There are 3 ways to get from Orsières to Chamonix by car, bus or train

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Drive, line 12 bus  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Orsières to Le Tour
  2. Take the line 12 bus from Le Tour to Cachat le Géant, Avenue Cachat Le Géant, Les Moëttieux, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Bonneville, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 74400, France 12

Cheapest option

Train  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Martigny to Vallorcine Mont-Blanc Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Vallorcine to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

$24 - $40

1 alternative option

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Orsières to Chamonix 34.4 miles

$7 - $11

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The cheapest way to get from Orsières to Chamonix is to drive which costs SFr 6 - SFr 10 and takes 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Orsières to Chamonix is to drive which costs SFr 6 - SFr 10 and takes 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Orsières to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Orsières and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Sembrancher, Martigny and Vallorcine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

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The distance between Orsières and Chamonix is 24 km. The road distance is 55.1 km.

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The best way to get from Orsières to Chamonix without a car is to train which takes 3 h 5 min and costs SFr 23 - SFr 40.

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It takes approximately 1 h 9 min to get from Orsières to Chamonix, including transfers.

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Orsières to Chamonix train services, operated by Swiss Railways Mont-Blanc Express, depart from Martigny station.

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Orsières to Chamonix train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Orsières to Chamonix is 55 km. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from Orsières to Chamonix.

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

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Map of how to get from Orsières to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 15.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 9 min

What companies run services between Orsières, Switzerland and Chamonix, France?

You can take a train from Orsières to Chamonix via Sembrancher, Martigny, and Vallorcine in around 3 h 5 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways Mont-Blanc Express
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Martigny to Vallorcine
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Martigny to Vallorcine
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Vallorcine to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$12 - $19
Bus operators
Chamonix bus
Phone
04 50 53 05 55
Email
montblancbus@transdev.com
Website
chamonix.montblancbus.com
Bus from Le Tour to Cachat le Géant, Avenue Cachat Le Géant, Les Moëttieux, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Bonneville, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 74400, France
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
chamonix.montblancbus.com

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