There are 4 ways to get from Lugano to Chamonix by bus, train or car

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Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Milan, Milan 421 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc 507 / ...

$25 - $47

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Train  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Brig to Martigny 90

$117 - $179

Bus Savda  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano Busstation Noranco to Mailand Lampugnano
  2. Take the bus from Milan - Lampugnano to Chamonix 220

$34 - $60

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Chamonix 185.3 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Chamonix is to bus which costs SFr 25 - SFr 50 and takes 6 h 25 min.

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

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The distance between Lugano and Chamonix is 162 km. The road distance is 296.4 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 25 min to get from Lugano to Chamonix, including transfers.

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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, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 25 min.

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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, Brig, Martigny and Vallorcine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 17 min.

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Lugano to Chamonix train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Milano C.Le station.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 101 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 25 min

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

You can take a bus from Lugano to Chamonix via Milan, Milan in around 6 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lugano to Chamonix via Milano Centrale, Brig, Martigny, and Vallorcine in around 7 h 17 min.

Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$42 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$42 - $45
First
$66
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Lugano Busstation Noranco to Mailand Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
globtour.com
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