There are 6 ways to get from Chamonix to Altdorf by train, car, bus, shuttle 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, line 470 train, drive  •  6h 8m

  1. Take the train from Chamonix Mont Blanc to Vallorcine Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Vallorcine to Martigny Re
  3. Take the train from Martigny to Visp 90 / ...
  4. Take the train from Visp to Spiez 8 / ...
  5. Take the train from Spiez to Interlaken Ost 61 / ...
  6. Take the line 470 train from Interlaken Ost to Meiringen 470
  7. Drive from Meiringen to Altdorf

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Bus  •  9h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Bern N496
  2. Take the bus from Bern to Luzern 477 / ...

SFr 30 - SFr 38

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Bus, train  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Chamonix Sud Bus Station to Geneva Bus Station Chamonix - Geneva Airport / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Luzern 15

SFr 87 - SFr 175

Train, line 1 bus  •  7h 38m

  1. Take the train from Chamonix Mont Blanc to Vallorcine Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Vallorcine to Martigny Re
  3. Take the train from Martigny to Brig 90 / ...
  4. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Andermatt 4-Y
  5. Take the line 1 bus from Göschenen, Bahnhof to Altdorf UR, Gemeindehaus 1

Drive  •  3h 33m

  1. Drive from Chamonix to Altdorf 330.6 km

SFr 40 - SFr 65

Shuttle, fly, train  •  5h 32m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Chamonix sud to Geneva Airport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Rotkreuz

SFr 129 - SFr 305

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The cheapest way to get from Chamonix to Altdorf is to bus which costs 28€ - 40€ and takes 9h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Chamonix to Altdorf is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 3h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chamonix to Altdorf. However, there are services departing from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and arriving at Altdorf UR, Telldenkmal via Bern and Luzern, Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 1m.

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The distance between Chamonix and Altdorf is 172 km. The road distance is 330.6 km.

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The best way to get from Chamonix to Altdorf without a car is to bus and train which takes 6h 47m and costs 80€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 6h 8m to get from Chamonix to Altdorf, including transfers.

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Chamonix to Altdorf bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc station.

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

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Chamonix to Altdorf bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Luzern station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chamonix to Altdorf is 331 km. It takes approximately 3h 33m to drive from Chamonix to Altdorf.

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  • Distance: 172.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 8m

What companies run services between Chamonix, France and Altdorf, Uri, Switzerland?

You can take a bus from Chamonix to Altdorf via Bern, Luzern, and Luzern, Bahnhof in around 9h 1m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 280
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 300
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 140
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 Chamonix Mont Blanc to Vallorcine
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 4 - SFr 10
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 5 - SFr 6
1st Class
SFr 4 - SFr 10
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 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Vallorcine
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 22
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Martigny to Visp
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Visp to Spiez
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 27
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Spiez to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 9
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Martigny to Brig
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Rotkreuz
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Transports de Martigny et Régions
Phone
+41 27 721 68 40
Email
info@tmrsa.ch
Website
tmrsa.ch
Train from Vallorcine to Martigny
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transports de Martigny et Régions
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
RegionalAlps
Phone
+41 27 720 47 47
Email
info@regionalps.ch
Website
regionalps.ch
Train from Martigny to Visp
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 50
Website
RegionalAlps
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
SFr 22 - SFr 26
1st Class Ticket
SFr 40 - SFr 46
Train from Martigny to Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 50
Website
RegionalAlps
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
SFr 25 - SFr 29
1st Class Ticket
SFr 45 - SFr 51
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 Spiez
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 23
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 10 - SFr 14
1st Class
SFr 16 - SFr 23
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Spiez to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 14
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Spiez to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 1 - SFr 2
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Spiez to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 3 - SFr 4
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Zentralbahn
Phone
+41 (0)58 668 80 00
Email
info@zentralbahn.ch
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Interlaken Ost to Meiringen
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 18
Website
Zentralbahn
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Phone
+41 (0)848 642 442
Email
railcenter@mgbahn.ch
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Andermatt
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 80
Website
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
SFr 35 - SFr 45
1st Class Ticket
SFr 65 - SFr 80
Bus operators
Swiss Tours
Phone
+41 22 781 04 04
Website
swisstours-transport.ch
Bus from Chamonix Sud Bus Station to Geneva Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Bern
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bern to Luzern
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Transdev Haute-Savoie
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Website
transdevhautesavoie.com
Bus from Chamonix Sud to Genève - Mont-Blanc Zone 10
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 1 - SFr 18
Schedules at
transalis.fr
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Chamonix to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 21
Book at
eurolines.ch
Swiss PostAuto
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Bern P+R Neufeld to Lucerne Inselquai
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
ExpressBus
Swisstours Transport SA
Phone
+41 22 781 04 04
Email
info@stts.ch
Website
cham-transfers.com
Shuttle from Chamonix sud to Geneva Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 8
Website
cham-transfers.com

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

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There are 406+ hotels available in Altdorf. Prices start at SFr 100 per night.

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The best way to get from Chamonix to Geneva Airport is to shuttle which takes 1h 10m and costs 7€.

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