How to get from Chamonix to Lugano

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Recommended option

Bus Savda  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Chamonix to Milan - Lampugnano 220
  2. Take the bus from Milano Lampugnano to Lugano Stazione

$44 - $59

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Chamonix to Turin, Torino N504
  2. Take the bus from Turin, Torino to Lugano 470

$22 - $38

3 alternative options

Train, line 20 train, line 10 train  •  8 h 20 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 Domodossola
  4. Take the train from Domodossola to Locarno FART 1-Y / ...
  5. Take the line 20 train from Locarno to Giubiasco 20
  6. Take the line 10 train from Giubiasco to Lugano 10 / ...

$81 - $147

Train  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Martigny to Brig 90
  2. Take the train from Brig to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Ec

$97 - $148

Drive  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Chamonix to Lugano 187.4 miles

$40 - $60

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

You can take a bus from Chamonix to Lugano via Milan - Lampugnano and Milano Lampugnano in around 7 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chamonix to Lugano via Vallorcine, Martigny, Domodossola, Locarno FART, Locarno, and Giubiasco in around 8 h 20 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 Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Domodossola to Locarno FART
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Locarno to Giubiasco
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Giubiasco to Lugano
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $14
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Martigny to Brig
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Brig to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Brig to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $29
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$27 - $29
First
$39
Bus operators
Savda
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Chamonix to Turin, Torino
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Turin, Torino to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chamonix and Lugano is 162 km. The road distance is 300 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chamonix to Lugano is to bus which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 7 h 20 min.

The quickest way to get from Chamonix to Lugano is to drive which takes 3 h 15 min and costs 30€ - 50€.

No, there is no direct train from Chamonix to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and arriving at Lugano via Vallorcine, Martigny, Domodossola, Locarno and Giubiasco. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 20 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Chamonix to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Chamonix and arriving at Lugano Stazione via Milano Lampugnano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 14 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 14 min to get from Chamonix to Lugano, including transfers.