There are 5 ways to get from Basel to Chamonix by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Visp Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Visp to Martigny 90

$110 - $196

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel City Centre to Lausanne Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Lausanne to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc N504

$20 - $30

3 alternative options

Train Trenitalia Eurocity  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Visp Ec
  2. Take the train from Visp to Martigny 90

$91 - $147

Drive  •  3 h

  1. Drive from Basel to Chamonix 170 miles

$35 - $55

Train, fly  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA

$96 - $219

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Chamonix is to bus which costs SFr 18 - SFr 29 and takes 7 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Chamonix is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 3 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Basel City Centre and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Lausanne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Visp, Martigny and Vallorcine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 11 min.

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The distance between Basel and Chamonix is 189 km. The road distance is 271.9 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Chamonix without a car is to train which takes 5 h 11 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 190.

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It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from Basel to Chamonix, including transfers.

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Basel to Chamonix bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Basel City Centre station.

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Basel to Chamonix train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Basel SBB station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Chamonix is to train which takes 5 h 11 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 18 - SFr 29 and takes 7 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 118.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 11 min

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Chamonix, France?

You can take a train from Basel to Chamonix via Visp, Martigny, and Vallorcine in around 5 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Chamonix via Lausanne in around 7 h 50 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Visp
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Martigny
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Visp
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Basel City Centre to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lausanne to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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