There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Chamonix by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly to Geneva  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Geneva (GVA) MAD - GVA

$46 - $212

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Fly to Lyon, bus  •  8 h 22 min

  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  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Turin (TRN) MAD - TRN
  2. Take the bus from Torino Autostazione Corso Vittorio Emanuele II to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

$85 - $377

Train, night bus, bus  •  18 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Girona Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Girona to Figueres Ir / ...
  3. Take the night bus from Figueras to Perpignan
  4. Take the train from Perpignan to Arles
  5. Take the train from Arles to Lyon-St Exupery(TGV) Tgv
  6. Take the bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Chamonix Sud - Bus station

$193 - $275

Train  •  21 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Girona Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Girona to Port Bou Ir / ...
  3. Take the train from Cerbère to Avignon Centre
  4. Take the train from Avignon Centre to Lyon Jean Macé
  5. Take the train from Lyon Jean Macé to Bourgoin-Jallieu
  6. Take the train from Bourgoin-Jallieu to Bourg-St.Maurice

$338 - $472

Bus FlixBus  •  22 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 748
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Chamonix Sud - Bus station Ouibus

$82 - $135

Bus Eurolines CH  •  28 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Sion

$153 - $274

Drive  •  13 h 18 min

  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 which costs 35€ - 180€ and takes 6 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Chamonix is to fly which costs 35€ - 180€ and takes 6 h 22 min.

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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 - Perrache Bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h.

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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 and night bus and bus which takes 18 h 5 min and costs 160€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 22 min to get from Madrid to Chamonix, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Madrid to Chamonix is to fly which takes 6 h 22 min and costs 35€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 280€ - 410€ and takes 21 h 28 min, you could also bus, which costs 65€ - 120€ and takes 22 h.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 657.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 22 min

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

Swiss, Iberia and five other airlines fly from Madrid to Chamonix hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Chamonix via Girona, Port Bou, Cerbère, Avignon Centre, Lyon Jean Macé, Bourgoin-Jallieu, and Bourg-St.Maurice in around 21 h 28 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Madrid to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Madrid to Lyon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Madrid to Turin
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Madrid to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Madrid to Lyon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Madrid to Turin
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Turin via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
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 Girona to Figueres
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Port Bou
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $18
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 Perpignan to Arles
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $85
Train from Cerbère to Avignon Centre
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $100
Train from Avignon Centre to Lyon Jean Macé
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Lyon Jean Macé to Bourgoin-Jallieu
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$17 - $26
Train from Bourgoin-Jallieu to Bourg-St.Maurice
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Arles to Lyon-St Exupery(TGV)
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $65
1st Class
$80 - $110
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 - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Night bus from Figueras to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
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
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 Madrid to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
16 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Madrid to Sion
Ave. Duration
24 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Book at
eurolines.ch

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

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Vueling Airlines, easyJet, Brussels Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 1946+ hotels available in Chamonix. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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

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