There are 5 ways to get from Lugano to Chamonix by bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Milan, Milan 421 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Torino - Bus station
  3. Take the bus from Torino Autostazione Corso Vittorio Emanuele II to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

$40 - $65

4 alternative options

Train via Torino Porta Susa  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Courmayeur Fl

$61 - $109

Train Trenitalia Eurocity  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Hotelzug / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Sion Eurocity / ...

$107 - $175

Train  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Göschenen
  2. Take the train from Andermatt to Brig Bahnhofplatz 7-Y / ...
  3. Take the train from Brig to Martigny 90

$136 - $257

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Chamonix 185.3 miles

$40 - $60

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

You can take a bus from Lugano to Chamonix via Milan, Milan, Milan, Torino - Bus station, and Torino Autostazione Corso Vittorio Emanuele II in around 6 h 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lugano to Chamonix via Milano Centrale, Torino Porta Susa, and Courmayeur in around 7 h 19 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Göschenen
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Brig to Martigny
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Sion
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$45 - $65
First
$85 - $100
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa Station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Courmayeur
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$15 - $18
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Andermatt to Brig Bahnhofplatz
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$40 - $50
1st Class Ticket
$70 - $85
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lugano to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Milan to Torino - Bus station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Milano to Torino
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
marinobus.it

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Lugano to Chamonix?

The distance between Lugano and Chamonix is 162 km. The road distance is 296 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Lugano to Chamonix?

The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Chamonix is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 60 and takes 3 h 13 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Lugano to Chamonix?

The quickest way to get from Lugano to Chamonix is to drive which takes 3 h 13 min and costs SFr 35 - SFr 60.

Is there a direct train between Lugano and Chamonix?

No, there is no direct train from Lugano to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Milano Centrale, Sion, Martigny and Vallorcine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 26 min.

Is there a direct bus between Lugano and Chamonix?

No, there is no direct bus from Lugano to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Milan and Torino Autostazione Corso Vittorio Emanuele II. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 57 min.

How long does it take to get from Lugano to Chamonix?

It takes approximately 6 h 57 min to get from Lugano to Chamonix, including transfers.