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.
There is also a Night Bus in the summer and winter seasons (no Night Bus in the off season). 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. See above the map of bus stops in the Centre of Chamonix.
Chamonix Valley Bus Timetables
Download the file with the Bus Timetables for the Chamonix Valley (Les Houches, Chamonix, Les Praz, Brevent, Flegere, Grands Montets, Le Tour, Argentière, Vallorcine, Le Mulet) or visit chamonix-bus.com.
The Night Bus: Chamo'Nuit
Operates Everyday in Winter (December 21st 2013 - March 28th 2014). Download the Chamo'Nuit Timetable for Winter - €2 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 per person for every week of stay.