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There are 8 ways to get from Cannes to Chamonix by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train, bus  •  9h 9m

  1. Take the train from Cannes to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve Ter / ...
  3. Take the bus from Geneva Bus Station to Chamonix Sud Bus Station 507 / ...

110€ - 160€

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Bus via Turin  •  9h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Nice Airport to Turin 404 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Turin to Chamonix N504

28€ - 34€

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Train  •  10h 9m

  1. Take the train from Cannes to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  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 / ...

110€ - 156€

Bus  •  10h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Nice Airport to Saint-Gervais-les-Bains - Le Fayet 1404

30€ - 46€

Drive  •  5h 4m

  1. Drive from Cannes to Chamonix 491.1 km

50€ - 80€

Fly Nice to Geneva, shuttle  •  5h 15m

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

44€ - 215€

Fly Nice to Lyon, bus  •  6h 35m

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

76€ - 224€

Drive to Marseille, fly to Lyon, bus  •  6h 44m

  1. Drive from Cannes to Marseille
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Lyon (LYS) MRS - LYS
  3. Take the bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Chamonix Sud - Bus station

89€ - 224€

Cannes to Chamonix by train, walk and bus

The journey time between Cannes and Chamonix is around 14h 38m and covers a distance of around 754 km. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 52m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), TGV inOui, SNCF and others, the Cannes to Chamonix service departs from Cannes and arrives in Chamonix Sud Bus Station. Typically 16 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
14h 38m
Fastest journey time:
8h 52m
Services per week:
16
Cheapest price:
166€
Carbon emissions:
45 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:23
Last service departs at:
17:54

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cannes to Chamonix train, walk and bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Cannes to Chamonix is to bus via Turin which costs 27€ - 35€ and takes 9h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Cannes to Chamonix is to drive which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 5h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cannes to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Cannes - Gare SNCF - CANNES and arriving at Chamonix via Nice Airport and Turin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cannes to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Cannes and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Lyon Part Dieu, Bellegarde and St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 9m.

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It is 264 km from Cannes to Chamonix. It is approximately 491.1 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Cannes to Chamonix without a car is to train and bus which takes 9h 9m and costs 110€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 9h 9m to get from Cannes to Chamonix, including transfers.

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Cannes to Chamonix bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Nice Airport station.

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Cannes to Chamonix train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Cannes station.

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The best way to get from Cannes to Chamonix is to bus via Turin which takes 9h 45m and costs 27€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 160€ and takes 10h 9m.

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Map of how to get from Cannes to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 264.1 km
  • Duration: 9h 9m

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

You can take a bus from Cannes to Chamonix via Aéroport Terminal 2 - NICE, Nice Airport, and Turin in around 9h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cannes to Chamonix via Lyon Part Dieu, Bellegarde, and St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet in around 10h 9m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 220€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 290€
Flights from Marseille to Lyon
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 250€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 270€
Air Senegal
Website
flyairsenegal.com
Flights from Marseille to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
16€ - 270€
Corsairfly
Website
corsair.com
Flights from Marseille to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
180€ - 340€
Train operators
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 Cannes to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
130€ - 250€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bellegarde
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
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 Cannes to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
80€ - 95€
1st Class
90€ - 110€
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
16€ - 24€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
16€ - 19€
1st Class
20€ - 24€
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€
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Bellegarde
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 26€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
14€ - 21€
Rail 1st Class
17€ - 26€
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€
Bus operators
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
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 Geneva to Chamonix
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nice Airport to Turin
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Turin to Chamonix
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nice Airport to Saint-Gervais-les-Bains - Le Fayet
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
24€ - 29€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport to Chamonix
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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

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Cannes to Chamonix bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Chamonix station.

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Cannes 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 Cannes to Chamonix is 491 km. It takes approximately 5h 4m to drive from Cannes to Chamonix.

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