COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply in France. Learn More.

There are 4 ways to get from Chamonix to Les Contamines-Montjoie by bus, train, taxi 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  •  1h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Chamonix, Sud to St-Gervais-le-Fayet, gare L084 / ...
  2. Take the bus from St-Gervais-le-Fayet, gare to Les Contamines, Chef Lieu L086 / ...

4€ - 8€

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2h 5m

  1. Take the train from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet Ter / ...
  2. Take the bus from St-Gervais-le-Fayet, gare to Les Contamines, Chef Lieu L086 / ...

6€ - 18€

Taxi  •  32 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chamonix to Les Contamines-Montjoie 32.7 km

70€ - 90€

Drive  •  32 min

  1. Drive from Chamonix to Les Contamines-Montjoie 32.7 km

3€ - 6€

Chamonix to Les Contamines-Montjoie by bus

The bus journey time between Chamonix and Les Contamines-Montjoie is around 1h 26m and covers a distance of around 35 km. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 5m. Operated by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - cars Région Haute-Savoie, SAVDA – Aosta - Arriva Italia and Transalis, the Chamonix to Les Contamines-Montjoie bus service departs from Chamonix, Sud and arrives in Les Contamines, Chef Lieu. Typically 35 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chamonix to Les Contamines-Montjoie bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Chamonix → Les Contamines-Montjoie
Restricted

Travel safe during COVID-19

Rules to follow in France

1m

Mandatory

Travel within France

Nationwide control measures in place

COVID-19 help in France

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 800 130 000

Frequently Asked Questions


There are currently travel restrictions within France.

Explore options for future travel

Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

Explore travel options

The national COVID-19 helpline number in Les Contamines-Montjoie is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Les Contamines-Montjoie is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Les Contamines-Montjoie is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

Last updated: 11 May 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 travel updates.
This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
Visit Rome2rio travel advice for general help.

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Chamonix to Les Contamines-Montjoie is to drive, which costs 3€ - 6€ and takes 32 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Chamonix to Les Contamines-Montjoie is to taxi which costs 70€ - 90€ and takes 32 min.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Chamonix to Les Contamines-Montjoie. However, there are services departing from Chamonix, Sud and arriving at Les Contamines, Chef Lieu via St-Gervais-le-Fayet, gare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 50m.

More details

The distance between Chamonix and Les Contamines-Montjoie is 16 km. The road distance is 32.7 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Chamonix to Les Contamines-Montjoie without a car is to bus which takes 1h 50m and costs 4€ - 8€.

More details

It takes approximately 1h 50m to get from Chamonix to Les Contamines-Montjoie, including transfers.

More details

Chamonix to Les Contamines-Montjoie bus services, operated by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - cars Région Haute-Savoie, depart from Chamonix, Sud station.

More details

Chamonix to Les Contamines-Montjoie bus services, operated by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - cars Région Haute-Savoie, arrive at Les Contamines, Chef Lieu station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Chamonix to Les Contamines-Montjoie is 33 km. It takes approximately 32 min to drive from Chamonix to Les Contamines-Montjoie.

Get driving directions

There are 476+ hotels available in Les Contamines-Montjoie. Prices start at 75€ per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Chamonix to Les Contamines-Montjoie.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 16.1 km
  • Duration: 1h 50m

What companies run services between Chamonix, France and Les Contamines-Montjoie, France?

You can take a bus from Chamonix to Les Contamines-Montjoie via St-Gervais-le-Fayet, gare in around 1h 50m.

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 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 21€
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
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
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
4€ - 7€
Rail 1st Class
10€ - 15€
Bus operators
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - cars Région Haute-Savoie
Phone
+33 4 26 73 40 00
Website
auvergnerhonealpes.fr
Bus from Chamonix, Sud to St-Gervais-le-Fayet, gare
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Schedules at
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - cars Région Haute-Savoie
Bus from St-Gervais-le-Fayet, gare to Les Contamines, Chef Lieu
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 3€
Schedules at
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - cars Région Haute-Savoie
Transalis
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Email
commercial.crolard@transdev.com
Website
transalis.fr
Bus from Chamonix, Sud to St-Gervais-le-Fayet, gare
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
Transalis
Other operators
Taxi from Chamonix to Les Contamines-Montjoie
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
70€ - 90€
Vaudey Taxi
Phone
+33 4 50 34 62 89
Website
vaudey-taxi.fr
Taxi Cluses
Phone
+33 4 50 98 07 36
Website
cluses-taxi.fr
Alp Genovese Taxi
Phone
+33 6 89 30 37 74
Website
genovesetaxi.com

Want to know more about travelling around France

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.