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Getting to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

By Air/Par Avion:

Geneva Airport/Aeroport de Genève - 80km. 1 hr via transfer service or SAT Bus.

Lyon Saint Expury Airport/Aeroport St Expury. 2.5 hrs via transfer service or Bus.

By Train/Par Train:

To research time tables, see link under ‘Trains to Chamonix’ on right.

Through Switzerland/Suisse via Martigny. At the border town of Châtelard change to the Mont-Blanc Express SNCF TER train to Chamonix.

Through France the TGV to Bellegarde, regional TER lines via St.Gervais/La Fayet and the Mont-Blanc Express to Chamonix.  (Note this site is very very difficult to use - it is easy to purchase your ticket at the station).

We are a 5 minute walk from the Chamonix train station. Nous sommes à 5 minutes à pied de la gare de Chamonix.

By Car/Par Voiture:

From Italy/Italie we are close to the Mt Blanc Tunnel (near Aosta, Milano, Turino).

From Switzerland/Suisse via Martigny and the Col de Forclaz via Vallorcine and Argentière.

From Switzerland via Geneva / Genève use the A40 Autoroute Blanche to Chamonix.


From Annecy via A41 to A40 Autoroute Blanche.

From Lyon via A42 and A40 to Chamonix.

Calculate your itinerary including time and cost of tolls on Via Michelin here.



Ride Shares

  1. -Mountain Ride Share

  2. -Chamonix Co-voiturage

Airport Transfer Services

  1. -ATS

  2. -ChamVan

  3. -Mountain Drop Offs

  4. -Geneva-Airport-Transfers (GAT)

  5. -AlpyBus

Bus Services to Chamonix


Genève - Chamonix


Courmayeur - Chamonix

Aosta - Chamonix

Trains to Chamonix

DB Bahn

Oddly the German train site is simply the best search site for any international train travel. The French SNCF site is a ‘mess’ - if it is ever sorted out we will link to that instead . . .

Touristic Lifts and Trains

Chamonix Lifts

  1. Tramway du Mont Blanc

  2. Montenvers

  3. Aiguille du Midi

  4. Les Grandes Montets

  5. Brèvent - Flégère

  6. Domaine du Balme

  7. Les Houches Prarion

  8. -Compagnie du Mont Blanc

  9. Piste maps, summer and winter pricing, hours of operation, online purchase of ski passes and summer passes, Aiguille du Midi reservations on line.

Les Houches Lifts

  1. Les Houches Bellevue

  2. -SEPP

Airports for Chamonix

Geneva Airport

Nearest access, 1 hour by car

Lyon Airport

Two and a half hours by car

Milan Malpensa Airport

Two and a half hours by car