Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley is committed to protecting the environment:
Use buses and trains, the easy, low-cost way of getting around the valley!
Mont blanc express train
From Chamonix, the SNCF rail line serves all the villages.
On the French side, up to St Gervais les Bains-le Fayet and taking in Les Bossons, Les Houches and Servoz.
On the Swiss side, up to Martigny and taking in Les Praz, Argentière and Vallorcine.
The SNCF rail line from Servoz to Vallorcine is free to use if you have the Visitor’s Pass, provided by your accommodation host on arrival.
N.B. Times may vary during bad weather in the winter season. Check before you set off
SNCF Etablissement Mont-Blanc
40 place de la gare
The Mont Blanc Express train connects to the SNCF network, to the TGV and the Léman Express (new) from St Gervais-le Fayet station.
The Visitor’s Pass gives you access to a range of benefits, including free travel on buses and the SNCF rail network between Servoz and Vallorcine.
Tourist accommodation: Your host will give you the pass (free of charge) on arrival. If not, make sure you ask for it!
If you are not staying in paid accommodation, you can pick up the pass for €10 per person, per week, from the town hall or the tourist office.
The urban network
Mont Blanc Bus operates the network in the Communauté de Communes de la Vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc: Chamonix Bus. It covers villages from Servoz to Vallorcine (Vallorcine only in season). The network comprises five year-round lines with additional stops and greater frequency (a bus every 10 minutes at peak times on the main routes) during the high tourist season: 5 extra lines in summer and 7 in winter.
N.B. A fare is payable on the Cham’o’Nuit line: €2 per trip.
This is located at the Chamonix-Sud bus stop.
Consult our interactive map for transport and places of interest.
Free town centre shuttle
Known as “Le Mulet” as a nod to the Valley’s history, the town centre shuttle is an urban service that uses compact all-electric vehicles (with capacity for 19 passengers) accessible to persons with reduced mobility. The service links up to the main stops on the urban network.
Transport on demand for prm “mobil’bus”:
This service operates every day, all year round, from 08:30-12:00 and 14:00-17:00. It is a full substitute for the urban network, with door-to-door service.
Conditions of access: accessible for Persons with Reduced Mobility who, due to their disability, are unable to take the Chamonix Bus network alone or with an attendant:
- People with a disability card (>80% incapacitated)
- People in a wheelchair
- People with visual impairment with a civil disability card
- People who have difficulties walking: subject to the authorities’ decision
For a subscription of €10 per year and on presentation of a PRM certificate, a card will be issued by Chamonix Sud entitling the person to use this service.
Call 04 50 53 05 55 before 17:00 the day before to book a journey. For weekends and Mondays, book on Friday. It may be possible to book up to 4 hours before your journey, subject to availability.
Continuation of the chamonix valley cycle path
Cycling is increasingly popular in the Valley.
With e-shuttles, hybrid buses and, coming soon, natural gas-powered buses, the complete overhaul of the rail network with better timing, pedestrian routes and cycle paths, Chamonix Valley is rolling out a clear eco-mobility stra
A cycle path is currently being established between Chamonix and Les Houches to encourage local residents and tourists to leave their cars in the garage and take their bicycles instead. In the long term, there will be an uninterrupted “soft mobility” link using specially developed lanes.
Development will continue between Les Bossons and Chamonix-Sud in autumn 2019, along with a section through the Bois de Bouchet area.
Eventually, the Valley will be linked to Lake Geneva via the Véloroute itinerary (the V61) from the Lake to Mont Blanc.