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There are 10 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

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

Cheapest

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Chamonix

Train via Bellegarde-sur-Valserine

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

Train via Lausanne

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Lausanne
  2. Take the train from Lausanne to Martigny

Fly Paris CDG to Geneva, shuttle

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

Fly Paris Orly to Geneva, shuttle

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

Fly Paris CDG to Lyon, bus

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

Fly Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa, bus

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Milan Malpensa (MXP)
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Courmayeur

Fly Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa, bus

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Milan Malpensa (MXP)
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Courmayeur

Fly Paris CDG to Turin, train, bus

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

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The most affordable way to get from Paris to French Alps is to bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 10h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to French Alps is to fly and shuttle which costs €45 - €270 and takes 5h 18m.

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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 29m and costs €90 - €120.

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It takes approximately 5h 29m 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 29m and costs €90 - €120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 10h 6m.

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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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Swiss and Air France offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 418+ 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 34 min and costs €5 - €8.

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Map of how to get from Paris to French Alps.
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  • Distance: 478 km
  • Duration: 5h 29m

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 once daily. Tickets cost €90 - €120 and the journey takes 5h 11m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Chamonix 5 times a week. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 9h 55m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €310
Flights from Paris CDG to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €350
Flights from Paris CDG to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €270
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €200
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €310
Flights from Paris CDG to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €370
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €210
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Paris CDG to Turin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €480
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€90 - €120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€90 - €110
1st Class
€100 - €120
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Bellegarde
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €100
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€75 - €90
1st Class
€80 - €100
Train from Bellegarde to St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€32 - €37
1st Class
€27 - €32
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€85 - €110
1st Class
€95 - €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 Bellegarde to St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Martigny
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€25 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Bellegarde to St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€13 - €20
Rail 1st Class
€21 - €35
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 46m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €17
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€15 - €17
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Chamonix
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
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
Bus from Milan to Courmayeur
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Aosta to Courmayeur
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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 - €60
Website
cham-transfers.com
Shared
€58
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus

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