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.
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.
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.§
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
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.
The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc is 6 hours and 28 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc leaves at 10:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc cover a distance of around 293 miles (471 km) during the journey.