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

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Bus Ouibus  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Chamonix Sud - Bus station Ouibus

$9 - $14

3 alternative options

Bus Isilines  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Cluses
  2. Take the bus from Cluses - Gare routière to Chamonix - Sud 81

$24 - $27

Train  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Annecy
  2. Take the train from Annecy to St-Gervais-les-Bains

$58 - $82

Drive  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Chamonix 142 miles

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Chamonix is to bus which costs 8€ - 12€ and takes 4 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Chamonix is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon - Perrache Bus station station and arriving at Chamonix Sud - Bus station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Annecy and St-Gervais-les-Bains. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 40 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Chamonix is 158 km. The road distance is 227.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Chamonix without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 10 min and costs 8€ - 12€.

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The bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Chamonix Sud - Bus station takes 4 h 10 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Lyon to Chamonix bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Lyon - Perrache Bus station.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 98.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Chamonix, France?

Ouibus operates a bus from Lyon to Chamonix 3 times a day. Tickets cost $9 - $14 and the journey takes 4 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lyon to Chamonix via Annecy and St-Gervais-les-Bains in around 5 h 40 min.

Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Lyon Part Dieu to Annecy
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Annecy to St-Gervais-les-Bains
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $27
1st Class
$25 - $40
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lyon to Cluses
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
isilines.com
Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Phone
+33 4 26 73 40 00
Website
auvergnerhonealpes.fr
Bus from Cluses - Gare routière to Chamonix - Sud
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
auvergnerhonealpes.fr

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