Chamonix has a bus system which runs up and down the Valley and serves the various ski resorts and hiking areas. All lines pass by the Chamonix Sud Bus Stop, make a circuit in Chamonix and then connect the town with other 4 communes: Les Houches, Servoz, Argentiere, Vallorcine.
There is a year-round service and a winter season service. In high season, there is rarely a waiting time longer than 20 minutes. Normally heavy snowfall is not a problem for the buses, as they are well equipped. On the other hand, when it snows a lot in Chamonix the roads can get pretty messy for cars, some of which may be lacking the proper equipment, and the high volume of cars raises the pollution levels, so leave your car at home and take advantage of this free bus service.
Lines 1 and 2 run every 30 minutes all year round, every day from 6:40am to 8:20pm. This winter 2016/2017 Line 3 serve the route Chamonix-Servoz, every day, four times per day.
Here you can see the entire Chamonix Bus Network.
Timetable and Bus Frequency:
This winter 2016/2017:
- Line 6, the Servoz shuttle which runs every day from 8:54am to 5:42pm.
- Line 16, Les Houches shuttle runs every day from 8am to 5:37pm.
- Line 17, Le Brévent - Le Grépon Bus runs every day from 8:13am to 5:43pm.
- Line 18, the Vallorcine shuttle runs every day from 9:00am to 4:45pm.
- The line 17 and the free shuttle downtown "The Mulet" stop at the Grépon station.
A free shuttle service called Le Mulet runs around Chamonix town centre every 10 minutes in winter/summer season and every 15 minutes in interseason. The Mulet service runs circuits around Chamonix centre where the large buses can no longer pass due to pedestrian schemes and provides connection points to the main bus service that continues up and down the valley to the main lift areas and villages. See Mulet new route.
There is also a Night Bus running four times per night, in both winter and summer season. Using this service on weekends it is also possible upon reservation. Please call 04 50 53 05 55 to book your trip before 4pm. Attention, Night Bus Service available from winter 2016-2017. Trips cost: €2.
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.