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

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Aix Les Bains Le Revard
  3. Take the bus from Aix-les-Bains to Chamonix Sud - Bus station

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Grenoble
  2. Take the bus from Grenoble - Bus Station to Chamonix Sud - Bus station

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Train, bus via Saint-Marcel-lès-Valence

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud to Annecy
  3. Take the bus from Annecy to Chamonix Sud - Bus station

Train

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Chamonix

Fly to Geneva, bus

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Geneva (GVA)
  2. Take the bus from Geneva Airport to Chamonix

Fly to Lyon, bus

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

Barcelona to Chamonix by train and bus

7 Weekly Services
9h 35m Average Duration
€110 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Chamonix is to bus which costs €40 - €50 and takes 11h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Chamonix is to fly and bus which costs €50 - €210 and takes 6h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Chamonix station. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Chamonix Sud - Bus station via Grenoble - Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 20m.

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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 17m.

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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 9h 35m and costs €110 - €170.

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It takes approximately 9h 35m 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 17m and costs €90 - €180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €50 and takes 11h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 630.4 km
  • Duration: 9h 35m

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 17m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Chamonix via Grenoble - Bus Station in around 11h 20m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €280
Flights from Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €290
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €270
Flights from Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €280
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €350
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
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 33m
Frequency
3 times a day
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Aix Les Bains Le Revard
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€15 - €22
Rail 1st Class
€24 - €35
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bellegarde
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €40
Website
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
€13 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€13 - €20
Rail 1st Class
€21 - €35
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 Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud to Annecy
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bellegarde
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €85
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
€35 - €70
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bellegarde
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
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 53m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€32 - €37
1st Class
€27 - €32
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Aix-les-Bains to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Annecy to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Grenoble - Bus Station to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Geneva - Airport to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €13
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Annecy to Chamonix
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Barcelona to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Geneva Airport to Chamonix
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport to Chamonix
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Swiss Tours
Phone
+41 22 781 04 04
Website
cham-transfers.com
Bus from Geneva Airport to Chamonix Sud Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €20
Website
Swiss Tours

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Barcelona to Chamonix bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Chamonix Sud - Bus 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, Air France, Swiss and easyJet offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Geneva Airport.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs €6.

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