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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  •  11h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Nice, Nice to Turin, Torino 404
  2. Take the bus from Turin, Torino to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc N504

$47 - $77

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Train, bus  •  11h 58m

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

$50 - $92

Bus Ler  •  12h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Gare SNCF Cagnes sur Mer to Gare Routière 31
  2. Take the bus from Grenoble-Gare-Routière to Gare de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Chamonix-Mont-Blanc - Grenoble-Gare-Routière / ...

Fly to Lyon, bus  •  7h 41m

  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

Travel, fly to Geneva, shuttle  •  6h 46m

  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

$55 - $145

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from French Riviera to Chamonix is to travel and fly and shuttle which costs 45€ - 130€ and takes 6h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from French Riviera to Chamonix is to travel and fly and shuttle which costs 45€ - 130€ and takes 6h 46m.

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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 11h 23m and costs 40€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 11h 23m to get from French Riviera to Chamonix, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Air France, Nouvel Air Tunisie and Hop! offer flights from Nice Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 2521+ 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: 11h 23m

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, Nice, and Turin, Torino in around 11h 23m.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $430
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$26 - $220
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
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 Antibes to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
4h
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nice, Nice to Turin, Torino
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Turin, Torino to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ler
Bus from Gare SNCF Cagnes sur Mer to Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
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
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
cham-transfers.com

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