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

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Fly to Geneva, shuttle  •  5h 45m

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

47€ - 142€

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Bus  •  12h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Grenoble N740
  2. Take the bus from Grenoble-Gare-Routière to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Re01

42€ - 52€

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Fly to Lyon, bus  •  7h 55m

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

59€ - 151€

Train, bus  •  10h 16m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve Ter / ...
  3. Take the bus from Geneva Bus Station to Chamonix Sud Bus Station

97€ - 144€

Train, bus via Saint-Marcel-lès-Valence  •  10h 17m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Montmelian Ter
  3. Take the bus from Montmélian to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

104€ - 168€

Train  •  11h 11m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bellegarde Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Bellegarde to St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet Tgv / ...

91€ - 153€

Drive  •  7h 38m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Chamonix 780.1 km

85€ - 130€

Barcelona to Chamonix by train

The train journey time between Barcelona and Chamonix is around 11h 58m and covers a distance of around 907 km. The fastest train normally takes 11h 58m. Operated by Renfe SNCF, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), SNCF and others, the Barcelona to Chamonix train service departs from Barcelona-Sants and arrives in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Chamonix is to bus which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 12h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Chamonix is to fly and shuttle which costs 45€ - 150€ and takes 5h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Grenoble-Gare-Routière. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Lyon Part Dieu, Bellegarde and St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 11m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Chamonix is 630 km. The road distance is 780.1 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Chamonix without a car is to train and bus which takes 10h 16m and costs 95€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 5h 45m to get from Barcelona to Chamonix, including transfers.

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

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Barcelona to Chamonix train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Chamonix is to train which takes 11h 11m and costs 90€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 12h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 630.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 45m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Chamonix, France?

You can take a train from Barcelona to Chamonix via Lyon Part Dieu, Bellegarde, and St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet in around 11h 11m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Chamonix via Grenoble-Gare-Routière in around 12h 5m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 350€
Flights from Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 180€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 240€
Flights from Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 170€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 500€
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
20€ - 29€
Rail 1st Class
30€ - 45€
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Montmelian
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
18€ - 26€
Rail 1st Class
27€ - 40€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bellegarde
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
16€ - 24€
Rail 1st Class
25€ - 40€
Train from Bellegarde to St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 20€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
11€ - 17€
Rail 1st Class
14€ - 20€
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud to Montmélian
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bellegarde
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bellegarde to St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
26€ - 50€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bellegarde
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 41€
1st Class
31€ - 37€
Train from Bellegarde to St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
12€ - 19€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
12€ - 15€
1st Class
16€ - 19€
Bus operators
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
1h 10m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
7€
Website
cham-transfers.com
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 Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
Swiss Tours
Phone
+41 22 781 04 04
Website
cham-transfers.com
Bus from Geneva Bus Station to Chamonix Sud Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€
Website
Swiss Tours
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Montmélian to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
SBB
Bus from Grenoble-Gare-Routière to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
SBB
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Barcelona to Chamonix bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc station.

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Barcelona to Chamonix train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Chamonix is 780 km. It takes approximately 7h 38m to drive from Barcelona to Chamonix.

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Vueling Airlines, easyJet and Swiss offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Geneva Airport.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs .

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