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

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Bus  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Geneva to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc N504 / ...

15€ - 19€

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Train  •  5h 30m

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

79€ - 150€

Bus via Bern  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Bern N122 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bern to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc N496

22€ - 27€

Drive  •  2h 57m

  1. Drive from Basel to Chamonix 271.9 km

30€ - 50€

Train, fly, shuttle  •  5h 3m

  1. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Geneva Airport to Chamonix sud

69€ - 170€

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Chamonix is to bus which costs SFr 16 - SFr 21 and takes 5h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Chamonix is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 2h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Geneva. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 18m.

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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 5h 30m.

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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 bus which takes 5h 18m and costs SFr 16 - SFr 21.

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It takes approximately 5h 18m to get from Basel to Chamonix, including transfers.

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Basel to Chamonix bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse 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 bus which takes 5h 18m and costs SFr 16 - SFr 21. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 85 - SFr 170 and takes 5h 30m.

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  • Distance: 189.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 18m

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

You can take a bus from Basel to Chamonix via Geneva in around 5h 18m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to Chamonix via Visp, Martigny, and Vallorcine in around 5h 30m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 290€
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
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 Basel Sbb to Visp
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Visp to Martigny
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 35€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
29€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
RegionalAlps
Phone
+41 27 720 47 47
Email
info@regionalps.ch
Website
regionalps.ch
Train from Visp to Martigny
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 40€
Website
RegionalAlps
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
18€ - 21€
1st Class Ticket
32€ - 36€
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 Visp to Martigny
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
13€ - 28€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
13€ - 18€
1st Class
20€ - 28€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
RegioJet
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bern to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss Tours
Phone
+41 22 781 04 04
Website
swisstours-transport.ch
Bus from Geneva Bus Station to Chamonix Sud Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Swiss Tours
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Chamonix
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Book at
eurolines.ch
Swisstours Transport SA
Phone
+41 22 781 04 04
Email
info@stts.ch
Website
cham-transfers.com
Shuttle from Geneva Airport to Chamonix sud
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
7€
Website
cham-transfers.com

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Basel to Chamonix bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc station.

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Basel to Chamonix train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Martigny station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Chamonix is 272 km. It takes approximately 2h 57m to drive from Basel to Chamonix.

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Royal Jordanian and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 2653+ hotels available in Chamonix. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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