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The train from Lyon Part-Dieu to Chamonix Mont Blanc usually takes 7 hours 58 minutes on average to travel 157 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 5 hours 5 minutes. You can expect to find 22 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Lyon Part-Dieu and Chamonix Mont Blanc, you'll need to make 2 changes on your way to Chamonix Mont Blanc. The route to Chamonix Mont Blanc is operated by SNCF, the French national train operator. You're likely to be traveling on a TER regional train, or Intercités service during your journey, both of which offer modern comfortable seating.
To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Lyon Part-Dieu to Chamonix Mont Blanc in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $25.40.
Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Chamonix Mont Blanc, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.
It takes an average of 7h 58m to travel from Lyon Part-Dieu to Chamonix Mont Blanc by train, over a distance of around 98 miles (157 km). There are normally 22 trains per day traveling from Lyon Part-Dieu to Chamonix Mont Blanc and tickets for this journey start from $25.40 when you book in advance.
Chamonix Mont Blanc
From 5h 5m
98 miles (157 km)
22 trains per day
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SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Lyon Part-Dieu to Chamonix Mont Blanc by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.
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The average journey time by train between Lyon Part-Dieu and Chamonix Mont Blanc is 7 hours and 58 minutes, with around 22 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Lyon Part-Dieu to Chamonix Mont Blanc is 5 hours and 5 minutes.
Train tickets from Lyon Part-Dieu to Chamonix Mont Blanc can start from as little as $25.40 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
No, there are no direct train services from Lyon Part-Dieu to Chamonix Mont Blanc. Travelling from Lyon Part-Dieu to Chamonix Mont Blanc by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.
The first train from Lyon Part-Dieu to Chamonix Mont Blanc leaves at 06:38. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Lyon Part-Dieu to Chamonix Mont Blanc leaves at 21:52. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Lyon Part-Dieu to Chamonix Mont Blanc cover a distance of around 98 miles (157 km) during the journey.