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There are 8 ways to get from Menton to Chamonix by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus via Turin  •  9h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Ventimiglia to Turin 406
  2. Take the bus from Turin to Chamonix N504

€27 - €43

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Train, bus  •  9h 46m

  1. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Torino Lingotto Re
  2. Take the bus from Turin to Chamonix N504

€30 - €62

Train  •  10h 20m

  1. Take the train from Menton to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Martigny Ec

€78 - €171

Train, bus via Savona  •  10h 31m

  1. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Savona Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Savona to Torino Porta Nuova Re
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Nuova to Aosta Re
  4. Take the bus from Aosta to Chamonix 507 / ...

€34 - €76

Bus  •  11h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Nice Airport to Saint-Gervais-les-Bains - Le Fayet 1404

€30 - €46

Drive  •  4h 26m

  1. Drive from Menton to Chamonix 436.7 km

€45 - €70

Fly to Geneva, shuttle  •  5h 52m

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

€44 - €208

Fly to Lyon, bus  •  7h 12m

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

€76 - €218

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The cheapest way to get from Menton to Chamonix is to bus via Turin which costs €27 - €45 and takes 9h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Menton to Chamonix is to drive which costs €45 - €70 and takes 4h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from Menton to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Menton and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Milano Centrale, Martigny and Vallorcine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 20m.

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The distance between Menton and Chamonix is 244 km. The road distance is 436.7 km.

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The best way to get from Menton to Chamonix without a car is to bus via Turin which takes 9h 14m and costs €27 - €45.

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It takes approximately 9h 14m to get from Menton to Chamonix, including transfers.

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Menton to Chamonix train services, operated by Thello, depart from Menton station.

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The best way to get from Menton to Chamonix is to bus via Turin which takes 9h 14m and costs €27 - €45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €75 - €180 and takes 10h 20m.

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Menton to Chamonix train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Martigny station.

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Map of how to get from Menton to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 244 km
  • Duration: 9h 14m

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

You can take a bus from Menton to Chamonix via Ventimiglia, Ventimiglia, and Turin in around 9h 14m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Menton to Chamonix via Milano Centrale, Martigny, and Vallorcine in around 10h 20m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €220
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €290
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €270
Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Torino Lingotto
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€29 - €33
Train from Ventimiglia to Savona
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €15
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€13 - €15
Train from Savona to Torino Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €21
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€18 - €21
Train from Torino Porta Nuova to Aosta
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €18
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€16 - €18
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Menton to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Thello
Train from Ventimiglia to Savona
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Thello
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Milano Centrale to Martigny
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Martigny
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€55 - €130
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€55 - €75
1st Class
€95 - €130
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Savona
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ventimiglia to Turin
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Turin to Chamonix
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Aosta to Chamonix
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nice Airport to Saint-Gervais-les-Bains - Le Fayet
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€24 - €29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport to Chamonix
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
On demand
Estimated price
€7
Website
cham-transfers.com
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus

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Yes, the driving distance between Menton to Chamonix is 437 km. It takes approximately 4h 26m to drive from Menton to Chamonix.

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Swiss and easyJet offer flights from Nice Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 279+ hotels available in Chamonix. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Menton to Nice Airport is to bus which takes 1h 12m and costs €2.

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