Chamonix has a bus system which runs up and down the Valley and serves the various ski resorts and hiking areas. All lines start at the Chamonix Sud Bus Stop and make a circuit in Chamonix Town.
There is a year-round service and a winter season service; In high season, there is rarely a waiting time longer then 20 minutes.
All year round, five lines are served, including le Mulet - the town centre free mini-bus.
01 : Les Houches - Chamonix - Les Grands Montets - Le Tour
02 : Les Bossons - Chamonix, Les Praz/La Flegere
03 : Les Pelerins - Chamonix
04 : Le Mulet Town Centre Free Mini Bus
05 : Servoz - Les Houches - Chamonix
In winter, the bus network is suplemented to meet an increased tourist demand, reaching a total of twelve lines:
11 : Chamonix - Les Praz/ Flegere - Les Grands Montets
12 : Chamonix - Les Praz/ Flegere - Le Tour
13 : Les Iles - Les Grands Montets - Le Tour
14 : Le Brevent - Les Planards
15 : Chamonix - Les Houches
16 : Les Houches - Servoz
17 : Les Houches Internal shuttle
There is also a Night Bus in the winter season (no Night Bus in the off season). Trips cost: €2.
Travel during the day is free with a "Carte d'Hôte", "Gens du Pays" or ski pass. Ask your hotel/apartment/chalet provider for a "Carte d'Hôte" card (this is partially what the nightly tourist tax covers). If you do not have a valid card, the ticket price for each passage is €1.50, except the Pélerins line which is €0.70 per passage.
In high season, the waiting time for the bus is rarely more than 20 minutes, but it is best to consult the schedule.
For more info, visit chamonix-bus.com.