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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 10h 44m to travel from Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc by train, over a distance of around 293 miles (471 km). There are normally 17 trains per day travelling from Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc and tickets for this journey start from €41 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 56m
Price€41 - €214.20
Distance293 miles (471 km)
Frequency17 trains per day
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationChamonix Mont Blanc
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operators

Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc for Montag 6. Juli 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
16:16 Paris Gare de Lyon07:13 Chamonix Mont BlancTGV Duplex Lyria 9777 SNCF Get tickets14h 57m, 2 changes
18:15 Paris Gare de Lyon08:45 Chamonix Mont BlancTGV Duplex Lyria 9781 SNCF Get tickets14h 30m, 3 changes
18:15 Paris Gare de Lyon10:13 Chamonix Mont BlancTGV Duplex Lyria 9781 SNCF Get tickets15h 58m, 2 changes
18:20 Paris Gare de Lyon08:45 Chamonix Mont BlancTGV Duplex Lyria 9223 SNCF Get tickets14h 25m, 5 changes
18:50 Paris Gare de Lyon08:45 Chamonix Mont BlancTGV INOUI 6711 SNCF Get tickets13h 55m, 7 changes
18:50 Paris Gare de Lyon09:45 Chamonix Mont BlancTGV INOUI 6711 SNCF Get tickets14h 55m, 6 changes
18:54 Paris Gare de l’Est08:45 Chamonix Mont BlancTGV INOUI 2377 SNCF Get tickets13h 51m, 8 changes
19:43 Paris Gare de Lyon10:13 Chamonix Mont BlancTGV INOUI 6927 SNCF Get tickets14h 30m, 5 changes
19:43 Paris Gare de Lyon11:13 Chamonix Mont BlancTGV INOUI 6927 SNCF Get tickets15h 30m, 3 changes
20:24 Paris Gare de l’Est10:45 Chamonix Mont BlancTGV INOUI 2465 SNCF Get tickets14h 21m, 6 changes

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc

Train tickets from Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc start at €41 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €139.12.
lowest price found
from41
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price129.83
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price130.90
on the day
avg. single price139.12

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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 10 hours and 44 minutes, with around 17 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 5 hours and 56 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Paris to Chamonix Mont Blanc can start from as little as €41 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.

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 06:17. 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 21:47. 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.
 / Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / 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 06/07/2020. 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 29/06/2020 for travel on 18/07/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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