: Driving distance from Calais to Chamonix 518 miles (8hrs)
From Calais, take A26 Motorway towards Reims and Troyes, then Dijon, Mâcon then ‘Autoroute Blanche’ Motorway (A40 Mâcon – Cluses) exit Chamonix.
TGV to Saint-Gervais (35km transfer or regional train).
The Mont Blanc Express train line makes travelling between Saint-Gervais les Bains le Fayet and Vallorcine very easy, via the villages of Les Houches, Chamonix and Argentière. It extends into Switzerland to the city of Martigny.With an average of a train per hour and 18 stops, take a nice and easy ride along this beautiful valley. (Journeys between Servoz and Vallorcine are free with the guest card).
Connecting TGV trains to Annecy and Geneva.More information at any train station in France, by phone (from France): 0891 67 68 00 or Internet
Geneva Airport is 82km from Chamonix (1 hour)
Chambery Airport is 132km from Chamonix (1 ½ hours)
Grenoble Airport is 219km from Chamonix (2 hours)
Lyon Saint-Exupery is 220km from Chamonix (2 ½ hours)
Regular bus transfers from GVA to Chamonix via SAT bus,
40, place de la gare74400 Chamonix Mont-BlancTel : +33(0)450530115http://www.sat-montblanc.com
Getting around Chamonix
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and Argentière
SHORT-STAY CAR PARKS
First 2 hours: €3 (up to 30 min. free of charge)
Enclosed car park at the railway station (16 spaces)
Outa enclosed car park (60 spaces)
MEDIUM-STAY CAR PARKS
First 2 hours: €2.50 (up to 1 hour free of charge)
Allobroges enclosed car park (72 spaces)
Media library enclosed car park (48 spaces)
LONG-STAY CAR PARKS
Saint Michel covered car park (310 spaces)
Mont Blanc covered car park (238 spaces)
Entrèves covered car park (150 spaces)
First 2 hours:€2.50 (up to 1 hour free of charge)
One-week parking permit with carte d’hôte: €38
Other parking permits are available. Ask for details at car park pay stations.
Grépon car park (690 spaces): €1 / hour (up to
1 hour free of charge) - Access to Aiguille du Midi cable car, access to town centre with free shuttle bus (Mulet), motorhome park.
ROADSIDE PARKING - SHORT-STAY
30 min: €1 (minimum payment)
1 hr: €2
1 hr 30 min: €3
The scheduled bus services operated by Chamonix Bus serve the entire valley between Servoz and Le Tour. Use of these buses is free for carte d’hôte
Single journey €1.50 (may be subject to change)
Timetables are available at www.chamonix-bus.com
and from the tourist offices in the valley.
In Chamonix, these little buses operate a free shuttle service between the town centre and the main car parks. They connect with the main Chamonix Bus service. A plan of the bus routes is available at www.chamonix-bus.com
Until 19 April and from 22 June to 6 September. Buses run every 10 minutes from 8.30am to 6.30pm.
Outside these periods - Buses run every 20 minutes from 8.30am to 6.30pm.
CHAMONIX LITTLE SIGHTSEEING TRAIN
A tour of Chamonix town with commentary. A relaxing way to see the cultural sights!
0033 4 50 53 11 24www.traincham.com
Times from 1 May to 6 October, Daily, 10am-7pm (departures every 40 minutes).
Children (under 12 years) €4
‘Mont-Blanc Express’ Train. The SNCF-CFF Saint Gervais-Chamonix-Martigny line serves all the villages from Saint Gervais/Le Fayet to Martigny (Switzerland), via Servoz, Les Houches, Chamonix, Argentière and Vallorcine. Use of the rail network between Servoz and Vallorcine is free of charge on presentation of a carte d’hôte.
Free travel on trains applies only to journeys starting and ending at stations between Servoz and Vallorcine.
Trains run hourly every day from 7am to 9pm. In France, no more than 5 bicycles may be taken on board a train.
During peak times, SNCF staff reserve the right to refuse to allow bicycles on trains.
In Switzerland, a fee is charged for carrying bicycles on trains.
ENGINEERING WORK 2013
Engineering work on the Saint Gervais-Le Fayet / Vallorcine / Martigny (CH) TER line. Trains will be replaced by a bus service (same timetable, bicycles not permitted):
From 2 April to 28 June, between Vallorcine and Saint Gervais-Le Fayet (or between Le Châtelard Frontière and Saint Gervais- Le Fayet).
From 29 June to 15 September, between Argentière and Le Châtelard Frontière.
Need an Airport Transfer?
Prices from £86 per person based on 4 sharing a private return taxi from Geneva Airport to Chamonix. Call our reservations team for details on 0844 576 0170 or email reservations@peak