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Taking the train from Paris to Chamonix

Hop on a train from Paris to Chamonix and sit back as you're whisked almost 300 miles through the picturesque French countryside to the base of Mont Blanc, the highest summit in the Alps.

The train journey lasts less than six hours, and you can forget about the hassle of airport security, checking in luggage, and liquid restrictions. Simply arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon just before departure, hop on the train, and make the most of free WiFi connection onboard to plan your trip. You'll find extensive facilities onboard SNCF's high-speed TGV trains, including a restaurant carriage, plenty of luggage storage, and extra legroom available in First Class carriages. If you opt for a TGV Duplex (double deck) train, make sure you bag a seat on the top deck for stellar Alpine views!

When you arrive, you'll be at the foot of the mountain, with the slopes directly in your sights. Ready to set off? Start planning your trip now using the Journey Planner at the top of this page to browse flexible ticket options. If you're looking for more information on the route, keep reading below for train times, ticket prices, and answers to frequently asked questions to help you plan the perfect train to Chamonix.

Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc by train

It takes an average of 11h 54m to travel from Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc by train, over a distance of around 293 miles (471 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc and tickets for this journey start from €40.20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 28m
PriceFrom €40.20
Distance293 miles (471 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train10:00
Last train19:22
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationChamonix Mont Blanc
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus

Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc for Friday 25th June 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
08:18 Paris Gare de Lyon14:13 Chamonix Mont BlancTGV Duplex Lyria 9763 SNCF Get tickets5h 55m, 2 changes
09:48 Paris Gare de Lyon18:13 Chamonix Mont BlancTGV INOUI 6937 SNCF Get tickets8h 25m, 3 changes
10:00 Paris Gare de Lyon18:13 Chamonix Mont BlancTGV INOUI 6609 SNCF Get tickets8h 13m, 4 changes
11:00 Paris Gare de Lyon18:13 Chamonix Mont BlancTGV INOUI 6611 SNCF Get tickets7h 13m, 5 changes
12:18 Paris Gare de Lyon19:13 Chamonix Mont BlancTGV Duplex Lyria 9773 SNCF Get tickets6h 55m, 2 changes
12:47 Paris Gare de Lyon19:13 Chamonix Mont BlancTGV INOUI 6941 SNCF Get tickets6h 26m, 3 changes
12:47 Paris Gare de Lyon20:13 Chamonix Mont BlancTGV INOUI 6941 SNCF Get tickets7h 26m, 2 changes
13:52 Paris Gare de Lyon21:13 Chamonix Mont BlancTGV INOUI 6617 SNCF Get tickets7h 21m, 5 changes
18:18 Paris Gare de Lyon07:13 Chamonix Mont BlancTGV Duplex Lyria 9781 SNCF Get tickets12h 55m, 2 changes
18:22 Paris Gare de Lyon08:45 Chamonix Mont BlancTGV Duplex Lyria 9223 SNCF Get tickets14h 23m, 4 changes

FlixTrain trains from Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc

You can travel from Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc on FlixTrain trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Operating alongside its sister coach company FlixBus since 2018, FlixTrain provides cheap intercity connections using 100% green energy. The main routes served by FlixTrain are Cologne-Hamburg, Aachen-Cologne-Berlin, and Berlin-Stuttgart. The network will expand in future to include more routes to Munich and Leipzig. FlixTrain carriages are fitted with free WiFi and power outlets or USB charge points. Plus, every ticket comes with a seat reservation, guaranteeing you a seat for the journey.

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc

The price of train tickets from Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc starts at €40.20 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

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 Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

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.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and Chamonix Mont Blanc is 11 hours and 54 minutes, with around 15 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Paris and Chamonix Mont Blanc by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc is 6 hours and 28 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc cost?

Train ticket prices from Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc can start from as little as €40.20 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc?

No, there are no direct train services from Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc. Travelling from Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc leave?

The first train from Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc leaves at 10:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc leave?

The last train from Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc leaves at 19:22. 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.

What's the distance between Paris and Chamonix Mont Blanc by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc cover a distance of around 293 miles (471 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Chamonix Mont Blanc to Paris.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/25/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 05/01/2021 for travel on 05/01/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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