doesn't show up in the railway timetable!! And, unless you really want to go North to Bolzano to catch the train there, only to travel back through Trento again, your journey would start at TRENTO. The reason why people may have told you Bolzano is close to where you will be staying in Italy is that it is the closest AIRPORT - not the closest mainline train station!
Whether from Bolzano or Trento, it takes 4 different trains to get to Nice, taking 8h42 in total (this timetable for a weekday - from the D-Bahn website which covers the whole of Europe, not just Germany):
Dep. Trento 09.36 - EuroStar Italia - reservation compulsory
Arr. Verona Porta Nuova 10.28
Dep. Verona Port Nuova 10.50 Inter City - reservation requested
Arr. Milano Centrale 12.55
Dep. Milano Centrale 13.10 - Zug - reservation compulsory
Arr. Ventimiglia 17.07
Dep. Ventimiglia 17.39 - Regional Express, no reservation required
Arr. Nice Ville 18.18
From there you would have to get a bus to Isola - http://www.beyond.fr/travel/bus03.html
See also http://insurance.essentialtravel.co.uk/skiguide/france/isola_2000.htm
Don't worry, I'll stop stalking you through the forums now!
Wow, that was very thorough, which is exactly what I need. So what is the Web site you use to look up the rail schedule? I'm trying to cover all my bases so I don't lose time when I'm in Europe. In your opinion is it cheaper to buy a railpass or should I just pay as I go? I've heard arguments for both the railpass and pay as you go. Any suggestions or advice is very welcome. Thanks for all your help so far.
Les Terrasses D'Azur
Immeuble Pas du loup, Isola
Rue Superiore, Isola