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There are 10 ways to get from Chamonix to The Louvre by bus, train, rideshare, car, plane or shuttle

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

  1. Take the bus from Chamonix Sud Bus Station to Geneva Bus Station
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Paris Gare De Lyon

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Chamonix to Paris

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Train via Bellegarde-sur-Valserine

  1. Take the train from St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet to Bellegarde
  2. Take the train from Bellegarde to Paris Gare de Lyon

Train

  1. Take the train from St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet to Paris Gare De Lyon

Train #2

  1. Take the train from Martigny to Lausanne
  2. Take the train from Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Paris

Drive

  1. Drive from Chamonix to The Louvre

Bus to Lyon, fly to Paris CDG

  1. Take the bus from Chamonix Sud - Bus station to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Paris CDG (CDG)

Shuttle to Geneva, fly to Paris CDG

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Chamonix sud to Geneva Airport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Paris CDG (CDG)

Shuttle to Geneva, fly to Paris Orly

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Chamonix sud to Geneva Airport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Paris Orly (ORY)

Chamonix to The Louvre by bus, walk, train and subway

The journey time between Chamonix and The Louvre is around 7h and covers a distance of around 584 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 22m. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 46m. Operated by Swiss Tours, FlixBus, Transalis and others, the Chamonix to The Louvre service departs from Chamonix Sud Bus Station and arrives in The Louvre. Typically 22 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 37m
Layover time:
2h 22m
Total time:
7h

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 46m
Journey distance:
584 km
Services per week:
22
Cheapest price:
€89
Carbon emissions:
36 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:00
Last service departs at:
20:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chamonix to The Louvre bus, walk, train and subway schedules

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

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in The Louvre is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in The Louvre is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in The Louvre 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: 23 Oct 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Chamonix to The Louvre is to rideshare which costs €37 and takes 7h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Chamonix to The Louvre is to shuttle and fly which costs €50 - €190 and takes 5h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chamonix to The Louvre. However, there are services departing from Chamonix and arriving at Pont des Arts - Quai de Conti via Ministère de l'Économie et des Finances. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 37m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chamonix to The Louvre. However, there are services departing from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and arriving at Palais-Royal via St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet, Bellegarde and Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 24m.

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The distance between Chamonix and The Louvre is 472 km. The road distance is 614 km.

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The best way to get from Chamonix to The Louvre without a car is to bus and train which takes 5h 47m and costs €85 - €130.

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It takes approximately 5h 47m to get from Chamonix to The Louvre, including transfers.

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Chamonix to The Louvre bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Chamonix station.

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Chamonix to The Louvre train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet station.

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The best way to get from Chamonix to The Louvre is to train via Bellegarde-sur-Valserine which takes 7h 24m and costs €90 - €140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 10h 37m.

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Map of how to get from Chamonix to The Louvre.
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  • Distance: 472.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 47m

What companies run services between Chamonix, France and The Louvre, France?

You can take a train from Chamonix to The Louvre via St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet, Bellegarde, Paris Gare de Lyon, Gare de Lyon, and Palais-Royal in around 7h 24m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Chamonix to Paris 5 times a week. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 9h 40m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €180
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €250
Flights from Geneva to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €230
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €230
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Geneve to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€80 - €95
1st Class
€90 - €110
Train from St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet to Bellegarde
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€12 - €19
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€12 - €15
1st Class
€16 - €19
Train from Bellegarde to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €100
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€75 - €90
1st Class
€80 - €100
Train from St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€90 - €120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€90 - €110
1st Class
€100 - €120
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 St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet to Bellegarde
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Martigny to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€25 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€120 - €230
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet to Bellegarde
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€11 - €17
Rail 1st Class
€14 - €20
Trenitalia EuroCity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Martigny to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€22 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€22 - €30
1st Class
€45 - €65
Bus operators
Swiss Tours
Website
swisstours-transport.ch
Bus from Chamonix Sud Bus Station to Geneva Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€15
Schedules at
swisstours-transport.ch
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Chamonix to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Chamonix to Paris
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Chamonix to Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Transalis
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Email
commercial.crolard@transdev.com
Website
transalis.fr
Bus from Sud to Mont Blanc Zone 10
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Transalis
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Chamonix Sud - Bus station to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
Swisstours Transport SA
Phone
+41 22 781 04 04
Email
info@stts.ch
Website
cham-transfers.com
Shuttle from Chamonix sud to Geneva Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€7
Website
cham-transfers.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Paris
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€37
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Chamonix to The Louvre bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris station.

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Chamonix to The Louvre train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chamonix to The Louvre is 614 km. It takes approximately 5h 46m to drive from Chamonix to The Louvre.

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