A 2 bedroom boutique apartment (sleeps 4-7) in Chamonix centre with underground parking and WiFi

Travel in Chamonix Valley and to the Ski slopes

Public transport throughout Chamonix valley

Ski bus

The ski bus is the easiest and quickest way to access all of the different ski areas in the Chamonix valley using public transport. The bus is free to use and very reliable, even in heavy snow.

For the 2016 season we have a BRAND NEW SERVICE operating. All the buses are new this year, with 2/3 of them offering free wifi so you can gloat about your holidays and antics on the slopes as soon as they have happened!

WINTER LINES: NEW FOR 2016

Lines 11, 12 and 15 are express lines: They run from the city centre to the different skiing areas. Use these buses to hit the slopes super quick!

Lines 13, 14 and 16 serve all bus stops:

  • Line 13: Argentière shuttle - runs every 30 minutes.
  • Line 14: Brévent to Planards - runs more than 40 times a day!
  • Line 16: Les Houches internal shuttle - runs all the day in the village.

Plan your journey here

TOP TIPS!!!

The closest ski bus stop is ‘Le Betty’. This can be found by turning right out of the drive, walking to the round about and then turning right again. The stop is 30m on the right. It takes approximately 2 minutes walk, a little longer in ski boots and carrying all your skiing gear.

Getting to Les Houches: From ‘Le Betty’ you can catch the number 3 bus straight to Les Houches. You need to get off at stop 162: Bellvue where there is a lift to take you up the mountain.

Getting to Brevent: From ‘Le Betty’ you can also catch a bus straight to Brevent, this is number 14. Get off at the end of the line, stop 129: Le Brevent.

If you wish to go to Flegere you can either catch the 'Liaison cable car' from the Brevent ski area. Alternatively you will need to take a little walk and catch a different bus.... 

The best way to get to Flegere, Les Grandes Montets or Le Tour involves walking to Place Mont Blanc. This takes approximatley 10 mins. From here....

Getting to Flegere: Catch numbers 1, 11 or 12.

Getting to Les Grandes Montets: Catch numbers 2 or 11.

Getting to Le Tour: Catch numbers 2 or 12.

BUS LINES RUNNING ALL YEAR

The bus is a great way to travel around the valley even when skiing is not on your list. You can plan your journey by clicking here

If you'd rather speak to a real person please visit the new Chamonix Sud bus station, 5 mins walk from our apartment. The staff welcomes you everyday, from 8.15 am to 12.15 pm, and from 1.15 pm to 6.15 pm in Winter and Summer. In mid season, it will open from Monday to Friday, from 8.15 to 12.00 pm and from 2 pm to 5.15 pm.

Train

The SNCF line serves all the villages from Saint Gervais-le Fayet to Martigny (Switzerland), passing through Servoz, Les Houches, Chamonix, Argentière and Vallorcine. One train approximately every hour. Timetable here This is a great way to travel around the area, is very comfortable and the trains are brand new with large panoramic windows. It is also possible to use the train to access the different ski areas, although the stations can be quite a distance from the actual slopes so the bus / car is normally a better option.

Driving to the ski slopes

Driving to the ski slopes can be the easiest way to get around and means you don’t have to carry all of your gear around, however it does hinder the après ski! There are large car parks at the Grands Montets, Flegere and Le Tour. The parking is more difficult at Les Houches and Le Brevent as there is a shortage of space – It is best to walk to Le Brevent (15 mins) and get the bus to Les Houches (see details above).

By car:

  • To Le Brevent: 4 mins
  • To Flegere: 7 mins
  • To Les Houches: 8 mins
  • To Les Grands Montets: 12 mins
  • To Le Tour: 18 mins

Skiing in Courmayeur

The Mont Blanc Unlimited ski pass also allows you to ski in Courmayeur free of charge, accessed through the Mont Blanc Tunnel. It is best to park at Val Veny which is the first area you reach and has a very large free car park. The skiing in Courmayeur is similar to Les Houches and is definitely worth a trip if you have a car. There is a bus that leaves Chamonix very early in the morning also, if you don’t have this option.

Important information:

  • Buy your Mont Blanc Tunnel pass, using your Mont Blanc Unlimited ski pass at the Montenvers train station before you travel. You will receive a substantially better rate (approximately 27 Euros return) than simply paying at the toll booth (approximately 55 Euros return). You have to present the ski pass used to buy the tunnel pass at the toll booth on arriving at the tunnel for the card to be valid.
  • You MUST take your receipt for your ski pass. Without it your pass is not valid in Courmayeur and you will be made to buy a day pass!
  • You have to validate your Mont Blanc Unlimited ski pass at the cash desk in Courmayeur before you get the lift, so someone get in the queue straight away on arrival as they can take a while!