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There are 7 ways to get from Nice to Chamonix by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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

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Bus Eurolines FR  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Turin
  2. Take the bus from Torino Autostazione Corso Vittorio Emanuele II to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

$80 - $118

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Train, bus  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Breil-sur-Roya
  2. Take the train from Breil Sur Roya to Torino Lingotto Reg
  3. Take the bus from Turin, Torino to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

$42 - $73

5 alternative options

Train  •  10 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Avignon TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Bellegarde(Ain) Tgv
  3. Take the train from Gare de Bellegarde-Gare to Gare de St-Gervais-L-B-Le-Fayet

$164 - $197

Bus Lignes Express  •  11 h

  1. Take the bus from NICE Gare Routiere Vauban to GRENOBLE Gare Routiere Ler 31
  2. Take the bus from Grenoble-Gare-Routière to Gare de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Chamonix-Mont-Blanc - Grenoble-Gare-Routière / ...

Drive  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Nice to Chamonix 291.3 miles

$60 - $95

Fly to Lyon, bus  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Lyon (LYS) NCE - LYS
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Chamonix Sud - Bus station

$60 - $279

Fly to Geneva, shuttle  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Geneva (GVA) NCE - GVA
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Geneva Airport to Chamonix sud

$51 - $136

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The cheapest way to get from Nice to Chamonix is to train and bus which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 9 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nice to Chamonix is to drive which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 4 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nice to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Nice and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Torino Autostazione Corso Vittorio Emanuele II. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nice to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Nice Ville and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Avignon TGV, Gare de Bellegarde-Gare and St-Gervais-les-Bains. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 21 min.

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The distance between Nice and Chamonix is 249 km. The road distance is 466 km.

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The best way to get from Nice to Chamonix without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 45 min and costs 65€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 45 min to get from Nice to Chamonix, including transfers.

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Nice to Chamonix bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Nice station.

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Nice to Chamonix train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Nice Ville station.

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The best way to get from Nice to Chamonix is to bus which takes 7 h 45 min and costs 65€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 140€ - 180€ and takes 10 h 21 min.

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Map of how to get from Nice to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 155.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 45 min

What companies run services between Nice, France and Chamonix, France?

You can take a bus from Nice to Chamonix via Turin and Torino Autostazione Corso Vittorio Emanuele II in around 7 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nice to Chamonix via Avignon TGV, Bellegarde(Ain), Gare de Bellegarde-Gare, Gare de St-Gervais-L-B-Le-Fayet, and St-Gervais-les-Bains in around 10 h 21 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $450
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$26 - $220
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nice Ville to Breil-sur-Roya
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$17 - $26
Train from Gare de Bellegarde-Gare to Gare de St-Gervais-L-B-Le-Fayet
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Breil Sur Roya to Torino Lingotto
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Nice Ville to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $120
Train from Avignon TGV to Bellegarde(Ain)
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$70 - $80
1st Class
$100 - $140
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Turin, Torino to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Lignes Express
Phone
0 821 202 203
Website
info-ler.fr
Bus from NICE Gare Routiere Vauban to GRENOBLE Gare Routiere
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
info-ler.fr
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Bus from Grenoble-Gare-Routière to Gare de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Swisstours Transport SA
Phone
+41 22 781 04 04
Email
info@stts.ch
Website
cham-transfers.com
Shuttle from Geneva Airport to Chamonix sud
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
cham-transfers.com

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Nice to Chamonix bus services, operated by Eurolines IT, arrive at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc station.

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Nice to Chamonix train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Gare de St-Gervais-L-B-Le-Fayet station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nice to Chamonix is 466 km. It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to drive from Nice to Chamonix.

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Nouvel Air Tunisie and Hop! offer flights from Nice Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 2256+ hotels available in Chamonix. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nice to Nice Airport is to line 99 bus which takes 13 min and costs 6€.

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