The Goal : To Travel Lightly
Transport: UTMB® mobilizing for the environment and for you.
During race week, we have put in place an exceptional public transportation system to help minimize car travel. The entire public will have easy access to the existing public transportation networks developed by regional agencies, with additional support from special UTMB®BUS lines. This special network is for runners, companions and spectators who want to follow the UTMB® around Mont Blanc. Thanks to this exceptional network, we are able to create an eco-responsible event. All of the region’s public and private transportation partners are coming together to offer you practical and reliable alternatives, with the objectives of limiting our environmental impact and reducing the sense of crowding felt by the residents of the valleys around Mont Blanc. It's up to you to lend a hand and help us set a good example. We're counting on you, for the sake of Mont-Blanc!
Getting to the Start (reservations strongly recommended)
Getting to the start of the MCC
Shuttle buses have been organized to take runners and supporters of the MCC to the start at Martigny-Combe. There are five departure points, with the following times: Servoz: departure 7:00 | Les Houches: departure Monday, August 26 7:15 | Chamonix: departures Monday, August 26 from 7:30 to 8:00 | Arveyron: departure Monday, August 26 at 08:00 | Courmayeur: departure Monday at 07:00. You can see a list of all the bus stops used by our shuttle busses on the way to Martigny-Combe, on our Google Maps’ map here
Getting to the start of the TDS®
Shuttle buses have been organized to take runners and supporters of the TDS®to the start in Courmayeur. There are four departure points at the following times: Servoz: 1:45 | Les Houches: departure Wednesday, August 28 at 2:00 | Chamonix (direct): departures Wednesday, August 28 from 1:45 to 2:30 | Vallorcine: departure Wednesday, August 28 at 2:00. You can see a list of all the bus stops used by our shuttle busses on the way to Courmayeur, on our Google Maps’ map here.
Getting to the start of the YCC
Shuttle buses have been organized to take runners and supporters of the YCC to the start of the race in Courmayeur. There is one departure point: from Chamonix (Place du Mont-Blanc). The time of the departure is as follows: Chamonix(direct): departure Wednesday, August 28 at 8:15.
Getting to the start of the OCC
Shuttle buses have been organized to take runners and supporters of the OCC to the start in Orsières. There are four departure points at the following times: Servoz: 4:45 | Les Houches: departure Thursday, August 29 at 5:00 | Chamonix (direct): departures Thursday, August 29 from 4:45 to 5:30 | Arveyron: departure Thursday, August 29 at 5:15. You can see a list of all the bus stops used by our shuttle buses on the way to Orsières on our Google Maps’ map here
Getting to the start of the CCC®
Shuttle buses have been organized to take runners and supporters of the CCC® to the start of the race in Courmayeur. There are four departure points at the following times: Servoz: 6:30 | Les Houches: departure Friday, August 31 at 6:45 | Chamonix (direct): departure Friday, August 30 from 5:45 to 7:15 | Vallorcine: departure Friday, August 30 at 6:45. You can see a list of all the bus stops used by our shuttle buses on the way to Courmayeur, on our Google Maps’ map here.
"We’re putting in place buses, trains, a carpooling platform, parking lots ... Now it's up to you to be eco-responsible! Leave your car behind"
Getting to the start of the UTMB®
Shuttle buses have been organized to take runners and supporters of the UTMB® to the start in Chamonix from Courmayeur. There is one point of departure at the following times: Courmayeur Mountain Sport Center: departures Friday, August 30, at 10:00 - 14:00 - 15:00 - 16:00.
Runners, click here to consult the timetables and reserve your place on the bus
Supporters, click here to consult the timetables and reserve your place on the bus
Note : All evening long, starting at Saint-Gervais, the use of individual vehicles towards Les Contamines will be strictly regulated and replaced by Transdev special UTMB®BUS shuttles.
SPECTATORS: DON’T MISS THE RUNNERS!
Leave the car behind, and take part in an exceptional and efficient public transportation system that gives you easy and on-time access to all villages through which the runners pass.
Book now here
For the departure of the UTMB® in Chamonix, the SNCF rail network has increased the transportation capacity of the Mont Blanc Express train between Saint-Gervais le Fayet and Chamonix, with a special rate of € 6 round trip.
Departure 06:50pm from Chamonix - Arrival at 07:55pm in St Gervais.
Return at 08:45pm from St Gervais - Arrival at 10:45pm in Chamonix.
Tickets on sale at information points during the event. Consult the schedules here.
If you’re taking the road and using a car, remember : there are 5 places! Consider carpooling.
Public car parks in and around Chamonix have a limited number of places, illegal street parking is strictly enforcewd and illegally-parked cars will be ticketed. Be forewarned: cars will be towed.
From the Arve Valley, a free parking lot is open at Les Houches Le Lac (from the RN205 Route Blanche, exit D13 Servoz Gorges de la Diosaz) on Friday, August 30 from 1pm to 2:30 am. A special shuttle will assure you of a return trip to Chamonix.
Traveling on foot or on the Chamonix Bus and Mont-Blanc Express SNCF networks is easy, free, and fast. Join us in the preservation of the sensitive environmental region around Mont Blanc. We ask each of you to forego the use of individual vehicles and choose eco-friendly travel. You can download, for free and for as many people as necessary, transportation coupons that are valid all week on the Chamonix Bus lines (not valid on the SNCF Mont-Blanc express line). This ticket provides free access to the Chamonix buses in the same way as riders who hold Chamonix valley guest, local resident, or secondary resident transportation cards.
A partnership with the Courmayeur ski lifts
For the first time, on the Courmayeur side of Mont-Blanc, the ski lifts (CMBF) will be open during the entire UTMB® week. A 20% discount will be available to all holders of a UTMB®BUS pass. The lift provides access to Maison Vieille to view runners taking part in both the TDS® and UTMB®.
NEW : MONT-BLANC TRAMWAY OPEN FOR UTMB®
For those wishing to go to the Montjoie valley and see the passing of runners in Saint-Gervais and Les Contamines, in addition to UTMB®BUS, the Compagnie du Mont-Blanc and the Department of Haute-Savoie have opened the Mont-Blanc Tramway for free access to travelers between Le Fayet and Saint-Gervais on Friday, August 30th during the passage of the UTMB®
«The Department Council, owners of the Mont Blanc Tramway, the highest cog railway in France, is proud to be partners with the organizers of the UTMB® to allow visitors to experience this beautiful train and at the same time, to actively contribute to the care and respect of the environment. »
Jean-Marc Peillex, Vice-President of the Haute-Savoie Department Council
«It is up to everyone, and in particular the partners of the UTMB®, to honor the commitment displayed by the event organizers, by putting in place appropriate actions for the care of the natural environment, and to encourage changes in personal behavior that promote an eco-responsible attitude.»
Mathieu Dechavanne, Chief Executive Officer Compagnie du Mont Blanc
Transdev Mont-Blanc Bus has been a partner of the UTMB® since its creation :
« The outstanding public transportation system that is now in place is the result of a long-standing, multi-year collaboration between the organization and Transdev. Mont Blanc Bus oversees the entire transportation network, , from the smallest details to the largest matters, with an oversight team that works 24/7, in real time and with a high-level of responsiveness. This allows runners and their companions to fully experience the races and limit their impact on the environment (including CO2 emissions). It’s a true eco-friendly partnership! »
David Daublain, Director Mont-Blanc Bus
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