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There are 5 ways to get from Chur (Station) to Chamonix by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train via Zürich  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the train from Chur to Zürich HB Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lausanne Ic1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Lausanne to Martigny Ir / ...

€103 - €182

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Bus  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Chur station to Milan 076
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Chamonix 507 / ...

€26 - €33

3 alternative options

Train  •  9h 10m

  1. Take the train from Chur to Disentis/Mustér Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Andermatt to Brig Bahnhofplatz R / ...
  3. Take the train from Brig to Martigny Ir / ...

€100 - €218

Drive  •  4h 14m

  1. Drive from Chur (Station) to Chamonix 292.6 km

€30 - €50

Train, fly, shuttle  •  5h 12m

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

€107 - €233

Chur (Station) to Chamonix by train

The train journey time between Chur (Station) and Chamonix is around 8h 23m and covers a distance of around 428 km. The fastest train normally takes 6h 37m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Transports de Martigny et Régions and others, the Chur (Station) to Chamonix train service departs from Chur and arrives in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Typically 84 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
8h 23m
Fastest train time:
6h 37m
Trains per week:
84
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
22 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:08
Last train departs at:
23:14

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chur (Station) to Chamonix train schedules

Trains departing Saturday, June 26, 2021

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Chamonix is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Chamonix is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Chamonix is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from France.

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Last updated: 22 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chur (Station) to Chamonix is to bus which costs SFr 28 - SFr 40 and takes 8h 10m.

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The fastest way to get from Chur (Station) to Chamonix is to drive. Taking this option will cost SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 4h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chur (Station) station to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Chur station and arriving at Chamonix via Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chur (Station) to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Chur and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Zürich HB, Lausanne, Martigny and Vallorcine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 15m.

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The distance between Chur (Station) and Chamonix is 228 km. The road distance is 292.6 km.

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The best way to get from Chur (Station) to Chamonix without a car is to train via Zürich which takes 7h 15m and costs SFr 110 - SFr 200.

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It takes approximately 7h 15m to get from Chur (Station) to Chamonix, including transfers.

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Chur (Station) to Chamonix bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Chur station.

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

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The best way to get from Chur (Station) to Chamonix is to train via Zürich which takes 7h 15m and costs SFr 110 - SFr 200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 28 - SFr 40 and takes 8h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Chur (Station) to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 228.4 km
  • Duration: 7h 15m

What companies run services between Chur (Station), Switzerland and Chamonix, France?

You can take a train from Chur (Station) to Chamonix via Zürich HB, Lausanne, Martigny, and Vallorcine in around 7h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chur (Station) to Chamonix via Milan in around 8h 10m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €230
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €190
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 Chur to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€55 - €100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Martigny
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€17 - €30
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Brig to Martigny
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€27 - €50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Chur to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Rhätische Bahn
Phone
+41 81 288 65 65
Website
rhb.ch
Train from Chur to Disentis/Mustér
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€25 - €30
Website
Rhätische Bahn
Schedules at
Rhätische Bahn
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Phone
+41 (0)848 642 442
Email
railcenter@mgbahn.ch
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Andermatt to Brig Bahnhofplatz
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €75
Website
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
€35 - €45
1st Class Ticket
€60 - €75
RegionalAlps
Phone
+41 27 720 47 47
Email
info@regionalps.ch
Website
regionalps.ch
Train from Brig to Martigny
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €50
Website
RegionalAlps
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
€23 - €27
1st Class Ticket
€41 - €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 Brig to Martigny
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€24 - €70
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€24 - €35
1st Class
€45 - €70
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Chur station to Milan
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan to Chamonix
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swisstours Transport SA
Phone
+41 22 781 04 04
Email
info@stts.ch
Website
cham-transfers.com
Shuttle from Geneva Airport to Chamonix sud
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€7
Website
cham-transfers.com

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