There are 5 ways to get from Lyon to Valmeinier by bus, train, car or shuttle

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  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Les Ménuires Lyon - gare routière Perrache > Moutiers > Les Ménuires > Val Thorens

$29 - $41

4 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to St-Michel-Valloire

$45 - $63

Train via Chambery-Challes-E  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambery-Challes-E Tgv
  2. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to St-Michel-Valloire

$44 - $64

Drive  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Valmeinier 122.3 miles

$26 - $40

Shuttle  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Lyon - Saint Exupery Airport to Valmeinier 1500

$35 - $108

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

Ouibus operates a bus from Lyon to Valmeinier every 2 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 3 h 5 min. Alternatively, SNCF operates a train from Lyon to Valmeinier once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 48 min.

Train operators
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to St-Michel-Valloire
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to St-Michel-Valloire
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$16 - $25
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $33
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $33
1st Class
$48 - $51
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Les Ménuires
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Altibus
Phone
0 820 320 368
Email
info@altibus.com
Website
altibus.com
Shuttle from Lyon - Saint Exupery Airport to Valmeinier 1500
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $90
Schedules at
altibus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Lyon to Valmeinier?

The distance between Lyon and Valmeinier is 142 km. The road distance is 196 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Lyon to Valmeinier?

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Valmeinier is to drive which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 58 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Lyon to Valmeinier?

The quickest way to get from Lyon to Valmeinier is to drive which takes 1 h 58 min and costs 21€ - 35€.

How long does it take to get from Lyon to Valmeinier?

It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to get from Lyon to Valmeinier, including transfers.