• Leisure

Aiguille du midi cable car

This famous needle, which is one of the highest in Chamonix, has been an unmissable destination for visitors for more than 60 years.
In just 20 minutes, the Aiguille du Midi cable car will take you from the centre of Chamonix to the high mountains, reaching an altitude of 3,842 m.

Leisure Aiguille du midi cable car Chamonix-Mont-Blanc


Departing from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (74400)
Animals not allowed
Unguided individual tours available permanently
Guided individual tours on request

Perched 3,777 m above sea level, the Aiguille du Midi and its viewing platforms offer a panoramic view across the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. A lift will then take you on to the highest deck at 3,842 m, where you can take in the uninterrupted views of the Mont Blanc.

Breathtaking! Thrill seekers will love the site’s most recent attraction – a technical feat offering an unforgettable experience! Step into the viewing box made entirely of glass and look down at the 1,000 m of emptiness below your feet... One small step for a visitor, one giant leap in the history of the Aiguille du Midi! Watch your step...

A steel gallery measuring 32 m allowing you to walk all the way around the Aiguille du Midi’s central peak, 3,700 m up – there’s no turning back!

An exceptional location calls for an exceptional idea... The Aiguille du Midi is the starting point for a number of mountain routes, including, of course, climbing the legendary Mont Blanc via the 3 Monts. A number of well-known mountain-climbers have left their footprints here, including the famous Gaston Rébuffat. To pay homage to these inventive and daring mountaineers, the world’s highest museum will be built at an altitude of 3,777 m.

A place to rest and reflect...
Take a seat on the benches opposite the picture windows and relax. But make sure you don’t miss a second of the stunning views to be seen from the Espace Mont Blanc!

The cafeteria and souvenir shop are open all year round and the restaurant “3842m” is the perfect spot to savour Savoie culinary specialities in a unique setting.

Once you reach the top, don’t miss the cable car ride over the Glacier du Géant to the Pointe Helbronner in Italy.
The cable car will take you over the seracs and crevasses up to the Pointe Helbronner in Italy. (Please note that this is not included in the MONT-BLANC MultiPass).

The cable car ride between Chamonix and the Aiguille du Midi is in two stages, meaning you can stop off at the Plan de l’Aiguille.
2,310 m above sea level, it is the starting point for the Grand Balcon Nord hike up to the Montenvers site. Food and drinks are available at lunchtime at the Refuge du Plan, which is just 15 minutes away on foot. A very welcome break in the mountains !

- Bring warm clothing, sunglasses and sunscreen.
- Children under 3 are not allowed on the visit, and it is not recommended for children under 5.
- Including the journey, allow an average of 2 to 3 hours for the visit. This time may double during busy periods.
- Timetables and the frequency of departures vary depending on the time of year and according to demand. See the table and notes for the date of your visit.

The first 4D cinema dedicated to the mountains located in the Aiguille du Midi departure station.
This new attraction awaits you at the Aiguille du Midi departure station. Come and watch the first showing of our 4D film “Bird of the summits”.
Duration: 12 minutes
Children: 5 years and over (>1.10 m)
Payment and reservation at the cinema ticket office.
Payment by credit card only

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    Family pass: 214 €
    One way ticket for adult: 51.50 €
    Round-trip ticket for adult: 69 €
    One way ticket for a child : 43.40 €
    Round-trip ticket for a child : 58.70 €.

    Free entry for children < 5 years.
    Child entry valid for 5 - 14 years.
    Group rate available for > 20 people.

    Special hiker or alpiniste (1 round trip + 1 one way ticket):
    Adult €53.50
    Children €45,50.

    Methods of payment accepted : Bank/credit card, Check, Chèques Vacances, Cash


    Animals not allowed
    Languages spoken : English, French
    Languages of documentation : English, German, Spanish, French, Italian
    Languages visits : English, French, Italian
    Languages informatives signs : English, French, Italian

    Period of practice

    From 01/05 to 27/05/2022
    Opening hours daily between 8.10 am and 5 pm.
    Last ascent daily at 3.30 pm.

    From 28/05 to 14/06/2022
    Opening hours daily between 8.10 am and 5.30 pm.
    Last ascent daily at 4 pm.

    From 15/06 to 04/07/2022
    Opening hours daily between 7.10 am and 5.30 pm.
    Last ascent daily at 4 pm.

    From 05/07 to 28/08/2022
    Opening hours daily between 6.10 am and 6 pm.
    Last ascent daily at 5 pm.

    From 29/08 to 04/09/2022
    Opening hours daily between 7.10 am and 5.30 pm.
    Last ascent daily at 4 pm.

    From 05/09 to 25/09/2022
    Opening hours daily between 8.10 am and 5.30 pm.
    Last ascent daily at 4 pm.

    From 26/09 to 06/11/2022
    Opening hours daily between 8.10 am and 4.30 pm.
    Last ascent daily at 3 pm.

    Subject to favorable weather.

    • Coach access
    • Shop
    • Tourist brochures
    • Cash point
    • Restaurant
    • Restaurant
    • Toilets
    • Car park
    • Pay car park
    • Coach parking
    • Parking


    100 pl de l'aiguille du Midi 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
    Departing from : Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (74400)
    Latitude : 45.918175 - Longitude : 6.870141

    Closest bus stop : Chamonix Sud
    Closest train stop : Aiguille du Midi station
    Closest parkings : Grépon and Courmayeur

    • Vertical signage of parking spaces
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • Incline >5% but reasonable
    • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
    • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 100 m from the site
    • Absence of steps
    • Site, building partially accessible
    • Minimum aisle width of 90 cm

    More informations

    Information update on 02/05/2022 by Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc