Bicycle

You can hire cross-country, mountain and downhill bikes from friendly, well-established Zero G, which also rents out snowboard gear.

Bus

  • Public buses run by Chamonix Bus (www.chamonix-bus.com) serve all the towns, villages, ski lifts and attractions in the Chamonix Valley, from Argentière (Col des Montets in summer) in the northeast, to Servoz and Les Houches in the southwest.
  • The buses all travel circuits that include the bus station in Chamonix Sud throughout the year, and have added destinations and are more frequent in winter (mid-December to mid-April) and summer (late June to early September).
  • All buses are free with a Carte d’Hôte (Guest Card), except the wintertime Chamo’ Nuit night buses linking Chamonix with Argentière and Les Houches (last departures from Chamonix 11.30pm or midnight; €2).

Car & Motorcycle

Parking in Chamonix involves either paid parking in the centre or free park-and-ride in the outskirts. There are numerous open-air and covered car parks in town (usually free for less than an hour, and around €12.50 for 24 hours). There are also several offering free parking on Chamonix' outskirts, five of them towards Argentière, linked to the city centre by a free shuttle bus.

Taxi

For a taxi, try Alp Taxi (06 81 78 79 51) or Arve Taxi (06 07 19 70 36), or head to the taxi rank in front of the train station. Booked taxi transfers to/from Geneva Airport cost in the region of €160 to €200.