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

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Bus  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Grenoble - Bus station to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Chamonix Sud - Bus station Ouibus

$12 - $20

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Train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Annecy
  2. Take the train from Annecy to St-Gervais-les-Bains

$51 - $76

Drive  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Grenoble to Chamonix 95.6 miles

$20 - $30

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No, there is no direct bus from Grenoble station to Chamonix station. However, there are services departing from Grenoble - Bus station and arriving at Chamonix Sud - Bus station via Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 20 min.

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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 and St-Gervais-les-Bains. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 23 min.

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The distance between Grenoble and Chamonix is 123 km. The road distance is 153 km.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Chamonix without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to get from Grenoble to Chamonix, including transfers.

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Grenoble to Chamonix bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Grenoble - Bus station.

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Grenoble to Chamonix train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Grenoble station.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Chamonix is to bus which takes 5 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 23 min.

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Grenoble to Chamonix bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Chamonix Sud - Bus station.

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Grenoble to Chamonix train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at St-Gervais-les-Bains station.

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Map of how to get from Grenoble to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 76.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 20 min

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

You can take a bus from Grenoble to Chamonix via Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport in around 5 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Grenoble to Chamonix via Annecy and St-Gervais-les-Bains in around 5 h 23 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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Grenoble to Annecy
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Annecy to St-Gervais-les-Bains
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $27
1st Class
$24 - $40
Bus operators
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 Grenoble - Bus station to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
Ouibus
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
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 Grenoble to Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, Lyon Aéroport Saint Exupéry
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Grenoble to Chamonix is 153 km. It takes approximately 1 h 51 min to drive from Grenoble to Chamonix.

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