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There are 7 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Chamonix by plane, shuttle, bus, train or car

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Fly to Geneva, shuttle  •  5h

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Geneva (GVA) FRA - GVA
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Geneva Airport to Chamonix sud

75€ - 201€

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Bus  •  11h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt central train station to Freiburg 476
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg, Busbahnhof to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
  3. Take the bus from Geneva Bus Station to Chamonix Sud Bus Station

40€ - 48€

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Fly to Lyon, bus  •  7h 35m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Lyon (LYS) FRA - LYS
  2. Take the bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Chamonix Sud - Bus station

83€ - 147€

Train  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Visp Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Visp to Martigny Re / ...

110€ - 250€

Train, bus  •  9h 11m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Bern Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport Ic1
  4. Take the bus from Geneva Airport to Chamonix Sud Bus Station T74

111€ - 241€

Train, bus via Singen  •  13h 17m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Sued to Singen(Hohentwiel)
  2. Take the train from Singen to Zürich HB Ic / ...
  3. Take the bus from Zürich to Genève
  4. Take the bus from Geneva Bus Station to Chamonix Sud Bus Station

Drive  •  5h 35m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Chamonix 593.3 km

65€ - 95€

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The cost-effective way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Chamonix is to bus, which costs 40€ - 50€ and takes 11h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Chamonix is to fly and shuttle which costs 75€ - 210€ and takes 5h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main station to Chamonix station. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt central train station and arriving at Chamonix Sud Bus Station via Freiburg, Busbahnhof and Geneva Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 18m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc via Basel Sbb, Visp, Martigny and Vallorcine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 55m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Chamonix is 485 km. The road distance is 593.3 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Chamonix without a car is to train which takes 8h 55m and costs 110€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Frankfurt am Main to Chamonix, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Chamonix bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt central train station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Chamonix train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Chamonix is to train which takes 8h 55m and costs 110€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 50€ and takes 11h 18m.

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  • Distance: 485 km
  • Duration: 5h

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Chamonix, France?

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Chamonix via Basel Sbb, Visp, Martigny, and Vallorcine in around 8h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Chamonix via Freiburg, Freiburg, Busbahnhof, and Geneva Bus Station in around 11h 18m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 460€
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 260€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 460€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 320€
Train operators
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Frankfurt to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
90€ - 170€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Visp
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 100€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Visp to Martigny
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 35€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Bern
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Singen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
RegionalAlps
Phone
+41 27 720 47 47
Email
info@regionalps.ch
Website
regionalps.ch
Train from Visp to Martigny
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 40€
Website
RegionalAlps
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
18€ - 21€
1st Class Ticket
32€ - 36€
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Sued to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Bus operators
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
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
Swiss Tours
Phone
+41 22 781 04 04
Website
cham-transfers.com
Bus from Geneva Airport to Chamonix Sud Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 18€
Website
Swiss Tours
Bus from Geneva Bus Station to Chamonix Sud Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€
Website
Swiss Tours
Transalis
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Email
commercial.crolard@transdev.com
Website
transalis.fr
Bus from Genève-Aéroport, gare routière to Chamonix, Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
Transalis
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 Frankfurt central train station to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Freiburg, Busbahnhof to Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
RegioJet
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Zürich to Genève
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
iberocoach.com

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Frankfurt am Main to Chamonix bus services, operated by Swiss Tours, arrive at Chamonix Sud Bus Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Chamonix is 593 km. It takes approximately 5h 35m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Chamonix.

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Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 293+ hotels available in Chamonix. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to line 35880 train which takes 15 min and costs 3€ - 5€.

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