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

Recommended option

Bus  •  2 h 25 min

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

$8 - $15

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 38 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

$42 - $74

Drive  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Chamonix to Lausanne 72.6 miles

$15 - $23

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Chamonix to Lausanne 5 times a week. Tickets cost $8 - $15 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 38 min.

Train operators
SNCF
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
$12 - $19
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Chamonix to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chamonix and Lausanne is 68 km. The road distance is 116 km.

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

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

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 38 min.

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

The bus from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Chamonix to Lausanne takes 2 h 25 min including transfers and departs five times a week.