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

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Train  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Vallorcine St-Gervais-L-B-Le-Fayet - Vallorcine / ...
  2. Take the train from Vallorcine to Martigny 83-Y

$38 - $66

Cheapest option

Bus, line 213 bus, line 311 bus  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Gare de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Gare de Le Châtelard-Frontière
  2. Take the line 213 bus from Le Châtelard VS, Frontière to Martigny, gare 213
  3. Take the line 311 bus from Martigny, gare to Sion, poste/gare 311

$24 - $34

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Chamonix to Sion 45.5 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Chamonix to Sion is to drive which costs 8€ - 12€ and takes 1 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chamonix to Sion is to drive which costs 8€ - 12€ and takes 1 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chamonix to Sion. However, there are services departing from Gare de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and arriving at Sion, poste/gare via Le Châtelard VS, Frontière and Martigny, gare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chamonix to Sion. However, there are services departing from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and arriving at Sion via Vallorcine and Martigny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 48 min.

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The distance between Chamonix and Sion is 50 km. The road distance is 72.8 km.

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The best way to get from Chamonix to Sion without a car is to train which takes 2 h 48 min and costs 30€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 48 min to get from Chamonix to Sion, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Chamonix to Sion is to train which takes 2 h 48 min and costs 30€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus and line 213 bus and line 311 bus, which costs 20€ - 30€ and takes 4 h 3 min.

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  • Distance: 31.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 48 min

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

You can take a train from Chamonix to Sion via Vallorcine and Martigny in around 2 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chamonix to Sion via Gare de Le Châtelard-Frontière, Le Châtelard VS, Frontière, and Martigny, gare in around 4 h 3 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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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
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Bus from Gare de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Gare de Le Châtelard-Frontière
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
en.oui.sncf
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Le Châtelard VS, Frontière to Martigny, gare
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus from Martigny, gare to Sion, poste/gare
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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Chamonix to Sion bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Sion, poste/gare station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chamonix to Sion is 73 km. It takes approximately 1 h 3 min to drive from Chamonix to Sion.

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There are 1706+ hotels available in Sion. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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