Le Mulet - The Chamonix Town Centre Free Bus

 
 
Last Updated: 
Mon, 09 Jul 2018

"Le Mulet" is a free service of collective transport organised by CCVCMB that follows a fixed route through the centre of Chamonix, including the large car park at south entrance to the town. It allows you to reach the main areas of Chamonix. Vehicles are equipped to welcome people with reduced mobility.

They make it easy to get around.

The "Mulet" operates every 10 minutes in Winter and Summer and every 15 minutes in mid season. It has connection points to the main bus service that continues up and down the valley to the main lift areas and villages. In addition, the circuit is extended to meet the strong demand from people attending the health center.

Access to the car parks at Le Grépon, Mont-Blanc, Entrèves, Allobroges, and the Multimedia Library.

This service was named after the mules which were once used in the valley to transport visitors to and from the scenic attractions. The Mulets replace the large buses that can no longer pass due to pedestrianization schemes and comply with a general trend towards removing diesel fumes from the streets of the resort. All Mulets are fitted with particulate filters to reduce air pollution. Each Mulet has 19 seats and Disability Access. No ticket required, not even a Carte d'Hote. Just climb aboard!

The first "Mulet" 100% electric was set up in February, 2016.

A third "Mulet" 100% electric was acquired in 2018.

At the moment there are three Mulets in the base fleet which operate all year round.

Timetable

  • All year long: everyday, from 8am to 7:15pm, a Mulet every 15 minutes.
  • In winter and summer: everyday, from 8am to 7:15pm, a Mulet every 10 minutes.

The "Mulet" is 100% electric, designed from the beginning with batteries installed on its roof. Thanks to the low, flat floor and the unobstructed view of this new bus, travelers will be able to circulate everywhere in the valley and contemplate its relief. The internal layout combines comfort and conviviality to facilitate conversations between users.

Its advantages:
- 100% solid, recyclable, secure batteries;
- direct recovery of energy in deceleration;
- choice of energy-saving options;
- designed in France, a good CO2 construction budget.

Click here to see Mulet's stop stations
Download the route map