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

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Bus  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Lausanne N504

$8 - $14

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Vallorcine
  2. Take the train from Vallorcine to Martigny
  3. Take the train from Martigny to Lausanne 90

$41 - $74

Drive  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Chamonix to Lausanne 72.6 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Chamonix to Lausanne is to bus which costs 7€ - 12€ and takes 2 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chamonix to Lausanne is to drive which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 1 h 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and arriving at Lausanne. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chamonix to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and arriving at Lausanne via Vallorcine and Martigny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 37 min.

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The distance between Chamonix and Lausanne is 68 km. The road distance is 116.2 km.

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The best way to get from Chamonix to Lausanne without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 25 min and costs 7€ - 12€.

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The bus from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Lausanne takes 2 h 25 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Chamonix to Lausanne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc station.

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

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The best way to get from Chamonix to Lausanne is to bus which takes 2 h 25 min and costs 7€ - 12€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 3 h 37 min.

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Map of how to get from Chamonix to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 42.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 25 min

What companies run services between Chamonix, France and Lausanne, Switzerland?

FlixBus operates a bus from Chamonix to Lausanne once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chamonix to Lausanne via Vallorcine and Martigny in around 3 h 37 min.

Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Vallorcine
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$11 - $18
Sncf Ter
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Gare de Vallorcine
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
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
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Vallorcine to Martigny
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Martigny to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Chamonix to Lausanne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lausanne station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chamonix to Lausanne is 116 km. It takes approximately 1 h 31 min to drive from Chamonix to Lausanne.

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