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There are 4 ways to get from Abondance to Chamonix by bus, train or car

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Place Du Village to Gare Sncf - Thonon
  2. Take the train from Annemasse to St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet
  3. Take the train from St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Place Du Village to Place Des Arts - Thonon
  2. Take the bus from Thonon-les-Bains, Pl des Arts to Genève, Place des Eaux-Vives
  3. Take the bus from Genève, Métropole to Chamonix, Sud

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Thonon Les Bains to Geneve
  2. Take the bus from Geneva to Chamonix

Drive

  1. Drive from Abondance to Chamonix

Abondance to Chamonix by bus and train

The journey time between Abondance and Chamonix is around 5h 31m and covers a distance of around 146 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 20m. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 53m. Operated by Bus Urbain Thononais, SAT Transport en Autocar, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others, the Abondance to Chamonix service departs from Place Du Village and arrives in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Typically 21 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 11m
Layover time:
2h 20m
Total time:
5h 31m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 53m
Journey distance:
146 km
Services per week:
21
Cheapest price:
€34
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:05
Last service departs at:
17:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Abondance to Chamonix bus and train schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Abondance to Chamonix is to drive which costs €10 - €16 and takes 1h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Abondance to Chamonix is to drive which costs €10 - €16 and takes 1h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Abondance to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Place Du Village and arriving at Chamonix, Sud via Thonon-les-Bains, Pl des Arts and Genève, Métropole. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 15m.

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The distance between Abondance and Chamonix is 41 km. The road distance is 93.1 km.

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The best way to get from Abondance to Chamonix without a car is to bus and train which takes 4h 30m and costs €18 - €55.

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It takes approximately 4h 30m to get from Abondance to Chamonix, including transfers.

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Abondance to Chamonix bus services, operated by Bus Urbain Thononais, depart from Place Du Village station.

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Abondance to Chamonix bus services, operated by Transalis, arrive at Chamonix, Sud station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Abondance to Chamonix is 93 km. It takes approximately 1h 22m to drive from Abondance to Chamonix.

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There are 3296+ hotels available in Chamonix. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Abondance to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 41.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 30m

What companies run services between Abondance, France and Chamonix, France?

You can take a bus from Abondance to Chamonix via Thonon-les-Bains, Pl des Arts, Genève, Place des Eaux-Vives, and Genève, Métropole in around 5h 15m.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Annemasse to St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €29
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €9
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Annemasse to St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €13
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Rail 1st Class
€8 - €13
Train from St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet to Chamonix Mont Blanc
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€2 - €3
Rail 1st Class
€2 - €4
Train from Thonon Les Bains to Geneve
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Rail 1st Class
€14 - €20
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Annemasse to St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €12
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€7 - €9
1st Class
€10 - €12
Bus operators
Bus Urbain Thononais
Phone
+33 4 50 26 35 35
Email
transports@cc-peva.fr
Website
leman-but.fr
Bus from Place Du Village to Gare Sncf - Thonon
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8
Website
Bus Urbain Thononais
Bus from Place Du Village to Place Des Arts - Thonon
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8
Website
Bus Urbain Thononais
SAT Transport en Autocar
Phone
04 50 71 00 88
Email
info@sat-autocars.com
Website
sat-autocars.com
Bus from Abondance - Place du Village to Thonon-les-Bains - Gare SNCF
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Schedules at
sat-leman.com
Bus from Abondance - Place du Village to Thonon-les-Bains - Place des Arts
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Schedules at
sat-leman.com
Transalis
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Email
commercial.crolard@transdev.com
Website
transalis.fr
Bus from Thonon-les-Bains, Pl des Arts to Genève, Place des Eaux-Vives
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Transalis
Bus from Genève, Métropole to Chamonix, Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Transalis
Bus from Mont Blanc Zone 10 to Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
Transalis
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Chamonix
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Swiss Tours
Phone
+41 22 781 04 04
Website
cham-transfers.com
Bus from Geneva Bus Station to Chamonix Sud Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Website
Swiss Tours
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Blablabus

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