Chamonix to Lyon by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 7m
  • Distance
    158 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 51m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Chamonix to Lyon by train

Fast trains from Chamonix to Lyon take around 4 hours and 7 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 158 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Chamonix and Lyon.

1. Are there direct trains from Chamonix to Lyon?

Journeys between Chamonix and Lyon usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 29 departures on the route from Chamonix to Lyon every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 22 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Chamonix to Lyon?

The Chamonix to Lyon train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 7 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Chamonix to Lyon train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Lyon is usually scheduled to depart Chamonix around 05:56 and the last train is around 17:15. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Chamonix around 07:15, and the last at 18:30.

When to book Chamonix to Lyon train tickets?

Trains in France usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Chamonix to Lyon by train.

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Which train companies operate between Chamonix and Lyon?

More than one train company operates on the route from Chamonix to Lyon, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Autocar
  • TER
  • TGV
  • Train Express Regional

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.