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There are 4 ways to get from Geneva to Chamonix by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  1h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva Bus Station to Chamonix Sud Bus Station Geneva Airport - Chamonix Sud Bus Station / ...

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Rideshare  •  1h 16m

  1. Take the rideshare from Genève to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc 81.8 km

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Train  •  3h 41m

  1. Take the train from Annemasse to St-Gervais-les-Bains-Le Fayet L3 / ...
  2. Take the train from St Gervais Les Bains to Chamonix Mont Blanc Ter

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Chamonix 81.8 km

Geneva to Chamonix by bus

The bus journey time between Geneva and Chamonix is around 1h 10m and covers a distance of around 81 km. Operated by Swiss Tours, FlixBus and Blablabus, the Geneva to Chamonix bus service departs from Geneva Bus Station and arrives in Chamonix Sud Bus Station. Typically 43 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

43 Weekly Buses
1h 10m Average Duration
€7 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Chamonix is to rideshare which costs SFr 4 - SFr 6 and takes 1h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Chamonix is to drive which costs SFr 15 - SFr 22 and takes 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneva Bus Station station and arriving at Chamonix Sud Bus Station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Chamonix. However, there are services departing from Genève-Eaux-Vives and arriving at Chamonix Mont Blanc via Annemasse and St Gervais Les Bains. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 41m.

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The distance between Geneva and Chamonix is 64 km. The road distance is 81.8 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Chamonix without a car is to bus which takes 1h 10m and costs SFr 7 - SFr 10.

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The bus from Geneva Bus Station to Chamonix Sud Bus Station takes 1h 10m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Geneva to Chamonix bus services, operated by Swiss Tours, depart from Geneva Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Geneva to Chamonix is to bus which takes 1h 10m and costs SFr 7 - SFr 10. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 14 - SFr 40 and takes 3h 41m.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Chamonix.
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  • Distance: 64 km
  • Duration: 1h 10m

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

Swiss Tours operates a bus from Geneva Bus Station to Chamonix Sud Bus Station every 3 hours. Tickets cost €14 - €16 and the journey takes 1h 10m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Geneva to Chamonix via Annemasse and St Gervais Les Bains in around 3h 41m.

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 Annemasse to St-Gervais-les-Bains-Le Fayet
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Annemasse to St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €13
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Rail 1st Class
€8 - €13
Train from St Gervais Les Bains to Chamonix Mont Blanc
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €15
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€4 - €7
Rail 1st Class
€10 - €15
Bus operators
Swiss Tours
Phone
+41 22 781 04 04
Website
cham-transfers.com
Bus from Geneva Bus Station to Chamonix Sud Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €16
Website
Swiss Tours
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Chamonix
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Chamonix Sud - Bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Phone
+3 318 576 2228
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Genève to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Geneva to Chamonix bus services, operated by Swiss Tours, arrive at Chamonix Sud Bus Station.

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Geneva to Chamonix train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Chamonix Mont Blanc station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Chamonix is 82 km. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from Geneva to Chamonix.

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There are 387+ hotels available in Chamonix. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Geneva and Chamonix. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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