Chamonix Bus Timetables 2017 PDF & Chamonix Bus System

Last Updated: 
Tue, 25 Apr 2017

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.

The base fleet, which operates all year round, is made up of two electric shuttle buses, six Euro 6 standard vehicles and six hybrid buses. A third electric shuttle bus is to be acquired in 2018. A 100% electric 12m standard vehicle was tested in real operating conditions at the end of this winter, with a view to the official delivery of a vehicle of this type in 2020.

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.

Annual lines:

  • Lines 1 and 2 run every 30 minutes all year round, every day from 6:45am to 8:15pm.
  • Line 3 serve the route Chamonix-Servoz, every day, four times per day, from 6:55am to 6:55pm
  • The Servoz shuttle runs everyday from 8:54am à 6:09pm.
  • Le Mulet runs everyday, from 8am to 7:15pm, every 15 minutes.
  • The "Chamo’Nuit" line runs 4 services per evening, between 8:50 pm and midnight, from Les Houches to Argentière via Chamonix.

New summer line:

  • Line 21 serves Chosalets as far as Col des Montets, passing by Argentière. The bus runs every day from June 24 to September 3, 2017, from 9:30am to 5:39pm.

To get to the Col des Montets from Chamonix or Vallorcine, take the train to Argentière station and then line 21.

Here you can see the entire Chamonix Bus Network.

Timetable and Bus Frequency

Regular lines:

Line 1 : Les Houches - Les Praz Flegere
Line 2 : Le Tour - Les Bossons
Line 3 : Chamonix - Servoz
Line 6 : Servoz shuttle

Line 21 : Chosalets - Col des Montets

The bike lines V1 and V2 (to the bike tracks):

V1 : Chamonix - Les Houches
V2 : Chamonix - Le Tour

Chamonix Bus
New Euro 6 Buses in Grepon Parking
New Euro 6 Buses in Grepon Parking
The Mullet - free transport
The Mullet - free transport
Chamonix Bus station
Chamonix Sud - bus station

The Minibus "The Mulet"

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. Access to the car parks at Le Grépon, Mont-Blanc, Entrèves, Allobroges, and the Multimedia Library.

Timetable: All year long: everyday from 8am to 7:15pm

See Mulet new route.

Read more about these free mini-buses available only in the centre of Chamonix.

The Night Bus: Chamo'Nuit

There is also a Night Bus running four times per night, between 8:50pm and midnight, from Les Houches to Argentière via Chamonix, in both winter and summer season.

In high season, the waiting time for the bus is rarely more than 20 minutes, but it is best to consult the schedule. See full timetables here

You can use this service in low season, also on weekends. Service possible upon reservation in advance before 5pm.

Please call +33 4 50 53 05 55 to book your trip before 4pm.

Trip cost: € 2 each journey.

For more info, visit

Carte d'Hôte / FREE Guest Card

This FREE Guest Card has many advantages, including free travel on the Chamonix Valley buses and on SNCF trains in the valley, between Servoz and Vallorcine, as well as discounted rates for admission to public sports and arts facilities and events.

Private accommodation (family, friends): the card is available only from the town hall or tourist office at a cost of € 10 person/weekly stay.

The Carte d'Hôte Guest Card is given to you free of charge by your accommodation provider on your arrival. Don't hesitate to ask for it.

Another way to get it is to go to Chamonix town hall or the Chamonix Tourist Office.

Prices if you do have a FREE Guest Card: 1 trip € 1.50 (on sale in buses), day pass € 3 (on sale only at Chamonix-Sud).