If you are coming from the direction of Turin you will find Fort Bard positioned on a high rocky spur at the entrance into the Valle d'Aosta (78 km from Turin and 48 km from the City of Aosta's halfway between Milano and Geneva). Fort Bard is accessible by car taking the Valle d'Aosta's state road (SS. 26), or by motorway (A5) with exit points at Pont-Saint-Martin to the south and Verrès to the north (6 km and 9 km respectively from Bard).
- Multistorey car park at the foot of the fortress (hourly rate 3,00 € - night rate 1,50 € - public holidays, saturday, sunday 4,00 €)
- Lieron car park along the SS. 26, approximatley 200 m. from the fortress (fre of charge)
- San Giovanni car park along the SS. 26, approximately 200 m. from the fortress (free of charge)
- Viadotto car park, approximately 600 m.
From the fortress with a free shuttle bus service to and from the fortress on Sundays and public holidays (free of charge)
The nearest train stations (along the Turin-Aosta route) are Pont-Saint-Martin and Verres. From there take a bus along the state road (SS. 26) towards the Commune of Bard and get off at the bus stop at the foot of the fortress. If you are travelling by a local train get off at Hone-Bard Station, 500m from the fortress.
For information on bus services: Tel: (0039) 0125 966546/7/8
The nearest airports are Torino Caselle Sandro Pertini International Airport and the Aosta Corrado Gex Tourist Airport (approximately 60 km and 45 km respectively from the the fortress).
For information on flights to and from Aosta:
On Foot along the Via Francigena Route
Fort Bard is located long the ancient Via Francigena route that join Canterbury to Rome in the Middle Ages. The route crosses the entire Aosta valley, from Gran San Bernardo to Point-Saint-Martin village, then it continues in the Canavese towards Ivrea.
Discover the itinerary on the official website viefrancigene.org