There are 5 ways to get from Cluses to Chamonix by bus, train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Cluses - Gare routière to Chamonix - Sud 81

$9 - $17

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  47 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cluses to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc 26 miles

$3 - $6

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Cluses(Haute-Savoie) to St-Gervais-les-Bains
  2. Take the train from St-Gervais-les-Bains to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

$23 - $32

Taxi  •  31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cluses to Chamonix 26.4 miles

$60 - $80

Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from Cluses to Chamonix 26.4 miles

$5 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from Cluses to Chamonix is to rideshare which costs 3€ - 5€ and takes 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cluses to Chamonix is to taxi which costs 50€ - 65€ and takes 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cluses - Gare routière and arriving at Chamonix - Sud. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cluses to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Cluses(Haute-Savoie) and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via St-Gervais-les-Bains. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 38 min.

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The distance between Cluses and Chamonix is 28 km. The road distance is 42.2 km.

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The best way to get from Cluses to Chamonix without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 30 min and costs 8€ - 15€.

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The bus from Cluses - Gare routière to Chamonix - Sud takes 1 h 30 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Cluses to Chamonix bus services, operated by Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, depart from Cluses - Gare routière station.

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Cluses to Chamonix train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Cluses(Haute-Savoie) station.

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The best way to get from Cluses to Chamonix is to bus which takes 1 h 30 min and costs 8€ - 15€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 19€ - 28€ and takes 1 h 38 min.

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Map of how to get from Cluses to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 17.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 30 min

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

Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes operates a bus from Cluses to Chamonix once daily. Tickets cost $10 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min. Altibus also services this route 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cluses to Chamonix via St-Gervais-les-Bains in around 1 h 38 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 Cluses(Haute-Savoie) to St-Gervais-les-Bains
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$13 - $21
Train from St-Gervais-les-Bains to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$12 - $20
Bus operators
Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Phone
+33 4 26 73 40 00
Website
auvergnerhonealpes.fr
Bus from Cluses - Gare routière to Chamonix - Sud
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
auvergnerhonealpes.fr
Altibus
Phone
0 820 320 368
Email
info@altibus.com
Website
altibus.com
Bus from Cluses to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
altibus.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cluses to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Cluses to Chamonix
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Taxi Cluses
Phone
+33 4 50 98 07 36
Website
cluses-taxi.fr
Alp Genovese Taxi
Phone
+33 6 89 30 37 74
Website
genovesetaxi.com
Vaudey Taxi
Phone
+33 6 78 88 63 75
Website
vaudey-taxi.fr

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Cluses to Chamonix bus services, operated by Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, arrive at Chamonix - Sud station.

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Cluses to Chamonix train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cluses to Chamonix is 42 km. It takes approximately 31 min to drive from Cluses to Chamonix.

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There are 1946+ hotels available in Chamonix. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Cluses and Chamonix. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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