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There are 5 ways to get from Chamonix to Hergiswil by train, bus, car, shuttle or plane

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Train via Bern

  1. Take the train from Martigny to Visp
  2. Take the train from Visp to Bern
  3. Take the train from Bern to Luzern

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Chamonix Sud Bus Station to Geneva Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Geneva to Fribourg
  3. Take the bus from Fribourg to Luzern

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Train

  1. Take the train from Martigny to Lausanne
  2. Take the train from Lausanne to Luzern

Drive

  1. Drive from Chamonix to Hergiswil

Shuttle, fly, train

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

Chamonix to Hergiswil by train

The train journey time between Chamonix and Hergiswil is around 5h 51m and covers a distance of around 319 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 39m. Operated by SNCF, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Transports de Martigny et Régions and others, the Chamonix to Hergiswil train service departs from Chamonix Mont Blanc and arrives in Hergiswil NW. Typically 149 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

149 Weekly Trains
5h 51m Average Duration
SFr 87 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Chamonix to Hergiswil is to bus which costs €30 - €45 and takes 8h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Chamonix to Hergiswil is to drive which costs €35 - €55 and takes 3h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chamonix to Hergiswil. However, there are services departing from Chamonix Mont Blanc and arriving at Hergiswil NW via Vallorcine, Martigny, Visp, Bern and Luzern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 51m.

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The distance between Chamonix and Hergiswil is 161 km. The road distance is 288.7 km.

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The best way to get from Chamonix to Hergiswil without a car is to train via Bern which takes 5h 51m and costs €80 - €180.

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It takes approximately 5h 51m to get from Chamonix to Hergiswil, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Chamonix to Hergiswil is to train via Bern which takes 5h 51m and costs €80 - €180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 8h 10m.

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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 Hergiswil train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Luzern station.

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Map of how to get from Chamonix to Hergiswil.
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  • Distance: 161.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 51m

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

You can take a train from Chamonix to Hergiswil via Vallorcine, Martigny, Visp, Bern, and Luzern in around 5h 51m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chamonix to Hergiswil via Geneva, Fribourg, Luzern, and Luzern in around 8h 10m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 270
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Martigny to Visp
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Visp to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Martigny to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Luzern
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 23 - SFr 50
Website
RegionalAlps
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
SFr 23 - SFr 27
1st Class Ticket
SFr 41 - SFr 46
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 Bern
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 40
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 18 - SFr 25
1st Class
SFr 28 - SFr 40
Train from Martigny to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 65
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 23 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 45 - SFr 65
Bus operators
Swiss Tours
Phone
+41 22 781 04 04
Website
cham-transfers.com
Bus from Chamonix Sud Bus Station to Geneva Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 18
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Chamonix to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Geneva to Fribourg
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Fribourg to Luzern
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 14
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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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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Chamonix Sud - Bus station to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 10
Website
Blablabus
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
On demand
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 60
Website
cham-transfers.com
Shared
SFr 59

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Yes, the driving distance between Chamonix to Hergiswil is 289 km. It takes approximately 3h 6m to drive from Chamonix to Hergiswil.

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Swiss offers flights from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 156+ hotels available in Hergiswil. Prices start at SFr 87 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 - €60.

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