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There are 7 ways to get from Clermont-Ferrand Station to Chamonix by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train, bus via Geneva  •  7h 33m

  1. Take the train from Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve Ter / ...
  3. Take the bus from Geneva Bus Station to Chamonix Sud Bus Station 507 / ...

54€ - 108€

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Bus  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon Perrache 716 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Chamonix Sud - Bus station Lyon - Perrache Bus Station > Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport > Annecy > Sallanches > Chamonix Sud - Bus station / ...

22€ - 32€

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Train, bus  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the train from Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon Perrache Ter / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon to Mont Blanc

49€ - 90€

Train  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the train from Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet K031

84€ - 168€

Train via Bellegarde-sur-Valserine  •  8h 32m

  1. Take the train from Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bellegarde Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Bellegarde to St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet Tgv / ...

54€ - 104€

Drive  •  3h 49m

  1. Drive from Clermont-Ferrand Station to Chamonix 392.1 km

40€ - 65€

Fly, shuttle  •  6h 52m

  1. Fly from Clermont-Ferrand (CFE) to Geneva (GVA) CFE - GVA
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Geneva Airport to Chamonix sud

116€ - 312€

Clermont-Ferrand Station to Chamonix by trains

The train journey time between Clermont-Ferrand Station and Chamonix is around 7h 44m and covers a distance of around 467 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 15m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and SNCF, the Clermont-Ferrand Station to Chamonix train service departs from Clermont-Ferrand and arrives in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Typically four trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
7h 44m
Fastest train time:
7h 15m
Trains per week:
4
Cheapest price:
122€
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:00
Last train departs at:
13:58

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Clermont-Ferrand Station to Chamonix train schedules

Clermont-Ferrand Station → Chamonix
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The cheapest way to get from Clermont-Ferrand Station to Chamonix is to bus which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 8h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Clermont-Ferrand Station to Chamonix is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Clermont-Ferrand Station to Chamonix station. However, there are services departing from Gare SNCF and arriving at Chamonix Sud - Bus station via Clermont-Ferrand and Lyon - Perrache Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Clermont-Ferrand Station to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Clermont-Ferrand and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Lyon Part Dieu and St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 10m.

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The distance between Clermont-Ferrand Station and Chamonix is 293 km. The road distance is 392.1 km.

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The best way to get from Clermont-Ferrand Station to Chamonix without a car is to train and bus via Geneva which takes 7h 33m and costs 50€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 7h 33m to get from Clermont-Ferrand Station to Chamonix, including transfers.

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Clermont-Ferrand Station to Chamonix bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Clermont-Ferrand station.

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Clermont-Ferrand Station to Chamonix train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Clermont-Ferrand station.

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The best way to get from Clermont-Ferrand Station to Chamonix is to train which takes 8h 10m and costs 80€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 8h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Clermont-Ferrand Station to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 292.5 km
  • Duration: 7h 33m

What companies run services between Clermont-Ferrand Station, France and Chamonix, France?

You can take a train from Clermont-Ferrand Station to Chamonix via Lyon Part Dieu and St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet in around 8h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Clermont-Ferrand Station to Chamonix via Salins Coubertin, Clermont-Ferrand, Lyon Perrache, and Lyon - Perrache Bus Station in around 8h 25m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Clermont-Ferrand to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 290€
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 Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bellegarde
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bellegarde to St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
26€ - 50€
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 Clermont Ferrand to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 55€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
26€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
35€ - 55€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
20€ - 29€
Rail 1st Class
30€ - 45€
Train from Clermont Ferrand to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 55€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
27€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
35€ - 55€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bellegarde
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 26€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
14€ - 21€
Rail 1st Class
17€ - 26€
Train from Bellegarde to St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 20€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
11€ - 17€
Rail 1st Class
14€ - 20€
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bellegarde
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
16€ - 19€
1st Class
20€ - 24€
Train from Bellegarde to St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
12€ - 19€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
12€ - 15€
1st Class
16€ - 19€
Bus operators
Swiss Tours
Phone
+41 22 781 04 04
Website
cham-transfers.com
Bus from Geneva Bus Station to Chamonix Sud Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€
Website
Swiss Tours
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 Geneva to Chamonix
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Chamonix
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
BS Tours
Phone
011 761-4693
Email
bstours@verat.net
Website
bstours.rs
Bus from Lyon to Mont Blanc
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Schedules at
bstours.rs
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 Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
Blablabus
Swisstours Transport SA
Phone
+41 22 781 04 04
Email
info@stts.ch
Website
cham-transfers.com
Shuttle from Geneva Airport to Chamonix sud
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
7€
Website
cham-transfers.com

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There is no direct flight from Clermont-Ferrand Airport to Geneva Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m and has one stopover.

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Clermont-Ferrand Station to Chamonix bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Chamonix Sud - Bus station.

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Clermont-Ferrand Station to Chamonix train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Clermont-Ferrand Station to Chamonix is 392 km. It takes approximately 3h 49m to drive from Clermont-Ferrand Station to Chamonix.

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Air France offers flights from Clermont-Ferrand Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 282+ hotels available in Chamonix. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Clermont-Ferrand Station to Clermont-Ferrand Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs 8€ - 16€.

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