There are 4 ways to get from Lyon 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  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Chamonix Sud Ouibus

$9 - $13

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 39 min

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

$39 - $56

Train via Bellegarde(Ain)  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bellegarde(Ain) 7-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Bellegarde(Ain) to St-Gervais-les-Bains

$39 - $58

Drive  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Chamonix 142 miles

$30 - $45

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

Ouibus operates a bus from Lyon to Chamonix once daily. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 3 h 35 min. Alternatively, SNCF operates a train from Lyon to Chamonix once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min.

Train operators
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to St-Gervais-les-Bains
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bellegarde(Ain)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $55
Train from Bellegarde(Ain) to St-Gervais-les-Bains
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$19 - $29
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Bellegarde
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bellegarde(Ain)
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $36
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $36
1st Class
$50 - $60
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Chamonix Sud
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Lyon and Chamonix is 158 km. The road distance is 227 km.

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Chamonix is to bus which costs 7€ - 11€ and takes 3 h 35 min.

The quickest way to get from Lyon to Chamonix is to drive which takes 2 h 17 min and costs 25€ - 40€.

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 St-Gervais-les-Bains. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 39 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon Gare Perrache and arriving at Chamonix Sud. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

The bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Chamonix Sud takes 3 h 35 min including transfers and departs once daily.