Excelsior

2 out of 5 stars2 Stars

251, chemin de Saint-Roch - Les Tines, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, 74400, France
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 42% more than similarly rated 2 star hotels

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  • Solo83
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Chamonix to Aosta via public transport in June

by dweisler

Traveling Europe next summer and plan to stay in chamonix/mont blanc area in June. I would like to continue the trip by traveling from chamonix to venice via aosta. I am having difficulty confirming public transportation for the whole "getting over the mountain thing!" =) Anybody been there, done that?

Re: Chamonix to Aosta via public transport in June

by cachaseiro

You have busses running from Chamonix through the Mont Blanc tunnel to Italy but no trains.
I do not have the timetables though.

Re: Chamonix to Aosta via public transport in June

by leics

http://www.bahn.com/i/view/overseas/en/index.shtml

is an entirely reliable site which will give you train times and details for almost all European railways.

Chamonix>Venice by train takes from around 8.5 hours, with a number of changes....complex, but by no means impossible.

Easier to work out two separate segments..Chamonix> Aosta (just under 6 hours, two changes) and Aosta > Venice (another 6+ hours).

For French fares as well as train times and details use the official French railway website:

http://www.voyages-sncf.com/billet-train/horaires

Keep to the French language version (easy to work out). If you select English you will be taken to Raileurope, a ticketing agency which does not list all departures and charges commission on fares.

For Italian train fares, details and times in English look at the official Italian rail website:

http://trenitalia.it/homepage_en.html

Re: Chamonix to Aosta via public transport in June

by leics

You won't find train info for next summer on any of those sites, of course..it's far too far away. But you can get a good idea of what is available; times and fares are unlikely to change much, if at all.

Re: Chamonix to Aosta via public transport in June

by Richard.GVA

There are 2-3 buses each day from Cgamonix to Courmayeur (and onwards to Aosta). For schedules and fares, check the Chamonix tourist office site:
http://www.chamonix.com/transport-timetable,55,en.html
or else the schedules of the bus company SAT that operates the service in cooperation with Italian SAVDA:
http://www.sat-montblanc.com/
An alternative is the (narrow-gauge) train from Chamonix to Martigny (Switzerland), then onwards by bus to Aosta.

Re: Chamonix to Aosta via public transport in June

by cgf

as you are planning to stay in chamonix/mont blanc area.. why not sleep the night before to Venice in Aosta. In less then 7 hour (2changes) you could be in Venice. ie leaving around 7-8 in the morning you could be at destination before 3pm. Today the cost should be around 50eur +/- it's too early to know how much it would be next year

Re: Chamonix to Aosta via public transport in June

by cachaseiro

I have done the bus trip a couple of times when i worked in Chamonix and it´s easy and straight forward while the train option is fairly complicated and more expensive and should only be taken if you have the time and money and prefer the nice scenery you have from the train.

Travel Tips for Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Save euros on your "Aiguille" tramway trip

by Martinewezel

Only for hikers in good shape:

As I wrote in my "things to do", the areal tramway to l'Aiguille du Midi isn't cheap (40 euros/person in 2009).

The ultimate place to hike to, is "Le Plan de l'Aiguille" (2233m). As Chamonix is 1036m, you can decide for yourself if you are ready for this adventure. Our sons made it in a bit more than 3 hours, but normal people need certainly 4 hours. The way down is easyer: 2 and a half hour.

Make sure you have good hiking boots. If it has been raining in town, it has been snowing here.

From "Le Plan de l'Aiguille", you can take the gondola to l'Aiguille". Buy you ticket here. In town you'll need to queue for it.

start of the hike: left from the place of departure of the "Aiguille" gondola in town.

I found many people very...

by marcj1

I found many people very appreciative of my horrific attempt at speaking French--even willing to help with pronounciation, words, grammar, etc.

One particular woman at a bookstore wasn't very kind to me, when in a rush, I didn't ask in French if she spoke English. She warmed up considerably when I showed up at the counter with an English/French Francais/Anglais dictionary and phrase book.

Paragliding

by Martinewezel

If you like extreme thrills and airtime, you gotta try this: a paragliding duo jump.

Most of the parachutes take off at Planpraz (see my Brévent -tip). The lightweights (mostly kids) early in the morning and so on, ending with the the heavyweights (I guess there must be a max weight) around noon.

The landing is on the Savoy field, a beginners ski slope at 5 minutes walking distance from the centre of the town.

The price is about 90 euros/jump.

Going to Chamonix, we flew...

by marcj1

Going to Chamonix, we flew From Philadelphia to Frankfurt, then to Geneva with prior arrangements for a coach to Chamonix. Two passport checkpoints, a narcotics checkpoint and 3 hours later we were in Chamonix. Going back we hired a car. It cost 130 Euro divided by the 4 of us and took a mere 45 minutes...Fillipe is AWESOME!!
A few things:
1) be sure to mention if you have ski/snowboard gear when you hire the car
2) there are several listings for car hire, and the same person answered the 3 we tried.
3) Geneva airport does not have an efficient means unloading skis and snowboards.
During ski season, there are very regular buses to the major ski towns around Chamonix. They are a bit crowded, but do the job. Driving IN Chamonix can be hectic, it is primarily a walking town. It's not very big, we walked everywhere.

L'AIGUILLE DU MIDI

by Helga67

The Aiguille du Midi is a solitary spire of rock several kilometres from the summit of Mont Blanc which stretches across glaciers and snow fields.
From the hotel you can have great views of this mountain.

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Address: 251, chemin de Saint-Roch - Les Tines, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, 74400, France