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

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Train via Visp  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Visp 8 / ...
  2. Take the train from Visp to Martigny 90 / ...
  3. Take the train from Martigny to Vallorcine

$78 - $135

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Bus RegioJet  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere RegioJet / ...
  2. Take the bus from Geneva to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc N504 / ...

$9 - $28

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Lausanne 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Lausanne to Martigny 90
  3. Take the train from Martigny to Vallorcine

$76 - $136

Bus  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Martigny K288

$31 - $52

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Chamonix 110.4 miles

$23 - $35

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Bern to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Geneva. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bern to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Visp, Martigny and Vallorcine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 59 min.

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The distance between Bern and Chamonix is 122 km. The road distance is 176.7 km.

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The best way to get from Bern to Chamonix without a car is to train which takes 3 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to get from Bern to Chamonix, including transfers.

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Bern to Chamonix bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld station.

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

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The best way to get from Bern to Chamonix is to train which takes 3 h 59 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 20 min.

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

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Bern to Chamonix train services, operated by Swiss Railways Mont-Blanc Express, arrive at Vallorcine station.

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Map of how to get from Bern to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 76.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 59 min

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

You can take a train from Bern to Chamonix via Visp, Martigny, and Vallorcine in around 3 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bern to Chamonix via Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere and Geneva in around 4 h 20 min.

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 Bern to Visp
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Martigny
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Martigny to Vallorcine
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Martigny
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
RegionalAlps
Website
regionalps.ch
Train from Visp to Martigny
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
regionalps.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Swiss Railways Mont-Blanc Express
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Martigny to Vallorcine
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
regiojet.com
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 Berne to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
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 Geneva to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bern to Martigny
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Altibus
Phone
0 820 320 368
Email
info@altibus.com
Website
altibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Mont-Blanc to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
altibus.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Chamonix
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Yes, the driving distance between Bern to Chamonix is 177 km. It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to drive from Bern to Chamonix.

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