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 bus lines:
Below you will find the timetables valid from 6 September to 18 December 2021:
Line 1 - the bus runs every 30 minutes all year round, every day from 6:48am to 8:20pm, except for Sundays and holidays during the off-season, when there will be 1 bus each hour.
Check here Timetables PDF line 1: Les Houches - Les Praz Flegere
Line 2 - the bus Le Tour-Chamonix runs every 30 minutes, every day from 6:48am to 8:20pm, except for Sundays and holidays during the off-season, when there will be 1 bus each hour.
Check here Timetables PDF line 2: Le Tour - Les Bossons
Info: Line 2 will no longer serve the Chamonix Hospital from 26 June 2021 and will pass Marie Paradis promenade; it will be the Mulet that will make the connection between the hospital and the city center with a new adapted route.
Line 3 serves the route Chamonix-Servoz, every day, four times per day, adapted to school hours.
Check here Timetables PDF line 3: Chamonix - Servoz
Line 6 - Servoz shuttle runs every day from 7:00am to 7:02pm.
Check here Timetables PDF line 6: Servoz shuttle
Le Mulet (Free city center shuttle) runs every day, from 8 am to 7:13 pm, every 20 minutes.
Check here Timetables PDF: Le Mulet
The "Chamo’Nuit" Chamo’nuit offers 4 passages per evening! Operates everyday from 8:50 p.m. to midnight, from Le Prarion ((Houches) to Argentière via Chamonix.
Check here Timetables PDF: Chamo Nuit
Summer bus lines
The V1 bike line takes you to the Houches.
Check here Timetables PDF Line V1: Chamonix - Les Houches
The V2 bike line takes you to Le Tour.
Check here Timetables PDF Line V2: Chamonix - Le Tour
Line 21 from Chosalets to Col des Montets.
Check here Timetables PDF Line 21: Chosalets - Col des Montets
Winter bus lines
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 Bossons & Les Houches. Line 15 offers 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.
Here you can see the entire Chamonix Bus Network
Wearing a mask is mandatory on the entire bus network!