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Cervinia takes its name from the same name company, founded in 1934, that opened the first Breuil-Plan Maison cable car in 1936. Cervinia is a part of the Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche Zermatt area – one of the largest mountain groups in the Alps. The group stretches through three valleys and has borders with two countries – Italy and Switzerland. It ascends from 1524 meters of Valtournenche up to 3883 meters of Piccolo Cervino. Cervinia is one of the world’s leading resorts with access to Europe’s highest lifts and a proud bearer of the best snow record in Italy. The village itself has plenty to offer for “apres-ski” activities including good food, pubs, shopping and clubs.
With 360 km of ski slopes you can ski all day long without ever repeating the same slope twice, alternating easier runs with increasing difficult ones. Constant visitors come back to Cervinia year after year attracted by spectacular Alpine scenery and kilometers of easy cruising on the sunny side of the Matterhorn.
The nearest airport to Cervinia is Turin. However, both Milano and Geneva airports bring thousands of visitors to Cervinia every winter. Here are the distances between airports and Cervinia:
Train options from the nearest airports are not available for this particular resort. The nearest railway station is at Châtillon/Saint-Vincent which is connected to Cervinia by shuttle service. There are several transfers from and to the station every day, the duration of the transfer is approximately 55 minutes. Here are some public transportation options:
While many people do use the above public transport links they are time consuming. You are much better off booking an airport transfer from the airport where you land. You will benefit from a shorter journey time and a direct route. You also get the added bonus of travelling in comfort, and of a guaranteed journey that is pre-booked. Airport transfers are also the most cost-effective method of getting to this resort.