Travelling by coach is the most unpopular form of public transport between the UK and Chamonix. However, it is the only direct service that requires no changes between London and Chamonix. Though it takes longer than train and air travel, it is low cost and hassle free. The direct bus route removes the stress of queues, security checks, luggage reclaim, resort transfer and changes from one form of transport to another. The coach operators that provide services from the UK to Chamonix, provide easy online booking. Also, we feature indirect coach services and a coach & rail combination option.
Skibus UK and Snow Express
Skibus UK operates the Snow Express luxury service, departing from London Victoria coach station.
Every Friday at 7 pm a coach departs from London to Chamonix. At 1/2 term and Easter there is also a 2pm departure.
The route goes via Sillingy and Cluses and the journey takes about 17 hours.
The evening coach arrives in Chamonix on Saturday just after noon.
The 2pm coach arrives in Chamonix on Saturday morning.
From Chamonix, returning to London, both coaches depart on Saturday evenings.
Arrival in Dover/ Folkestone scheduled for approx. 9am and in London at approx. 11.30am.
|London: Friday, 7pm
|Chamonix: Saturday, 12.15pm
|Chamonix: Saturday, 7.45pm
|London: Sunday, 11.30am
Tickets from £65 (no additional charge for luggage or skis).
It is allowed to bring either 1 medium sized case/1 rucksack/1 snowboard bag of max weight 20kg and 1 small hand luggage, 1 ski bag & boot bag. Read more about luggage policy!
Snow Express provides additional services which include: discounts on ski lessons, ski hire, ski passes, travel insurance and more!
Pickup points: at London and Folkestone
London Victoria Colonnade Coach Station, Bulleid Way, London SW1W 9TP
At Victoria, Skibus UK operate from Stand Number 3 on Bulleid Way, which can be found at the rear of the Colonnade Walk Shopping Centre building on Buckingham Palace Road.
To reach Bulleid Way from Victoria Railway Station, leave the station via the escalators on the concourse and walk through The Victoria Place Shopping Centre to exit via Sainsbury's on Eccleston Bridge (Belgrave Road). Turn left and Bulleid Way is 30 metres on your right, opposite the Victoria Station NCP car park and taxi rank. Alternatively you can walk through Colonnade Walk and after 75 meters turn left at Subway into Fountain Square, Bulleid Way is located at the end of the square.
Stop 24 Services, Jct 11 M20, Coach Interchange Point, Folkestone
The stop in Kent was moved from Dover to Stop 24 Services, Folkestone to provide passengers with a comfortable point to board the coach. The services are open 24hrs and customers have full access to all the facilities and restaurants whilst waiting for the Snow Express coach. There is a dedicated coach interchange point located next to the service area where passengers board/ alight the coach. There is plenty of parking available at £5 per day which you pay when you arrive. More details can be found online at stop24.co.uk.
You can reach Stop 24 by car or by Train to either Sandling or Folkestone Stations and then by Taxi. Typical Taxi rates are £5 from Sandling or £15 from Folkestone.
Harris Holidays Ltd. provides Ski Week (6-8 days) and Ski Weekends (3 day) package holidays by coach. Also, it is possible to buy a UK to Chamonix single or return coach journey, with no accommodation or other services. It is not possible to buy an open return. The return leg must be booked when the return ticket is purchased.
Every Thursday at 5pm a coach departs from London Victoria (there are other pickups as well) to Chamonix (SNCF train station).
It is an overnight journey that takes approximately 16 hours.
The coach arrives in Chamonix on Friday morning.
Return journey from Chamonix to London: the coach departs from the SNCF station in Chamonix at 6pm on Sunday.
The coach is scheduled to arrive in London on Monday at approx. 10am.
|London: Thursday, 5pm
|Chamonix; Friday, 9am
|Chamonix: Sunday, 6pm
|London: Monday 10am
Prices of coach travel: London-Chamonix-London
One way from £65
Return from £100.
National Express provides a feeder service for this Harris Holiday Charter. Add £25 for a return trip to Victoria station from anywhere on the National Express network in the UK.
UK - Thurrock Services (6.15pm); Maidstone Services (7pm); Folkestone (7.40pm)
Chamonix - Hotel Le Vert and Cham-Sud Bus station.
Eurolines operates regular services every Sunday from London Victoria coach station to Chamonix.
This is NOT a direct service. There is a change in Paris (Gallieni) with a two hour wait.
In high season, Eurolines may operate additional services on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Departures from Chamonix to London are possible on both Fridays and Sundays.
|London: Sunday, 10.30am/ 12noon
|Paris: Sunday, 8.45pm
|Paris: Sunday, 10.45pm
|Chamonix: Saturday, 8.30am
|Chamonix: Sunday, 8.45pm
|Paris: Saturday, 7.30am
|Paris: Saturday, 8.30am
|London: Saturday, 3.30pm
Tickets from £60 one way, £122 return.
This route is not recommended as the journey can take up to 22 hours, unless of course you have business/pleasure in Paris.
An Alternative Combination for Travel between London and Chamonix
Take the Eurolines service from London to Paris, tickets from £20 one-way, 6 services/ day and from Paris take the high speed train to Chamonix.
Arrival at the destination can be influenced by heavy traffic, road works, weather conditions particularly on the channel crossing and industrial action.
Usually, it is not possible to buy tickets on the coach. It is risky to plan buy a ticket at the station because the coach may be full. It's best to buy them in advance. Tickets are often cheaper the further in advance you book them.