In season transfers (June-September & December-April)
- The adventure capital of the world is very easy to access. The closest airport is Geneva, which operates regular flights from all major cities (We recommend using Sky Scanner to help plan your flights). Once at the airport, you need to hop on a transfer to Chamonix which takes 1hr 30mins.
- Shared transfers cost approximately €55 each way for a direct door to door service with our partners Mountain Drop Offs. We recommend booking your transfers in advance directly with Mountain Drop Offs by clicking here.
- For a bus options, we recommend checking out SwissTours or FlixBus.
Early/Late Season Transfers (September- December & April-March)
- During early/mid June and mid/late September shared transfer options may be limited. While you can still book a private transfer this could be quite pricey if you are travelling solo or in a small group. We recommend checking transfer and bus options in advance of booking your flights to ensure there is a suitable onward journey transport option available that matches your budget.
Parking in Chamonix
- Parking in Chamonix, can be a bit challenging during peak seasons. There are several parking options available in Chamonix:
- Street Parking: Chamonix has some on-street parking spaces. However, these can be limited and often have time restrictions. Be sure to check the signs for parking regulations and time limits.
- Public Parking Lots: Chamonix has several public parking lots where you can park your car. Some of the most popular ones include:
Les Houches Directions (‘Down the valley’)
- Bus no.1 to Les Houches: The buses from Chamonix to Les Houches run every 30 minutes and the journey from Chamonix centre to the Bellevue stop (the téléphérique is directly opposite the bus stop) takes about 20-25 minutes, depending on traffic and how many stops the bus makes.
- The Bellevue téléphérique departs about every 15-20 minutes (they don’t have a timetable) and takes about 5-10 minutes to get to the top, so we recommend factoring in up to 30 minutes for this. You begin your trek from the top of the Bellevue téléphérique.
- FYI – The famous TMB archway and the official start point of the TMB is located in the centre of Les Houches (bus stop Les Houches Mairie); it is a 5 minute walk from here to the Bellevue téléphérique.
Le Tour Directions (‘Up the valley’)
- Bus no.2 to Le Tour: The buses from Chamonix to Le Tour run every 30 minutes and the journey is around 30-35 minutes, depending on traffic and how many stops the bus makes:
- You can take the Chamonix Valley train (the Mont Blanc Express) to Montroc and walk up to Le Tour around a 20min walk – please see the directions here
Les Contamines Directions (‘Out the valley’)
- From either Geneva Airport or Chamonix you can get a transfer to Les Contamines-Montjoie with our transport partners Mountain Drop Offs. We recommend booking your transfers in advance directly here.
Courmayeur Directions (‘Through the mountain’)
- From either Geneva Airport or Chamonix you can get a transfer with our transport partners Mountain Drop Offs. We recommend booking your transfers in advance directly here.
- If you would prefer to take a bus from Chamonix to Courmayeur check out Arriva, FlixBus or AlpyBus.
- Please bear in mind that during peak season and on weekends and holidays there can be long delays at the Tunnel du Mont Banc with potential wait times of several hours – we recommend allowing extra time in your planning to account for this.
- For those looking for a more novel and scenic form of transportation, the SkyWay Monte Bianco gondola goes from Courmayeur up and over the Glacier du Géant and Vallée Blanche to the Aiguille du Midi before descending down into Chamonix. Please note this option is only possible in good weather and booking in advance is recommended.