There are 5 ways to get from Chamonix to Zürich by train, bus, car 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Martigny to Visp 90 / ...
  2. Take the train from Visp to Zürich HB 8 / ...

$103 - $184

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Chamonix City Center to Geneva - Bus station Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Zurich Ouibus

$14 - $21

3 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Martigny to Zurich K288

$39 - $64

Drive  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Chamonix to Zürich 186.4 miles

$40 - $60

Bus, fly  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Domancy to Geneva - airport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH

$66 - $157

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chamonix to Zürich is to bus which costs 12€ - 18€ and takes 7 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chamonix to Zürich is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3 h 18 min.

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The distance between Chamonix and Zürich is 205 km. The road distance is 298.2 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 11 min to get from Chamonix to Zürich, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chamonix to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Chamonix City Center and arriving at Zurich via Geneva - Bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chamonix to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and arriving at Zürich HB via Vallorcine, Martigny and Visp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 11 min.

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

You can take a train from Chamonix to Zürich via Vallorcine, Martigny, and Visp in around 6 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chamonix to Zürich via Geneva - Bus station in around 7 h 22 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Tuesday and 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 Martigny to Visp
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.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 City Center to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Domancy to Geneva - airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Martigny to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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