How to travel from Chamonix to Lyon

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from Chamonix to Lyon

You can get from Chamonix to Lyon by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Chamonix to Lyon on Oct 08 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:30PMChamonix, Gare routière3h00 03:30PMLyon, Gare Perrache
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03:00PMChamonix, Gare routière3h50 06:50PMLyon, Gare Perrache
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06:00AMChamonix, Gare routière3h50 09:50AMLyon, Gare Perrache
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09:55AMChamonix-Mont-Blanc5h27 03:22PMLyon Part Dieu
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08:55AMChamonix-Mont-Blanc5h27 02:22PMLyon Part Dieu
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Travel Information between Chamonix and Lyon

distanceDistance97 miles (157 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$26 - $46
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $26 (€25) • 3 h
fastestFastest modeBus • $26 (€25) • 3 h
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF | TER

Travel 97 miles (157 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Lyon from Chamonix. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 3 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $26 (€25). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF | TER among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Chamonix to Lyon.

Travel Tips: Travel from Chamonix to Lyon

Travel Tips: Travel to Lyon easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Chamonix to Lyon.

There are 4 ways that you can travel to Lyon from Chamonix. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Chamonix to Lyon is by taking a bus with an average price of $26 (€25).

This is compared to other travel options to Lyon:

A bus is generally $20 (€19) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $46 (€44) from Chamonix to Lyon.

The fastest way to get to Lyon from Chamonix is by bus with an average travel time of 3 h.

Other travel options to Lyon can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 16 min   of travel time.

Lyon is approximately 97 miles (157 km) away from Chamonix.

The average frequency per day from Chamonix to Lyon is:

  • 3 buses a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Chamonix to Lyon as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Chamonix to Lyon:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Chamonix SUD to Lyon, Gare Perrache.
  • Most travelers board their train from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and arrive in Lyon Part Dieu.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Chamonix to Lyon, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • BlaBlaCar Bus can get you to Lyon by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with BlaBlaCar Bus from Chamonix to Lyon for $26 (€25) on Omio.
  • SNCF | TER can get you to Lyon by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with SNCF | TER from Chamonix to Lyon for $46 (€44) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Chamonix to Lyon with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus with 3 direct buses per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Lyon as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Chamonix to Lyon.

Looking to extend your trip from Chamonix to Lyon? Many Omio customers who go from Chamonix to Lyon usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Geneva or Barcelona. If you're looking to explore Paris, Geneva or Barcelona from Lyon, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip from Chamonix to Lyon, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $26 (€25) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $46 (€44) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Chamonix to Lyon online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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