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There are 4 ways to get from Annecy to Chamonix (Station) by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  1h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy to Chamonix Sud - Bus station Lyon - Perrache Bus Station > Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport > Annecy > Sallanches > Chamonix Sud - Bus station / ...

€7 - €10

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Rideshare  •  1h 39m

  1. Take the rideshare from Annecy to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc 95.3 km

€6 - €9

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Train  •  3h 2m

  1. Take the train from Annecy to La Roche Sur Foron Ter
  2. Take the train from La Roche-sur-Foron to St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet L3 / ...
  3. Take the train from St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet to Chamonix-Aiguille du Midi Ter / ...

€16 - €43

Drive  •  1h 1m

  1. Drive from Annecy to Chamonix (Station) 92.6 km

€10 - €15

Annecy to Chamonix (Station) by bus

The bus journey time between Annecy and Chamonix (Station) is around 1h 42m and covers a distance of around 96 km. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 35m. Operated by Blablabus and FlixBus, the Annecy to Chamonix (Station) bus service departs from Annecy and arrives in Chamonix Sud - Bus station. Typically 34 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
1h 42m
Fastest bus time:
1h 35m
Buses per week:
34
Cheapest price:
€7
Carbon emissions:
12 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
09:20
Last bus departs at:
22:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Annecy to Chamonix (Station) bus schedules

Annecy → Chamonix (Station)
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Annecy to Chamonix (Station) is to rideshare which costs €6 - €9 and takes 1h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Chamonix (Station) is to drive which costs €10 - €15 and takes 1h 1m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Annecy and arriving at Chamonix Sud - Bus station station. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Annecy to Chamonix (Station). However, there are services departing from Annecy and arriving at Chamonix-Aiguille du Midi via La Roche-sur-Foron and St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 2m.

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The distance between Annecy and Chamonix (Station) is 57 km. The road distance is 92.6 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Chamonix (Station) without a car is to bus which takes 1h 35m and costs €7 - €10.

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The bus from Annecy to Chamonix Sud - Bus station takes 1h 35m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Annecy to Chamonix (Station) bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Annecy station.

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Annecy to Chamonix (Station) train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Annecy station.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Chamonix (Station) is to bus which takes 1h 35m and costs €7 - €10. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €15 - €45 and takes 3h 2m.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Chamonix (Station).
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  • Distance: 57.4 km
  • Duration: 1h 35m

What companies run services between Annecy, France and Chamonix (Station), France?

Blablabus operates a bus from Annecy to Chamonix Sud - Bus station 4 times a day. Tickets cost €8 - €10 and the journey takes 1h 35m. FlixBus also services this route 6 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Annecy to Chamonix (Station) via La Roche-sur-Foron, St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet, and Chamonix-Aiguille du Midi in around 3h 2m.

Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Annecy to La Roche Sur Foron
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€6 - €10
Rail 1st Class
€12 - €19
Train from La Roche Sur Foron to St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Rail 1st Class
€14 - €21
Train from St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet to Chamonix Aiguille Midi
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€2 - €3
Rail 1st Class
€2 - €4
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from La Roche-sur-Foron to St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet to Chamonix-Aiguille du Midi
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €9
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Annecy to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Annecy to Chamonix
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Annecy to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Annecy to Chamonix (Station) bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Chamonix Sud - Bus station.

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Annecy to Chamonix (Station) train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Chamonix-Aiguille du Midi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Annecy to Chamonix (Station) is 93 km. It takes approximately 1h 1m to drive from Annecy to Chamonix (Station).

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Book your Annecy to Chamonix (Station) bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 284+ hotels available in Chamonix (Station). Prices start at €75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Annecy and Chamonix (Station). A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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