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There are 4 ways to get from Lucerne to Chamonix by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Lausanne 15
  2. Take the train from Lausanne to Martigny 90 / ...

$107 - $190

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Bus  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Milan, Milan N524 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc 507 / ...

$35 - $63

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Chamonix 178.2 miles

$35 - $55

Train, fly, shuttle  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Geneva Airport to Chamonix sud

$85 - $185

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The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Chamonix is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 3 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Chamonix is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 3 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lucerne to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Milan, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Lausanne, Martigny and Vallorcine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 33 min.

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The distance between Lucerne and Chamonix is 166 km. The road distance is 285.1 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Chamonix without a car is to train which takes 5 h 33 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 190.

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It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to get from Lucerne to Chamonix, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Chamonix is to train which takes 5 h 33 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 65 and takes 8 h.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 104 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 33 min

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

You can take a train from Lucerne to Chamonix via Lausanne, Martigny, and Vallorcine in around 5 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lucerne to Chamonix via Milan, Milan in around 8 h.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Martigny
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Luzern to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Lucerna to Milano Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
marinobus.it
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
$9
Schedules at
cham-transfers.com

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Lucerne to Chamonix bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc station.

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Lucerne to Chamonix train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Martigny station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Chamonix is 285 km. It takes approximately 3 h 6 min to drive from Lucerne to Chamonix.

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Royal Jordanian and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Lucerne to Chamonix bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 2109+ hotels available in Chamonix. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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