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There are 3 ways to get from Chamonix to Chambéry by bus, train or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Chamonix Sud - Bus station to Chambéry

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Train

  1. Take the train from Chamonix Mont Blanc to St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet
  2. Take the train from St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet to La Roche-sur-Foron
  3. Take the train from Annecy to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux

Drive

  1. Drive from Chamonix to Chambéry

Chamonix to Chambéry by bus

9 Weekly Buses
2h Average Duration
€12 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Chamonix to Chambéry is to bus which costs €12 - €17 and takes 2h.

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The quickest way to get from Chamonix to Chambéry is to drive which costs €27 - €40 and takes 1h 32m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chamonix Sud - Bus station station and arriving at Chambéry. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h.

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No, there is no direct train from Chamonix to Chambéry. However, there are services departing from Chamonix Mont Blanc and arriving at Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux via St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet, La Roche-sur-Foron and Annecy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 53m.

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The distance between Chamonix and Chambéry is 84 km. The road distance is 146 km.

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The best way to get from Chamonix to Chambéry without a car is to bus which takes 2h and costs €12 - €17.

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The bus from Chamonix Sud - Bus station to Chambéry takes 2h including transfers and departs once daily.

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Chamonix to Chambéry bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Chamonix Sud - Bus station.

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Chamonix to Chambéry train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Chamonix Mont Blanc station.

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The best way to get from Chamonix to Chambéry is to bus which takes 2h and costs €12 - €17. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €45 - €95 and takes 4h 53m.

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  • Distance: 83.9 km
  • Duration: 2h

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

Blablabus operates a bus from Chamonix Sud - Bus station to Chambéry twice daily. Tickets cost €9 - €12 and the journey takes 2h. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chamonix to Chambéry via St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet, St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet, La Roche-sur-Foron, and Annecy in around 4h 53m.

Train operators
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 Chamonix Mont Blanc to St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €15
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€4 - €7
Rail 1st Class
€10 - €15
Train from St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet to La Roche Sur Foron
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €21
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Rail 1st Class
€14 - €21
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 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €25
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet to La Roche-sur-Foron
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Annecy to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €28
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Chamonix Sud - Bus station to Chambéry
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Blablabus
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
SBB

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Chamonix to Chambéry bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Chambéry station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chamonix to Chambéry is 146 km. It takes approximately 1h 32m to drive from Chamonix to Chambéry.

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