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There are 3 ways to get from Grenoble to Chamonix by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble-Eugène-Chavant to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Re01

12€ - 17€

2 alternative options

Train  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Annecy K021
  2. Take the train from La Roche-sur-Foron to St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet L3 / ...

56€ - 101€

Drive  •  1h 47m

  1. Drive from Grenoble to Chamonix 147.3 km

16€ - 25€

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The cheapest way to get from Grenoble to Chamonix is to bus which costs 12€ - 17€ and takes 3h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Grenoble to Chamonix is to drive which costs 16€ - 25€ and takes 1h 47m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Grenoble-Eugène-Chavant and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Services depart once a week, and operate Friday. The journey takes approximately 3h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Grenoble to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Grenoble and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Annecy, La Roche-sur-Foron and St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 53m.

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The distance between Grenoble and Chamonix is 123 km. The road distance is 147.3 km.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Chamonix without a car is to bus which takes 3h 20m and costs 12€ - 17€.

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The bus from Grenoble-Eugène-Chavant to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc takes 3h 20m including transfers and departs once a week.

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Grenoble to Chamonix bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, depart from Grenoble-Eugène-Chavant station.

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Grenoble to Chamonix train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Grenoble station.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Chamonix is to bus which takes 3h 20m and costs 12€ - 17€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 55€ - 110€ and takes 5h 53m.

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  • Distance: 122.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 20m

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

Swiss PostAuto operates a bus from Grenoble-Eugène-Chavant to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc once a week. Tickets cost 12€ - 17€ and the journey takes 3h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Grenoble to Chamonix via Annecy, La Roche-sur-Foron, and St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet in around 5h 53m.

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 Grenoble to Annecy
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from La Roche-sur-Foron to St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 22€
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 La Roche Sur Foron to St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 10€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
5€ - 8€
Rail 1st Class
6€ - 10€
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Grenoble-Eugène-Chavant to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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Grenoble to Chamonix bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc station.

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Grenoble 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 Grenoble to Chamonix is 147 km. It takes approximately 1h 47m to drive from Grenoble to Chamonix.

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