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Access to the resort

By Air The nearest airport to Chamonix is Geneva-Cointrin (88km): about 1 hour way by road. Lyon airport is 220km away.

By Road Chamonix is only 15km away from Italy by the Mont Blanc tunnel, and 16km from Switzerland by the Col des Montets. The Autoroute Blanche heads almost all the way to Chamonix, making the jouney by Road very fast and easy.

By Rail Chamonix is on the St. Gervais /Le Fayet Vallorcine line.

Getting around the Chamonix Valley

Due to the layout of the valley, transport in Chamonix is vital for your enjoyment of your experience here. A car is advantageous, although parking can be difficult. The alternative is to use the bus shuttle or the train.


The bus shuttle service connects all the ski areas. All bus routes depart from Place du Mont-Blanc and from Chamonix Sud (near the bowling alley). Buses are free with the Carte d’hote. More info and timetables available from the Tourist Office.

Bus Routes
Chamonix - Le Tour
Every 15 mins (30 off-peak)
Chamonix - Argentière - Les Grands Montets
Every 10 mins (20 off-peak)
Chamonix - Les Houchez - Servoz
Every 20 mins (40 off-peak)


All the villages between St. Gervais / Le Fayet, Vallorcine and Martigny are accessible by train. Trains are hourly, and are free between Servoz and Vallorcine on presentation of the carte d’hote.
For further information contact 04 50 53 12 54.

Piste Access by train:
Chamonix Aiguille du Midi
Le Brevent
Les Pèlerins
Le Savoy
Les Planards
Mer de Glace
Argentière Grands Montets
Les Chosalets
Les Bossons Glacier du Mont-Blanc
Montroc/Le Planet Le Tour
La Vormaine
Les Praz La Flégère
For timetable information call: Chamonix 04 50 53 12 98 (between 9h00 & 16h00) or 08 36 35 35 35

Car Hire

If you hire a car from Geneva Airport it's recommended that you hire from the French side not the international side as the French taxes are lower reducing the cost of your car hire. Also if you can avoid the Swiss motorway you will not need to purchase a motorway tax disc either. Take the A40 from Geneva towards Annemasse on to the "Autoroute Blanche" motorway until you reach Chamonix. It's about 1 hour by road. If you do not have a car fitted with winter tyres then remember to carry snow chains as you may need them. It's worth practising how to fit them in good conditions and keep a torch, old jacket and a set of gloves handy.


There are 3,800 parking spaces in town, but the ease of parking varies considerably during low and high season. There are 2 covered car parks: Saint-Michel (330 places) behind the church, and Entreves (150 places) in Chamonix Sud. Your carte d’hôte will entitle you to discounted weekly rates at either. Other parking facilities are split between free and metered parking. The resort map shows the locations of all car parks.

Open car park:
Parc du Grépon: 700 places , Hours: 2 = 2.40€ 5=6.00€ 5h30 à 12 = 8.00€ 24 = 13.50€.
Covered Parking (Closed 21h00 to 8:00)
• parking du Mont-Blanc: 230 places.
• parking Saint Michel: 330 places.
• parking d'Entrêves: 150 places.
Tariffs: 08:00 to 20:00 under 1 hour: free * 1hour and 15 min: 1€ * 1hour and 30 min: 1,50€ * 2hours: 1,50€ * 3hours: 3,5€ * 12hours: 8€. 20:00 to 08:00 2 hours: 0,50€ * 4 hours: 1€ * 12 hours: 1,50€.
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There are number of taxi companies operating in Chamonix and you will find all the numbers listed in the back of this guide. Many taxi firms are happy to do long distance journeys.

Abest Taxi Chamonix 11

We do our BEST to be the BEST

  • All airports covered
  • Fast, friendly and reliable
  • On Call: Day & Night
  • Multiple Vehicles
  • VIP Service
  • English Spoken


Alp Taxi Laurent

Laurent is available for your Airport transfers: GENEVE, LYON, MILAN, Trains, and transfers to other ski resorts, COURCHEVEL, VAL D'ISERE, wherever you want to go. A private driver with a luxury 4x4 car MERCEDES V-Class & MERCEDES E-Class.
For your TAXI call on 00 33 681 787 951.

  Alp Taxi Chamonix

Alpes Transport

All our drivers are fully qualified dedicated professionals, ensuring a top quality, reliable service, with safety and comfort being our priority. We also offer local services and excursions to our clients, whether it’s taking you and the family from your chalet to the slopes every day, or taking you to another resort. These services are not confined to areas around Geneva and the haute Savoie so please feel free to contact us for any requests.

  Alpes Transport

Carte d'hôte

Upon your arrival in Chamonix you will receive your card from the person who is providing your accommodation. This card offers you reductions on public facilities and transport.


Take control of which of Chamonix’s wonderful skiing domains that you want to enjoy, and save yourself the hassle of waiting for buses by renting a car from Europcar. The office is situated opposite the train station, and Stan the manager is charming and speaks perfect English. They offer the full range of vehicles that would expect from one of Europe’s leading rental agencies from smaller 3 door vehicles right up to top pf the range 4x4’s. All vehicles are fitted with snow tyres as standard and they even offer a delivery service to your residence.


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