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

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Train  •  3 h 13 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 Montreux 90

$35 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 27 min

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

$27 - $45

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Chamonix to Montreux 55.6 miles

$11 - $17

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Chamonix to Montreux. However, there are services departing from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and arriving at Montreux via Vallorcine and Martigny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 13 min.

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The distance between Chamonix and Montreux is 57 km. The road distance is 89 km.

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The best way to get from Chamonix to Montreux without a car is to train which takes 3 h 13 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to get from Chamonix to Montreux, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Chamonix to Montreux is to train which takes 3 h 13 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 27 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chamonix to Montreux is 89 km. It takes approximately 1 h 15 min to drive from Chamonix to Montreux.

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There are 940+ hotels available in Montreux. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chamonix to Montreux.
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  • Distance: 35.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 13 min

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

You can take a train from Chamonix to Montreux via Vallorcine and Martigny in around 3 h 13 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Chamonix to Montreux once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 25 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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Contact Details
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
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 Montreux
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $21
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.

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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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