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There are 5 ways to get from Chambéry to Geneva by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1h 17m

  1. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Geneve Ter

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Rideshare  •  1h 19m

  1. Take the rideshare from Chambéry to Genève 86.4 km

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Chambéry to Geneva N706 / ...

Train, bus  •  2h 33m

  1. Take the train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Annecy Ter / ...
  2. Take the bus from Annecy, Gare routière to Genève, Jonction T72

Drive  •  57 min

  1. Drive from Chambéry to Geneva 86.4 km

Chambéry to Geneva by train

The train journey time between Chambéry and Geneva is around 1h 20m and covers a distance of around 102 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 17m. Operated by SNCF and Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Chambéry to Geneva train service departs from Chambery Challes Les Eaux and arrives in Geneve. Typically 39 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
1h 20m
Fastest train time:
1h 17m
Train distance:
102 km
Trains per week:
39
Cheapest price:
SFr 14
Carbon emissions:
5 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:57
Last train departs at:
18:42

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chambéry to Geneva train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Chambéry to Geneva is to rideshare which costs €5 and takes 1h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Chambéry to Geneva is to drive which costs €10 - €15 and takes 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chambéry and arriving at Geneva. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chambery Challes Les Eaux and arriving at Geneve. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 17m.

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The distance between Chambéry and Geneva is 73 km. The road distance is 86.4 km.

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The best way to get from Chambéry to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 1h 17m and costs €30 - €60.

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The train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Geneve takes 1h 17m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Chambéry to Geneva bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Chambéry station.

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Chambéry to Geneva train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Chambery Challes Les Eaux station.

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The best way to get from Chambéry to Geneva is to train which takes 1h 17m and costs €30 - €60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €7 - €10 and takes 1h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Chambéry to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 72.8 km
  • Duration: 1h 17m

What companies run services between Chambéry, France and Geneva, Switzerland?

SNCF operates a train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Geneve every 4 hours. Tickets cost SFr 14 - SFr 35 and the journey takes 1h 17m. Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Chambéry to Geneva 3 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 8 - SFr 10 and the journey takes 1h 40m.

Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 14 - SFr 21
Rail 1st Class
SFr 23 - SFr 35
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 Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Annecy
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Annecy
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 28 - SFr 32
1st Class
SFr 20 - SFr 24
Bus operators
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Chambéry to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 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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Transalis
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Email
commercial.crolard@transdev.com
Website
transalis.fr
Bus from Annecy, Gare routière to Genève, Jonction
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 11
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Chambéry to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Chambéry to Geneva bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Geneva station.

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Chambéry to Geneva train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Geneve station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chambéry to Geneva is 86 km. It takes approximately 57 min to drive from Chambéry to Geneva.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Chambéry and Geneva. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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