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

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Train  •  5h 1m

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

90€ - 120€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Geneva - Bus station Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Geneva - Bus station > Milan / ...
  2. Take the bus from Geneva Bus Station to Chamonix Sud Bus Station Geneva Airport - Chamonix

32€ - 46€

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Train via Taconnaz  •  6h 21m

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

155€ - 272€

Fly Paris CDG to Geneva, shuttle  •  5h 34m

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

78€ - 195€

Fly Paris CDG to Lyon, bus  •  6h 59m

  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

61€ - 261€

Fly Paris Orly to Geneva, shuttle  •  5h 24m

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

64€ - 179€

Fly Paris CDG to Turin, train, bus  •  9h 8m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Turin (TRN) CDG - TRN
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Aosta
  3. Take the bus from Aosta Autostazione to Courmayeur Funivie Plan Checrouit

86€ - 434€

Paris → French Alps
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The most affordable way to get from Paris to French Alps is to bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 9h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to French Alps is to train which costs 90€ - 120€ and takes 5h 1m.

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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 1m and costs 90€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 5h 1m 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 1m and costs 90€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 9h 44m.

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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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Air France offers flights from Paris CDG Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 413+ hotels available in French Alps. Prices start at 75€ 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 5€ - 9€.

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Map of how to get from Paris to French Alps.
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  • Distance: 478 km
  • Duration: 5h 1m

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 43m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris Bercy to French Alps via Geneva Bus Station and Chamonix Sud Bus Station in around 9h 44m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 310€
Flights from Paris CDG to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 280€
Flights from Paris CDG to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 250€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 220€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Turin via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 600€
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 43m
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 7m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
150€ - 270€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Torino Porta Susa to Aosta
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 17€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
15€ - 17€
Bus operators
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
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 to Geneva
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss Tours
Phone
+41 22 781 04 04
Website
cham-transfers.com
Bus from Geneva Bus Station to Chamonix Sud Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€
Website
Swiss Tours
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
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