The mountain resort of Cogne lies deep in the spectacular peaks and valleys of the Aosta area of the Italian Alps and the closest international airport is Turin, which lies 144 km to the east of the town. The flight time from the UK to Turin is usually no more than two hours. There are two airports in the UK that offer direct scheduled flights to Turin; Gatwick and Stansted, however indirect flights and charter flights leave from several other UK airports, operated by a number of airlines.
Turin (TRN) Airport
Turin International Airport, also known as Torino or Turin-Caselle, is situated 16km north of the city of Turin in the Piedmont region of Italy. It operates around 400 direct scheduled flights a week, with 19 different airlines flying to 31 different European airports. It is also a destination for several chartered flights, including UK services from Manchester, Birmingham, Gatwick and Stansted. The airport is very modern as it was built in 2006 especially for the Winter Olympics that were held in Turin that year. It has a capacity of around 5 million passengers, but is easy to navigate as it has only one terminal with three service floors, including a level with a huge, glass window offering great views over the runway. The airport has several shuttle connections with various towns and ski resorts in the area, including Cogne.
Flying directly to Turin from London Gatwick
British Airways is currently the only airline that offers a direct flight to Turin from London Gatwick airport, although Easyjet plans to introduce a new route. British Airways flight BA2578 currently operates a daily service to Turin, with all flights departing in the afternoon and taking an average of 1.44 hours to reach Turin Airport.
Flying directly to Turin from London Stansted
Ryanair operates direct flights to Turin flying from London Stansted Airport. The journey has a flying time of two hours and currently operates daily. Ryanair FR464 is an early-morning flight from Stansted, usually leaving at around 07.00 and reaching Turin at 10.00.
Charter flights from the UK to Turin
While charter flights are usually combined with package holidays, unsold seats can sometimes be purchased on a flight-only basis. Charter flights operated by various holiday firms fly from several regional airports around the UK, including Manchester and Birmingham, using charter companies such as Thomson Airways. The timings and dates of charter flights will vary according to availability and travellers need to check directly with the charter companies or use a cheap flight search website, such as Skyscanner, to find a suitable charter flight to Turin.
Indirect flights from the UK to Turin
There is a wide choice of flights departing from London City, Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted Airports that fly to Turin indirectly via other European cities. Lufthansa, Air France, KLM, Eurowings, Alitalia, Turkish Airlines and Brussels Airlines all offer such flights, but they will add to the journey time and are usually more expensive than a flight that goes directly from the UK to Turin.
Alternative airports to Turin
If it is not possible to fly to Turin Airport for any reason, the next nearest airport to Cogne is Annecy-Meythet (NCY), also known as Mont Blanc Airport, which is 104 km from Cogne. This is closely followed by Milan (MXP) Airport, which is 106 km away. Other options include Chambery-Savoie (CMF) Airport, Geneva (GVA) Airport and Levaldigi (CUF) Airport, all of which lie between 115 to 120 km from Cogne.