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

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Bus  •  6 h 30 min

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

$24 - $42

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Train  •  7 h 8 min

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

$105 - $166

Bus Savda  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Milan, Milan 421 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan - Lampugnano to Chamonix 220

$32 - $47

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 24 - SFr 45 and takes 6 h 30 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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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 30 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, Sion, Martigny and Vallorcine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 8 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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The best way to get from Lugano to Chamonix without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 30 min and costs SFr 24 - SFr 45.

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It takes approximately 6 h 30 min to get from Lugano to Chamonix, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Lugano to Chamonix is to bus which takes 6 h 30 min and costs SFr 24 - SFr 45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 100 - SFr 170 and takes 7 h 8 min.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 101 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 30 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 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lugano to Chamonix via Milano Centrale, Sion, Martigny, and Vallorcine in around 7 h 8 min.

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 Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Sion
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$45 - $60
First
$75 - $95
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 Lugano to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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Lugano to Chamonix bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc station.

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Lugano to Chamonix train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Sion station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lugano to Chamonix is 296 km. It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to drive from Lugano to Chamonix.

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