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

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Train  •  3h 2m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Martigny 90 / ...
  2. Take the train from Martigny to Vallorcine Re
  3. Take the train from Vallorcine to Chamonix Mont Blanc Ter / ...

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Bus  •  3h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Geneva N799 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Geneva Bus Station to Chamonix Sud Bus Station Geneva Airport - Chamonix / ...

14€ - 29€

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Drive  •  1h 28m

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Chamonix 116.1 km

13€ - 20€

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The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Chamonix is to drive which costs SFr 15 - SFr 22 and takes 1h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Chamonix is to drive which costs SFr 15 - SFr 22 and takes 1h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lausanne to Chamonix station. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Chamonix Sud Bus Station via Geneva Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 3m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Chamonix Mont Blanc via Martigny and Vallorcine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 2m.

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The distance between Lausanne and Chamonix is 68 km. The road distance is 116.1 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Chamonix without a car is to train which takes 3h 2m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 2m to get from Lausanne to Chamonix, including transfers.

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Lausanne to Chamonix bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lausanne station.

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

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Chamonix is to train which takes 3h 2m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 14 - SFr 35 and takes 3h 3m.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 68.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 2m

What companies run services between Lausanne, Switzerland and Chamonix, France?

You can take a train from Lausanne to Chamonix via Martigny and Vallorcine in around 3h 2m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lausanne to Chamonix via Geneva Bus Station in around 3h 3m.

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 Lausanne to Martigny
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
24€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Vallorcine to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 20€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Transports de Martigny et Régions
Phone
+41 27 721 68 40
Email
info@tmrsa.ch
Website
tmrsa.ch
Train from Martigny to Vallorcine
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transports de Martigny et Régions
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Vallorcine to Chamonix Mont Blanc
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 14€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
3€ - 6€
Rail 1st Class
9€ - 14€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lausanne to Geneva
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lausanne to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
Eurolines FR
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Lausanne to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
alsa.com
Swiss Tours
Phone
+41 22 781 04 04
Website
swisstours-transport.ch
Bus from Geneva Bus Station to Chamonix Sud Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Swiss Tours
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Geneva - Bus station to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Blablabus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Chamonix
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Lausanne to Chamonix bus services, operated by Swiss Tours, arrive at Chamonix Sud Bus Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Chamonix is 116 km. It takes approximately 1h 28m to drive from Lausanne to Chamonix.

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There are 2201+ hotels available in Chamonix. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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