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There are 6 ways to get from Chamonix to Bern by train, bus, car, 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 via Visp  •  4 h 35 min

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

$68 - $124

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Chamonix Sud - Bus station to Geneva - Bus station Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Berne Ouibus / ...

$10 - $29

4 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 3 min

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

$68 - $124

Train, bus  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Vallorcine to Martigny 83-Y
  2. Take the bus from Martigny to Bern K288

$31 - $53

Drive  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Chamonix to Bern 110.9 miles

$23 - $35

Shuttle, fly, train  •  4 h 26 min

  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 Bern

$98 - $218

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The cheapest way to get from Chamonix to Bern is to bus which costs 8€ - 26€ and takes 5 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chamonix to Bern is to drive which costs 20€ - 30€ and takes 2 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chamonix station to Bern. However, there are services departing from Chamonix Sud - Bus station and arriving at Berne via Geneva - Bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chamonix to Bern. However, there are services departing from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and arriving at Bern via Vallorcine, Martigny and Visp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

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The distance between Chamonix and Bern is 122 km. The road distance is 177.4 km.

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The best way to get from Chamonix to Bern without a car is to train which takes 4 h 35 min and costs 55€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Chamonix to Bern, including transfers.

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Chamonix to Bern bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Chamonix Sud - Bus station.

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

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The best way to get from Chamonix to Bern is to train which takes 4 h 35 min and costs 55€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 8€ - 26€ and takes 5 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Chamonix to Bern.
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  • Distance: 76.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

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

You can take a train from Chamonix to Bern via Vallorcine, Martigny, and Visp in around 4 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chamonix to Bern via Geneva - Bus station in around 5 h 50 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
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 Vallorcine to Martigny
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Martigny to Visp
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Martigny to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
RegionalAlps
Website
regionalps.ch
Train from Martigny to Visp
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
regionalps.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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 Chamonix Sud - Bus station to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Berne
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
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 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Martigny to Bern
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 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Geneva - Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Schedules at
altibus.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Chamonix to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Book at
eurolines.ch
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Bern, Car-Terminal Neufeld
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
regiojet.com
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
1 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
cham-transfers.com

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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 Bern bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Berne station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chamonix to Bern is 177 km. It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to drive from Chamonix to Bern.

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

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Book your Chamonix to Bern bus tickets online with Distribusion and Distribusion.

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There are 159+ hotels available in Bern. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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

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