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Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Rhone-Alpes, France

How much does it cost to travel to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc?

You should plan to spend around $254 (€235) per day on your vacation in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $52 (€48) on meals
  • $43 (€40) on local transportation
  • $194 (€179) on hotels

A one week trip to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc for two people costs, on average, $3,561 (€3,290). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
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  • 2 Weeks Per person
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc cost?

A one week trip to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc usually costs around $1,780 (€1,645) for one person and $3,561 (€3,290) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc on average costs around $3,561 (€3,290) for one person and $7,121 (€6,581) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc on average costs around $7,630 (€7,051) for one person and $15,260 (€14,102) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Chamonix-Mont-Blanc expensive to visit?

Prices in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Grindelwald or Bern.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc?

The average Chamonix-Mont-Blanc trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Chamonix-Mont-Blanc travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 179 ($194)
Local Transportation 1 40 ($43)
Food 2 48 ($52)
Entertainment 1 80 ($87)
Alcohol 2 5 - 14 ($5 - 16)
Accommodation Budget in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc is $97 (€90). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc is $194 (€179). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $165. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $43 (€40) per person, per day, on local transportation in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
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  • While meal prices in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc can vary, the average cost of food in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc is $52 (€48) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc should cost around $21 (€19) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
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  • Entertainment and activities in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc typically cost an average of $87 (€80) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
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  • The average person spends about $10 (€9.64) on alcoholic beverages in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Chamonix-Mont-Blanc On a Budget
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Chamonix Mont Blanc, France
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (usually shortened to Chamonix) is a resort area near the junction of France, Switzerland and Italy. At the base of Mont Blanc, the highest summit in the Alps, it's renowned for its skiing. Year-round, cable cars take visitors up to several nearby peaks with panoramic views, including Aiguille du Midi above town, and Pointe Helbronner, across vast glacier fields on the Italian border. Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and is known as the "gateway to the European Cascades." With the sheer white heights of the Mont Blanc ridge as its sensational backdrop, the Chamonix Valley shows the Alps at their most dramatic. First discovered as a tourist destination by Brits William Windham and Richard Pococke in 1741, it has become a wintertime playground of epic proportions, more than satisfying the most demanding skiers as well as those who pack themselves into its boot-stomping bars. In summer, lift-accessible highland trails offer thrilling panoramas to hikers, mountain bikers and other high-altitude thrill seekers.
In Chamonix, the sights are all around. The beautiful scenery is hard to beat, and this is one of the top reasons for making the journey here. One of the top scenic spots here is Aiguille du Midi, one of Chamonix' most distinctive geographical features. If you can handle the altitude, the 360-degree views of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps from the summit are breathtaking (in both senses of the word). Year-round, you can float in a cable car from Chamonix to the Aiguille du Midi.

Another great place for stunning sights is Mer de Glace, France's largest glacier, the 200m-deep Sea of Ice, flows 7km down the northern side of Mont Blanc, moving up to 1cm an hour (about 90m a year).
Chamonix is a lively town known as both a world class ski resort and mountaineering destination. As a result, it is bustling with activity, in both the winter and summer seasons.

Argentiere is another area within the Chamonix valley. It is a charming traditional ski resort area less populated than the main town area. It is full of authentic French charm and has a beautiful unspoiled high street with patisseries, shops, and wine bars.

Le Tour is a typical Savoyard village nestled at the far end of the Chamonix Valley.

Loss Bossons is a growing village situated under its own glacier.

Les Houches a large commune at the bottom end of the Chamonix Valley.

Les Praz is a beautiful village with access to the ski lifts & golf course.

Valloecine is a pretty little village close to the Swiss border with gondola access to Le Tour.

The list of things you could do in Chamonix is pretty extensive, and as you'd imagine mostly involves its iconic mountain ranges. However if being more sedentary on holiday is your idea of a great getaway, there are plenty of spas and relaxation options to choose from too. For the more active person, you could walk from here to Switzerland, or enjoy the great network of trails along the length of the Chamonix Valley. You could cycle around Mont Blanc on a multi-day trip. There is a cable car that will take you right to a glacier. You could take your first steps onto a glacier with a guide, or take the train to the Aiguille Rouges nature reserve and try spotting some of the local wildlife. Visit waterfalls, paddle down the river through the center of town on a raft, take a flight in a helicopter.

In addition to these many options of ways to keep yourself busy, there are also some great museums like the Musee des Cristaux, which features many dazzling collection of crystals, rocks and minerals, many from around Mont Blanc, and the Musee Alpine, which richly illustrates the area's long history of Alpine adventure, including the cliff-hanging feats of crystal-hunter Jacques Balmat and the first ascent of Mont Blanc by a woman (Marie Paradis, a local maidservant, in 1808).
Food and Dining
Food and gastronomy in the Alps and in Chamonix play a tremendous part in the culture and daily life. Cheese and meats feature heavily on the menu and the Alps are widely renowned for a number of local dishes such as: Crozets, a buckwheat pasta, Rosti which is a kind of potato cake, and Fondue, which is very popular in this region.

For a few ideas on restaurants, Chalet Refuge de Lognan, an atmospheric, rough old refuge two thirds of the way down the Grands Montets serving country French cooking, and Alpage de Balme, whose specialties include variations of Rosti.

Geneva airport in Switzerland is the closest airport to Chamonix, so it would be easy to fly in here and take a taxi or airport shuttle to Chamonix, but if you plan to take the train in, it would probably be better to fly into Paris or Lyon to take the train from there. There are trains, buses, and cable cars in Chamonix that make getting around pretty easy- even to other nearby towns (or countries for that matter). Of course, hiring a car is another option that will get you straight from Geneva to Chamonix and also give you more flexibility.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.