There are 8 ways to get from Chamonix to Montpellier by bus, train, car or plane

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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Bus, train  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Geneva 507 / ...
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv / ...

55€ - 184€

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Bus  •  11h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Martigny to Montpellier 251

34€ - 54€

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Bus, train via Châteauneuf-sur-Isère  •  7h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Gare de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Gare de Chambéry-Chal.-les-Eaux
  2. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud Ter
  3. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv / ...

51€ - 131€

Bus via Grenoble  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Gare de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Gare-Routière Cars Grenoble - Chamonix
  2. Take the bus from Grenoble to Montpellier N740 / ...

42€ - 63€

Train  •  8h 18m

  1. Take the train from St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet to Bellegarde Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Gare de Bellegarde-Gare to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv / ...

44€ - 180€

Drive  •  4h 48m

  1. Drive from Chamonix to Montpellier 452.2 km

55€ - 80€

Bus to Geneva, fly to Montpellier  •  7h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Chamonix Sud Bus Station to Geneva Airport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Montpellier (MPL) GVA - MPL

115€ - 770€

Bus to Lyon, fly to Marseille, train  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Chamonix Sud - Bus station to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Marseille (MRS) LYS - MRS
  3. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Montpellier Saint-Roch

106€ - 362€

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The cheapest way to get from Chamonix to Montpellier is to bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 11h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Chamonix to Montpellier is to drive which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 4h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chamonix to Montpellier. However, there are services departing from Gare de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and arriving at Montpellier via Grenoble. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 54m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chamonix to Montpellier. However, there are services departing from Chamonix Mont Blanc and arriving at Montpellier Saint-Roch via St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet, Gare de Bellegarde-Gare and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 18m.

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The distance between Chamonix and Montpellier is 349 km. The road distance is 452.2 km.

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The best way to get from Chamonix to Montpellier without a car is to bus and train which takes 6h 45m and costs 55€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 6h 45m to get from Chamonix to Montpellier, including transfers.

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Chamonix to Montpellier bus services, operated by SNCF Bus, depart from Gare de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc station.

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Chamonix to Montpellier train services, operated by SNCF, depart from St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet station.

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The best way to get from Chamonix to Montpellier is to bus via Grenoble which takes 7h 54m and costs 40€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 40€ - 180€ and takes 8h 18m.

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  • Distance: 349.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 45m

What companies run services between Chamonix, France and Montpellier, France?

You can take a bus from Chamonix to Montpellier via Grenoble in around 7h 54m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chamonix to Montpellier via St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet, Bellegarde, Gare de Bellegarde-Gare, Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu, and Lyon Part Dieu in around 8h 18m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Montpellier via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
190€ - 1500€
Flights from Geneva to Montpellier via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 1500€
Flights from Lyon to Marseille
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 410€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Montpellier via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 390€
Flights from Geneva to Montpellier via Porto
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Flights from Geneva to Montpellier via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 430€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Geneva to Montpellier via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Montpellier via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 1300€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Geneva to Montpellier via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
120€ - 500€
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 Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bellegarde to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
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 Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
25€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
25€ - 29€
1st Class
39€ - 42€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
70€ - 85€
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
24€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
24€ - 28€
1st Class
38€ - 41€
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
32€ - 37€
1st Class
50€ - 55€
Train from St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet to Bellegarde
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 27€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
16€ - 19€
1st Class
26€ - 27€
Train from Gare de Bellegarde-Gare to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 35€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
20€ - 24€
1st Class
32€ - 34€
Train from Marseille St Charles to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
27€ - 50€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
27€ - 31€
1st Class
42€ - 46€
TGV inOui
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 70€
1st Class
60€ - 70€
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
40€ - 55€
Train from St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet to Bellegarde
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
32€ - 37€
1st Class
27€ - 32€
Train from Bellegarde to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 41€
1st Class
31€ - 37€
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Phone
+352 24 89 24 89
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
3€
Website
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
3€
Website
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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 Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Grenoble to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss Tours
Phone
+41 22 781 04 04
Website
swisstours-transport.ch
Bus from Chamonix Sud Bus Station to Geneva Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Swiss Tours
Bus from Chamonix Sud Bus Station to Geneva Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
18€
Website
Swiss Tours
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Chamonix to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Book at
eurolines.ch
SNCF Bus
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Bus from Gare de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Gare de Chambéry-Chal.-les-Eaux
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
SNCF Bus
Bus from Gare de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Gare-Routière
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Website
SNCF Bus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Grenoble to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Martigny to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
8h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Eurolines FR
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Chamonix Sud - Bus station to Geneva - Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Chamonix Sud - Bus station to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Blablabus

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There is no direct flight from Geneva Airport to Montpellier Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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

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Chamonix to Montpellier train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Montpellier Saint-Roch station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chamonix to Montpellier is 452 km. It takes approximately 4h 48m to drive from Chamonix to Montpellier.

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Luxair, KLM, British Airways and two other airlines offer flights from Geneva Airport to Montpellier Airport.

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There are 1628+ hotels available in Montpellier. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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