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There are 7 ways to get from Madrid to Chamonix by plane, shuttle, bus, train or car

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Fly to Geneva, shuttle  •  6h 27m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Geneva (GVA) MAD - GVA
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Geneva Airport to Chamonix sud

$46 - $212

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Fly to Lyon, bus  •  8h 17m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Lyon (LYS) MAD - LYS
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Chamonix Sud - Bus station

$60 - $215

Fly to Turin, bus  •  9h 59m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Turin (TRN) MAD - TRN
  2. Take the bus from Turin, Torino to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

$72 - $365

Train  •  15h 6m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Nîmes Ave
  2. Take the train from Nîmes to Valence TGV Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Valence TGV to Annecy
  4. Take the train from Annecy to St-Gervais-les-Bains

$208 - $307

Train via Barcelona Sants  •  15h 25m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Valence TGV to Annecy
  4. Take the train from Annecy to St-Gervais-les-Bains

$205 - $317

Bus  •  21h 5m

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

$100 - $139

Drive  •  13h 18m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Chamonix 857.8 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Chamonix is to fly and shuttle which costs 40€ - 190€ and takes 6h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Chamonix is to fly and shuttle which costs 40€ - 190€ and takes 6h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Chamonix station. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Chamonix Sud - Bus station via Lyon Gare Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Nîmes, Valence TGV, Annecy and St-Gervais-les-Bains. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 6m.

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The distance between Madrid and Chamonix is 1052 km. The road distance is 1372.4 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Chamonix without a car is to train which takes 15h 6m and costs 180€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 6h 27m to get from Madrid to Chamonix, including transfers.

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Madrid to Chamonix bus services, operated by Autocares Grupo Samar, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Chamonix train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Chamonix is to train which takes 15h 6m and costs 180€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 85€ - 130€ and takes 21h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 657.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 27m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Chamonix, France?

You can take a train from Madrid to Chamonix via Nîmes, Valence TGV, Annecy, and St-Gervais-les-Bains in around 15h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Chamonix via Lyon and Lyon Gare Perrache in around 21h 5m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Madrid to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Madrid to Lyon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Madrid to Turin
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Madrid to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Madrid to Lyon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Madrid to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Porto
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
renfe.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Nîmes to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Nîmes to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
renfe.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nîmes to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Valence TGV to Annecy
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $75
Train from Annecy to St-Gervais-les-Bains
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $27
1st Class
$24 - $40
Bus operators
Swisstours Transport SA
Phone
+41 22 781 04 04
Email
info@stts.ch
Website
cham-transfers.com
Shuttle from Geneva Airport to Chamonix sud
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
cham-transfers.com
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 - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Turin, Torino to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Madrid to Chamonix bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Chamonix Sud - Bus station.

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Madrid to Chamonix train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at St-Gervais-les-Bains station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Chamonix is 1372 km. It takes approximately 13h 18m to drive from Madrid to Chamonix.

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TAP Portugal, Vueling Airlines, easyJet and three other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Madrid to Chamonix train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and three other operators.

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There are 2521+ hotels available in Chamonix. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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