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

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Train  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Annecy
  3. Take the train from Annecy to St-Gervais-les-Bains

$108 - $139

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Bus  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Avignon to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N720 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Chamonix Sud - Bus station Ouibus

$18 - $36

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Train via Valence Ville  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Avignon Centre to Valence Ville Tgv
  2. Take the train from Valence Ville to Annecy
  3. Take the train from Annecy to St-Gervais-les-Bains

$89 - $128

Bus, train  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Avignon - Gare Routière to Annecy
  2. Take the train from Annecy to St-Gervais-les-Bains

$52 - $73

Drive  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Avignon to Chamonix 234.2 miles

$50 - $75

Train to Marseille, fly to Lyon, bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Lyon (LYS) MRS - LYS
  3. Take the bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Chamonix Sud - Bus station

$94 - $361

Train to Nice, fly to Geneva  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Cannes
  2. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Geneva (GVA) NCE - GVA

$115 - $213

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The cheapest way to get from Avignon to Chamonix is to bus which costs 15€ - 30€ and takes 8 h.

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The quickest way to get from Avignon to Chamonix is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 4 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Avignon to Chamonix station. However, there are services departing from Avignon and arriving at Chamonix Sud - Bus station via Lyon - Perrache Bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Avignon to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Avignon TGV and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Lyon Part Dieu, Annecy and St-Gervais-les-Bains. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 43 min.

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The distance between Avignon and Chamonix is 273 km. The road distance is 374.7 km.

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The best way to get from Avignon to Chamonix without a car is to train which takes 7 h 43 min and costs 90€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 43 min to get from Avignon to Chamonix, including transfers.

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Avignon to Chamonix bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Avignon station.

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Avignon to Chamonix train services, operated by TGV, depart from Avignon TGV station.

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The best way to get from Avignon to Chamonix is to train which takes 7 h 43 min and costs 90€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 30€ and takes 8 h.

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Map of how to get from Avignon to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 170.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 43 min

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

You can take a train from Avignon to Chamonix via Lyon Part Dieu, Annecy, and St-Gervais-les-Bains in around 7 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Avignon to Chamonix via Lyon, Lyon Perrache and Lyon - Perrache Bus station in around 8 h.

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 Marseille to Lyon
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Train from Avignon Centre to Valence Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $35
1st Class
$49 - $55
Train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $25
1st Class
$36 - $39
Train from Avignon TGV to Cannes
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $120
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Annecy
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Annecy to St-Gervais-les-Bains
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $27
1st Class
$25 - $40
Train from Avignon Centre to Valence Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Valence Ville to Annecy
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $80
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Avignon to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
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 Avignon City Centre to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Avignon - Gare Routière to Annecy
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
isilines.com

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

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Avignon to Chamonix bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Chamonix Sud - Bus station.

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Avignon to Chamonix train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at St-Gervais-les-Bains station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Avignon to Chamonix is 375 km. It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to drive from Avignon to Chamonix.

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Hop! offers flights from Marseille Airport to Lyon Airport.

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