There are 5 ways to get from French Riviera to Chamonix by bus, train, 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 FlixBus  •  10 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice to Turin, Torino 404 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Torino Autostazione Corso Vittorio Emanuele II to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

$59 - $89

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  12 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Antibes to Ventimiglia Ec
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Torino Lingotto Rv / ...
  3. Take the bus from Turin, Torino to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

$47 - $95

3 alternative options

Bus via Nice  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Turin
  2. Take the bus from Torino Autostazione Corso Vittorio Emanuele II to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

$92 - $141

Travel, fly to Geneva, shuttle  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Travel from French Riviera to Gare Routiere
  2. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Geneva (GVA) NCE - GVA
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Geneva Airport to Chamonix sud

$54 - $144

Fly to Lyon, bus  •  7 h 45 min

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

$64 - $288

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The distance between French Riviera and Chamonix is 285 km.

The best way to get from French Riviera to Chamonix without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 58 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 58 min to get from French Riviera to Chamonix, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Swiss and easyJet offer flights from Nice Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 1966+ hotels available in Chamonix. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from French Riviera to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 177.9 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 58 min

What companies run services between French Riviera, FR-93, France and Chamonix, France?

You can take a bus from French Riviera to Chamonix via Gare Routiere, Ch. Du Puy, Antibes, Nice Airport, Aéroport / Promenade, Aéroport T.2, Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice, Turin, Torino, and Torino Autostazione Corso Vittorio Emanuele II in around 10 h 58 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$26 - $220
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Antibes to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Antibes to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Antibes to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
thello.com
Trenitalia

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 Ventimiglia to Torino Lingotto
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice to Turin, Torino
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Turin, Torino to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
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
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
cham-transfers.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus

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