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 17 December 2022 to 16 April 2023:
Line 1 - the bus runs every 30 minutes all year round, every day from 6:12 am to 8:44 pm, 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 6:15 am to 8:49 pm, 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
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 6:55 am to 7:04 pm.
Check here Timetables PDF line 6: Servoz shuttle
Le Mulet (Free city center shuttle) runs every day, from 8:00 am to 7:23 pm, every 30 minutes.
Check here Timetables PDF: Le Mulet
The "Chamo’Nuit" Chamo’nuit offers 4 passages per evening! Operates everyday from 8:48 pm 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: V1 bike line
The V2 bike line takes you to Le Col de Montets.
Check here Timetables PDF: V2 bike line
Winter bus lines
Line 2B with line 2 offers from Chamonix to Le Tour a bus every 10 minutes in rush hour, or every 15 minutes the rest of the time.
Line 14 runs between Le Brévent and Les Planards, every day from 8 am to 6 pm, a bus every 20 minutes.
Line 15 takes you from Chamonix to Les Bossons & Les Houches. Line 15 offers additional buses to Line 1.
Line 16 Les Houches shuttle. The bus runs 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 the Vallorcine's shuttle: runs daily
Line 19 goes from Le Brévent to La Flégère.
The "navette des bois" or Bois Shuttle travels between the Bois and the Praz to take you to the new lift at the Flégère ! Bus runs every 20 minutes from 8 a.m. to 5.10 p.m.
The Savoy-Brevent Shuttle goes from Le Brévent to La Mollard.
Here you can see the entire Chamonix Bus Network
Wearing a mask is mandatory on the entire bus network!
The Minibus "The Mulet"
A free shuttle service called Le Mulet runs around Chamonix town centre every 12 minutes in winter/summer season and every 20 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.
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.
Chamo’nuit is a paid service. 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.