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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Colmar to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Visp 6 / ...
  3. Take the train from Visp to Martigny 90 / ...

$124 - $226

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Bus  •  10 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Colmar to Strasbourg 775 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
  3. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Chamonix Sud - Bus station 472 / ...

$22 - $45

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Colmar to Gare de Basel-SBB
  2. Take the bus from Basel City Center to Geneva - Bus station
  3. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Chamonix Sud - Bus station 472 / ...

$35 - $64

Drive  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Colmar to Chamonix 209.8 miles

$45 - $65

Train, train to Zurich, fly to Geneva, shuttle  •  6 h 17 min

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

$120 - $251

Train to Strasbourg, fly to Lyon, bus  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Colmar to Strasbourg
  2. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Lyon (LYS) SXB - LYS
  3. Take the bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Chamonix Sud - Bus station

$84 - $409

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The cheapest way to get from Colmar to Chamonix is to bus which costs 19€ - 40€ and takes 10 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colmar to Chamonix is to drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Colmar to Chamonix station. However, there are services departing from Colmar and arriving at Chamonix Sud - Bus station via Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile and Geneva - Bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Colmar to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Colmar and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Basel SBB, Visp, Martigny and Vallorcine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 33 min.

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The distance between Colmar and Chamonix is 242 km. The road distance is 335.7 km.

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The best way to get from Colmar to Chamonix without a car is to train which takes 6 h 33 min and costs 100€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 33 min to get from Colmar to Chamonix, including transfers.

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

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Colmar to Chamonix train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Colmar station.

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The best way to get from Colmar to Chamonix is to train which takes 6 h 33 min and costs 100€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 40€ and takes 10 h 57 min.

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Map of how to get from Colmar to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 151.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 33 min

What companies run services between Colmar, France and Chamonix, France?

You can take a train from Colmar to Chamonix via Basel SBB, Visp, Martigny, and Vallorcine in around 6 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Colmar to Chamonix via Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile and Geneva - Bus station in around 10 h 57 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Colmar to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Gare de Colmar to Gare de Basel-SBB
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$23 - $35
Train from Colmar to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$21 - $35
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 Basel SBB to Visp
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Martigny
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
RegionalAlps
Website
regionalps.ch
Train from Visp to Martigny
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
regionalps.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Colmar to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $23
1st Class
$32 - $36
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 Basel City Center to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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 Geneva to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Colmar to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Altibus
Phone
0 820 320 368
Email
info@altibus.com
Website
altibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Mont-Blanc to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Schedules at
altibus.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Chamonix
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Book at
eurolines.ch
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
regiojet.com
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
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
cham-transfers.com

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Colmar to Chamonix bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Chamonix Sud - Bus station.

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Colmar to Chamonix train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Martigny station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colmar to Chamonix is 336 km. It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to drive from Colmar to Chamonix.

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Royal Jordanian and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 2442+ hotels available in Chamonix. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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