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There are 2 ways to get from Chamonix to Grindelwald by train or car

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Train  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Vallorcine
  2. Take the train from Vallorcine to Martigny
  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 Ice / ...
  6. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Grindelwald

$67 - $125

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Chamonix to Grindelwald 156.2 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Chamonix to Grindelwald is to drive which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chamonix to Grindelwald is to drive which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chamonix to Grindelwald. However, there are services departing from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and arriving at Grindelwald via Vallorcine, Martigny, Visp, Spiez and Interlaken Ost. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 39 min.

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The distance between Chamonix and Grindelwald is 119 km. The road distance is 249.9 km.

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The best way to get from Chamonix to Grindelwald without a car is to train which takes 5 h 39 min and costs 55€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to get from Chamonix to Grindelwald, including transfers.

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Chamonix to Grindelwald train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chamonix to Grindelwald is 250 km. It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to drive from Chamonix to Grindelwald.

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There are 1055+ hotels available in Grindelwald. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chamonix to Grindelwald.
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  • Distance: 74.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 39 min

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

You can take a train from Chamonix to Grindelwald via Vallorcine, Martigny, Visp, Spiez, and Interlaken Ost in around 5 h 39 min.

Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$11 - $18
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 Spiez
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Spiez to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Interlaken Ost to Grindelwald
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $10
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
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
$9 - $14
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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