There are 7 ways to get from Paris to French Alps by train, bus, plane 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.

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Train  •  5h 8m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet Tgv

90€ - 120€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Geneva N799
  2. Take the bus from Geneva Bus Station to Chamonix Sud Bus Station Geneva Airport - Chamonix / ...

34€ - 42€

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Train via Le Nid d'Aigle  •  7h 27m

  1. Take the train from Paris-Gare de Lyon to St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet 8-Y / ...

172€ - 291€

Fly Paris CDG to Geneva, shuttle  •  6h 4m

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

57€ - 247€

Fly Paris CDG to Lyon, bus  •  7h 4m

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

65€ - 244€

Fly Paris Orly to Geneva, shuttle  •  5h 54m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Geneva (GVA) ORY - GVA
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Geneva Airport to Chamonix sud

54€ - 180€

Fly Paris Orly to Lyon, bus  •  6h 49m

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

82€ - 267€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to French Alps is to bus which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 9h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to French Alps is to train which costs 90€ - 120€ and takes 5h 8m.

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The distance between Paris and French Alps is 478 km.

The best way to get from Paris to French Alps without a car is to train which takes 5h 8m and costs 90€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 5h 8m to get from Paris to French Alps, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Paris to French Alps is to train which takes 5h 8m and costs 90€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 9h 29m.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Luxair, Brussels Airlines, Swiss and Air France offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 2215+ hotels available in French Alps. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 10€.

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Map of how to get from Paris to French Alps.
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  • Distance: 478 km
  • Duration: 5h 8m

What companies run services between Paris, France and French Alps, France?

TGV inOui operates a train from Paris Gare De Lyon to St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet twice a week. Tickets cost 90€ - 120€ and the journey takes 4h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris Gallieni to French Alps via Geneva Bus Station and Chamonix Sud Bus Station in around 9h 29m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 290€
Flights from Paris CDG to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 280€
Flights from Paris Orly to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 290€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 200€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
260€ - 1200€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
390€ - 2400€
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
90€ - 120€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
90€ - 110€
1st Class
100€ - 120€
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 Paris-Gare de Lyon to St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
150€ - 280€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Paris, Paris to Geneva
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss Tours
Phone
+41 22 781 04 04
Website
swisstours-transport.ch
Bus from Geneva Bus Station to Chamonix Sud Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Swiss Tours
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 Geneva - Bus station to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Blablabus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Chamonix
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Book at
eurolines.ch
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
7€
Website
cham-transfers.com

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