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There are 6 ways to get from Chamonix to Silvaplana by bus, train, car, shuttle or plane

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Chamonix to Milan
  2. Take the bus from Milano Lampugnano to Silvaplana

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Chamonix to Milan
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Colico

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Bus, train via Zürich

  1. Take the bus from Chamonix Sud Bus Station to Geneva Bus Station
  2. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Chur
  4. Take the train from Chur to St. Moritz

Train

  1. Take the train from Martigny to Brig
  2. Take the train from Brig to St. Moritz

Drive

  1. Drive from Chamonix to Silvaplana

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 HB to Chur
  4. Take the train from Chur to St. Moritz

Chamonix to Silvaplana by bus

The bus journey time between Chamonix and Silvaplana is around 8h 51m and covers a distance of around 410 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Services are operated by FlixBus, Blablabus and Autostradale. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Buses
8h 51m Average Duration
SFr 30 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Chamonix to Silvaplana is to bus which costs €29 - €45 and takes 8h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Chamonix to Silvaplana is to drive which costs €50 - €75 and takes 4h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chamonix to Silvaplana. However, there are services departing from Chamonix and arriving at Silvaplana via Milano Lampugnano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 51m.

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The distance between Chamonix and Silvaplana is 233 km. The road distance is 393.5 km.

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The best way to get from Chamonix to Silvaplana without a car is to bus which takes 8h 51m and costs €29 - €45.

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It takes approximately 8h 51m to get from Chamonix to Silvaplana, including transfers.

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Chamonix to Silvaplana bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Chamonix station.

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The best way to get from Chamonix to Silvaplana is to bus which takes 8h 51m and costs €29 - €45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 10h 39m.

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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 Silvaplana bus services, operated by Autostradale, arrive at Silvaplana station.

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Map of how to get from Chamonix to Silvaplana.
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  • Distance: 232.7 km
  • Duration: 8h 51m

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

You can take a bus from Chamonix to Silvaplana via Milano Lampugnano in around 8h 51m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chamonix to Silvaplana via Vallorcine, Martigny, Brig, St. Moritz, and St. Moritz, Bahnhof in around 10h 39m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 280
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 Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Chur
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Chur to St. Moritz
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Martigny to Brig
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Chur
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Zürich HB to Chur
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
SBB GmbH
Rhätische Bahn
Phone
+41 81 288 65 65
Website
rhb.ch
Train from Chur to St. Moritz
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Rhätische Bahn
Schedules at
Rhätische Bahn
Glacier Express
Phone
+41 81 288 65 65
Email
info@glacierexpress.ch
Website
glacierexpress.ch
Train from Chur to St. Moritz
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
glacierexpress.ch
Train from Brig to St. Moritz
Ave. Duration
6h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
glacierexpress.ch
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 4 - SFr 6
Website
Trenord
Train from Milano Centrale to Colico
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 9
Website
Trenord
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 16
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
SFr 11 - SFr 16
RegionalAlps
Phone
+41 27 720 47 47
Email
info@regionalps.ch
Website
regionalps.ch
Train from Martigny to Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 55
Website
RegionalAlps
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
SFr 25 - SFr 29
1st Class Ticket
SFr 45 - SFr 51
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Chamonix to Milan
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Chamonix to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 9
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 Milan
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 14
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Chamonix Sud - Bus station to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 10
Website
Blablabus
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Silvaplana
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 25
Website
Autostradale
Website
Autostradale
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
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 Silvaplana is 394 km. It takes approximately 4h 51m to drive from Chamonix to Silvaplana.

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Swiss offers flights from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 125+ hotels available in Silvaplana. 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 - €60.

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