Bus system within the Chamonix Valley
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.
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 each passage is 1.50 euros, except the Pélerins line which is 0.70 euros per passage.
There is also a Night Bus in the summer and winter seasons (no Night Bus in the off season). Trips cost 2 euros.
In high season, the waiting time is rarely more than 20 minutes, but it is best to consult the schedule.
Please see above the map of bus stops in the Centre of Chamonix.
Chamonix Valley Bus Timetables - For All the Chamonix Lines
Please download here the file with all the Chamonix Valley Bus Timetables:
Les Houches, Chamonix, Les Praz, Brevent, Flegere, Grands Montets, Le Tour, Argentière, Vallorcine, Le Mulet
The Night Bus: Chamo'Nuit
Operates Everyday in Winter.
Download Timetable for Winter - 2 euros each journey.
The Minibus "The Mulet"
These free mini-buses are available only in the center of Chamonix town. They make it easy to get around. Departures every 10 minutes in high season.
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, as well as discounted rates for admission to public sports and arts facilities and events.
The Carte d'Hôte Guest Card is given to you free of charge by your accommodation provider on your arrival. Do not hesitate and ask for it.
Another way to get it is to go to Chamonix town hall or the Chamonix Tourist Office, price is 2 euros per person for every week of stay.