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

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Train  •  3h 35m

  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 Sierre/Siders 90 / ...

SFr 194 - SFr 262

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Drive  •  1h 36m

  1. Drive from Chamonix to Zinal 74.7 miles

SFr 16 - SFr 24

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The cheapest way to get from Chamonix to Zinal is to drive which costs 13€ - 21€ and takes 1h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Chamonix to Zinal is to drive which costs 13€ - 21€ and takes 1h 36m.

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The distance between Chamonix and Zinal is 63 km. The road distance is 119.6 km.

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The best way to get from Chamonix to Zinal without a car is to train which takes 3h 35m and costs 160€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 3h 35m to get from Chamonix to Zinal, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chamonix to Zinal is 120 km. It takes approximately 1h 36m to drive from Chamonix to Zinal.

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There are 2237+ hotels available in Zinal. Prices start at SFr 85 per night.

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  • Distance: 39.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 35m

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

You can take a train from Chamonix to Zinal via Vallorcine, Martigny, and Sierre/Siders in around 3h 35m.

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
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 15
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 10 - SFr 15
1st Class
SFr 11 - SFr 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
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Vallorcine to Martigny
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 24
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Martigny to Sierre/Siders
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 21
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
RegionalAlps
Phone
+41 27 720 47 47
Email
info@regionalps.ch
Website
regionalps.ch
Train from Martigny to Sierre/Siders
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 23
Website
regionalps.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
SFr 11 - SFr 14
1st Class Ticket
SFr 20 - SFr 23

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