Chamonix Bus Timetables 2019- 2020 PDF & Chamonix Bus System

 
Last Updated: 
Fri, 20 Dec 2019

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 was 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:

  • Line 1 - the bus runs every 30 minutes all year round, every day from 6:30 am to 8:00 pm, except for Sundays and holidays during the off-season, when there will be 1 bus each hour.
  • Line 2 - the bus Le Tour-Chamonix runs every 10-15 minutes, every day from 6:50 am to 8:20 pm, except for Sundays and holidays during the off-season, when there will be 1 bus each hour. The bus Chamonix - Le Tour runs every 30 minutes, from 7 am to 8.30 pm. Line 2B offers additional buses from Les Praz/Flégère to Le Tour, and from Les Grands Montets to Chamonix. Read more about additional buses for the winter season of 2019-2020 here.
  • Line 3 serves the route Chamonix-Servoz, every day, four times per day, adapted to school hours.
  • The Servoz shuttle (line 6) runs every day from 7:00 am to 7:04 pm.
  • Le Mulet runs every day, from 8 am to 7:15 pm, every 12 minutes.
  • The "Chamo’Nuit" line runs 4 services per evening, between 8:50 pm to midnight, both in winter and in summer. It is possible to take this bus in the off-season, but reservation is required. Do not hesitate to call 04 50 53 05 55 until 4 pm to book your trip for the next day. In high season, no reservation is required.
  • Line 14 runs between Le Brévent and Les Planards, every day from 8 am to 6 pm, a bus every 20 minutes. Line 14 & 17 allows having a bus to Brevent or Chamonix every 10 minutes during rush hours.
  • Line 15 takes you from Chamonix to Les Bosson and Les Houches. Line 15 offers 6 additional buses to Line 1.
  • Line 16 is the Les Houches shuttle. It circulates daily between 8 am and 5.53 pm, with a frequency of around 35-40 minutes.
  • Line 17 takes you from Le Brévent to Le Grépon. Line 14 & 17 allows having a bus to Brevent or Chamonix every 10 minutes during rush hours.
  • Line 18 circulates daily and it represents Vallorcine shuttle. Six buses per day.
  • Line 19 operates only during French school holidays, from 21 December to 5 January and from 8 February to 8 March 2020.
  • Here you can see the entire Chamonix Bus Network.

Timetable and Bus Frequency 2019 - 2020

Below you will find the timetables valid from 21st December 2019 throughout the whole year of 2020:

Regular Lines:

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

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: every day from 8 am to 7:15 pm

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 8:50 pm 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. To see the full timetable, click here

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

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

Trip cost: €2 each journey.

For more info, visit chamonix-bus.com.

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 per 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.

If you do not have a free circulation pass, you must buy a ticket from the bus driver or at the information point of Chamonix Sud.

Day ticket: €3; Chamo’nuit one-way ticket: €2.