• 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

From the top of its 3777m, the Aiguille du Midi and its terraces offer a 360° view of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. Thanks to an elevator, you can access the summit terrace at 3842m, to discover a breathtaking view of the Mont Blanc.

Breathtaking! Thrill seekers will appreciate the new attraction of the site... a technological feat and unforgettable sensations! More than a thousand meters of vacuum under your feet, in this glass box, glazed on 5 sides... A small step for the visitor, a big step in the history of the Aiguille du Midi! Shivers guaranteed...

A 32m long steel gallery to go all the way around the central piton of the Aiguille du Midi, at an altitude of more than 3,700m, without going back on your steps.

An exceptional place, an exceptional idea.... The site of the Aiguille du Midi is the starting point of many mountain races, including of course the ascent of the mythical Mont-Blanc by the three Monts. Many famous mountaineers have left their mark there and it is to pay homage to these inventive and daring adventurers, of which Rebuffat is the most famous example, that the highest museum in the world will be created at 3777 m altitude.

A space for rest and contemplation...
It offers you a view of the mythical summits of the massif. Sit down on the benches, facing the large windows, and rest but keep your eyes wide open!

All year long a cafeteria and a souvenir store are open to you. The restaurant "3842m" invites you to taste Savoyard specialities in a unique setting.

Once at the top, don't miss the trip over the Glacier du Géant to reach the Pointe Helbronner in Italy.
The gondola lift takes you over the seracs and crevasses to Pointe Helbronner in Italy (Attention: not included in the MONT-BLANC MultiPass).

Between Chamonix and the Aiguille du Midi, you can stop at the intermediate station of the cable car at the Plan de l'Aiguille.
Located at 2310m, the Plan de l'Aiguille is the departure of the Grand Balcon Nord hike to the Montenvers site. Lunch at the refreshment bar or at the Refuge du Plan located at 15 minutes walk. A very pleasant break in the middle of the mountains !

- Bring warm clothes, sunglasses and sun cream.
- The visit is forbidden to children under 3 years old, not recommended for children under 5 years old.
- The total visit lasts on average (including the journey) 2 to 3 hours. The visit time can be doubled depending on the number of visitors.
- Times and frequency of departures vary according to the time of year and the number of visitors: consult the table and notes corresponding to the date of your visit.

The first 4D immersive cinema dedicated to the mountain located in the departure station of the Aiguille du Midi cable car
This new space awaits you at the departure of the Aiguille du Midi. Discover our first 4D projection "L'oiseau des Cimes".
Duration of the film : 12 minutes
Children : from 5 years old (+ 1.10 M)
Payment and reservation on site at the cinema reception desk.
Payment by credit card only

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    Family pass: 232.10 €
    One way ticket for adult: 55 €
    Round-trip ticket for adult: 75 €
    One way ticket for a child : 46.80 €
    Round-trip ticket for a child : 63.80 €.

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

    Special hike / mountaineer (1 round trip + 1 one way):
    Adult 56€ (winter) - 57€ (summer)
    Youth 47,60€ (winter) - 48,50 (summer)

    This lift is included in the Mont Blanc Multipass.

    Methods of payment accepted : Check, Bank/credit card, Cash, Travellers Cheque


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

    Period of practice

    From 27/05 to 16/06/2023
    Opening hours daily between 8.10 am and 5.30 pm.
    Departures every 15 or 30 minutes depending on the number of people.

    From 17/06 to 02/07/2023
    Opening hours daily between 7.10 am and 5.30 pm.
    Departures every 15 or 30 minutes depending on the number of people.

    From 03/07 to 27/08/2023
    Opening hours daily between 6.10 am and 6 pm.
    Departures every 15 or 30 minutes depending on the crowd.

    From 28/08 to 03/09/2023
    Opening hours daily between 7.10 am and 5.30 pm.
    Departures every 15 or 30 minutes depending on the crowd.

    From 04/09 to 24/09/2023
    Opening hours daily between 8.10 am and 5.30 pm.
    Departures every 15 or 30 minutes depending on the crowd.

    Subject to favorable weather.

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


    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

    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 100 m from the site
    • Minimum aisle width of 90 cm
    • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
    • Incline >5% but reasonable

    More informations

    Information update on 31/05/2023 by Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc