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There are 3 ways to get from Canton of Geneva to Chamonix by bus, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  1h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva Bus Station to Chamonix Sud Bus Station Geneva Airport - Chamonix / ...

€7 - €16

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1h 16m

  1. Take the rideshare from Genève to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc 81.8 km

€4 - €6

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Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Chamonix 81.8 km

€9 - €13

Canton of Geneva to Chamonix by bus

The bus journey time between Canton of Geneva and Chamonix is around 1h 24m and covers a distance of around 81 km. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 8m. Operated by Swiss Tours, FlixBus, Blablabus and others, the Canton of Geneva to Chamonix bus service departs from Geneva Bus Station and arrives in Chamonix Sud Bus Station. Typically 77 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
1h 24m
Fastest bus time:
1h 8m
Buses per week:
77
Cheapest price:
€7
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
07:30
Last bus departs at:
20:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Canton of Geneva to Chamonix bus schedules

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Chamonix is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Chamonix is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Chamonix is 1 metre.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Canton of Geneva to Chamonix is to rideshare which costs SFr 5 - SFr 7 and takes 1h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Canton of Geneva to Chamonix is to drive which costs SFr 9 - SFr 15 and takes 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneva Bus Station station and arriving at Chamonix Sud Bus Station station. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 8m.

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The distance between Canton of Geneva and Chamonix is 65 km. The road distance is 81.8 km.

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The best way to get from Canton of Geneva to Chamonix without a car is to bus which takes 1h 8m and costs SFr 7 - SFr 18.

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The bus from Geneva Bus Station to Chamonix Sud Bus Station takes 1h 8m including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Canton of Geneva to Chamonix bus services, operated by Swiss Tours, depart from Geneva Bus Station.

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Canton of Geneva to Chamonix bus services, operated by Swiss Tours, arrive at Chamonix Sud Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Canton of Geneva to Chamonix is 82 km. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from Canton of Geneva to Chamonix.

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  • Distance: 65.4 km
  • Duration: 1h 8m

What companies run services between Canton of Geneva, Switzerland and Chamonix, France?

Swiss Tours operates a bus from Geneva Bus Station to Chamonix Sud Bus Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost €15 and the journey takes 1h 8m. Three other operators also service this route.

Bus operators
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 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15
Website
Swiss Tours
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
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
€7 - €10
Website
Blablabus
Transalis
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Email
commercial.crolard@transdev.com
Website
transalis.fr
Bus from Genève, Métropole to Chamonix, Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Transalis
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Genève to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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