There are 5 ways to get from Chambéry to Chamonix by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Re12

11€ - 16€

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Rideshare  •  1h 53m

  1. Take the rideshare from Chambéry to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc 141.1 km

8€ - 10€

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3h 29m

  1. Take the train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Annecy K021 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Annecy to Chamonix Sud - Bus station BlaBlaBus

30€ - 48€

Train  •  4h 57m

  1. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Annecy 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-Mont-Blanc 004 / ...

42€ - 88€

Drive  •  1h 29m

  1. Drive from Chambéry to Chamonix 141.3 km

17€ - 25€

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The cheapest way to get from Chambéry to Chamonix is to rideshare which costs 8€ - 10€ and takes 1h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Chambéry to Chamonix is to drive which costs 17€ - 25€ and takes 1h 29m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Services depart once a week, and operate Friday. The journey takes approximately 3h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chambéry to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Chambery Challes Les Eaux and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Annecy, La Roche-sur-Foron and St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 57m.

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The distance between Chambéry and Chamonix is 84 km. The road distance is 141.3 km.

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The best way to get from Chambéry to Chamonix without a car is to bus which takes 3h 20m and costs 11€ - 16€.

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The bus from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc takes 3h 20m including transfers and departs once a week.

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Chambéry to Chamonix bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, depart from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux station.

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Chambéry to Chamonix train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Chambery Challes Les Eaux station.

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Map of how to get from Chambéry to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 83.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 20m

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

Swiss PostAuto operates a bus from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc once a week. Tickets cost 11€ - 16€ and the journey takes 3h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chambéry to Chamonix via Annecy, La Roche-sur-Foron, and St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet in around 4h 57m.

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 Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Annecy
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 40€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from La Roche-sur-Foron to St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 35€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 9€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Annecy
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 17€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
10€ - 12€
1st Class
13€ - 17€
Train from La Roche Sur Foron to St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 16€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
9€ - 11€
1st Class
12€ - 16€
Train from St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet to Chamonix Mont Blanc
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 5€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
2€ - 3€
1st Class
4€ - 5€
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 Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Annecy
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19€ - 30€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
26€ - 30€
1st Class
19€ - 23€
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
Once daily
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
Blablabus
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 Chambéry to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The best way to get from Chambéry to Chamonix is to bus which takes 3h 20m and costs 11€ - 16€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 40€ - 90€ and takes 4h 57m.

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

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Chambéry to Chamonix train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chambéry to Chamonix is 141 km. It takes approximately 1h 29m to drive from Chambéry to Chamonix.

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There are 2815+ hotels available in Chamonix. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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

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