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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the train from Vallorcine to Martigny
  2. Take the train from Martigny to Brig 90 / ...
  3. Take the train from Brig to Stresa Ec

97€ - 150€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Milan, Milan 472 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mailand Lampugnano to Lugano Busstation Noranco

23€ - 36€

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3h 4m

  1. Drive from Chamonix to Lake Maggiore 169.8 miles

35€ - 55€

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The cheapest way to get from Chamonix to Lake Maggiore is to bus which costs 22€ - 40€ and takes 7h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Chamonix to Lake Maggiore is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3h 4m.

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The distance between Chamonix and Lake Maggiore is 142 km. The road distance is 271.7 km.

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The best way to get from Chamonix to Lake Maggiore without a car is to train which takes 5h 53m and costs 95€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 5h 53m to get from Chamonix to Lake Maggiore, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chamonix to Lake Maggiore is to train which takes 5h 53m and costs 95€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22€ - 40€ and takes 7h 25m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chamonix to Lake Maggiore is 272 km. It takes approximately 3h 4m to drive from Chamonix to Lake Maggiore.

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There are 3383+ hotels available in Lake Maggiore. Prices start at 64€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Chamonix to Lake Maggiore.
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  • Distance: 88.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 53m

What companies run services between Chamonix, France and Lake Maggiore, Italy?

You can take a train from Chamonix to Lake Maggiore via Vallorcine, Martigny, Brig, and Stresa in around 5h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chamonix to Lake Maggiore via Mailand Lampugnano and Lugano Busstation Noranco in around 7h 25m.

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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Vallorcine to Martigny
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 21€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Martigny to Brig
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 35€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
RegionalAlps
Phone
+41 27 720 47 47
Email
info@regionalps.ch
Website
regionalps.ch
Train from Martigny to Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 40€
Website
regionalps.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
19€ - 23€
1st Class Ticket
34€ - 39€
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Brig to Stresa
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
11€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Mailand Lampugnano to Lugano Busstation Noranco
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Schedules at
globtour.com

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