Aiguille du midi cable car

in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Further information

Forbidden under 3 years old and not recommanded for children under 5 years old.
Dogs are forbidden.

This famous needle, which is one of the highest in Chamonix, has been an unmissable destination for visitors for more than 60 years. In just 20 minutes, the Aiguille du Midi cable car will take you from the centre of Chamonix to the high mountains, reaching an altitude of 3,842 m.

Perched 3,777 m above sea level, the Aiguille du Midi and its viewing platforms offer a panoramic view across the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. A lift will then take you on to the highest deck at 3,842 m, where you can take in the uninterrupted views of the Mont Blanc.

Breathtaking! Thrill seekers will love the site’s most recent attraction – a technical feat offering an unforgettable experience! Step into the viewing box made entirely of glass and look down at the 1,000 m of emptiness below your feet... One small step for a visitor, one giant leap in the history of the Aiguille du Midi! Watch your step...

A steel gallery measuring 32 m allowing you to walk all the way around the Aiguille du Midi’s central peak, 3,700 m up – there’s no turning back!

An exceptional location calls for an exceptional idea... The Aiguille du Midi is the starting point for a number of mountain routes, including, of course, climbing the legendary Mont Blanc via the 3 Monts. A number of well-known mountain-climbers have left their footprints here, including the famous Gaston Rébuffat. To pay homage to these inventive and daring mountaineers, the world’s highest museum will be built at an altitude of 3,777 m.

A place to rest and reflect...
Take a seat on the benches opposite the picture windows and relax. But make sure you don’t miss a second of the stunning views to be seen from the Espace Mont Blanc!

The cafeteria and souvenir shop are open all year round and the restaurant “3842m” is the perfect spot to savour Savoie culinary specialities in a unique setting.

Once you reach the top, don’t miss the cable car ride over the Glacier du Géant to the Pointe Helbronner in Italy.
The cable car will take you over the seracs and crevasses up to the Pointe Helbronner in Italy. (Please note that this is not included in the MONT-BLANC MultiPass).

The cable car ride between Chamonix and the Aiguille du Midi is in two stages, meaning you can stop off at the Plan de l’Aiguille.
2,310 m above sea level, it is the starting point for the Balcon Nord hike up to the Montenvers site. Food and drinks are available at lunchtime at the Refuge du Plan, which is just 5 minutes away on foot. A very welcome break in the mountains!

- Bring warm clothing, sunglasses and sunscreen.
- Children under 3 are not allowed on the visit, and it is not recommended for children under 5.
- Including the journey, allow an average of 2 to 3 hours for the visit. This time may double during busy periods.
- Timetables and the frequency of departures vary depending on the time of year and according to demand. See the table and notes for the date of your visit.

The first 4D cinema dedicated to the mountains located in the Aiguille du Midi departure station.
This new attraction awaits you at the Aiguille du Midi departure station. Come and watch the first showing of our 4D film “Bird of the summits”.
Showings timetable : 11am, 2pm and 4pm
Duration: 12 minutes
Children: 5 years and over (>1.10 m)
Payment and reservation at the cinema ticket office.
Payment by credit card only
Rates Adult: €8
Children (5-14 years): €6
65-79 years: €6
Family: €24

Starting point altitude
Family pass: 207.80 €
One way ticket for adult: 51 €
Round-trip ticket for adult: 67 €
One way ticket for a child : 43.40 €
Round-trip ticket for a child : 57 €.

Free entry for children < 5 years.
Child entry valid for 5 - 14 years.
Group rate available for > 20 people.

Special hiker or alpiniste (1 round trip + 1 one way ticket):
Adult €53
Children €45,10.
Opening dates
From 03/07 to 22/08/2021, daily between 6.30 am and 5 pm.

From 23/08 to 05/09/2021, daily between 7.10 am and 4.30 pm.

From 06/09 to 26/09/2021, daily between 8.10 am and 4.30 pm.

From 27/09 to 03/10/2021, daily between 8.10 am and 3.30 pm.

From 04/10 to 22/10/2021, daily between 8.10 am and 3.30 pm.
Open only 1st section : Chamonix > Plan de l'Aiguille, summit closed for works.

From 23/10 to 07/11/2021, daily between 8.10 am and 3.30 pm.

Subject to favorable weather.
Aiguille du midi cable car
100 pl de l'aiguille du Midi
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Disabled access
There is one disabled parking space for the cable car. The till is not disabled-friendly. There is a ramp to access the departure point. Wheelchair users must use a different pathway in the queue and wait beside the boarding area where an employee will help them board after the other visitors. Wheelchair users cannot disembark at the intermediate stage as there are stairs at the station’s exit; they must continue on the second part of the trip. They can then easily access the lift and the highest platform. Another platform can also be accessed. The snack bar and restaurant are not accessible for people with reduced mobility. After the return trip, they may visit the souvenir shop located at the bottom. Employees are available to provide assistance.

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