The bus station in Chamonix South is easily spotted on the western side of the main drag, av Courmayeur. Eight buses per day in winter, and six at other times, go to/from Geneva's airport and bus station (€19, two h…
Bikes can be hired from Vélonecy, situated at the train station. A day's hire including is €21 (or just €4 if you're under 26 years old). Electric bikes are offered too, from €31. Staff can supply you with a bike-pa…
Thonon's funicular has painstakingly rattled between the upper and lower town (port area) since 1888. In July and August, it runs until 11pm.
Chambéry Savoie Airport, 10km north of Chambéry at the southern tip of Lac du Bourget, has seasonal flights (mainly December to April) to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Stockholm and several British regional airports.
This 11.5km-long tunnel takes you under the Mont Blanc massif and across the French–Italian border, from Chamonix to the Val d'Aosta.
Chambéry's 'Bike Station' rents seven-speed city bikes, with discounts for those aged under 26, and can offer maps and suggest cycling itineraries.
Taxis from Bourg St-Maurice to Val d'Isère or Tignes cost €89 for one to four passengers.
Established local taxi firm with a kiosk at Chambéry railway station.
It takes 25 minutes to reach Méribel from Brides-les-Bains on this bubble lift. It's included in Trois Vallées lift passes (or €10 return for pedestrians).
The scenic cog train to Montenvers (1913m), which links with the cable car to the Mer de Glace, leaves from here.