There are 4 ways to get from Chamonix to Lausanne by bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus FlixBus  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Chamonix to Lausanne N504

$8 - $14

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Chamonix City Center to Geneva - Bus station Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Lausanne Ouibus / ...

$6 - $11

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Vallorcine
  2. Take the train from Vallorcine to Martigny
  3. Take the train from Martigny to Lausanne 90

$42 - $74

Drive  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Chamonix to Lausanne 72.6 miles

$15 - $23

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chamonix to Lausanne is to bus which costs 5€ - 10€ and takes 3 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chamonix to Lausanne is to drive which takes 1 h 31 min and costs 13€ - 20€.

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The distance between Chamonix and Lausanne is 68 km. The road distance is 116 km.

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The bus from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Chamonix to Lausanne takes 2 h 25 min including transfers and departs five times a week.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Chamonix and arriving at Lausanne. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chamonix to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and arriving at Lausanne via Vallorcine and Martigny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 38 min.

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What companies run services between Chamonix, France and Lausanne, Switzerland?

FlixBus operates a bus from Chamonix to Lausanne 5 times a week. Tickets cost $8 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chamonix to Lausanne via Vallorcine and Martigny in around 3 h 38 min.

Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Vallorcine
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$12 - $18
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Vallorcine to Martigny
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Martigny to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Chamonix to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Chamonix City Center to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Ženeva, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Lausanne, park.Velodrome
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

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